Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3.76/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a glass.
Pours a light golden orange, with a moderate head.
Smells like fruits and molasses.
Tastes like molasses and caramel with some citrusy hops and hints of grapefruit and mango and a noticeable amount of alcohol. There is clearly a lot of hops in this one, however also heavily balanced with strong malts, a bit too much in my opinion.
I found this to be quite thick for an IPA. Still, went down rather smoothly.
Overall, this is a decent brew, but nothing I will be running out the door to try again either. I was expecting a bit more from this one, considering it comes from the same brewery that brews Sculpin IPA.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2014 02:51:20 | More by fps_dean
4.2/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
True amber without the glow. Regal look with a fluffy head that laces well. Awesome.
Citrusy brightness, tropical fruit, grapefruit, and tangerine. Lots of fresh hops. Only the palest of caramel malts that wants to fade away. Excellent.
Zesty tropical citrus, spicy hop leaf, hop oils, pressed grapefruit flesh, papaya, mango, and booze. My kind of Imperial IPA. All hops, no time wasted discerning the malt, which is thin enough to be kicked in the head by a serious alpha acid blitz. Dry as hell, with all kinds of implied fruit.
Drinkably lighter, but the booze will kick you in the ass. Carbonated with fervor. Still love it.
Amazing beer. Recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
05-19-2014 00:20:54 | More by thecheapies
4.46/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
On-Tap @ Aces & Ales!!
A – Initially a decent looking beer, pale yellow in color, not orange like most in the style. Head was thin, bright white, left behind some of the best lacing I have ever seen.
S – Where do we start? Pineapple, mango, big grapefruit notes. Very sweet for sure, but the fruit notes are ridiculous here. Very fresh, some pine notes help to round this one out.
T – Such balance here, the hops are absolutely on the forefront and are very bright and sweet; the malt comes through and cuts through the bitterness in a supreme way. Very nice.
M – Medium bodied, not cloyingly sweet like the nose would have you believe. Carbonation level is quite nice, just about the perfect level here, aiding in the nice level of lacing.
O – Almost the perfect IIPA, very fresh fruit notes and a nice level of carbonation, this is up there with the best of them, very happy that I found it on tap from a fresh keg.
Serving type: on-tap
05-18-2014 00:42:26 | More by Moose90
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,465 ratings.