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:
3.6/5 rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Small head, disapated quickly. Bunch of white stuff from the rim to the bottom of the glass after all the beer was gone.
Faint smell of a pine needle when you snap it between your fingers.
Leaves a film on your lips like chapstick. That was cool.
Don't really want to write any more words. Just trying to make quota.
Serving type: on-tap
03-06-2014 22:50:45 | More by Wedgie28
3.91/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear gold color with a touch of orange. White head that faded rapidly into a thin collar and wisps. Aroma is faint citrus, grainy malt sweetness, slightly piney. Nice hop bitterness, medium-high carbonation, medium-low body. Taste is grainy malt, grassy/floral hop and grapefruit citrus, very faint spice.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 04:46:38 | More by mverity
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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