Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Hop On Or Die DOA IPA
Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Hop On Or Die DOA IPADay Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Hop On Or Die DOA IPA
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From:
Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
 
Mexico
Style:
English IPA
Ranked #142
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
73
Ranked #29,928
Avg:
3.16 | pDev: 17.09%
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
300
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 08, 2020
Added:
Aug 07, 2013
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  102
SCORE
73
Okay
Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Hop On Or Die DOA IPADay Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Hop On Or Die DOA IPA
Notes: An English style IPA, Hop on or Die, is heavy handed on the hoppy bitterness just enough to balance out the florals, resulting in a smooth copper toned beer.

This isn’t an over-hopped West Coast style IPA hiding poor quality with a palate-wrecking quantity of hops, it is smooth, delicate and well balanced.
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

3.28/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Hazy golden amber in color, with a moderate, somewhat coarse off-white head. Scattered patches of foam cling to the glass wall.

Aroma: Moderate pine tar and grapefruit hops, against a backdrop of strong caramel malt. This seems the prototypical aroma for the style.

Taste: Opens with a good bit of piney and lesser grapefruit hops, against a backdrop of caramel and bread malts. The pine hops carry the show, of course, but the grapefruit rind carries on. The caramel and bread malts provide a subdued undercurrent, and offer a degree of balance. Finishes with lingering pine and metallic hops.

Mouth feel: Soft and pleasant, perhaps just a bit thin, with moderate zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A decent and very drinkable example. Cheers to Mexico's craft breweries for exploring new styles.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass longneck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a Duvel tulip glass.
Dec 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.28 by steege90

Dec 30, 2019
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Reviewed by JoKo from Connecticut

3.64/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a dark amber color, there were lots of floaties in this beer. Smell is straight malts up front. The taste with this one is interesting, it reminded me of a more hoppy malta rather than a beer, there are some chocolate notes, very sharp bitter aftertaste. This beer isn't particularly heavy on the mouthfeel. Overall, I thought it was an interesting beer with a very distinct flavor profile.
Nov 07, 2019
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Reviewed by BrewMaven from New York

1.77/5  rDev -44%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Cloudy deep gold..Massive soapy head. Artificial smell. Initially halfway decent hops flavors diminish as beer level drops and beer warms, turning into a cloying, artificial sweet mess that smacks of an imminent hangover. Who cares about the mouthfeel or carbonation, don't go near this.
Oct 15, 2019
 
Rated: 2.75 by mpenske from California

Oct 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.4 by Zaktcc from Maryland

Dec 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 11, 2018
 
Rated: 2.75 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Sep 10, 2018
 
Rated: 2.24 by tzat from Michigan

Aug 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Jul 17, 2018
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

2.72/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Clean amber appearance. Decent foam.
In the smell floral and resinous hop, some tropical and pineapple. A bit too much tropical.
In the taste again, malt, hop, honey. A bit heavy and boring taste.
Almost chewy.
Drinkable, no more.
Jul 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours a murky amber/orange with an outstanding pillowy head that retains well, giving well to excellent lacing.

The aromas are inviting and somewhat off-beat for the style. The hops are very floral and present, but a strong malt presence/backbone and a surprisingly-strong crackery yeast note deliver in spades--although the aromas as a whole are rather muted.

After a strong start, the brew falters at the palate. Well-balanced, yes, but lacking any nuance or complexity. And then mineral/metallic notes take over at the finish.

The mouthfeel is "wet" and not too much more. Good carbonation provides surprisingly tepid finish, lacking the crispness expected.

