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DOA IPA - Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

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DOA IPADOA IPA

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BA SCORE
75
okay

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V. visit their website
Mexico

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BucannonXC5 on 08-07-2013)
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6%

02-03-2014 02:45:03 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

05-27-2014 01:24:05 | More by ygtbsm94
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-20-2013 12:14:03 | More by DrunkinYogi
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.41/5  rDev +6.9%

D.O.A IPA Hop On or Die is a pretty terrible name for any beer unless it's been brewed exclusively for a Sons of Anarchy fanclub. Still, it looks pretty good. It has an orange colour that looks like the center of a tangerine and turns a blistered amber into the light. Its head is modest but very sturdy. This "day of the dead beer" seems very much alive to me...

In fact, the only thing 'dead on arrival' here appears to be the hoppiness; this aroma has the pleasant scent of fresh-baked bread but hardly a trace of lupulin. The nose, like the taste, is overwhelmingly biscuity and contains only a very mild amount of herbal, leafy pungency. It's fine, but underwhelming for an IPA.

In all honesty I rather like the ultra-biscuity, bready flavour of the malts but it seems better suited to tea time than happy hour. What I would like more of is those pithy and earthy notes to come out of the background; were they a little more pronounced and I might taste grapefruit or pine but as is it's just lightly honeyed cereal grain all the way.

Subdued hops means subdued bitterness. This beer isn't entirely sweet but it has very little to counterbalance the malts apart from a faint ganja-like must that arises now and again. This kind of constitution will suit commercial drinkers or craft initiates but leaves much to be desired for those accustomed to the green stuff.

Cervecera Mexicana S.A. De C.V. was dead to me the minute they released an Ed Hardy beer but after trying this timid excuse for an American-style IPA, now I really couldn't care less if this brewery lives or dies. The artwork on the outside of the bottle is great, the beer inside it not so much - don't be duped. Spend your dineros on a real Mexican craft brewery.

09-20-2013 03:06:43 | More by biegaman
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -6%

03-12-2014 20:49:00 | More by LXIXME
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tdm168

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -6%

08-12-2014 14:59:23 | More by tdm168
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

02-13-2014 23:42:13 | More by Boone757
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.63/5  rDev +13.8%

Pours a burnished amber colour, decent foam but sinks quickly. Nice lace. Looks quite nice.

Smells a bit old, lacking hops. Malty but a bit muted. Touch of caramel, corn and brown sugar. Not bad but a bit lacking.

Taste is better; definitely more bitterness. Malty upfront - biscuity with caramel toffee and slight toastiness. Then a touch of citrus rind and bitterness is good. Bit of oxidation on the back, but decently tasty and retains remnants of a very decent IPA.

Decent body; not too much hop pull. Yeah, smooth.

Drinks ok. Full flavour could have been amazing. Just a bit weathered.

07-17-2014 05:32:18 | More by laituegonflable
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Brenden

Ohio

3.54/5  rDev +11%

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.

02-18-2014 17:18:34 | More by Brenden
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -6%

07-03-2014 00:18:26 | More by AngusOg
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LoveStout

New York

3/5  rDev -6%

02-03-2014 03:24:21 | More by LoveStout
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

12-26-2013 21:06:24 | More by kaelingirl
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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.

RJT

12-03-2013 13:23:52 | More by RonaldTheriot
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JohnBender

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-27-2014 23:31:58 | More by JohnBender
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HalfFull

California

2.95/5  rDev -7.5%

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.

08-12-2013 04:23:59 | More by HalfFull
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -6%

08-22-2013 17:59:11 | More by mikeincharleston
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-04-2014 23:36:31 | More by ummswimmin
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

08-29-2013 13:12:54 | More by Rekrule
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -6%

08-10-2013 21:31:24 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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BucannonXC5

California

2.8/5  rDev -12.2%

Type: 11.2-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: World Market in Las Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.99
Purchased: Aug. 1, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 6, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a honey orange clear color with two fingers of khaki white head. Good amount of even layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Nice and foamy. Very good retention on the top.

Smelled wet soapy hops. Kept getting dish detergent. Also got floral hops, soap, light pine and light lime. Soap I tell you.

Was not pleased with the taste. Gave it a “what the hell is that?” face. Tasted boozy, some cologne, some bad liquor, malt heavy, citrus hops, orange and very bitter. Did gradually seem to get better, but still not a lot of flavor.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Bitter finish.

Just did not like this beer. Very unbalanced and very few highlights.

08-07-2013 08:57:04 | More by BucannonXC5
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sprucetip

Alaska

3.4/5  rDev +6.6%

Cloudy, chunk and orange/golden, with a modest white head.

Orange peel, malty sweetness without the caramel, alcohol and not much else.

Surprisingly sharp piny bitterness from the beginning right through the finish, some malty sweetness that almost balances, and some piny hop flavor.

Thin side of medium body, low to adequate carbonation, bitter finish.

Not bad. Not great either, but not bad. Considering it is from Mexico, it is surprisingly good.

01-07-2014 20:50:43 | More by sprucetip
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6%

02-02-2014 08:11:10 | More by redfox405
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-22-2014 22:32:19 | More by RochefortChris
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adam42381

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-10-2013 21:28:30 | More by adam42381
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durlta

Iowa

3/5  rDev -6%

08-10-2013 02:54:05 | More by durlta
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DOA IPA from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
75 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.