Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by portia99:
4.4/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a Portsmouth goblet.
A - Pours a beautiful, crystal clear, pale gold with hints of orange. Thick, 2 finger white head forms and hangs around for a couple of minutes, slowly fading to a nice, mostly even layer on the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass. Sticky lacing left as the beer disappears from my glass. A steady stream of bubbles rises from the bottom of the glass.
S - Huge pine and grapefruity citrus with a touch of alcohol. No real malt profile here. Hops are the star here and don't disappoint. Smell is reminiscent of fresh PtE.
T - Taste follows the aroma. Tremendous pine flavor here up front and fresh grapefruit on and after the swallow. Very crisp and dry. This is what a double IPA should be...again, this really reminds me of fresh PtE.
M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp carbonation and very dry. Excellent.
D - At 9.1%, this is pretty tough to session. However, it tastes so good and has such a nice, smooth feel, going thru a bomber by myself is a real pleasure.
Not being able to get fresh PtE in Mass. this is a pretty good substitute for me (not that this is really available either - just got lucky on this one). Wish I could get this one more easily. Still not quite up to Pliny, but very, very close for me. Great beer!
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2009 01:25:45 | More by portia99
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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