tderoeck (4555) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/VI/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ DICT BBQ - BB: n/a (2014-618) Thanks to Erwin and Frederic for sharing the bottle!
Clear orange beer, some sediment floating around under a nice creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity, caramel, honey, malts, sweet, biscuit. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: fruity start, bitter hops, sweet malts, honey, bit piny, resinous, little sour. Aftertaste: quite the alcohol burn, very resinous hops, bitter and dry, alcohol is very noticeable, bit sourish, sweet malt base carries the very high bitterness. Very decent beer, this one!
Homer321 (1876) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle amongst friends. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is a piney citrus with a light honey note. Taste is moderately hoppy and slightly sweet. Overall enjoyable.
oscweax (1) - - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Floral and rich to the nose, no palate wrecking on the finish. If you like to have room on your palate for a follow on selection this one will do it. I got a "Christmas candy" taste followed by a nice warm soothing finish. Ballast Point nailed it!
MarkSachon (579) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Draft at Caliente in Pittsburgh with Devon, Don and Katie. Yes sir, a perfect score for a memorable beer. A bit heavy on the hops but nothing that would detract from the perfect taste and flavors.
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color with a large head. Dank aroma. Light citrus. The flavor is a bit like candied orange peel. Just a bit of sweetness, but lots of orange and tangerine bitterness. Medium bodied.
drsandman (262) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thx to Will for lugging this xcountry. Pours a clear orange with fluffy white head. Aroma is pithy orange, heavy pine, hop resin, piss. Flavor is resiny hop, very nice pale malt backbone, grapefruit.. Not overly sweet or boozy for 10%. Nice
BoBoChamp (5419) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl, at 10%Vol, American brew, thx alot to Tim for sharing!, complex bitter brew, heavily bitter/fruity and slightly alcoholic/floral/woody, yet balanced, hazy, small head, good brew
RickTStiles (743) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big, orange pine and cream aroma. Taste is very rich with notes of mango, pine and orange peel. Finish is strong and spicy.
avena319 (9) - USA - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber purchased at the Little Italy tasting room. Nice light amber color with a light floral hop aroma. Excellent mouth feel, not overly malty. Excellent hoppy brew without being overly bitter with no alcohol undertaste. An excellent double IPA and I would have again.
WVHouseofBeer (808) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ballast Point is ON POINT with this one. Like most of their hop oriented brews, the Dorado is one to enjoy. The complexity from the varieties of hops creates a smorgasbord of piney, grassy, and citrus flavors and is supported by a strong backbone of toasted malts. A darkish brown color creates a telltale tan head and nice palate that comes from the near perfect balance. Great brew.