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DOA (Dead On Arrival) - Ironfire Brewing Company

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DOA (Dead On Arrival)
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89
very good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ironfire Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 03-29-2013)
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TheRougeBastard

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After enjoying the 51/50 I had to try this one and was not disappointed!! This was an excellent DIPA, better than many others I've tried! The hop bite was just right (for me anyway), and a nice citrus aftertaste with only a hint of alcohol, nicely hiding the 9% abv. This bad boy puts Temecula firmly on the SoCal brewing scene map!!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 04:12:52 | More by TheRougeBastard
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UcDru

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-30-2014 04:50:32 | More by UcDru
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev -2%

06-26-2014 02:45:02 | More by dwagner003
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev -2%

06-08-2014 16:15:40 | More by Kurmaraja
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -2%

02-21-2014 04:46:25 | More by SocalKicks
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halfbarrelbrew

California

5/5  rDev +22.5%

08-29-2013 02:38:38 | More by halfbarrelbrew
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ThePaleRider

California

3.36/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - poured crystal clear out of a bomber. Very thin white head that did stick to the glass. The color is a very, very light gold.

S - Exactly what I want to smell in DIPA, lots and lots of hops. Orange zest and a little pine.

T - Very dry up front. Not much bite for a DIPA, very smooth. Hops dominate the flavor, but there is definitely more malts in there than I was expecting.

M - Very dry with lots of carbonation. Medium bodied. Doesn't hang on your tongue like a lot of hoppy brews.

O - Very drinkable but not really my cup of tea. Might be a good DIPA for someone not really into hoppy beers. I prefer mine to have a little more hop bite.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 04:51:59 | More by ThePaleRider
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

07-30-2013 11:41:02 | More by Cynic-ale
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bcuz7

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

07-12-2013 22:31:37 | More by bcuz7
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aslamm75

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

06-27-2013 22:53:42 | More by aslamm75
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tubeman

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-25-2013 22:39:16 | More by tubeman
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sdripper

California

5/5  rDev +22.5%

06-03-2013 20:33:33 | More by sdripper
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drewone

California

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

06-03-2013 07:49:52 | More by drewone
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Nugganooch

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz Bomber – FW Snifter glass
*Notes from 05/19/13

A: Dark caramel color approaching amber with mostly decent clarity. Just a soft hazing to the body there. Thin rim of off-white foam with some rather mild retention efforts and faint sticky waves of lace left behind on the glass.

S: Big pine and floral aromas emanate with some light fruity undertones of grapefruit zest and pineapple flesh. There is a touch of sweet pale malts there and just a whisper of booze detected to an otherwise nice and hoppy floral nose.

T: Fruity hops burst with more grapefruit and pineapple flavors and there is a firm pine resin presence all throughout. The beer finishes with more of a floral component. Modest malt character adds a balancing sweetness to the beer with a dash of caramels. Taste is juicy but not incredibly bitter on the palate and the alcohol is pretty well disguised compared to the nose. Decent DIPA here but lacks a bit of focus perhaps. Kind of a letdown compared to the 51/50.

M: Thinner body that is almost watery at times. Light creaminess provided by the carbonation. Decent drying efforts and a bit of resinous linger. Finishes is on the wetter side in the end.

D: Overall a decent DIPA but I much preferred the single 51/50 IPA to this. Has some nice hop action however flavors start to get a little muddled for me. Would like to try fresh off draught but probably won’t go seeking this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 20:53:05 | More by Nugganooch
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mmarcos

California

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down the best brewery in Temecula and one of the best in a large radius! Everything they do is fantastic! The Ballast Point pedigree is apparent yet, like with a son and his father, eventually the apprentice becomes the master! This is a phenomenal DIPA! One that deserves to share ratings space with Pliny, et al. A seamless blend of several hop varieties makes for a crisp, dry, piney, citrusy 9% bomb that you would never suspect came from a year-old brewery! There's a reason these guys are blowing up and a reason they have an absurdly loyal following!

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2013 21:39:41 | More by mmarcos
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

05-23-2013 02:27:56 | More by zonker17
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virinow

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-22-2013 00:59:36 | More by virinow
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hawkmage

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-11-2013 22:27:45 | More by hawkmage
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LegalBrew87

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

04-22-2013 23:45:25 | More by Dirt
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TaySuth

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-20-2013 21:20:40 | More by TaySuth
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TomStottman

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-13-2013 20:20:36 | More by TomStottman
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DrewShalvoy

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-07-2013 19:59:38 | More by DrewShalvoy
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DoubleJ

California

3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at 38 Degrees in Alhambra. Thanks for the generous sample Clay! On to the beer:

This one is golden orange with a solid blanket of head retention which leaves some strings of lace around. The aroma is citrus inspired, with orange and grapefruit at the front of the pack. Citrus fun in a glass; the taste of mangoes and citrus hits and pleases the palate. To compliment is vague pepper and a little resin to remind you that this is beer and not a tropcial fruit juice. Its body is "only" medium full, a little lighter than I anticipated, but that small critique doesn't get in the way of this delectable beer.

Having had success with 51/50, I had confidence that I would like their stronger version. I did, and it's worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2013 16:50:20 | More by DoubleJ
DOA (Dead On Arrival) from Ironfire Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.