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Solar Abyss - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Solar Abyss
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Single-hopped Mosaic imperial IPA.

(Beer added by: frickprick on 02-15-2014)
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jjdc

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-23-2014 01:50:33 | More by jjdc
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02-16-2014 02:24:36 | More by bum732
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mkirkland80

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

03-02-2014 23:43:40 | More by mkirkland80
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-02-2014 15:26:18 | More by Moses_Malone
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DavidHume

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.5%

03-01-2014 03:33:46 | More by DavidHume
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.21/5  rDev -2.8%

10 oz. Pour into a snifter at Pizza Paradiso Dupont.

Golden orange color body nearly crystal clear. Deep peach orange with a tan one finger even bubbled head presented. Very fine but plentiful looking lacing while drinking. A real gorgeous color.

Nose has large pine and tropic notes. Very big emphasis on pineapple juice going on this sucker. Large, controlled with minimal sweetness on hop front. Pineapple also comes out quite floral somewhat and green.

First sip brings lots of pine and quick prickly carbonation. Lots of hop oil and fruity character taking a back seat hinted on the nose. Some lemon like finish and a bit hop hot as the alcohol really seems to boost the aromatics. Palate feel is a bit crisp and has lost a bit of its juicy quality hinted on the nose.

Alcohol on this is a bit masked but it seems to get accentuated with the hop profile. Still its a great hop forward brew, and another great IPA for the brau gang.

02-25-2014 18:43:31 | More by smakawhat
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GNH3

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-15-2014 21:01:30 | More by GNH3
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Georgia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-02-2014 16:37:33 | More by Kmccabe33
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-20-2014 00:37:08 | More by Rhettroactive
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%

10 oz. bottle poured at Pizzeria Paradisio DuPont Circle in NW D.C. today (2/25/14), unknown kegging date (but suspected recent), poured into a small snifter glass and drank over an hour

A - 3/3 - orange-amber coloration, slight hop haze but generally clear for a DC Brau IPA; initial white frothy head dissipated into a subtle glass lacing after several minutes; moderate alcohol legs; carbonation reagitates on the swirl

S: 8/12 - mild fruit - blueberry, strawberry, watermelon - and slight piney/resiny aroma; little detectable malt character on the nose

T: 16/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a slight hop bitterness that's quickly overtaken by tropical fruit and berry with some subdued pine and resin flavors; it's sweeter than OTWOA but similar sweetness to ADM - maybe some honey in there and, on then back of the tongue, there's a slight toffee sweetness; finishes moderately dry, which invites subsequent sips; little detectable alcohol

M: 4/5 - full body, mild hop coating the tongue, moderate alcohol fullness

O: 9/10 - overall, this is another winning DIPA from my favorite brewery in the DMV; it's a nice showcase of Mosaic, but, to be honest, I wish that the hop aroma and flavors were more forward/less subdued, and, for that reason, I'm detracting a point on overall; otherwise, it's definitely worth checking out for any DC Brau and/or Mosaic lover

TOTAL - 40/50

02-26-2014 00:36:54 | More by MNishCT77
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KatyC

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

02-16-2014 01:14:48 | More by KatyC
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Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Virginia

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navin

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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fire34fighter

Virginia

4.91/5  rDev +13.4%

Easily my favorite DC Brau beer. So glad I got to try this while they still had it at the brewery. OTWOA is such a solid brew but this edges it out in my mind...Tons of sweet fruit and really forward hops make for a great combo. If you guys read this please start canning it!!!

04-10-2014 15:47:59 | More by fire34fighter
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frickprick

Washington

5/5  rDev +15.5%

02-15-2014 18:13:14 | More by frickprick
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.55/5  rDev +5.1%

Appearance: Pours a hazy deep orange color with hints of red. Big rocky white head with really, really good retention and thick, spotty lacing.

Smell: Crazy amount of fruit flavors. Strawberry, grapefruit, and other deep berry aromas akin to raspberry or blueberry. Maybe some pineapple in there as well. Hints of pine and dankness offer clues to the Mosaic hop's lineage (Simcoe + Nugget). Smells really terrific

Taste: Again, tastes like bitter fruit juice to an extent. Lots of berry flavor with citrusy and tropical hints. Very clean bitterness allows the hop flavor to come in waves across the palate. Finishes dry and fruity with a juicy angle. The bitterness is subdued here for what it is. Slight hints of dankness and pine, but the fruit is the star here.

Feel: Slightly sticky but never cloying. Modest sweetness and hints of caramel sweetness meld very well with the hop flavors. Medium carbonation. Not a palate wrecker. Nice feel for a double IPA. Let's you know that you're drinking a big beer without taxing the palate.

Overall: Add this to the list of outstanding hoppy beers from DC Brau. Toe to toe with OTWOA, just depends which hop profile you prefer (citrus/deep pine) vs. (berry and tropical fruit). I think this works slightly better for my palate. Exceptional DIPA.

02-20-2014 18:24:13 | More by jacewg
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davet100

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.5%

02-23-2014 17:45:35 | More by davet100
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Solar Abyss from DC Brau Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.