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Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Hop On Or Die DOA IPA - Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

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Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Hop On Or Die DOA IPADay Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Hop On Or Die DOA IPA

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Reviews: 19
Hads: 103
Avg: 3.21
pDev: 29.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BucannonXC5 on 08-07-2013

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This IPA is a slightly hazed amber. The off-white head is an unusual combination of fluffy and dense. It reaches a solid finger of height. Moderate retention leads to the eventuality of a strong island that leaves a ring of lace at the top of the glass and thick spotting below.
The aromas show a sort of C-hops profile, while malts add caramel sweetness and biscuit without overcoming the hops.
In the flavore it's somewhat stemmier and pithier with a chalky, slightly aspirin-like dryness along with honey-drizzled biscuit and caramel. Sweetness is set aside in the middle, where a hint of herbal leaf, dried grapefruit peel, and a ghost of mint come out.
The feel gives a solid mix of crisp and smooth with a drier middle to finish, while the end thins out very slightly.
Don't be fooled; even big breweries can make decent stuff whether craft beer hipsters like it or not. True, it rarely overwhelms, but this, at least, is solid.

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.71/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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2.86/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle, nice artwork, and a new (to me) hop pun to contemplate. Another offering originally brought to Alberta in an exclusive to some store in Northwest Calgary - a few of them are now filtering out elsewhere.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, frothy, and loosely bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some decent layered bonsai tree lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of wanly crackery pale and caramel malt, dry dish soap, hints of pithy corn meal, and a soft metallic flintiness. The taste is more of the same, that soapy flintiness (can't seem to find other ways to describe it) quite strong, with perhaps a bit of muted pine needle, ethereal denatured citrus, white saltine crackers, corn nuts, and a further wee alcohol astringency.

The carbonation is fairly tightly held, almost pulling on my side palate, the body medium-light in weight, and way too edgy to be deemed anywhere near smooth. It finishes rather dry, that same flintiness consistent, at the very least.

Meh - I suppose I should be happy that there aren't any typical off-flavours here, but alas, I am not. That stony, metallic, and yes, flinty essence masquerading as hops is nothing to be proud of, in fact as it warms, the underlying standard citrus and pine essences come off more than a bit musty. Not worth the costly sixers they come in around here - barely worth the single, I gotta say.

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3.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a finger of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is mango and wet hay.
The taste starts with a harsh metallic bitterness, mellows a bit in the middle and finishes with a long dry bitter note.
The texture is soft.
The taste was an assault on the senses.

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2.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Day of the Dead series from Cerveceria Mexicana in Tecate. Clear light copper from a twist off 330 ml. bottle and poured into a pint glass. Rich cap of foam and good lace.

Light spicy hop aroma and notable malt backbone. Bit out of balance and muddled with malt notes. Flavor is similar and just an upped version of thier pale ale from my guess. Bitterness is a bit lacking on the finish and quoted at 50 IBU's on website.

Not unlike a 21st Ammendment or many an other Northwest or mass produced house label IPA's in my experience. Yet better executed in a sense though maxed out as for grain bill resources. Hops a bit stale and a bit much on the crystal malt don't do an IPA any justice for me.

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3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Straight from the bottle:

No head to see, color seems like an orange-amber when held up to the light.

The taste was weak as far as Hops go, but maybe thats just because i was drinking it from the bottle.
The smell was nice, I always enjoy the smell of hops.

Ill have to try again poured into a glass to get a better quality taste.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium coppery amber with a big two finger ivory head with great retention and thick lacing, looks nice. Aroma of caramel malt and grassy hops with a European profile, mildly floral. Flavor follows aroma with caramel malt with robust grassy hops with a reasonable resinous finish. Well balanced. Pleasant creamy body, good mouth feel. A pleasant surprise from this series. Not a standout IPA in a very competitive style, but with a great body and good balance between the good caramel malt base and the hops, which are not very herbal or fresh, but flavorful and satisfying. This is a stand out beer amongst the more commercial mass produced ales from Mexico. I would have not problem getting this again in a pinch. Seems to be underrated here, perhaps there are batch variations.

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DOA IPA has a thin, off-white head, a hazy, orange-gold, bubbly appearance, and some good lacing left behind, which is displayed in sheets more than rings. Aroma is subdued, but one does get a little bit of sweet bread. Taste is strongly piney bitter, but the bitterness is not harsh or unpleasant. Other flavors are grapefruit, white bread, and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and DOA IPA finishes puckering, dry, tart, bitter, and surprisingly drinkable. Although nothing in this really differentiates it from other West Coast style IPAs it is good and worth checking out.


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Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Hop On Or Die DOA IPA from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
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