Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by sweetbrew82:
4.33/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 oz. bottle into a snifter/ reviewed when fresh
P: Glowing honey gold with a huge, healthy white head of thick, creamy, foam that showed good retention and left sticky lace all over the glass as it slowly deflated.
A: Ginormous waves of citrusy, piney hops smack me in the face and singe my nose hairs with aromas that smell like grapefruit, orange rinds, pineapple, and melons have been dipped in pine sap. This is one of the hoppiest noses out there, for sure!
T: Intense hop bitterness from the start with those same flavors of grapefruit, orange, and tropical fruit with some resinous pine right underneath. They're so bright, bold, vibrant, and powerful on the palate it's ridiculous! Lightly toasted caramel malt does a great job of holding everything up while only managing to peek through the wall of hops to provide a touch of sweetness. Like another Ballast Point brew, Tongue Buckler, the alcohol is a little hotter on the palate than I would prefer. Other than that complaint, it is superb!
M: The mouthfeel is just a notch below being truly full-bodied, with a good amount of creaminess even though it is quite sticky. The dry finish seems to scrub the tongue clean of any moisture.
Notes: Wow! This is the epitome of what West Coast DIPA's are all about. Wall-to-wall hops with a tropical vibe and an intense bitterness that beats the palate into submission. The presence of ethanol, and the heat resulting from it, is the only thing keeping the flavor score from reaching greatness. This is top-shelf!
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2009 06:11:18 | More by sweetbrew82
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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