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DOA (Dead On Arrival) - Ironfire Brewing Company

DOA (Dead On Arrival)
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BA SCORE
89
very good

20 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 14.39%


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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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.

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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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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!

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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.

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