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RATINGS: 869   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Poured from a bomber. Orange and mostly clear pour. Thin white head. Fruity aroma. Amazing taste as good as any IPA I have had. Orange pine grapefruit hoppy floral - all my favorite attributes in this one. On my short list top 5-10 I have had ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Padron4KM (600) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12 oz bottle.
Clear amber, thick one finger head, sticky lace.
Floral hop aroma hits first, with citrus and earth, and some sweet malt layered underneath.
Flavor has much more hop. Grapefruit, orange, pine, resin, and some spice. All that hoppy goodness is balanced by sweet caramel malt.
Long citrus finish. Alcohol is well hidden.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rajendra82 (969) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Classic DIPA amber color, clear body, and one finger thick head greeted me upon pouring. The aroma was a lot more subdued than expected. It took a really deep whiff to get a sense of the hop presence in the beer, and even then it felt a faint. I could detect grapefruit, orange peel, a some apricot. The taste was much bolder than the smell. There was a lot of grapefruit pith, lime, bitter orange, and other citrus flavors, as well as some pine resin. The malt was secondary, but noticeable. The body of the beer was dense, sticky, and filling. The alcohol was very well hidden, and without reading the label, it would never have been guessed to be a double digit ABV beer. This was a very enjoyable take on a strong DIPA without being almost a barleywine. Delicious to the last sip.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (174) - Minneapolis, - FEB 19, 2015
There are so many double IPA’s these days it’s hard to stand out. This one doesn’t stand out but is solid. Smells good, looks good, taste good. Alcohol well hidden for 10%. Classic west coast grapefruit bitterness. The bottle is one of the best labels so it’s definitely going in the collection.


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