Ahrens (41) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Really bitter aftertaste, nice body, but not a rather well-balanced beer. Expected more. boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle... Poured pale, golden/amber with a thin, whitish head. Pretty darn hoppy, resinous, earthy. Not so much citrus or pine. But big time bitterness and a sticker malt character. Super tasty, but not totally balanced. Bevbro (27) - Jamul, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Strong aroma. Smell of grapefruit and citrus. Very well balanced doesn’t taste like 10%. Two finger head. Pours a yellow amber. Overall great beer. 48FanInCali (857) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Uber fresh bomber. This chased a MTH Masala Mama IPA so I am trying to hard to be objective. Nice gold pour with white head. Tons of retention and lacing. Nose of floral hoppy goodness and citrus. Taste follows with hop bitterness up front and throughout. Very nice DIPA but actually a notch or two behind the above.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ANGRYCPA (50) - - JUN 18, 2012
22 oz bomber from Ballast Point (thanks Chiefbeer12) Aroma is remarkably similar to Sculpin, tropical fruits, pine, citrus. Pours a dark orange with thin head. Taste is also similar to Sculpin but has a much thicker mouth feel and a little bit more bitterness at the end. Awesome!!
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Pours dark golden color with a couple fingers of white head. Aroma is citrus and LOADS of hops. Taste is a sweeter, maltier version of Sculpin with maybe just a bit less grapefruit flavor. Tons of hops in this bad boy. Great beer for a warm SoCal Father’s Day. kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Orange color with a lasting offwhite head. Smell is grapefruit, and orange hoppiness and sweet malt. Sweet tasting with a light bitter finish. Well balanced. hoppyho (56) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
bright orange with thick white head, excellent retention and great lacing. almost perfect. Aroma is mainly floral, light tangerine and orange. Taste is highly bitter with light pine. mostly citrus like tangerine, blood orange. mild grass flavor. malts are hidden well but they seem to be slightly sweet. Carbonation is very smooth but too carbonated so there are constant bubbles throughout the drink. drunkenpolack (322) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Old quick review from 2009 - Ballast Point makes a ton of beers but this is there only Double IPA and its a really good one. A great mixture of floral, citrus, and piney hops. Easy to drink and crisp. These guys are just amazing. The one – two punch of Sculpin and Dorado is one of the best out there. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Pours a slightly cloudy, golden amber/orange color with a two finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting cap. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Dank, uber-fresh hop aroma with lots of earhy pine and sweet fruit notes along with subtle malt presence. The smell of hops fill up the room once I removed the cap. Pine needle and buds along with tropical/citrus notes and biscuity malt.
Chewy full body with a blast of dry, earthy bitterness that is excellently countered by sweet tropical and citrus fruit notes along with a pale malt backbone. Sticky, dry pine needle followed by hints of pineapple, mango, grapefruitand orange peel. Biscuity malt backbone provides subtle balance without taking away from the hops at all. The ABV is noticeable with subtle heat in the finish but it’s really well masked considering the strength. Just an outstanding hop bomb of a beer.