Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by ccrida:
3.81/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bomber poured into my Bier Stein snifter, Dorado is pale orange with an off-white head leaving spidery, foamy lace.
Smell is super hoppy, big pine resin, sweetness, probably more malt, but a little orange tinge. Nice graham cracker note. Robustly alcoholic.
Taste is big and brash, lots of citrus hops, a little hot. Bitter, aggressively so.
Mouthfeel is bracingly dry from the alcoholic character, and resinously oily.
Drinkability is solid, it's massive DIPA taking no apologies, but nor does it need too. Not my style though, too brash.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2013 04:46:39 | More by ccrida
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4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Big fan of the couple of BP IPAs that I have tried. Perhaps then big expectations for this double. Finger of white head and amber body, good look overall. Very big aromas. Got lots of orange, citrus, pine, a random floral note. Bright and hoppy nose. This had a strong malt backbone and overall bright, clean palate. Nice amt of bitterness and definitely caught a nice pine taste as the glass warmed. Bit oily mouthfeel (DIPA anyone?), but good. As expected. I was not blown away by this beer, however it was really, really good. Sculpin may be a bit more balanced than it's bigger brother... but this is definitely one to try for the IPA crowd. Can't wait to go to my conference in San Diego next spring. Go Ballast Point!
Serving type: on-tap
07-27-2014 15:16:59 | More by Mikus
4/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Copper with a light haze and lots of tiny particles floating in it. Virtually no visible carbonation, and 5 fingers of of beige tinged foamy head. It fades fairly fast.
S: Pine, citrus, caramel, honey, candied orange, spicy red pepper heat. Light onion, garlic scent.
T: Caramel, orange, pine, a bitterness that starts of light then comes in slowly with a numbing tingling quality on the tongue. Sichuan spice lingers on the tongue.
M: Medium light body, fine light bubbly carbonation. Feels light on the tongue and hides the alcohol well.
O: Really well done brew which hides the alcohol, light feeling for a double IPA, well done well rounded beer. 9 from me. Drank in Tallahassee, FL July 22nd after a long drive from Tampa.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 02:30:27 | More by patre_tim
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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