Dare Mighty Things - El Dorado
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #189
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,613
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 5.14%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
48
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 48
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 16oz. can into Torst stemware.

Not much to look at. Kind of muddy. Nose is pineapple, and starfruit brightness. Really distinct and aromatic. Beer opens pineapple, mango and citrus. Sweet and juicy throughout with a clean, crisp, refreshing finish. Great hop profile. Body is light with moderate to ample carbonation. Quenching on the palate and goes down aggressive. Crisp with a refreshing aftertaste.

This is a great expression of this hop varietal.

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Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with GreenBayBA. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours opaquely hazy deep golden/orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, berries, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, berries, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance; and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, fairly sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.4%. Overall this is an amazing NEIPA. All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; extremely smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish; awesomely soft feel. Amazing El Dorado profile. Super juicy, vibrant, and lightly dank/earthy hops; with a perfectly balanced wheat/oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and top tier quality style example.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.38/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a hazy orange with a large head. The aroma is a bit mild, with mango, kiwi, passion fruit, and tangerine. The flavor is gentle at first, with some creamy mango, followed by sharper kiwi and passion fruit. The mouthfeel is quite soft with a sweet finish. Overall a pleasant beer, maybe a touch to sweet.

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Photo of woemad
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can courtesy of Victory_Sabre1973. No obvious freshness date, just "Gold Metal Winner 222301" stamped on the can's bottom.

Pours a hazy, orange juice-like color into a shaker pint glass. Quite turbid and opaque in appearance in the glass. Minimal, off-white head. Streaky and spotty lace.

Big, juicy, fruity nose to this. Oranges, tropical fruits, and a small amount of grapefruits are evoked.

Tremendously drinkable stuff. Very fruit forward, but also a bit restrained when it comes to the grapefruity bitterness that sometimes smashes in towards the end of less well-balanced hazies. What bitterness there is eases it's way in about halfway through, and stays quite mellow to the end.

Soft, NE style IPA mouthfeel here. Coating, slightly oily, but not very sharp, prickly or dry.

Very drinkable stuff. I feel like I could drink it all day. Very well executed by The Brewing Projekt, with superb balance. Thanks, James!

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Photo of larryi86
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you Vidblain for this
16 oz can poured into a teku

A- A hazy orange with a two finger white head.

S- Tropical fruits, some sweeter stone fruits, earthy/floral, some malts.

T- Stone fruits, some citrus and tropical fruits, earthy, some wet grass

M- Smooth, medium body

O- A decent El Dorado IPA, I like it as much as most other El Dorado IPAs I’ve had, still not a huge fan of the hop

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, murky, golden color. The head is white, frothy with tiny bubbles, 1 finger, and the retention is amazing. That head isn't going away.
The nose is really rich with the El Dorado hops. Juicy smelling. Smells a bit like orange juice to me.
Taste - It has a creamy flavor mixed in with the hops which taste like a creamy orange juice to me.
Smooth flavor. Creamy feeling. Juicy feeling. Thick. A bit of carbonation on my palate.
Another damn solid beer from The Brewing Projekt. I'll gladly dare mighty things with this beer in hand.

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Photo of ZAP
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L-Turbid, murky, hazy oak.orange color

S-Floral, some tropical notes...

T-Unique flavor.....floral with pine notes but also fruity with watermelon, black cherry and pear notes...mango too...really unique. Nice change up.

F-Medium bodied...creamy...not nearly as hot or alcohol laden as the Simcoe version. This drinks nice.

O-Interesting and enjoyable IPA. Really digging the Watermelon notes.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on November 9, 2018. Look is dark hazy gold with an off-white head and lingering lacing. Smell is tropical fruit. Taste is citrus and tropical fruit with a hint of pine.

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. White head with lace. Hazy sunset orange.

Maybe too fresh. Very green. Earthy and floral. Some orange and tang flavor. Soft with no bitterness. Solid, but I think this needs a week or two yet.

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Photo of gatornation
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark hazy golden color with a beige head and lacing. smell is fruity and tropical. Taste had citrus and and tropical notes in hops with a pine hop finish which was pleasant. A soft mouth feel that ends with a resinous pine hop finish. Another excellent IPA single hop in the series.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden-yellow body, one finger white head, good retention and lots of lacing. Smell is juicy tropical fruit, touch of resin and floral, light caramel, slight sugariness. It's got a great aroma. Flavour is similar, minimal sugary sweetness, floral and tropical fruit hop aromatics burst forth, mild resinous bitterness that cuts through the sweetness a fair amount, leaving you with mostly the hop flavours. Tasty. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, good carbonation. This line of IPAs from this brewery is really quite excellent. Citra is preferred , I think, but not by much.

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Photo of Ri0
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 16oz can into snifter. Color is a turbid and dirty orange with a 2 finger head that fades slowly and leaves webbed lacing on my glass. The scent is lovely citrus, pear, pineapples and mangoes. The El Darodo hop gives an incredible tropical juicy to it. Absolutely fantastic topical fruits in the taste is more of the same citrus and pear, peaches, pineapples and mangoes. A bit of slight grapefruit and pine bitter, malt in the finish. Excellent carbonation with oily hop residue and dry finish. Another winner from the Brewing Projekt!

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Dare Mighty Things - El Dorado from The Brewing Projekt
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 48 ratings