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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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1,304 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,304
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 463
Gots: 101 | FT: 7
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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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.

MrOH, Jan 06, 2014
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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.

RichardMNixon, Jun 21, 2013
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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.

tbeckett, Mar 27, 2014
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On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
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