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DOA (Dead On Arrival) - Ironfire Brewing Company

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 44
Avg: 3.82
pDev: 30.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ironfire Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: DoubleJ on 03-29-2013

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 44
Reviews by TheRougeBastard:
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4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
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!!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +30.9%
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!

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3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and earthy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, candied citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice flavors, but the hops seem fresher in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of James_Cody
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On tap at Ironfire's tasting room. Wasn't super impressed. The bitterness was there but the hop flavor wasn't as desirable as I expected. Try their Devil Within DIPA, much better.

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DOA (Dead On Arrival) from Ironfire Brewing Company
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