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RATINGS: 872   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
rcasta (839) - - AUG 5, 2009
gracias ramenen - nos costo 55 bolas la salida para solo ir a salvar un par de tortugas y ver fauna. ni que fueramos nat geo. joder!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2462) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle. Caramel, very toasty, dank hop nose. Bright, glowing amber/orange color, thin head. Thick caramel backbone, deep and rich resinous hopping, a touch of hop burn in late mid palate, and alcohol is fairly apparent. Medium-heavy body. A big one, for sure. Getting pretty high in alcohol for a DIPA. Very tasty stuff.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopTsing (447) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2015
From the tap came a lovely golden brew with a white head. Full bodied . Very hoppy with flavors of sour,hops, and malt. Very citrusy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tia (1044) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Tap @ the Answer. Clear orangey golf with nice white head. Has a hint off lipstick plus singer pith and some pine with maybe a hint of caramel, peach, and flowers. Mostly hoppy, dry and bitter. But not a total palate wrecker.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (222) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Pours amber with white head. Smell is pine, resin and citrus. Taste is pine, resin, mango and citrus. Medium body, heavy carb.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (852) - - MAR 2, 2015
Gently growing aroma of mango, passion fruit, apple, lime. Huge hop fireworks on the palate with a great crisp, tropical fruit, apricot and green citrus followed by honey malt, dry hoppy finish. Outstanding rich iipa, a whole rainbow of hoppiness through the throat, can barely feel any alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rentonj7 (69) - Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Clear copper with plenty of suspended bubbles and huge soapy head. Pine, tropical fruit, grapefruit dominate aroma, notes of biscuit come through. Very long bittering finish. Starts briefly with grapefruit but malts become much more prominent in mouth - then as sweetness fades with the onset of the bittering finish the warming sensation of the abv becomes more pronounced (shades of barleywine). Very complex for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foxbush (1369) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
12 oz bottle The D/IPA poured clear light amber with a small head some lacing. The aroma of aromatic hops greets you. The alcohol is detected but not abusive. The medium body ale had soft carbonation, You do taste a peach brandy possibly from the high ABV. Gentle bitterness cleans up the swallow, resulting in a smooth finish that caps off the incredibly delicious sip.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1281) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Aromas are citrusy, resinous, piney, some caramel malt. Clear red, mostly lasting off-white head. Predominantly bitter, but nicely balanced, strong without being assertive. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ikigai (52) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
2/22/15 from bomber. Nice big head and excellent piney aroma with hint of orange. Taste is a little out of balance on the bitter side compared to Pliny the Elder. Strong alcohol bite and bitter aftertaste. A bit too much grapefruit flavor. Very good but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimGustavo (5) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2015 does not count
Not my favorite IIPA, but still good. Has an alcoholy, floral smell. Is amber with a coppery head. Taste is bitter, with a sweet alcoholy after taste. Overall a good, but not great Imperial IPA.


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