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RATINGS: 907   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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Seductive nose of fresh citrus an earthy hop spice. Wow! Eventually the olfactories detect a warming malt presense forming the platform for the hop symphony. The delicate malt entry is quickly jumped in line by an utterly amazing hop complexity. Layers of hop flavors form a veritable essay on American hop varieties. While one could go on and on about the continuing wave of flavors this brew reveals with each sip, the structure bares the beauty. As the mid-palate elates with a seamless hop crescendo the body curves in a seductive finish. Caressing the tongue and gums this beauty leaves the room with a kind word and a hug. Left is a pleasant hop spice that lingers between the teeth and on the cheeks. As well crafted as any I have had. Watch out Dreadnaught. Enjoyed from a big ass wine glass. Not too chilly please.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
petergaynor (136) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 30, 2012
500ml Bottle @ brew on quay. Pours rosey gold with a thick but small head. Aroma is floral, grass clippings, some mandarin with pettles spronkled through. A full beer in the mouth, palate is super hoppy with plenty of bitter raisin alcohol.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MarkSachon (693) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Draft at Caliente in Pittsburgh with Devon, Don and Katie. Yes sir, a perfect score for a memorable beer. A bit heavy on the hops but nothing that would detract from the perfect taste and flavors.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtticusReasor3 (11) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
My fav XXIPA. Wel maybe tied with the idiot..haven’t had younger Pliny. Just unreal hop aroma even from neck of bottle sculpin on steroids of pine like cascade type hops mango flavor thick rich mouthfeel that is dry and crisp in the end. Awesome!!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
721Lance (72) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Another unreal beer from Ballast. Big huge hop aroma, flavor continues with hop forward ness, slight malt sweetness with some alcohol residual. Ours crystal clear with an opulent hop finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (287) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2015
12 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, with hints of caramel and barnyard. Taste/Palate: sweet and thick; finishes with a long bitterness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (82) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2015
Aroma: citrus, malts Appearance: amber, frothy tan head, Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, lively, long finish, Excellent DIPA

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dpopkin (5) - USA - MAR 16, 2007 does not count
My favorite beer of all time (not including my homebrew of course). Available via cask (at least the night i was there) at the linkery in san diego. Entire table agreed that this was heaven on earth. cask moderated some of the intensity and added a smoother more robust finish lacking in some san diego ipa’s. The grapefruit intensity of the hops was mellowed by the cask and was delightful to smell in a balloon wine glass.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
oscweax (2) - spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
Floral and rich to the nose, no palate wrecking on the finish. If you like to have room on your palate for a follow on selection this one will do it. I got a "Christmas candy" taste followed by a nice warm soothing finish. Ballast Point nailed it!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2007 I didn’t expect this. I mean, I expected something good from Ballast Point but this just blew my mind. What a great friggin DIPA. My God! An aroma that’s just insane. Coconut, papaya, passion fruit, grapefruit, mango and pines. It’s like you took a trip to some tropical island and got all the best it has to offer in one sniff. Appearance is amber/orange in color with a nice eggshell white head. Mouthfeel is silky smooth..no harshness, no overcarbonation...for me...perfect. Flavor is more of this same with the aroma. Tons of tropical fruit, bitter citrus hops, sweet caramel malts....in a word...perfect. No noticeable alcohol levels, just a smooth, intense highly delightful beer to consume. Thankfully, I have another bottle!


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