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RATINGS: 889   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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On a quest to make delicious beers, our brewers have continually sought creative new ways to accentuate the delightfully aromatic and flavorful qualities of hops. Hopheads rejoice! Dorado Double IPA takes hops to a new level. Mash Hopping, First Wort Hopping, Kettle Hopping, and Dry Hopping create an award winning beer that embodies San Diegoís reputation for making world class IPAs. Our bottle Robust Series gives all beer lovers an opportunity to try our most rare beers, previously available only on draft at select tap houses. Enjoy! Get the Point! World Beer Cup 2006 Bronze Award Winner

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
4-20-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to Overlord
Big bright cloudy orange (nice bold vibrant color) with a huge frothy great head - big and thick and beautiful. Smell is nice and bold and fruity oranges and grapefruit. Flavor is creamy and hoppy but not very bitter. It is really smooth and really creamy. Alcohol is present but it is a very sweet alcohol that works here. Sweet and hoppy orange finish that is really nice and clean. Overall, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Pours clear copper with a half inch white head. The dense foam recedes within two minutes and reveals a partial skim coat on the surface and some decent lacework. Aromatics are pungent, piney, and citrusy. Notes of wet hay and juniper add some earthy zest, along with spruce sap and grapefruit pith. Alcohol is evident with a trace of fusels intermingeling with spiked orange skins and grapeskins. Mouthfeel is dry, crisp, and mildly stinging from assertive bitterness. The pallet is juicy and piney, heavy on the pink grapefruit and orange pith. Conifer sap from the bough, with alcohol steeped dried fruits. Bitterness is substantial and borderline astringent, lingering as lengthy as the warming alcohol. Finishes almost hot, with jowel-watering bitterness and tongue-gripping alphas. A great beer, but I think a fresher example would boost the numbers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - APR 27, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Quake1028 or Ibrew2or3. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of orange zest, pine, grassy hops, and sweet malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a strong but well balanced amount of bitterness. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris_Oís Ha Ha Ha Ha Gimme the Cheese Tasting.
Amber coloured with a thin white head. Very good grassy hops nut a little too much wheat flavour pulls it slightly out of line. Very slight hints of alcohol but itís well hidden really making it drink a little below its strength. Possibly a little too sweet but all in all a decent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14509) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
Bottle at Chris_oís The Wolf tasting. Hazy gold. Piney hop aroma. Good grapefruit. Bit empty on malts. Good beginning and end, but a bit metallic in the middle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8202) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2008
Draught No head (dirty glass - at the brewery!), slightly hazy orange colour. Very expressly pineapple nose, some hops, but generally sweetish-fruity smelling. Fruits and sweetish, like a fruitcake with pineapple and some citrus. Hops are there, but they hardly seem US! Yet, this is good, if a tad sweet. Medium bodied. Quite easily drinkable, the alcohol being inconspicious, this is a dangerous one. The least hoppy of all IIPAís - and yet this is more than OK. And such thing on the West Coast - shocking!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2008
Pours a dark amber in color with a nice frothy half inch head. Smell is somewhat past prime hops and lots of malt to help support the hops that were there. Taste is much the same. Donít know if this bottle didnít travel well or just got a old bottle. The hops are not what they should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2569) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Overlord. Thanks!
Pours a gorgeous bright glowing orange color with a lasting offwhite head. Smell is grapefruit, and orange hoppiness and sweet malt. Balanced smell. Taste is hoppy but not as much as expected. Balanced well, and smooth, sweet citrusy malt. A touch too much alcohol is coming into the flavor making it less enjoyable though. Quick finish. Somewhat easy drinking, but the alcohol presence hindered it significantly for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 18, 2008
22 fl oz bottle. Pours slight hazy and orange with a dense off-white head. Citrus/orange peel fruity and pinewood hops aroma. Fruity and dry hops flavour: citrusy, orange fruit, peaches, pinewood and light apricot. Nicely balanced sweet caramel malt base accompanying this. Goes into a lovely fruity hoppy finish slowly declining in fruit flavours into a rather dry set of hops. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (11423) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 16, 2008
Hazy golden with a lasting off-white head. Delicious sweet hop aroma, dominated by orange, apricot and peach, with a little pine and tobacco bite. The flavour is the real deal: Extremely bitter, to the point of hurting the throat, and with no cloying malt sweetness. There is a touch of alcohol showing up at the end, along with green, pine, hoppy flavours in the aftertaste.

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