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RATINGS: 995   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
NosirIwont (2140) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle. Pours a beautiful, hazy, deep orange-amber with a big, creamy off-white/yellowish head. The head soon sinks, but leaves a fine lacing all the way down the glass. The aroma is dry hops with a faint hint of liquorice. As it warms, notes of pine escapes the hops and a wooden maltiness appears. In the vicinity of the glass there’re remote whiffs of port. The moment the beer enters the mouth, the flavour is sweet and fruity in just a split second, but lurking behind it there’s a mean hop bitterness waiting to strike – in a sudden instant it’s there, overtaking the flavour, filling the mouth, almost paralyzing the taste buds to anything but itself. When the taste recovers, notes of pine and strong, but well-balanced alcohol is found. The moment it’s sunk, the bitterness turns to liquorice in a slightly astringent finish that also reveals notes of plums and apple well hidden behind the bitterness. Palate is thick, bordering oily, and almost laces the mouth. A great beer. 05-08-08.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (4826) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2008
Bottle @ Dutch Ratebeer Session. Aroma has citrus (grapefruits). Bit hazy, orange coloured with a lasting off-white head. Taste has tangerine and medicin, is astringent. Has bitterness and some fruity sweetness. Quite unbalanced in taste, aroma was much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5797) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2008
Bottled, bought in Vejle. Clear orange color, short head. Aroma is fruity, very hoppy. Bitter taste, fruity, very dry. Quite astringent. Has a weird medicinal aftertaste, of grinded pills. Overdone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Furseth (2022) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2008
Bottle:Bottled. Big thanks to Tomas & Magnus. Hazy orange colour, with a nice creamy head. Aroma of citrus,flowers,some granynes was there too. Flavor was werry citric,fruity mouth feeling,nice medium body, and a long fruityfinish. Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle @ DTS. Sugary but also firnm hopbitter aroma with grapefruit and red berries. Grapefruityflavor with mint and loads of hops. Even a bit medecinal, but the grapefruit overrules all other flavors. Huge grassy and citrussy hopbitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jerohen (2067) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2008
Dutch tasting session Bunnik. Bottled. Opaque, white head. Hoppy nose, grapefruit. Astringently bitter flavour, some tangerine, and a some medicinal flavour. Suberb aroma, disappointing flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2008
Bottle@DTS. Very fruity aroma, mainly grapefruit, light grassy. Hazy, dark yellow color, off-white head, good lace. Very sweet start, apple and other fruits, thin medicinal and very grassy in the finish. Sticky and very dry in the finish. Out of balance, over done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Bottle from Vendome Liquor, Yorba Linda. Pours deep amber orange with fluffy off-white head. Sweet floral/hoppy aroma. Flavor begins with hints of ginger, roasted nuts and citrus. Finishes with a smooth touch of roasted malt and a bang of hops and alcohol. The flavor of DDIPA is really unique, nothing like I’ve ever had in an Double IPA. Very good!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1154) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle thanks to BMan1113VR. Thick creamy orange with a good sized head. Big hoppy citrus nose. Flavor with hops to spare yet a good amount of malt to soften the blow. Creamy texture with a good amount of alcohol to give the stomach something to think about. Very nice from start to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Clear anber with a tight white head. Nice piney hop and sweet tea aroma. Smooth easy drinking. A mild flavor mirrors the aroma and is mainly earthy sweetened black tea with herbal and peach/mango flavors. Not much fresh hop action here. An aged bottle i hope.

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