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On The Wings Of Armageddon - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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On The Wings Of ArmageddonOn The Wings Of Armageddon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,130 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,130
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 432
Gots: 84 | FT: 8
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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the-gobbler

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -53.9%

07-28-2014 16:32:54 | More by the-gobbler
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -53.9%

10-22-2013 01:00:55 | More by Liberatiscioli
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LarryK

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

02-12-2013 15:14:42 | More by LarryK
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MrOH

Maryland

2.53/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Canned 12/27/13, bought at the brewery and placed in the fridge. Poured into my Perennial tulip.

Pours hazy orange, decent lacing, not much in the way of head retention.

Has a generic American hop aroma. Some grapefruit, a touch of resiny pine, a bit herbal and floral. Nothing stands out, and it's not as in your face as I'd expected.

Pretty much the same as the nose, plus booze and a bit of malt. Well balanced bitterness, so it's got that going for it.

A little on the heavy side, could use a bit more carbonation.

Overall, I am let down by this beer.

Serving type: can

01-06-2014 04:54:17 | More by MrOH
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Skabiski

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

06-24-2014 22:47:45 | More by Skabiski
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Danimal25

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

10-28-2013 12:31:08 | More by Danimal25
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damngoode

Indiana

3/5  rDev -30.9%

11-01-2013 16:37:37 | More by damngoode
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -30.9%

04-15-2014 02:50:26 | More by Phil_H
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vonnegut21

New York

3/5  rDev -30.9%

04-09-2014 19:00:48 | More by vonnegut21
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -30.9%

01-18-2014 14:35:24 | More by Soneast
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.9%

03-22-2014 10:59:16 | More by garuda
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macesq

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

06-24-2014 01:25:44 | More by macesq
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kniles38

New York

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

06-14-2014 03:08:34 | More by kniles38
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

08-04-2013 05:07:31 | More by ChrisPro
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msween21

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

03-26-2014 19:22:09 | More by msween21
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harrydorofee

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

03-09-2014 01:20:29 | More by harrydorofee
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bigred89

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

10-20-2013 16:28:49 | More by bigred89
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CSO

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

04-11-2014 03:28:39 | More by CSO
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Filabee

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

05-20-2014 02:09:52 | More by Filabee
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Poured into DFH IPA glass and also drank part from the can as instructed, I think the latter is my preference for this beer.

Pours a straw yellow with thin head and lots of clinging to the glass. From the glass I get earthy, dirty hops with more bitterness than aroma. The smell coming from the can is actually stronger I think, lemon pine-sol and more typical tropical fruit hops. Taste follows the smell, lots of lemon and tropical fruit. Ends with a dry, chalky finish that reminds me of Pliny the Younger and Enjoy By, but I seem to be the only one disturbed by it, so maybe don't trust me on that.

I gave my scores based on the can, I'd suggest that over pouring it into a glass.
It's an interesting beer, but I much prefer their flagship IPA The Corruption.

Serving type: can

06-21-2013 01:36:28 | More by RichardMNixon
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got a can of this at Max's in Baltimore. From notes.

A - Hazy copper pour with one finger of off white head. No visible carbonation, good lace, rings of retention.

S - Dank hop pellets, onion.

T - Orange, hop pellets, onion, citrus, resin, leafy.

M - Good carbonation, medium to full body, pretty bitter.

O/D - Not as good as it's made out to be. Might be the Falconer's Flight but the oniony element was a bit too much for me. It was odd, but not is a really offputting way. Decent, but not world class like it's said to be. A letdown overall.

Serving type: can

03-27-2014 00:08:27 | More by tbeckett
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Sisky

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

04-26-2014 16:57:51 | More by Sisky
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Jeffries55

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

03-06-2014 13:21:41 | More by Jeffries55
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jmslade7

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

06-02-2013 03:23:11 | More by jmslade7
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flexabull

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

11-24-2013 06:46:57 | More by flexabull
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On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,130 ratings.