On The Wings Of Armageddon - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Stevedore:
4.36/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz can, no canning date, extra'd to me by John. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 10/14/2013.
Pours a hazy amber body with a very big, effervescent white head that really does retain very well. It took a few minutes to pour the entire can into the glass. Even a few minutes later, there is still a big bunch of fluffy head on top with lacing all over the place. At the end of the pour, there are small hop chunks, nothing like Heady though. In the sunlight, this looks very substantial, kind of like apricot preserves.
Smells very bready, biscuits and toffee. There is also a fair grapefruit hop presence throughout, accentuated by a very small bit of a floral nose. Smells very clean, not resinous or sticky if that makes sense.
I really enjoyed drinking this beer- the hops come out much more on the palate than it does in the nose. It's got a very hefty, relatively non-descript bitterness even from the get-go, and I get grapefruits and citrus later in the palate. The bready base malts peek out a bit near the end but its really not showing up all that much. This is purely hops right here.
Actually a very drinkable, satisfying experience. Medium bodied, not dry but not resinous- just right. Bitterness quotient is quite high, but not ridiculous. Very easy to drink despite a bit of burn coming down.
Smooth drinking DIPA that showcases the hops here extremely well. I don't taste much of the base malts as I drink this.. just the pure hops. Very good double IPA that is at least within shouting distance of the big boys such as Heady, Abner, Double Sunshine.
Serving type: can
10-14-2013 20:34:21 | More by Stevedore
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Th beer comes in a very dark reddish amber with a beige fluffy head.
The aroma has some over ripe, almosr rotten tropical fruit and grapefruit. There’s some resinous pine and sweet bready malt. Lots of dankness and some green marijuana character.
The flavor follows of this cedar/oak woodiness along with riping green leaves, grass, and wood sap. There are big notes of resinous pine. There’s a medium plus bready malt in the middle with creamy carbonation. The finish is medium minus bitterness, but aggressively dries. The beer flies off the palate quite quickly leaving some leafy hops on the finish.
The beer drinks like a single IPA. It’s extremely different with its interesting hop notes (single hop Falconer’s Flight) and huge drying on the finish.
Serving type: can
03-10-2014 01:41:34 | More by dar482
4.23/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance is orange/ dark copper color. Head was fairly substantial and had some staying power. Nice lacing.
Odor was citrus(grapefruit mostly) and some floral with a tin bit of sweet.
Taste starts with hop bitterness. Grapefruit and general citrus with a heavy does of green. Floral notes persist throughout and sweet malt is present in the background. Mouth feel is moderate and not heavy. Bitter finish and a little dry.
Overall, a great IPA. Complex and deep with many different flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 18:09:46 | More by dexterk1
4/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a beautiful orange in color; good head with retention. Nose is light hops, but taste is strong dank grapefruit. Juicy sweetness, but it's from the hop oils, not the malts. Mouthfeel is as expected. Surprisingly pleased with the beer--a great brew!
Serving type: can
03-08-2014 15:59:31 | More by Maurizio
On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
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