yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another nice DIPA I enjoy. Balanced and on the tropical side. Some nice citrus zest and faint pine. Some quality malts and nice body, creamy mouthfeel with a slight bitter finish.
alobar (3222) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Blue Dog. Lots of hops, citrus, pine on the nose with a cloudy amber color and a tall whiter soapy head. Flavor of citrus, pine and grapefruit. Well-balanced and smooth. Wonderful beer!
wavers1 (915) - Notown, California, USA - SEP 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
another slam dunk for ballast pointís hop forward, front and center beers! this one is really nice in comparison to the big eye and sculpin, a bit more bitter. very nice and well rounded of course, good price point, very sessionable ~10% beer!
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2010 Location: Cask at Rattle íNí Hum, 9/13/09
Part of the Gotham Cask Festival
Aroma: Big, hoppy nose, lots of earthy hops, some grass, citrus (orange, pineapple), resin
Appearance: Nice amber color in the glass, pretty small head from the cask at least
Flavor: Lots of hoppy bitterness, a bit if a bready malt backbone for balance
Palate: Medium body with a bit of creamy mouthfeel
From the cask at least, this beer is quite tasty. It doesnít very far from the standard San Diego DIPA formula, but that it quite all right, as it is one hell of a formula. A simple, straight-forward beer for all the West Coast hop fans out there.
Location: On tap at the Brewery, Linda Vista Location, 1/7/10
Really nice beer on draft as well. Iím going to leave the rating where it is, but I think I like this one the best of the Ballast Point IPAs.
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - SEP 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle generously shared by psprings -- thanks, neighbor! Pours a candied shade of apricot from the bomber with a crisp off-white head. Smells of melted dreamsicle against a backdrop of hops. So sweet and attractive I expected bees to start swarming around the glass. Tastes much like it smells with added notes of chewy caramel and malt. A really memorable DIPA.
obxdude10 (2151) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2009
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Dorado DIPA is completely top-notch. It isnít quite as good as DFHís 90 Mintue or the Hop Stoopid, but it is delicious in its own right. The beer pours a beautiful and clear golden color with a big and generous white head. The head leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass. The nose is full of hops, grass, citrus, grapefruit, slight yeast and earth. The body is smooth and totally drinkable. I downed a 12oz glass in a matter of minutes, only to follow it up with another. The flavors are well-rounded and balanced, with a crisp hoppiness balanced with an earthy and semi-bready malty character. The finish is quite dry and spicy. This is a great example of the double IPA style.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 22 oz bottle via lagunitasfan, thanks! Pours a hazy amber with an average off white head. Nose is grapefruity and floral hops. Taste is toffee, honey, grapefruit, pine, apricot. Body is medium/full, carbonation is medium. abv hidden very well, this is dangerously chuggable! This is tasty and a very nice flavorful/hoppy Double IPA. World class!!!
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a cloudy pour with a big hoppy aroma and a nice kick to it,it was a very enjoyable IIPA and had hints of citrus and was a bit chewy and resiny and piney a real strong effort.CHEERS!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
big thanks goes out to bhensonb for sending this my way along with about 17 other brews. poured a hazy light gold with a white head and decent lace. aroma of strong citrus, orange, some florals, pine, and some buttery notes. flavor was very interesting and semi complex. flavors were pine, grass, a decent malt backbone, and some alcohol. body was medium with medium carbonation and some slickness to it. amazing smooth for 9.6%. yet another great beer thanks to bhensonb.
popery (1742) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours clear and bright. Itís a light to middling shade for a DIPA with good lacing. The nose is strongly hoppy with a West coast DIPA profile, lots of citrus, some pine and a bit floral. The flavor is actually smoother than expected. I was thinking that this beer would have a strong hop bite, and the hops are definitely there, but the malt is strong, too. The beer does tend to get a tad boozy with malt sweetness, but the tangerine rind hops pull it back from the brink. The feel is smooth with a bit of alcohol, as previously mentioned. If not for the boozy note, it would be an extremely drinkable DIPA. Anyway, Dorado is another strong effort from Ballast Point.