overall
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97
style
RATINGS: 1150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
bytemesis (9502) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a medium off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is pine, caramel and grass. Flavor is same plus notes of citrus, lightly sweet and medium bitter through the finish.

4.4
robiannelli (599) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bomber pours amber with a full khaki head. Aromas of pine hops some pine sap grapefruit and grass. Flavor is layered mostly bitter and syrupy with flavors of alcohol some slight sweetness at the end. Body is full and boozy finishes hopped.

3.3
JAXSON (611) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Pours orange with a soapy white head. Nose is candied orange peel and some leafy herbal hops. Mouth is fairly sweet, lots of candied orange. Malt qualities are pretty low but a good amount of sugars still come out. Some kind of bright hop qualities, some good herbal notes. Strange chemicals on the finish, getting this in a few double IPAs over the last couple days. Meh. Bottle from July 31 2012.

4.1
omega (899) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 20, 2012
Monster hoppy beer so defo for the hopheads. Only complaint is that the hops are a little "stodgy" and not a fresh hop hit, making this beer heavy going. But I am nit picking here to justify not giving it a higher score!

4.2
sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Pours a clear golden-orange topped off by a bright white head. Sweet tropical fruits are all over the aroma. Big notes of pineapple and papaya, some breadiness, and a hint of cat pee. The taste is a bitter assault on the tongue. Tropical fruits and orange peel up front with some pine and pepper spices following. There is some caramel in the background which gets lost quickly. The body is medium, a bit syrupy, finishing off dry and bitter. A great DIPA!

4.1
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Bomber courtesy of hamilton23. Cheers, Steve! Pours a hazy amber-brown color with an off-white head. Nose is an explosion of malt with an explosion of hops, even after it’s a few months old in the bottle. This one smacks of pine with big grapefruit and some grass. Flavor is similar with a strong like bull backbone behind this tender giant of a hop explosion featuring grapefruit, pine, and all manner of citrus. Really enjoyable, medium to full-bodied DIPA with lingering abrasive hops.

3.6
TimE (6269) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 17, 2012
golden amber color. Apricot, brandy, biscuit notes in the nose. A touch of malty sweetness. Full body. Big malty backbone, full on hoppiness. Big everywhere, but not as dry as I like. Can’t say I am blown away

3.8
thicksuds (451) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2012
definitely a well hopped, bitter, dry, dipa, with a bit of fruityness and floral hops. Torches the tastebuds, all hops. Great brew, definitely strong, abv mildly detectable, one 22 of this and you will be feeling it.

3.6
Thisis12ptfont (1232) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Faint wet hops on the aroma. Clear copper in color. Assertive bitter hop overtones with a creamy oat/barley malt behind it. Well carbonated with some herbs floating about. Overall, this is a decent IPA. Slightly bitter hops with a small malt. Nothing special. B- rating.

3.9
tiong (7745) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2012
Draught @ Toronado, San Francisco

Pours yellowish orange with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of exotic fruity hops, sweet caramely malts and lemon. Taste is malty, sweetish and extremely fruity with some exotic hops, caramel and lemon. Finish is sweetish and hoppy with some fruity and malty notes. Nice, quite tasty, but slightly too sweet for my taste.


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