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RATINGS: 1129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 90   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2009
I don’t know if I can say anything about this beer that has not already been said. I find this to be a very fine DIPA. The color and appearance are right up my alley. Golden with a nice amount of carbonation and head. The aroma lets you know right off what you are getting yourself into. Plenty of citrus right out there in the nose. The flavor starts with a combined malty orange and hop orange citrus that fades quickly to grapefruit juice. The body is just right for this one and as it is not too thin or too heavy, it makes this DIPA quite quafable. I could have a couple of these in a row, where as many other DIPA’s I have to stop at one. A fine brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3754) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2009
Clear amber of color with a foamy beige head. An aroma of grapefruit, hops, pine and malt. A flavor of malt, hops and grapefruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3376) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Pitcher pour at 2009 GABF. This white head over a clear golden (SRM 10) body....nose of big pine, resin and grapefruit.....taste initially is sweet malts, caramel, toffee, finishing with floral and grapefruit bitterness....mouth feel thick, carbonation low. A nice example of the style, with all the usual characteristics. Tasting 9/26/09.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
agl108 (1051) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2009
22 oz. bomber at Teresa’s. Poured hazy orange with white head. Big blast of citrus and some resinous pine in there as well. This beer has great balance between hops and malts. Grab this one if you’re lucky enough to find it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Another nice DIPA I enjoy. Balanced and on the tropical side. Some nice citrus zest and faint pine. Some quality malts and nice body, creamy mouthfeel with a slight bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
On tap at Blue Dog. Lots of hops, citrus, pine on the nose with a cloudy amber color and a tall whiter soapy head. Flavor of citrus, pine and grapefruit. Well-balanced and smooth. Wonderful beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - SEP 17, 2009
another slam dunk for ballast point’s hop forward, front and center beers! this one is really nice in comparison to the big eye and sculpin, a bit more bitter. very nice and well rounded of course, good price point, very sessionable ~10% beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5646) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2010 Location: Cask at Rattle ’N’ Hum, 9/13/09
Part of the Gotham Cask Festival

Aroma: Big, hoppy nose, lots of earthy hops, some grass, citrus (orange, pineapple), resin
Appearance: Nice amber color in the glass, pretty small head from the cask at least
Flavor: Lots of hoppy bitterness, a bit if a bready malt backbone for balance
Palate: Medium body with a bit of creamy mouthfeel
Overall Impression: From the cask at least, this beer is quite tasty. It doesn’t very far from the standard San Diego DIPA formula, but that it quite all right, as it is one hell of a formula. A simple, straight-forward beer for all the West Coast hop fans out there.

Location: On tap at the Brewery, Linda Vista Location, 1/7/10

Overall Impression: Really nice beer on draft as well. I’m going to leave the rating where it is, but I think I like this one the best of the Ballast Point IPAs.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle generously shared by psprings -- thanks, neighbor! Pours a candied shade of apricot from the bomber with a crisp off-white head. Smells of melted dreamsicle against a backdrop of hops. So sweet and attractive I expected bees to start swarming around the glass. Tastes much like it smells with added notes of chewy caramel and malt. A really memorable DIPA.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2262) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2009
The Dorado DIPA is completely top-notch. It isn’t quite as good as DFH’s 90 Mintue or the Hop Stoopid, but it is delicious in its own right. The beer pours a beautiful and clear golden color with a big and generous white head. The head leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass. The nose is full of hops, grass, citrus, grapefruit, slight yeast and earth. The body is smooth and totally drinkable. I downed a 12oz glass in a matter of minutes, only to follow it up with another. The flavors are well-rounded and balanced, with a crisp hoppiness balanced with an earthy and semi-bready malty character. The finish is quite dry and spicy. This is a great example of the double IPA style.


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