Watermelon Dorado

California
United States
Watermelon Dorado Ballast Point Beer Double IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Our Watermelon Dorado Double IPA is not one to back down from big flavors. Mash, kettle, and dry hopping blend to create a huge hop profile that is balanced with a blast of watermelon. The result is a refreshing brew that is all summer and no seeds.

Profile

ABV: 
10.0%
IBUs: 
90
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This brilliantly clear, deep golden beer displays a frothy, cream-colored head of tiny bubbles that is very inviting. The aroma is fairly complex with grainy bread dough, a touch of clover honey, some interesting lemon and melon hops, and as expected, watermelon characteristics. The first sip has a nice bready and nutty character, which provides a great backdrop to support all kinds of resinous, tangerine, floral, lemony, and honeydew notes. A very clean fermentation with a fairly big alcohol presence appears at the back of throat, but no fusels or higher alcohols distract. Moderately high hop bitterness leads into a very dry and crisp finish that leaves melon-like and floral flavors lingering for a long time. The beer creates a melange of flavors that really work well together. This beer is nicely balanced – the malt is there, and the hops just blossom out beautifully. This beer would complement a fruit and cheese platter that features some milky, creamy and mild cheeses – along with a cluster of on-the-vine raisins.

Popular Reviews

bobbyvillarreal's picture

My Score: 
99
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
40/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
10/ 10
Overall Impression: 
20/ 20
Excellent beer. My favorite one to drink. You can smell the watermelon aroma, but the taste is more subtle than a fruit beer. It's 10% alc, so don't be fooled by the watermelon taste