On The Wings Of Armageddon - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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Reviews by brewtus:
4.64/5 rDev +6.9%
Can into tulip.Pours hazy orange, single finger white head, laces pretty well. Smell is tons of sticky pine, lots of lemony citrus, tropical, some biscuit. Tastes is a lot like the smell, tons of tropical fruit, lots of pine resin, earthy, citrus fruit, perfectly bitter, tiny malt charictaure. Overall this is way better than I expected, awesome west coast style imperial that hides the abv very well. Great great brew and dangerously easy to drink.
06-04-2013 02:35:57 | More by brewtus
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3.93/5 rDev -9.4%
Big thanks to smokeypeat for this one! Gold, amber, orange, copper, rustic sunburst... pick one, any one will do. Large gradient of colors, here. A creamy, light-khaki head perches itself at about a finger and a half and just sits there, still and foamy-like, exhibiting great retention and leaving behind some sheety and spotty lacing around all the edges of the glass near the top.
On the Wings of Armageddon may be made in the country's capital, but it smells like the West Coast all the way. Citrus fruity with some peppery spice and a lighter touch of tropical essence in the back. Oranges, grapefruit pith, and some light mango-ish notes. Very hoppy, mostly hitting hard on those fruit notes, not so much in the way of the greener side of things, though some grassy hints are thrown about carelessly.
There's only a bit of pale malt sweetness on the nose, though the flavor reveals slightly more of a toffee flavor from them, along with some toasted bread, with a bit more-than-expected sweetness... Not to say that the sweetness hinders the hops at all, though, as the hops are still certainly amped up to 11. Pungent pines, assertive on the palate, dank citrus, grapefruit peels, and brash bitterness in the back. Lupulin madness in your mouth, and there's nothing you can do about it.
Bitterness lasts long into the finish and scrapes your uvula with each and every sip. Lasting dank pines and citrus into the finish with only a faint reminder of the malt that once was. This thing doesn't mess around at 9.2% ABV, with a big and bold mouth feel, aggressive carbonation, and a crisp, dry, biting finish that'll be giving you cotton mouth in no time. Fairly drinkable, though the intense bitterness may hinder it just a bit.
Nice beer, though I don't think I loved it as much as the rest of the people on this site. Good showcase of West Coast, American hops... at first, it seems like it might achieve some sort of balance, even given the high IBU and ABV, but the hops quickly engulf everything and the bitterness in the finish makes this one a slower sipper than I'd like. Still pretty damn tasty, really, just not quite the world beater everyone makes it out to be.
08-23-2013 11:36:17 | More by tectactoe
4.06/5 rDev -6.5%
I was surprised at how smooth the aftertaste was. It starts off very bitter and smooths out on the way down. I prefer a dipa with a bit more citrus flavor, but overall this was a very drinkable beer at 9.2%. It was a little heavier with tones of caramel or coffee. If you haven't had it, it's worth trying
10-31-2013 00:02:39 | More by Gagnowd
On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,198 ratings.