Ballast Point Brewing Company Dorado – American Double / Imperial IPA at 10.0% ABV

Ballast Point Brewing Company Dorado American Double / Imperial IPA at 10.0% ABV ($10.52 at Specs Main Branch, 650 ml, no bottle date or best before )

Pours clear pale amber with two fingers of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Nose is resiny pine, pithy citrus, tropical fruit, mild caramel malt. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate to strong bitter. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky finish. (4/5)

Very nice DIPA. Leads out with lots of pine and citrus, as well as some juicy tropical fruit. Malt is where it should be – providing support to the hops. And the integration of the ABV is just stellar – hard to believe this is 10%. I’ve had better, and the price is a tad high, but overall very well done. (16/20)

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