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DOA IPA Hop On Or Die - Los Muertos Brewing

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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 20.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: chinchill on 09-03-2013)
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Photo of Jadjunk
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

No label information. DOA IPA: Hop On or Die is brewed in the style of an American IPA. Available year round in 12 oz. 6 packs and on draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 52 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pours a creamy frothed head of a toasted white complexion over a caramel amber body with a moderate haziness and ample carbonation. Retention is very good and lacing is streaked and patchy. The aroma consists of very fruity, soapy and herbal hop blends over a simple bready malt body with a touch of caramel syrup sweetness. The hops are fairly balanced in the aroma, moderately aromatic with a perceivable low bitterness. The flavor preserves many of the impressions of the aroma, with a moderate fruity, herbal, sudsy and slightly spicy hop flavor up front atop a lightly toasted caramel and pale malt blend with a modest hoppy bitterness on the end that drags out the otherwise clean, brief finish. The texture of this beer is slick, lightly chewy and faintly dry, with a carbonation that generates a soft crispness, the drinker should expect a light and reserved frothy mouthfeel. The body of this beer is shy of medium for the style, medium overall. Balance is very slightly bitter over sweet, although neither come off as profound. The alcohol presence is light and off characters are simple. Hop on Or Die comes off as a lighthearted and sessionable IPA with a nice fruity and sudsy hop profile generating a fairly mellow bitterness compared to the standard of the style. This may very well be one of the finest IPAs, if not one of the only IPAs that you can get out of Mexico anytime soon, but held up against the many fine examples of American IPAs that are widely available from state to state, many are going to find this beer too simple to fill the IPA void in their lives. On a positive note, it has high drinkability and accessibility written all over it, so I'm thinking this may be a great gateway IPA for those crossing over from Mexico's imported macro ales and lagers to sample what the craft beer market has to offer.

Los Muertos Brewing's
DOA IPA: Hop On Or Die

Jadjunk, Friday at 10:07 PM
Photo of Kevo87
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Kevo87, Sep 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Soloveitchik, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

djchrismac, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
3.9/5  rDev +25.4%

OMG, a MIPA! This is easily the best MIPA I've had (I'm pretty sure it is the only). I grabbed it at Saveon because it was new to me and it had a cool label. I had no idea of the country of origin. I want to thank the brewers and encourage their countrymen to expand their adventures into craft beers. I've been to parts of Mexico 4 times and drinking is always an important part of the vacation, and Mexican beers have never been a highlight.

This one looks, smells and tastes like it could havebeen made (slightly) north of the border. It's darkish yellow with a little fizz. It has a hoppy, water aroma. The taste is a big bitter bomb with some nice malts shining through. The aftertaste is a bitter lingering.

I think it works well, and considering that very little good beer is made in Mexico, central America or the Carribean, this is a major step in the right direction. Muchas Gracias!

schoolboy, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Nate139
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Nate139, Aug 28, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -1%

Sethyergin, Aug 24, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +24.8%

BillAnder, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Cerveceria Mexicana "DOA IPA"
330 ml / 11.2 oz. brown glass bottle, "BEST BEFORE 021015AFL 08:49"
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

First thoughts: So this is a Mexican beer... hecho in Mexico!... do they sell this there or is this just a contract brew that's then exported to the U.S.? Secondly, how did this label get approved? I thought that "India Pale Ale" had to be spelled out nowadays? Maybe I'm just thinking of Pennsylvania, and not Federal label rulings. Also, pretty cool label and packaging overall - I cannot deny that I was drawn in by the artwork, but at least the beer is good so I don't have to feel bad about getting suckered.

Moving forward, this is a very American-style IPA that's bright,hoppy, and bitter. It looks good, it smells good, and it tastes good - no faults there. It's floral, citrusy, leafy, resinous, subtly piney, and somewhat grassy and spicy. The malt is firm, and biscuity/toasty. It's got a solid bitterness that's around 60 IBU's or more, and it's nicely balanced. There are certainly better examples of the style, but this is enjoyable as well.

NeroFiddled, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Lukebell15
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Lukebell15, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.86/5  rDev +24.1%

Clear copper color. ¼ inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, caramel malt, earthy malt, citrus hops, pine, and hint of alcohol. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Fits the style of an American ipa. Tastes of citrus hops, pine, sweet malt, pale malt, hint of earthy malt, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, an average AIPA.

Tone, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

stomioka, Aug 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

MickeyMonk, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

bhawk1, Aug 12, 2014
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3.19/5  rDev +2.6%

Slight amber color with a little head when pout. Very clear as well. Slight smell of hop. Taste of hop was obvious, but not over powering? Not as bitter as some other IPAs going down. Overall a decent beer, but not one that I would hunt for. Although the Day of the Dead company name is as cool.as it gets.

jbraico, Aug 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

rojapa, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Rd918c, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

thereal_adam, Aug 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

TX-Badger, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

corybills, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

TasteTester, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

JeffONeal, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

JeffKowalek, Aug 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Segelstrom, Jul 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Jame515, Jul 27, 2014
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DOA IPA Hop On Or Die from Los Muertos Brewing
73 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.