Dorado
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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From:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,254
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,324
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 9.71%
Reviews:
701
Ratings:
2,259
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 19, 2022
Added:
Jun 14, 2003
Wants:
  308
Gots:
  825
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Rated: 4.41 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by scottyshades from Florida

Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Notes from 2015-16.
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
L: Pours a bright sparkling amber/orange, thick eggshell white head, some lacing. Fine looking good carbonation.
S: Mango, pine, light citrus, light alcohol.
T: Bold bitter pine, spruce, grassy, lime/orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, sweet caramel, biscuit, apricot, mango. It is lightly tart. There is light alcohol in the taste as the beer warms.
F: Med-heavy mouthfeel with a lingering long and quite drying finish.
O: This is the best tasting American Double IPA that I've ever had. It is alluring and full bodied with rich smooth flavors. It drinks easily for it's higher ABV and it is outstanding in it's style.
Oct 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by blackcloud from Alaska

Jun 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by Slyde180 from Texas

Apr 11, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Apr 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Mar 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.63 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Mar 20, 2021
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reminded of this beer by the How many Beers of Fame have you reviewed? post. Reviewed from memory, as I have not had this in a while, but have had at least a six pack before. Was not a huge fan, tastes good, but too boozy.
Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.42 by SauceMcSauce from Pennsylvania

May 03, 2020
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Reviewed by jjboesen from Maryland

3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had an 8-oz pour at their tasting room in San Diego's Little Italy (See My Review). The body is a sparkling amber color crowned by a thick and splotchy head, which produces a gummy lacing around the glass rim. The nose consists of a whiff of mango. There is an initial blast of hoppy bitterness that is supplemented by a lingering malty fade with an unbalanced sweetness. At the finish, there is a dryness that will require some water. Still, not bad.
Mar 14, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Mar 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.63 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Feb 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by BalancingBrooms from California

Feb 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania

Jan 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by brandoneast from Texas

Aug 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.09 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Jul 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by fredmugs from Indiana

Apr 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Apr 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by chitownfanatic21 from Wyoming

Apr 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Mar 06, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Unknown vintage; drank 9/8/15 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque bright orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big off-white head; frothy lace.

Fresh soap, mango & pine notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Pine & fresh soap flavors up front; bitter grapefruit notes on the finish.

Not my DIPA profile & a bit tough on the finish; not one I'd seek out.
Mar 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.65 by UWDAWG from Washington

Feb 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Feb 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by mush from Illinois

Jan 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by BeerNoobNC from Georgia

Oct 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by soundaurora from Pennsylvania

Sep 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.8 by Eychung from New York

Sep 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Jul 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.59 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jun 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.09 by jamesroses from Argentina

Jun 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts

Jun 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by Half-full from Illinois

Apr 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Feb 22, 2018
Dorado from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 2960 ratings