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RATINGS: 1012   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2774) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - AUG 27, 2015
This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking bronzed amber color with a slight transparency about it. Soft carbonation rises in the center to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipates in a soft gentle manner. Clingy soft foamy white lacing rings around in a messy contour. The smell starts off with some sweet onion, light grassy to sweet and bitter pine. Light caramel malts display a nice background as it warms. The taste takes the sweet onion and grassiness to combine and be a nice display of bittersweet hops blending with a sly caramel backbone. A dry bittersweet aftertaste of sweet onion runs into the same sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body. It had a slightly sessionable smooth feel to it. Bitterness is there, but isn’t overly bearing. Overall, for a DIPA, that mouthfeel/palate just feels different than a lot of other DIPA’s I’ve had, not sure if its the dorado hops, but this was quite enjoyable to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2690) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2015
0,355 l bottle hay, cereal, citrus, spruce, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (937) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Opaque yellow pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of bready malt, candied hops, and cereal. Full body, a beer you can chew with a sweet but faint hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3116) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle. Limited bitterness for style but lots of hops in the nose and plenty in the flavor too, especially in the finish and aftertaste. Relatively refreshing and easy to drink for style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3385) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
20 August 2015, tap. Yellow/faint orange and hazy. Nose is smarties or sweet tarts. Ned body and moderately fizzy. Alcohol, slightly sweet at that, some sweet tart taste, though not tart, bitter pine hop finish. Nice. I expect a bit more from a 10% beer but still nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2591) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2015
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Freshness unknown. Very attractive 5 out of 5 copper-amber pour with a modest of-white head. Aroma is alive with grapefruit, pine, citrus, and all those juicy hop sensations that hopheads should love. Medium but smooth body. Explosive burning hops in the flavor that linger for some time at the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demondeacon09 (53) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Hazy orange-brown color with a medium off-white head that lingers. Aroma of pineapple and citrus with a hint of bready malt in the background. Taste is a bit sweet for a double IPA, but a nice hoppy bite comes through in the finish. The taste of alcohol is pretty well hidden considering this one clocks in at 10% abv. A very good double IPA that is nonetheless eclipsed by its little brother Sculpin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2554) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
355ml bottle from Brewdog’s world wide website. Pours clear burnt gold. Big fruity aroma. Taste is smooth, hoppy with a good fruit / caramel ratio, and more drinkable than expected for the ABV with a restrained bitterness. My fave from Ballast so far, although like the others I’ve had the hoppiness does seem a bit overkill at times.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5809) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Poured a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma was light fruity notes, some light grapefruit, touch of booze. Flavor was grapefruits, light bitter notes. Fruity character. Light heat at the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4670) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Slowly fading white head on a deep golden orange color. Aroma is pretty nice, lemons, grapefruit and a pine deep down below.

Flavor has a juicy citrus up front with a sturdy malt bill. Malt is obviously huge to give that ABV but it does show a pretty aggressive bold bitterness that come from citrus and pine. Great balance. Nice juiciness from the citrus. Damn nice in a bottle, probably crazy good on draft. Wow.. The alcohol is not even notable. Very nice Imperial.


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