Dorado
Ballast Point Brewing Company

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From:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,265
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,254
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 9.71%
Ratings:
2,959
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 29, 2022
Added:
Jun 14, 2003
Wants:
  308
Gots:
  826
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Ratings by Drel:
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3.26/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Drel from Massachusetts

Had an off smell after pouring. I can only describe it as funky. Very boozy tasting with an initial sweetness that wasn't expected. I can see the appeal but it wasn't for me

Mar 13, 2015
More User Ratings:
 
4 by scottyshades from Florida on Apr 29, 2022
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4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

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
 
3.5 by blackcloud from Alaska on Jun 15, 2021
 
4.08 by Slyde180 from Texas on Apr 11, 2021
 
3 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on Apr 10, 2021
 
4 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina on Mar 21, 2021
 
3.63 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Mar 20, 2021
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brewme from Massachusetts

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
 
4 by Urk1127 from New Jersey on Dec 01, 2020
 
4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Aug 18, 2020
 
4 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 16, 2020
 
4.25 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia on Jun 08, 2020
 
4.42 by SauceMcSauce from Pennsylvania on May 03, 2020
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3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by jjboesen from Maryland

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
 
5 by doctorgary from New York on Mar 04, 2020
 
3.63 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Feb 14, 2020
 
3.85 by BalancingBrooms from Illinois on Feb 01, 2020
 
4.34 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania on Jan 25, 2020
 
4.18 by brandoneast from Texas on Aug 05, 2019
 
4.09 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Jul 25, 2019
 
3 by fredmugs from Indiana on Apr 26, 2019
 
4 by Griffith from Connecticut on Apr 24, 2019
 
3.79 by chitownfanatic21 from Nebraska on Apr 12, 2019
 
4.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Mar 06, 2019
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3.15/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

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
 
3.65 by UWDAWG from Washington on Feb 06, 2019
 
4.25 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin on Feb 02, 2019
 
4.06 by mush from Illinois on Jan 05, 2019
 
4.1 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2018
 
4 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts on Nov 18, 2018
 
4 by BeerNoobNC from Georgia on Oct 18, 2018
 
3.75 by soundaurora from Pennsylvania on Sep 25, 2018
 
3.8 by Eychung from New York on Sep 01, 2018
 
3.25 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Jul 16, 2018
 
4.59 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jun 20, 2018
 
4.09 by jamesroses from Argentina on Jun 17, 2018
 
4 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts on Jun 07, 2018
 
3.74 by Half-full from Illinois on Apr 22, 2018
 
3.78 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas on Feb 22, 2018
Dorado from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 2959 ratings