Dorado | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DrewBeechum on 06-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,511
Reviews:
695
Ratings:
2,928
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
303
Gots:
823
Trade:
6
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Photo of Eychung
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kwright
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jamesroses
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npdevil27
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Half-full
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegger37
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DSelb
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BucBasil
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A:Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a clear orange with a yellowish-tan head that sticks in bug clumps.

S: More balanced than I expected. Bready malt behind a fruity hop veneer - citrus rinds being the dominant note. Honey sweetness is there also. Nice aroma.

T: A bit more hoppy than the aroma lets on but not in an overpowering way. Still some malt, but the hops note is less citrus and more piney/resiny. An OK amount of balance, even for a double IPA that probably isn't really aiming for it.

F: A bit sticky.

Overall: This is a surprisingly drinkable double IPA. I'm not usually a fan of these but this has some balance and is actually more than just a hop bomb.

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4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.71/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dada100
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shortbox81
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lost_sailor
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.46/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, some pine. Taste is bitter, pine, light citrus, did I mention bitter? Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is decent, but for me it was to little flavor and to much bitterness.

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Photo of Burgy
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blackop555
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orangeish gold. Thick, short, white head that fades after a little while.

Smells citrus, caramel malt, pine and light tropical.

Tastes Caramel malt, grapefruit, citrus peel. Followed by pine and touch herbal. Finish is dry with pine ave citrus Linger. Medium body and smooth medium carbonation.

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4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnotherDisease
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Dorado from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,928 ratings