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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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1,305 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,305
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

greg4579, Jun 16, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange/amber color, with soft white head, at least a couple of inches. The head stays for a long time, great retention.

Nose is fruity, citrus. Grapefruit, orange zest, very light malt and some pine coming through as well.

Taste is fruit, citrus, with a balanced bitterness. Maybe some mango, grapefruit on the buds. The malt hangs around in a very balanced nature.

This is a full bodied DIPA, but finishes nice, hides the alcohol, very juicy mouthfeel.

Overall, this is great.

nmann08, Jun 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

PhilDaBrewer, Jun 16, 2013
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SadMachine, Jun 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ajtorres311, Jun 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

TheRemyLeabeau, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of TechTriumph
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

~~Thanks to CuriousMonk for the cans~~

From notes on 06/07/13:
No freshness date - no doubt fresh though; Poured in a snifter.

A - Pours nearly two inches of dirty/off-white very fluffy head with superb retention; Even with it's very cloudy nature, it's still vibrant and bright when held to the light - orange-ish amber in color; Crazy amount of floaters within the glass - large chunks as well and I love it; Nice sticky sheets of lacing left behind

S - As soon as I pulled back the tab and broke the seal on this bad boy, a wonderful hoppy aroma hit my nose; It's a rush of citrus and overall pungence initially; As the beer settles, the aroma dials down a bit (but still nice) - I detect apricot, orange, floral, grapefruit, tart mango, and a bit of kiwi-like hops; Some white pepper and a light dose of spice and earth; Quite biscuity with some caramel underneath the explosion of hops

T - The aroma is nice and all, but the taste is at a whole 'nother level! Wow! Loads and loads of juicy hops; Up front, it's pungent, oniony and a touch catty - pretty potent overall; While the initial flavors linger a bit, additional juicy hoppy flavors settle in pretty quickly also - citrusy orange, grapefruit, pine, mango, kiwi, with a nice kick of white pepper as well; Bitterness isn't over the top, but it hits with moderate force and lingers a while; Towards the end of the taste, biscuity malts begin to remind of their presence with semi-sweet caramel nuances

M - Carbonation is a bit over moderate with some burning zest at first which comes down a bit over the session; Medium bodied and quite juicy at first... though it leaves the mouth bone dry - just another reason to reach for another sip (as if I needed one); Delicious hop oils left all over the tongue long after the sip; While there's no sign of alcohol in the taste, the warmth does show up a bit here in a pleasant way

O - I've heard lots of good things about this DIPA, and for me, it lived up to the reputation and more. Many DIPA's bring a pretty big malt presence to help balance out the heavy dosage of hops. Not this one. Without a doubt, it's all about hop potentcy - and I loved every second of it. OTWOA is one of the most enjoyable hop-forward beers I've had in a while, and is right up there with the best I've ever had. I'm hooked!

TechTriumph, Jun 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,305 ratings.