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On The Wings Of Armageddon - DC Brau Brewing Co.

On The Wings Of ArmageddonOn The Wings Of Armageddon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

899 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 899
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%


Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
OTWOA is a single hop beer utilizing Falconers Flight. Brewed with just enough Pale malt, Cara-60, CaraPils and Malted wheat to carry the intense hop character onto the pallet.

At first glance, it has an orange hue in the glass with a viscus, rocky head that refuses to dissipate. Upon first sniff there are dominate aromas of citrus, white grapes and grapefruit with light bread and biscut notes. After the first sip we taste a mellow bitterness that only grows as more is consumed. Moderately carbonated, deceptively smooth, refreshingly dry and extremely heady for a beer at 9.2% ABV.

OTWOA exhibits all the necessary traits to be revered as a world class Imperial IPA.

(Beer added by: russwbeck on 02-17-2012)
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Reviews by nsheehan:
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nsheehan

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On the Wings of Armageddon
DC Brau
20130930
12oz can to Duvel deco tulip
9.2% ABV
Says drink fresh on can but there is no date.
Thanks to HopAG for this one!

A – A very hazy, coppery-gold with some green. Reminds me of organic apple juice. Opaque and no translucence. Not appealing.

S – A nice big whiff of fruit and plant. Light on the nose yet confident. On the melony side with a bit of peach and apple (but not gross apple-excess acetaldehyde). A slight planty smell like fresh cut flower stalks. A tiny bit of pine is hiding in the back of the smell. No citrus or grass yet. As it warms, it becomes a bit muddled and more grassy.

T – There’s a nice flavor upfront, but then it kind of falls of. The middle taste is just thin. The after taste is nice though. Some fruity bitterness lingers at a nice level for a long time. The initial taste is a nice fruity hoppiness. It’s an earthy grassiness with some peachy-apple flavor. But it falls off somewhat quickly. As it warms, the taste doesn’t change much, at least not for the better.

M – Medium bodied, actually pretty good, but the carbonation is a bit off. I’d like it a bit more carbonated. Good dryness to the finish.

O – I expected a lot and it kind of delivered. Didn’t improve with about 20 minutes to let the aromas open up. I can see myself wanting one or two to start a football game with or for one dinner on occasion, but I’d have to drink it before it warmed too much. It gets points for the great initial smell and aftertaste.
3, 4, 4, 4.25, 4; 4.06.

Serving type: can

10-10-2013 02:09:51 | More by nsheehan
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I have a code that I live by. This code is centered on doing whatever is fucking possible to avoid painfully awkward social situations. Give me a comfort height, elongated toilet and a charged smartphone after a day of eating Filet-o-Fishes followed by chasing that shit with Mexico’s finest tap water and I’ll take that situation almost every fucking time over nearly every social situation.

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On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 899 ratings.