Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by mtomlins:
4.14/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a La Fin du Monde Tulip Glass
A: A light copper color; orange really, and clear as a bell. Dorado pours to a chalky white head settling down to a thick white collar leaving a nice amount of lacing.
S: Dorado has a big hop bouquet of all those great Pacific Northwest hops; it is spicey and floral with a bit of fruit in there.
T: The beer has a nice sweet caramel malt base and huge/robust bittering hops; it has a sweet middle giving way to a long, very dry finish. There are lots of light, heady hoppy notes, but I feel it is almost too dry at the end especially when drinking the entire bottle, but I recognize that this is a personal preference. Having said that, it is a very drinkable beer, especially considering its 10% ABV.
M: It is very round And smooth with a big presence that finishes very clean.
O: A very good DIPA. Dorado starts with a wonderful spicy, floral nose and has a huge hop presence with a decent about of malt to balance things out. The bittering hops are a bit out of balance for me and while the beer finishes clean and dry, there is too much unbalance bitterness in the middle. I am splitting hairs here though and am comparing Dorado against other stellar high gravity IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2013 19:35:04 | More by mtomlins
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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