Overall, a mediocre take.
May 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.46 by smithj4 from New York

May 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.32 by Branlott42 from Missouri

May 08, 2018
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Reviewed by herrklemann from Austria

2.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Aroma of tropical fruit (mango, foremost) and a bit of citrus. Pours a dark amber, nicely carbonated, good head. Light sweet intro changing into a dry bitterness. Body is medium. It has a nice malt backbone, but it’s not really nuanced enough. Too little fruit, the dry bitter finish is kinda metallic. It’s an alright beer, but not great. Would've been nice, but I guess import has taken its toll on this bottle.
Mar 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.73 by adam36 from Illinois

Dec 18, 2017
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Rated by MattLightfoot from France

3.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Nice, but nothing special.
Nice to have tried it but won't buy again.
Sep 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.54 by morrowd3 from Vermont

Aug 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by cgmjr_bsb from Brazil

Jun 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.6 by monkist from Hungary

May 14, 2017
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Reviewed by DraconusDesanctus666 from Florida

3.15/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
P- Poured from a 12 oz bottle,into a large Funky Buddha snifter.Best before 09/29/17.

L- Thick frothy off white colored head that stands one finger tall,with moderate retention and sticky lacing.Dark hazy amber colored body,with low clarity and distorted light showing through the glass.Medium amount of carbonation,and high amount of sediment.

S- On the nose I get lots of floral hops,with some spice hops,but caramel malt is the most dominant note.Lots of malt aroma for an AIPA,it honestly smells more like an English IPA.

T- On the palate I get some bitter pine up front,caramel malt in the middle,and some toasty bready cracker flavors on the back end.Some floral and spice hops on the back end,but its not very well balanced.There is definitely something off about this beer.It has a weird medicine flavored after taste.

F- The mouth feel is medium,with a sticky texture during the sip,and chalky after the sip.Lots of prickly carbonation on the tongue,with a dry finish.

O- This is not an overly impressive IPA in my opinion.I wouldn't say it is absolutely terrible,but it's definitely not something I would drink again.If you are an IPA purist I would say stay away.But if you like the English style IPA,give it a try and decide for yourself.
Apr 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.42 by Dafixa from California

Jan 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by StevenMilligan from Florida

Jan 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by BeerTest from Florida

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.61 by Giangio from Italy

Dec 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.6 by Andrewharemza from Australia

Nov 16, 2016
 
Rated: 3.48 by hopnerd from Australia

Nov 13, 2016
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Reviewed by cjgator3 from Florida

2.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. The aroma is bready malt and spicy earthy hops. Not a huge fan of the taste, the alcohol gets a little warm in the finish and the lingering hop bitterness is a little on the unpleasant side.
Oct 21, 2016
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

3.71/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had it at Dos Caminos, NYC. Happy to see "Mexican Craft Beer" choices at a Mexican restaurant.
From the bottle it poured a clear light amber with a nice frothy and foamy head and cap that retained well.
Aroma consisted of mostly caramel malts and light citrus. Some light floral aromas. Nothing too complex.
Sweet at first and caramel malt forward. Mid palate, the moderate pine hops add bitterness and flavor. Medium bodied and prickly. Easy to drink.
A simple IPA, nothing earth shattering. Tasty enough and pairs well with Mexican food.
Oct 08, 2016
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Reviewed by NastyNorseman from New York

3.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This IPA lacks a robust hops presence. It's very malty and sweet. Smells of toasted grains and honey. Tastes on par with a hint of hoppyness on the back end. This beer is mislabeled, but a cool label nonetheless.
Oct 05, 2016
 
Rated: 2.84 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Sep 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.13 by BdM from Netherlands

Aug 29, 2016
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Reviewed by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.07/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle. Pours medium hazy gold with lasting white head that leaves rings of lace. Sweet caramel bready aroma. Taste is definitely malt forward, caramel sweetness, grain, some light piney hops come in late for just a touch of bitterness. Tastes more like a hoppy amber. Mouthfeel is slippery n soft, medium fullness. Overall was surprised how much I enjoyed it, though wish it had more hop bite.
Jul 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Jul 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.38 by lochef81 from Michigan

Jun 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.6 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

Jun 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.21 by Avatar113 from California

Jun 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Jun 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Jun 22, 2016
Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Hop On Or Die DOA IPA from Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
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