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RATINGS: 1128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 90   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 Diegoís 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

Jamesthebrit's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle with drink by date of sometime in 2014 so Iím good. A: Pours a bold amber. Head has good retention. S: Smells like any other IPA. Floral, a bit more malty than others I suppose. T: Hops are out of control when they first hit. Then a hint of malt but it gets cut down by more hops. The problem here is the hops are very dull and dry. They linger too long and cut through the other flavors so much that there is little play left. Finish has a pretty intense alcohol bite. P: As detailed in the taste, the hops just linger around too much. Palate is super aggressive. . Overall this beer was actually pretty weak. Itís just so unbalanced. I think back to a certain triple IPA I had that did not leave me with the same notion that the hops are out of control. Theyíre just so dull on the palate that they linger and I canít stop thinking about them. I wonder if I just got a bad batch given the generally high rating of this one. Iíll stick to the calico amber... that was killer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (738) - SINGAPORE - JUL 20, 2016
10%ABV. Double IPA. Poured out deep gold. 8įSRM. Nose has pine and resin. Deep enduring resin aroma. Mouthfeel is soapy. Palate has graham cracker, light elderflower honey, taffy. Hops are spicy with cilantro, Thai basil. Finish is medium with a deep fresh pine needle, herbaceous bitter. Goes on Favorites List !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1903) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2016
$2.80 bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours slightly hazy orange with a small white head. Luscious orange aroma, slightly candied but itís not bothering me. Flavor is a strong orange peel, heavy malts, syrupy. Is not my favorite.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pools (27) - - JUL 14, 2016
Maybe I got an old batch but it didn't blow me away. Super malty and super boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
HuskerTan (1559) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle. A- Pine, citrus, malty, alcohol. A- Burnt orange color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Pine, bitter, burnt caramel, malty. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- Decided to try the watermelon version of this first thinking Iíll go from worst to best. Somehow I think I did it backwards. This seemed actually worse. Decent aroma but insanely full of bitter pine and malty caramel. Just too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (438) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2016
Hazy brown colour, some white lacing. Slightly malty aroma with a hint of fruit: mango and citrus. Strong, bitter taste, lingering dry finish, prevalent alcohol taste as well. Tingly carbonation, overall quite light-bodied. Ok for the style, but not that great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1298) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 9, 2016
This is a pure example of the San Diego (Imperial) IPA. Hop-forward, piney, bitter, and resinous. Amber-orange pour - just a bit of haze. Juicy tropical fruit and pine needles in the flavor profile. Herbaceous with some subtle nectar sweetness. Definitely heavy on the hops, but thereís a big malt body holding them up. Beautifully done. Pretty close to perfect for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozzy70 (628) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Sample from bottle at Hy-Vee. Poured amber, white head. Aroma was hops, citrus. Taste was medium bitter, pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1488) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2016
From a bottle. A very interesting beer, Iím not completely sold on the watermelon flavour in beer but this is quite restrained and worth and worth a try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (1270) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Very good sweet flowery aroma, taste is quite good...flowery and sweet as well but with the hops bitterness... bitterness is on front end and a bit too strong for me...also has a hotter alcohol taste that is about the highest it could be without degrading taste. Lots of flavors...good and bad though lol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (714) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2016
A great cornerstone of the Ballast Point "fish-themed" IPAs. Clean, tasty west coast Double IPA with a fantastic, complex hop profile.

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