DOA (Dead On Arrival) - Ironfire Brewing Company
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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mmarcos:
5/5 rDev +22%
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
More User Reviews:
3.36/5 rDev -18%
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
3.75/5 rDev -8.5%
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
3.94/5 rDev -3.9%
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 20 ratings.