Solar Abyss - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 148
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 21
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: frickprick on 02-15-2014

Single-hopped Mosaic imperial IPA.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 26 | Hads: 148
Reviews by jjdc:
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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Photo of jtladner
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnyb
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brians52
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of ERAUPike2005
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Juicy hop bomb here. So smooth. Somehow better than OTWOA. I hope this becomes part of the permanent rotation. (110 characters)

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ConradKenney
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bum732
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BuccoFan
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is of nearly the same cloudy, yellowish hue that marks the Wings. Strong pine for the aroma, as expected. Feel is not as full bodied as I expected, but it is not weak either. Taste is pretty much piney, hoppy goodness that I think once marked the Wings, before it changed. Very happy I was able to get a six pack. (318 characters)

Photo of BostonDuke
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macesq
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mkirkland80
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Boilerup
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.52/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smakawhat
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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. (940 characters)

Photo of st9647v3
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rlee1390
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GNH3
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Kmccabe33
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice fluffy white head that dissipates a bit quickly for my tastes. The beer itself is a beautiful hue of an orange pale amber that is clear. The look is very good and surprisingly light colored for a Double IPA.

The beer smell is hop forward and very good. The beer smell has a nice heavy sweet bitterness to it. The notes seem to be mainly tropical ones in the form of orange and pineapple. There is also a tiny bit of malt sweetness but it gets lost in the hops.

The beer taste is very hop forward and unashamed about it. While there seems to be a light malt sweetness to keep things from getting hoppy and bitter, the hops definitely dominate this brew. The hop notes seem to be more of a strong pineapple flavor with a bit of orange to it. It's definitely tropical with a bit of a pine note. However, there is also seems to be a small alcohol note that comes and goes.

The feel is very good and fantastic. The body is smooth with a very nice fluffy carbonation that lightens up the body. The body is medium heavy but feels lighter.

Overall, DC Brau has certainly proven itself to be adept at creating hop forward IPAs with a light malt presence and this beer is no exception. While similar to its other beers, this one definitely stands out as a good and easy to drink DIPA. (1,300 characters)

Photo of budmanbrando
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A very tasty DIPA. Really enjoyed this one. (44 characters)

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Solar Abyss from DC Brau Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.