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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


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2783) - Göteborg, - DEC 23, 2012
Bomber courtesy of my secret santa joeneugs. Pours tiny hazy deep golden with a rather fluffy offwhite head that is pretty quick to dissipate while leaving some sticky trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, slightly malty, fruity and hoppy with biscuits, crackers, grapefruit juice, pineapple, mango, alcohol, oily pine, resinous wood, oily fresh lemon zest, caramel, lychee and cape gooseberries. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and fruity with grapefruit juice, oily pine, resinous wood, biscuits, alcohol, orange zest, lemon zest, overripe tropical fruits, crackers, caramel and hints of gooseberries and green kiwi fruit, mouthfeel is round, oily bitter, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with caramel, oily pine, pineapple, resinous wood, biscuits, alcohol, grapefruit rinds and green kiwi fruit. Solid stuff...


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Served on cask at Al’s of Hampden into a nonic pint glass. This one is dry hopped with Crystal and Horizon Hops.

A - Pours a hazy light orange/yellow with a thick two finger head with thick, sticky, lacing down the entire glass.

S - Strong pungent smell of hops with hints of grapefruit, tangerine, and mango with a slightly sweet aroma from the malt. A faint smell of caramel comes out as it warms.

T - Fairly bitter thanks to all those hops. Not as much fruit as in the nose, the malt seems to be dulling down those flavors a bit. A bit sweet from the grains. Very well balanced. Not as good as the sculpin casks I have had but still a very good offering from ballast point.

M - Medium-Heavy body and flavor with a good balance of flavors. It could use a little more carbonation is it appears a little dead in the glass.

D - Drinkability is fairly high on this one. I would like the hops to come thru a tiny bit more in the taste but still an excellent cask offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1151) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Tap at mikkeller, copenhagen. Hazy orange color, white head. Aroma is sweet malty, heavy fruity, hoppy. Taste is malty, heavy hops, fruits, hint of alcohol but not pushing. Long hoppy finish. Quality iipa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (959) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
On tap @ Mikkeller & Friends, København. Pours slightly hazy golden with a big creamy off white head. Aroma is hoppy with orange peel and grapefruit, tropical fruit with lychee and peach, as well as caramel malts with toffee and bread. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is hoppy as hell, with pine, resin, orange and grapefruit peel, as well as a nice malty back bone. Lingering, and quite sweet, citrusy bitter finish. A nice, way over-the-top-IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (329) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Tap at Muddy Waters in a 10 oz pour. Deeper golden color. Lacing is strong. Taste leans on bitterness but has some solid malty characteristics you would expect from a double IPA. Caramel, hops, maybe hidden citrus. Doesn’t hide the alcohol too well but it still tastes enjoyable. Decent option.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1370) - Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2014
On draught at Belmont Station. Fizzy full golden color. Aroma is slightly dank, with bitter tropical citrus and dark caramel. Taste is passionfruit, grapefruit, orange, and sticky caramel. A hoppy bitter note in the finish that balances really well with the fruity caramel sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2436) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Orangish amber with an off white head that lasts well. Loads of kumquat and grapefruit, some pine. Some overt alcohol. Syrupy. Strong citrus and pine, sweet grapey booziness. Strong bitterness at the end. Started at 10C, better as it warmed a little - more fruit, a little less loud. Crunchingly resinous, which is OK, but the booze that goes along with it makes me wish I’d just got Big Eye again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zekada (143) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Smell is hoppy, frutiy and a smokey roasted finish. Pours a clear oranget with a rich white head. The taste is a bit bland but does offer a pretty punch of hops and fruits, and some grass-like hay. Palate is fresh and does leave you wanting antoher mouth. Although not as good as many IPAs it is an overall okay beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3380) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
On tap @ Blind Tiger House. This is a light cloudy amber orange one with a small islandy and sidesticking off-white top. The nose is extreme fruity. Loaded with grassy fruity hops this, some zesty freshness wrapped inside with a juicy water melon freshness. Smells really nice this. Even a hint of honey on the nose. Yeah, a classic double ipa flavor. Lots of malty sticky sweetness balanced nicely with a good amount of green piney hops. It’s almost a bit peppery also to be honest. Well balanced was perhaps putting it a bit hard, cause even if it’s really hoppy it still somehow managed to be a bit sticky and really caramel sweet in the mouth. It’s sticky on the mouthfeel and about average on the carbonation level. Lots of fruity concentrated flavors going on all at once. A flavorful one! 23.06.2013

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (600) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
22 oz bomber. The pour is a darker orange-y gold with a great white head that falls down slowly, leaving some incredible lacing behind. The aroma is absolutely beautiful. There is a wonderful fruity aroma compounded with floral hops and just a light hint of possible bitterness on the back end. The flavor is bursting with an initial bitterness to it, backed up by a slight maltiness. The hops are nice and floral throughout but the fruitiness remains surprising. The mouth feel is nice and not thick, but far from thin. The carbonation is nicely added and the aftertaste is lingeringly dry, slightly bitter and lightly fruity. I like it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MSBrindbergs (333) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Delad flaska med den gode Viktor på Monks Sveavägen. Grumlig bärnsten med ett tjockt vitt skum. Doftar sååå bra, den där tunga barrskogen med en smygande grape bakom. Man hinner få en fin sötad ton innan den massiva beskan slår till, och den är så fin. Upplösningstillstånd...


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