Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev +1%
Appearance: Amber and transparent. Creamy head with dense lacing. A beaut.
Aroma: Pine big time. Orange and finishes with tropical fruit. Peach and mango stand out. Also grape, and only a hint of fusel.
Taste: Caramel and oak as far as malt flavors go. Bitterness is strong. Peach and mango taste stand out, and also some herbal flavor.
Feel: Resiny, fairly carbonated. Bit creamy.
Overall: This is better than Sculpin (better feel, maybe not quite as good flavor/aroma, but a better balanced beer). Worth a try.
06-23-2013 23:44:01 | More by mxchap
4.08/5 rDev -1.4%
On tap into a mason jar @ Chuck's, Seattle. Pours a coppery orange /w a 1-finger white head.
Aroma is pungent and resinous. Lots of sticky tropical fruit and pine.
Taste is a blast of flavor. Peach, mango, dried apricots and pine. Tons of pale and caramel malt provide a more than adequate backbone, balanced by a huge helping of bitter hops. If anything, there's too much flavor. But it's almost mathematically balanced to never go either too malty or hoppy. Some boozy heat too. A little overwhelming.
Mouthfeel is sticky, chewy, heavy. Good carbonation but this clearly is a big, high-gravity beer.
Overall, Dorado is a big bold beer. I ordered it because it was the first time I'd seen it (since BP started distributing in Washington a couple weeks ago), but you might need to be in the mood for such a monster of a DIPA. Generally I like my beers lighter and more refreshing. For what it is, though, it's good and well executed.
06-23-2013 21:36:40 | More by draheim
3.91/5 rDev -5.6%
Appearance - crispy golden body with a nice thick head and great lacing. a tad bit unfiltered almost.
smell- standard IIPA ; well excecuted clear cut fragrance with hits of pine
taste - a little on the sweet side with some malty tones, a little bit of a bite, maybe a little short onthe hops for my taste
feel - great light crisp body. just what you want from a heavy hitting ipa like this; carbonation on the creamier side
very solid IIPA, would drink again, and at 9.99 worth at LEAST 1 try. would recommend/try again
06-19-2013 01:06:00 | More by BorisFromRussia
4.5/5 rDev +8.7%
Thanks to my dinner guest and tasting bud, Dorado arrived in a 22 oz bomber with a rather confident enjoy by date of 2/11/14.
Transparent apricot color with a soapy one finger head that exits quickly, no real "cap" to speak of once it reduces, respectable lacing.
Aroma evenly balanced with piney hops and sweetish malts.Impossible not to compare the nose to BPBC Sculpin IPA, which has a much more hop forward grapefruit infusion, yet keeping in mind this is a bigger,beefier IIPA overall.
Taste is a carbon copy of the nose: ultra fine balancing act of hop boldness and malt sweetness but with an extra kick of booze that starts to warm in the chest. Despite the large malt bill to tame the aggressive hop bitterness, it never degenerates into that dreaded malt bomb category, yet never gives the impression that it is hop forward either. Malt sweetness washes over the palate followed by a solid piney/resinous bitterness that reminds you that the
hops are very much present and accounted for.
Mouthfeel is medium, quite drinkable,nicely carbonated,slightly hot on the delivery as it warms particularly.
Balance is the watchword here: aggressive hopping and big malts to balance the scales make this an impressive and "big" beer. Perhaps the maltiest of IIPAs that I found flavorful and drinkable, Dorado is a solid effort from Ballast Point. Although a pricey number at $10, it is worth a try at least once to experience such a well balanced Southern Cali IIPA.
06-18-2013 04:07:39 | More by Hendry
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,532 ratings.