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DOA IPA Hop On Or Die - Los Muertos Brewing

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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 21.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Los Muertos Brewing visit their website

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chinchill on 09-03-2013)
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Reviews by TMoney2591:
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2.94/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Served in a tumbler.

Never thought I'd be excited to finally find a single of this, but the completionist in me sometimes takes too much control for my liking. Regardless, this stuff pours a clear tawny amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, light menthol, pine resin, and a twinge of green tea. The taste brings in more of the same, the sweetness in the caramel accentuating the resin and menthol characters. Unfortunately, this seemingly synergistic combination just ends up wreaking havoc with my tastebuds, nothing much good coming from the experience. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly syrupy feel. Overall, this IPA just didn't do it for me, especially with that damn menthol character.

TMoney2591, Jul 12, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of bulldogg915
2/5  rDev -34.9%

bulldogg915, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
1.3/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet butterscotch malts and maybe a little grassy hop.

The flavor is sweet butterscotch with bitter metallic hops and maybe a little fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and a bit watery.

Overall, a butterscotch metallic mess. The worst IPA I've ever had. I did finish it, so it wasn't so vile that I dumped it...I guess it has that going for it.

Beaver13, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Kevo87
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Kevo87, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Cynic-ale, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev +14%

rwilde, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.79/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, undated, from World Market served in a lager glass.

Pours a deep amber color with a generous bone-colored head that leaves plenty of soapy lacing on the glass. Excellent retention. Appears to have high carbonation.

Aroma: citrusy hops are prominent, but a strong sweet malt base is there too. Above average appeal but, perhaps, below average complexity.

T: Contrary to my suspicions (based in part on their pale ale) this is sufficiently hoppy to be rightfully called an IPA. the finish and aftertaste, but bitterness and hops, with something of a hop hit mid-taste, but with an acceptably restrained, moderate bitterness in the aftertaste.

Feel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation; smooth.

Overall: a good IPA from Mexican; who would have guessed?

chinchill, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +30.3%

richkrull, Oct 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

BamfBacon, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Sammy, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +30.3%

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 Vanz
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Vanz, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Jaked12
1.52/5  rDev -50.5%

Jaked12, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of hophugger
2.6/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a semi-cloudy orange-amber. Decent head and ok lacing. aroma is slightly hoppy with a good amount of citrus. Taste is very slick, and unfortunately tastes a little off and metallic, sad!!!!Taste goes away fast and hardly any aftertaste. Did it have to be somewhere fast??. Ok, beer is not what I wanted, oh well !!

hophugger, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Note: Looking at my packaging, and this beers website, it looks like there a 2 listings on here for the same beer. Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, hops, a touch of citrus. Taste is light, balanced, a mild bitterness, kind of toned down for the style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall us a decent beer, but if you are looking for a hop bomb, this ain't it.

tone77, Nov 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Segelstrom, Jul 30, 2014
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2.52/5  rDev -17.9%

Tbone2131, Yesterday at 02:07 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

LakerLeith, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

KevinGordon, Oct 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

yurymetelski, Jul 13, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

mobrockman, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

LJWalker, Apr 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

crownrl28, Mar 03, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

GRVrush2112, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of vickersspitfire
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours out a hazy golden color with plenty of carbonation floating up to the top. The head is about one finger thick, white and very fluffy surrounded by thick ring of lacing.
The aroma is light, citrusy and fruity but lacking the hop smell that I’ve come to expect from IPAs.
The taste is a bit different, good but very zesty at first then the bitterness kicks in, mild grapefruit zest fills the taste throughout your drinking experience. The aftertaste good, slightly bitter with a good hops presence and a mild alcohol taste.
Overall not a bad IPA.

vickersspitfire, Mar 12, 2014
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DOA IPA Hop On Or Die from Los Muertos Brewing
72 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.