On The Wings Of Armageddon - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tlazaroff:
4.55/5 rDev +4.8%
Almost dense on the nose, it has a very sweet, resiny kind of half tropical half dank aroma to it. I could smell this beer all day long and not want to do anything else.
Beautiful, albeit slightly hazy honey color with the gradient to go with it. It has a nice thick head after the pour, but that dissipates rather quickly to leave a sea-foam-cap on the beer. Lacing is plentiful and pretty.
Wow! This beer is bitter, right up front that is the first thing that hits you. The carbonation hits like a freight train but subsides rather fast leading way to flavors of the tropics like lemon and lime citrus, light mango, and papaya. The body is quite moderate but nicely filling. This is a stellar beer, an IPA to set a new standard for the east coast.
11-19-2012 03:29:00 | More by tlazaroff
More User Reviews:
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.
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