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RATINGS: 910   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Interesting that the theme for this month’s meeting of the Champaign-Urbana (IL) Beer Club was "Beer That Your Dark Lord Hasn’t Had." That usually brings out lots of stouts and barleywines, my two favorites. This time there was a preponderance of IPAs and Double/Imperial IPAs and you’ll get no complaints from me. They were excellent. This hazy amber beer with a frothy white head gave off aromas of hops and malt in a more balanced sense but with the grapefruit hops having the edge. The bitterness was not overpowering thanks to malt that could hold its own. It finished with a pleasant bitterness. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenstein (64) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Great hoppy aroma. Has a nice cloudy, amber appearance. Tastes great, very hoppy and malty. Without a doubt one of the better Double IPAs out there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2008
on tap-pours a dissipating white head and gold color. Aroma is nice sweet citrus hops (unique). Taste is nice sweet citrus hops (unique), medium malt-caramel. Dry finish. Good carbonation. OK, John at the brewery said Crystal hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5396) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Sampled at Stevofest, courtesy of Stevo. Bonus appearance for the cool label. Orange, thin white head. Citrusy and surprisingly smoky aroma. Flavor also has a mild somy component, mixed with earthy malts and citrusy hops. Pretty tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Sampled at Stevofest 08, courtesy of Decaturstevo. Pours a golden amber with a diminishing off white head. Aroma of citrus and toffee malts. Medium bodied and stops short of being sticky. The toffee malts take a back seat to the huge citrusy bitterness than carries through to the finish. For the hop head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle at stevo’s. Pours gold with off-white head. The aroma is lots of citrus fruit, some sugary malt. The flavor is grapefruit, tangerine, very sweet malt, but not overwhelmingly so. Tangy, sticky pine finish. Pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pepsican (1488) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Bottle from joey at southbay. Thanks as always. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a thin white head. Flavors of lemonade, strong hops, grapefruit, orange, other citrus, grapes, cantalope, pineapples...man, this beer is a fruit bomb. Amazing. Finishes bitter with a bit of carbonation. Very nice, need more!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6426) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
My bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & GregClow -- courtesy of toncatcher. Pours a nice clear gold with a small diminishing off-white head. Aroma: Oh yes, fresh hops galore! The hops were much needed tonight, there were too few at this tasting. Some sweetness and fruit along with all those hops. Flavour’s also very hoppy but also quite refreshing, nicely backed by caramel malt, lots of fruit and a long bitter finish. Alcohol’s very well hidden. Medium bodied. A freakin’ awesome DIPA!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Bottle. Orange pour with some white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of caramel malt and some citrus hops, but not as hoppy as I thought it would be. The flavor is again caramel malt and pine / resin hops. Nice amount of bitterness, and good malt back in this brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Cloudy amber/organge pour with diminishing white head. Slick of sticky lace is left behind. Huge hop aromas, pine, resin, citrus, mmmmmmmm. Big malt presence in the nose as well, notes of caramel and sweetness. Big malt and hop presence in flavor, nicely balanced between the citrus and caramel flavors. Full syrupy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden and very drinkable for 9.6% ABV. Lasting bitter finish. Great Beer!


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