On The Wings Of Armageddon - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Stevedore:
4.36/5 rDev +0.5%
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:
4.03/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured a light copper body with lace rings down the glass. An earthy, funky citric hop aroma with minimal sweet malts. Smooth, very hoppy of the citric variety along with a crisp, dry finish. The beer is balanced, not too hoppy, thanks to a little bit of grape flavors from hops as well and touches of bready/caramel sweetness. Overall, a well-balanced and designed IPA that is a great sipper.
Serving type: on-tap
07-23-2014 11:35:19 | More by clayrock81
On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,126 ratings.