Thursday, January 9, 2014

Cervecería Mexicana's Dia De Los Muertos: DOA IPA

type: IPA
origin: Tecate, Mexico
price: $7/6-pack 330ml
ABV: 6.8%
NSP: 19.2

Let's just get this right out of the way: thumbs waay the hell down on this.  In fact, I'll even say this is nearly repulsive.

It does pour beautifully, and the aromas aren't bad--they make me think of malty-sweet IPA--but the flavor is utterly dominated by acrid, overused, non-complementary hops.  It tastes like drinking a sludgy bag of boiled hop pellets, even though the body is nice (it's not sludgy at all).

And so, unfortunately, it's too much to handle in its current incarnation; however, if CM can revise their hop schedules so that it doesn't taste of concentrated grass, they may be on to something.  I'll not be holding my breath though.

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