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RATINGS: 922   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7322) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Bomber. Poured a fiery, lighter shade of orange with a nice cap of orangey-beige head. The aroma picked up huge doses of tangerines and English-inspired floral hoppage upfront with juicy pears, peppery spices, and a touch of alcohol warmth coming shortly afterward.. aggressive, but well-executed. The flavor had even more tangerine, in both core sweetness and zesty surrounding bitterness.. alcohol-fueled pine also surround, and this leaves a warm, resiny citrus finish. Heavier-bodied with an OK flow across the palate.. a hair too sharp on the finish. Overall a very good brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nwilder (40) - DENMARK - FEB 19, 2008
The Dorado pours a deep reddish gold with a dense white head. The aroma is intensely hoppy. Warm spicy pine, floral and citrus notes dominate with undertones of caramel and a hint of the alcohol to come. Upon tasting it is immediately evident that this is a very big beer. Starting with a bold hoppiness, full of grapefruit associations. A discreet sweetness from the malt in the background and enough carbonation to bring it’s full mouthfeel to life. Finally finishing in a balancing stroke of bitterness. The hop notes lingering in the mouth for severeal mouth for several minutes, as a reminder of the glorious flavors this little flower offers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3495) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2008
22oz bottle(courtesy of doubleo)-An orangish amber body with a nice full head and an aroma of hops, citrus, and more hops. Taste from this medium to full bodied brew is of hops, hops, hops, and malt. Very well blended along with a dry finish. A great tasting Double IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2008
22oz Bomber - Trade - IrishBoy
Aroma – IPA aroma lots of fresh hops this was good. Floral and bitter hops.
Appearance – Orange amber color, clear with a nice head.
Flavor – Tons of hops and great malts in the flavor. This was a big IPA. A great flavor and tons of flavor to go around.
Palate – Great Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – Huge flavor this was a fun beer to drink. I liked the flavors and glad to recommend this to anyone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4324) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2008
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2008
burnt orange pour. frothy white head that left lacing indefinitely -- well, until I washed the glass anyway. aroma of hops, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and malt. toasted grain up front then citrus and grass. finished with a hot hop bitterness. Not my favorite DIPA, but a fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2682) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Thanks to hummm....forget who I got this from someone in the SD area. Pours out a nice copper color with a moderate slightly off white head. Aroma is of grapefruit and citrus hops, slight malt. Taste is hoppy, citrus and grapefruit being dominant, slight malty taste for balance. Very solid double IPA....gets another impression point for the label, dorado (dolphin) is a great fish to catch and eat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2008
From South Bay. Same hop/malt profile as dreadnaught just not as peachy and complex. Really fantastic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
glaze0101 (79) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Light amber dark orange/copper colour. the grapefruit aroma and flavour really is strong, but not overbearing. very hoppy. Nice balance overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Pours amber with a rocky white head. Smells of perfume, citrus, caramel, hints of dough. Tastes of oranges, some bitterness, some earthy hints. Mouthfeel is thick with a finish that is semi sweet.

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