Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by PeterIngemi:
4.1/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a duvel glass
A: pours a very nice redish amber golden with about a finger of slightly off white head that seems to be leaving some nice spots of lacing. The other thing I noticed is that the body has a very nice clarity to it,
S: nice tropical citrusness of hops with a nive bit of pine, more notes of caramel and sweet citrus. I smell mango and pinneapple mostly.
T; much like the nose, sweet citrus up front, mango and pinneapple hop flavors with a nice balance of piney, resinous hop notes over a sweet caramel malt backbone... Just enough malts to handle the bitterness on the finish, where the bitterness really starts to step in with the resinous piney flavors building on your palate as you drink through it almost becoming chewy.
M: slick and oily medium body with a nice creamy medium carbonation that keeps it from being too viscous or resinous.... The finish is dry and bitter.... With the hop bitterness building on your palate the more you drink... Leaving you with the aftertaste of a mouth full of hops and a mouth coating of resinous pine.... The bitterness has a chewy like quality.
O: this is a pretty good double ipa, I would deffinatly take this over a sculpin... There is a serious amount of hops going in here and the balance is done quite nicley IMO. Nicley rounded while still maintaining an agreesive hoppyness or becoming on overly sweet malt bomb.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2012 05:46:38 | More by PeterIngemi
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Tawny golden beer topped by a creamy white foam that recedes gradually leaving sheets of lace. Not a big nose, but I'm getting earthy bread, faint lemons, marmelade. Taste pine and resin, honeydew melon, papaya, oranges, lemons. Moderate bitterness with ample malt makes for one of the rarer hop forward yet juicy, wet, refreshing type of balanced brews. Delicious. Firm carbonation, medium body, creamy mouthfeel. A very well crafted, delicious beer. Mild bitter, clean finish. Shocking easy to quaff being 10% ABV. Will buy again.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 01:56:34 | More by JackieTH
4.24/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had on draft at Slaters 50/50 in tulip on 4/2/14
A-Pours a deep, clear copper, with small head. Decent lacing
S-Strong hop aroma, with some breadiness and citrus.
T-Flavor is slightly bitter, full pine hops, with a surprising sweetness and some distinct floral, citrus notes, strong grapefruit. Liked it a lot
M-mouthfeel is well balance and great carbonation
O-Overall another great beer by Ballast Point.
Serving type: on-tap
04-14-2014 02:24:49 | More by reebtaerG
4.4/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.
Appearance: Pours a clear amber orange with a lot of bubbles. Big three finger off white head which slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.
Smell: A juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus and pine. Upfront citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, mango, lemon, tangerine, apricot, and melon. Big dank hints of pine resin as well as hints of grassy hops. Background hints of malt with hints of caramel, grains, and yeast. Very hop forward and ripe smelling. A very good aroma.
Taste: Like the nose suggests, a juicy and oily hop driven taste with big notes of citrus and pine. Citrus hops with upfront notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon, pineapple, tangerine, melon, and apricot. Big dank and spicy taste of pine resin. Also some grassy and floral hop notes. Backing malt presence with notes of sweet caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A very good and nicely bitter hop forward taste.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and oily with a drying finish. Alcohol is hidden well.
Overall: Another very good West Coast Imperial IPA. Good mix of juicy and piney hop flavors with a solid malt backing.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2014 06:47:37 | More by MattyG85
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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