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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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1,510 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,510
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 501
Gots: 137 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: russwbeck on 02-17-2012

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.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, no canning date, extra'd to me by John. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 10/14/2013.

Review #238.

Pours a hazy amber body with a very big, effervescent white head that really does retain very well. It took a few minutes to pour the entire can into the glass. Even a few minutes later, there is still a big bunch of fluffy head on top with lacing all over the place. At the end of the pour, there are small hop chunks, nothing like Heady though. In the sunlight, this looks very substantial, kind of like apricot preserves.

Smells very bready, biscuits and toffee. There is also a fair grapefruit hop presence throughout, accentuated by a very small bit of a floral nose. Smells very clean, not resinous or sticky if that makes sense.

I really enjoyed drinking this beer- the hops come out much more on the palate than it does in the nose. It's got a very hefty, relatively non-descript bitterness even from the get-go, and I get grapefruits and citrus later in the palate. The bready base malts peek out a bit near the end but its really not showing up all that much. This is purely hops right here.

Actually a very drinkable, satisfying experience. Medium bodied, not dry but not resinous- just right. Bitterness quotient is quite high, but not ridiculous. Very easy to drink despite a bit of burn coming down.

Smooth drinking DIPA that showcases the hops here extremely well. I don't taste much of the base malts as I drink this.. just the pure hops. Very good double IPA that is at least within shouting distance of the big boys such as Heady, Abner, Double Sunshine.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On the Wings of Armageddon
DC Brau
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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to my friend, Brian, for trading for this and sharing with me. A major want.

A: Hazed golden color with a one finger cream colored head.

S: Mango, pine and grapefruit with a nice, bready backbone.

T: Big piny hop resin right away. Mint, leafy hops, grapefruit pith, mango. Has a nice, drawn out resiny finish. Big, hoppy and really tasty.

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3.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice citrus forward hop qualities in the aroma and flavor.

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On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,510 ratings.