Beer #66 Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA

Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA

Name: Dorado Double IPA

Style:   Double IPA

Brewery: Ballast Point Brewing Company website

Country: USA

Region:  San Diego, California

ABV: 9.1%

How served: 650ml (22oz) capped bottle poured into a Duvel glass.     

My Overall Opinion: Amazing.

I paired this beer with: Homemade vegetable soup, tomato based with shrimp, scallops & tilapia.   

Tasted on:  Monday January 18, 2010.

Note:  This is my second different beer from Ballast Point Brewing, the other being Sculpin IPA.  Both were simply amazing.  I could drink this beer anytime, anywhere & pair it with most meals.  This bottle is  a few months old, so it might have lost some of its “hop” bite, which might have made it more balanced.   If you haven’t tried this beer yet & it’s available where you live, BUY IT & enjoy. 

On the Label: Robust Series* Limited Release.

“On a quest to make delicious beers, our brewers have continually sought out creative new ways to accentuate the delightfully aromatic and flavorful qualities of hops. Hopheads rejoice!  Dorado Double IPA takes hops to a new level. Marsh 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 bottled 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 Metal Winner.”

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