Ughsmash (7322) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured a fiery, lighter shade of orange with a nice cap of orangey-beige head. The aroma picked up huge doses of tangerines and English-inspired floral hoppage upfront with juicy pears, peppery spices, and a touch of alcohol warmth coming shortly afterward.. aggressive, but well-executed. The flavor had even more tangerine, in both core sweetness and zesty surrounding bitterness.. alcohol-fueled pine also surround, and this leaves a warm, resiny citrus finish. Heavier-bodied with an OK flow across the palate.. a hair too sharp on the finish. Overall a very good brew!
nwilder (40) - DENMARK - FEB 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Dorado pours a deep reddish gold with a dense white head. The aroma is intensely hoppy. Warm spicy pine, floral and citrus notes dominate with undertones of caramel and a hint of the alcohol to come. Upon tasting it is immediately evident that this is a very big beer. Starting with a bold hoppiness, full of grapefruit associations. A discreet sweetness from the malt in the background and enough carbonation to bring it’s full mouthfeel to life. Finally finishing in a balancing stroke of bitterness. The hop notes lingering in the mouth for severeal mouth for several minutes, as a reminder of the glorious flavors this little flower offers.
Headbanger (3495) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle(courtesy of doubleo)-An orangish amber body with a nice full head and an aroma of hops, citrus, and more hops. Taste from this medium to full bodied brew is of hops, hops, hops, and malt. Very well blended along with a dry finish. A great tasting Double IIPA.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bomber - Trade - IrishBoy
Aroma – IPA aroma lots of fresh hops this was good. Floral and bitter hops.
Appearance – Orange amber color, clear with a nice head.
Flavor – Tons of hops and great malts in the flavor. This was a big IPA. A great flavor and tons of flavor to go around.
Palate – Great Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – Huge flavor this was a fun beer to drink. I liked the flavors and glad to recommend this to anyone.
travita (4324) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangish to amber in color with a nice head. Aromas are extremely hoppy and that extends into the taste but the hops are refreshing and nice.
DialSquare (3243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
burnt orange pour. frothy white head that left lacing indefinitely -- well, until I washed the glass anyway. aroma of hops, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and malt. toasted grain up front then citrus and grass. finished with a hot hop bitterness. Not my favorite DIPA, but a fine beer.
pineypower (2682) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to hummm....forget who I got this from someone in the SD area. Pours out a nice copper color with a moderate slightly off white head. Aroma is of grapefruit and citrus hops, slight malt. Taste is hoppy, citrus and grapefruit being dominant, slight malty taste for balance. Very solid double IPA....gets another impression point for the label, dorado (dolphin) is a great fish to catch and eat.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From South Bay. Same hop/malt profile as dreadnaught just not as peachy and complex. Really fantastic.
glaze0101 (79) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber dark orange/copper colour. the grapefruit aroma and flavour really is strong, but not overbearing. very hoppy. Nice balance overall.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a rocky white head. Smells of perfume, citrus, caramel, hints of dough. Tastes of oranges, some bitterness, some earthy hints. Mouthfeel is thick with a finish that is semi sweet.