Dorado | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DrewBeechum on 06-14-2003

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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.

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 22oz bomber picked up at Green's on Buford

A - Golden with some clarity, 1 finger of head and lots of lace left all over the glass

S - Huge citrus aroma, grapefruit, and sugar cane sweetness, to give it a high abv

T - Well balanced hop bomb, but citrus dominates and bitter aftertaste. Oranges, grapefruit, bitter aftertaste. Delicous!

M - Medium bodied and high carbonation.

O - An awesome DIPA for sure. Ballast point knocks it out of the park. They know IPA's/DIPA's for sure!!

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a: hazy golden burnt orange with some nice caramel notes. large 3 finger frothy white head that seems to be sticking around pretty nicely, and keeping good lacing

s: blast of hops. dank mango, pineapple, grapefruit, strawberry, caramel malts, and fresh bread. finishes with real nice juicy tropical fruits

t: so much dank fruit up front. mango & that almost astringent pineapple dominate the front of the tongue. those just clear a path for the bitter grapefruits - i'm picking the bitterness up as dominant. fades to some smooth caramel malts and a hint of strawberry

m: its on the heavier side of medium, and i'm surprised that the carbonation level isn't higher - given the head produced and how well it sticks around.

o: the tropical fruits in here are nice, but this is pretty bitter. for me the bitterness seems to wash away all those flavors and take center stage. its still pretty good though, and has a real nice mouthfeel. its big though

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Dorado from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,925 ratings