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RATINGS: 1015   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 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


4.5
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghawener (1528) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle: In between a few lambics I went back to a Californian IPA, this one is powerful even a bit too much. Extreme brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2525) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle from Olbutikken, Copenhagen. Golden brown in colour with a white head. It has a medium body and a lots of citrusy hop flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2569) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 Bottle. Golden-brown colour. Hazy. Smells caramel, hops and dried apricots. Taste is hoppy but not super bitter. Fruity taste of dried apricots.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2009 22oz bottle. Medium/dark gold pour. Great hop aroma, just what you would expect from a DIPA. Nice biterness, pretty easy drinking as well. Very good. Had this fresh recently and, damn this was spectacular. So fragrent and hoppy, but very well balanced, top notch DIPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (1965) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2008
22oz. bomber: This one poured a clear, orange tinged golden color. There was a about a finger of off-white head on it. It left some lacing down the glass. Just what I like in the aroma: a big old blast of hops. Mainly grapefruit and piney notes. Perhaps some floral, caramel and fruity notes also hiding in there. The taste is very good. Bitter, but more balanced than your typical hop bomb. Some sweetness in the aftertaste, with some fruits popping up. There may even be a tinge of pineapple in there. Very Nice! I’m pretty sure Vac sent me this a while back in a trade. It’s been hiding in the fridge for quite some time.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
22oz bottle. Hazy orange with a fine white head. Instant burst of candied pineapple, strawberry, mint in the aroma. The flavor has an intense fruity, hoppy flavor, mostly of dried mango and mint. A firm malt sweetness enhances the hops, yet isn’t cloying or sticky. A bit fatter than some other west coasters, but not too flabby. Just enough bitterness to cut the body and dry the finish, in tandem with just a hint of smooth alcohol. No harshness or astringency. This bomber is going down dangerously fast, but this is still a substantial sipper. Awesome DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Getting notebook online. Bottle. Pours an orange hue with some haze to it. Good pine aromas. Decent sweet entry. Lots of hop flavors as well. Real good DIPA!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 20090325 Bottle obtained from sfoley over on BA. Pours clear orange with a cascading sticky off white head. Bump appearance 1 pt. The nose in this beer is as good as any of the top IIPAs out there. Big resinous pine and grapefruit notes, with a bit of sugary malt goodness. Bump aroma 1 pt. The flavor is pithy with plenty pine and citrus. There’s a good sweetness in the finish bit its still bitter as all get out. I already had it at at a 9. No bump. Medium full body body with plenty of oil which is good as far as I’m concerned. The finish is very balanced. In my opinion, this is underrated even at 3.9 overall.

20080929 Pours a hazed orange with a bit of off white head. Great big ol pine and grapefruit aromas. Just a bit of caramel in the background. All sorts of wonderful hop flavors. Aggressive but not overbearing. Medium body with medium carbonation. A well balanced long lasting finish. Nice beer. I need to come by a bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2008
Cloudy grapefuit colour, white head and lace. Great hop aroma. Very good DIPA, high IBU but not a bomb of bitter. Full mouthfeel and good drinkability.


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