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RATINGS: 923   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


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2013
pours a light clear amber with a rocky, off-white head and some irregular lacing. toffee, spruce, citrus, caramel, bread, lemon, heavy alcohol, resin, apricot. very bitter, medium sweetness, lightly sour. medium-full body, thick and creamy feel, moderate carb, lots of alcohol burn. overly boozy


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
feliponk (10) - CHILE - MAY 24, 2015
Cerveza de amargor intenso, aroma cítrico y frutal, buen sabor pero no alucinante. Buena cerveza pero pensé q seria mejor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1374) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle from City Beer, SF. Citrus pine resin aroma. Boozy taste, well-balanced with citrus and pine notes. Solid double IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Berard (429) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark yellow with thin white head that gathers at the edges. Mild hop aroma. One dimensional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1208) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Appearance of unfiltered and clear amber orange. Small and thin head but long lasting. Grapefruit and pine meet the nose, with sweet sugary maple and caramel malts as well. Tasty beer. ABV is noticable but not overbearing. Grapefruit dominates. A good beer for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkweek (110) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Very nice DIPA. It met all of my expectations and even though I have passed by this one many times I may now try more Ballast Point offerings.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBunker (838) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours amber with a foamy off white head. Aroma is of pine, hops, and malt. Very piney. Taste is very piney, with a lot of citrus hops. Nice malt backbone. Lingering sweet hop taste. Finish is very dry. Mouthfeel is soapy, and very carbonated. It’s just a good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1470) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2015
This is a maximum beer. Strong aromas of grapefruit and lemon, thyme and sandalwood. Lots of slippery alcohol, bitter and lengthy, dry flowery finish. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fashawn (373) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAY 16, 2015
Grapefruit, caramel, floral notes for the aroma. Elegant, but not so strong. Sweet bready malt, in the mouth, followed by grapefruit and dank epicness, with a lot of green flavour like grass and piney. Average carbonation, stong bitter notes with a tone of spicey in the aftertaste. i like it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darwenus (612) - Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2015
This brewery continues to impress me. Dorado is a damn serious double IPA. It pours a slightly hazy gold color, the head leaves lots of lace in the glass. The aroma is similar to Sculpin; clean with lemon and cantaloupe notes, but with more alcohol vapor. The hops hit the tongue like a sledgehammer. Very bitter, very dense. The hops are all I pick up on until the very last, when the smooth malt comes through, followed by some pineapple and caramel quality. The last of that sip leaves lemongrass and more boozy vapor in the nose. Wow, really nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (1095) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 15, 2015
22oz bottle pours clear dark amber with 2 finger head. Nose is malt forward with round grapefruit, orange zest, malt fruit, toast. Taste is malty with moderate sweetness, some round piney orange and grapefruit, melon, bitter. Finishes bitter, medium sweetness, toasted pine, orange peel, soft grapefruit. Ok.


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