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RATINGS: 994   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 Diego’s 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2009
On tap at brewpub. Poured a dark gold color, close to amber. Nice looking. ARoma of almost woodlike BO, with mesquite/wood, citrus, caramel, and grapefruit. Flavor reminded me alot of Hopnotic, from SDBC, but this one had a bit more quality in my opinion. Citrus, pine, wood/earth, resin. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4164) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Average off-white foamy head that mostly lasted. Fair display of lacework. Hazy amber color. Aroma was heavy notes of floral, perfume, grapefruit, caramel, grain, mild fruit and a hint of grassy notes. Over the palate came oily and citrus liken feel combined with notes of perfume, grapefruit and good counter toasted malt and caramel. Full bodied with an average carbonation and dry oily texture. Heavy bitter and good counter sweet flavor. Lingering bitter dry perfume like floral finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2215) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Bomber. Big thanks to Doubleo for this one. Pours hazy golden orange with thick cream head. Aroma is sweet malt, citrus and hop resin with some light pine. Flavor is of sweet malts, bitter and resin hops, citurs, pine and candied sugar. Lots of sweet malt but may be due to this brew being over a year old. Still good amount of hops for age. Would love to re-rate fresh. Still a good IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle. 22oz. It pours a hazy golden-orange body topped by a small off-white to beige head. Nice lacings. The aroma has a lovely citrusy and resiny domination, but in the back there’s enough malty sweetness to prevent it from going out of balance. Beef-stock, some notes of caramel and some grapefruit and orange-peel blend in. The flavor has a sugary, malty and beef-stock like background, with delicious hoppy flavors up front. Resin, grape-fruit, some orange-peel, green pinecones and a mighty good dash of bitterness. Full-bodied, maybe a bit sweet mouthfeel with pleasant carbonation. A touch of warmth too. Everlasting finish which is sure on the hoppy side. Fine bitterness and a malty sweetness. Even though it’s hoppy as hell, has a high ABV, and a quite big sweetness, it’s dangerously drinkable. A true masterpiece. (090215)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Grapefruit, orange and toast in the nose. Medium to full body, light amber. Flavor similar, really balanced yet hop forward. Medium, lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7552) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest. This golden ale poured with a fluffy off-white head and a pine aroma. There is a fruity caramel malt flavor that is slightly too thin to balance with the extensive hopping. However, it’s stlll a pretty good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
A- Pours a clear orange hue, head is huge, thick, and creamy bubbles that are mostly sustaining, big thick lacing on the glass S- Nose is mostly pine resin and grapefruit, nothing too sweet here, backbone of caramel malts, some floral and pepper tones T- Taste is dominated by a well-balanced mix of pine-forward hops and thick chewy caramel malts, touch of biscuit flavor, some grass and spice mixed in, finishes bitter and biting M- Mediium-bodied, thick and chewy texture that layers the palate, mild carbonation D- I’ve found this much better than the first time around, hence the re-review, the alcohol is well-masked at around 10% and this is one easy drinking DIPA with a very desirable mouthfeel/texture

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Orangish to amber in color with a nice head. Aromas are extremely hoppy and that extends into the taste but the hops are refreshing and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
In short: Solid juicy caramelized maltiness, tasty hops (strong pine-cone juice). Clearly one of the top class American IIPA.
How: Bottle 22oz. Received in a trade, forget the sender, sorry. Consumed fresh soon after receiving it. HUGE thanks to the unnamed sender for this kick-ass brew.
The look: Cloudy dark-orange body topped by a medium white head
In long: Rumour as it that there is a beer with a strong nose of orange, pine-tree cone juice and an inexplicably pleasant horse blanket. An ancient story talks about an ultra nice full body with a doughy juicy mouthfeel. This mythical liquid is supposed to have a strong juicy caramel malt backbone. This elusive elixir is said to provide the drinker with a strong pine-cone juice with notes of resin, citrus fruits, tree bark, pineapples and with very little alcohol presence. And so goes the legend of the Dorado. It is said that those who find the Dorado will with be rewarded with a precious liquid.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Pours a hazy golden color some particulates, good head retention some spot lacing. Nose is of pungent delicious grapefruit, caramel, fruits, and citrus. Initial taste is real spicy, caramel, and sugar sweetness. Mid palate to finish is hoppy and well balanced with the caramel sweetness. Palate duration is excellent the spice dances beautifully with grapefruit lingering. Body is light to medium, slight oily but absolutely fantastic.

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