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On The Wings Of Armageddon - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,380 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,380
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 477
Gots: 112 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ung, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

cincysig, Jul 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

manutdfan, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

badboy7113, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

RFBrewing, Jul 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

iL0VEbeer, Jul 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

lucas1801, Jul 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

6thstreetbrewpub, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jamvt, Jul 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

DooshBagalow, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.56/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to cw577enfield for the can.

Appearance: Slightly hazed pale orange. Rocky white head drops to a small creamy collar with a wispy cap. Moderate carbonation on the pour. Some sticky lacing.

Smell: A solid punch of grapefruit skin and flesh. Some lighter sweeter fruit, something like grape and apple. A hint of pine. Malt backbone is light and bready. Some slight caramel malt sweetness. Some cc cracker and bread. A bit earthy through the back. Lightly sweet with more grape and grapefruit as it warms.

Taste: Solid bitter pine needle. Increases with each sip. Some earthy notes with some grapefruit and grape must. Malts are really there to stop it from being hop juice. Slightly bready with a light toasted element. Some caramel malt sweetness, but it's an afterthought to the hops. A bit fruity. Lingering bitterness with some oily pine.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Slight creaminess up front with a slightly dry finish.

Overall: Penguin wings.

Solid but not crazy. Maybe with a hyper fresh can it would be different. I've had it at tests a few times and it's been more aggressive. The can was missing that edge.

Goblinmunkey7, Jul 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

cp45, Jul 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Schlais, Jul 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

cw577enfield, Jul 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Jspriest, Jul 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

lonewolfcry, Jul 19, 2013
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theGlasstronaut, Jul 18, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sampled from a 12oz can purchased at the brewery.

A - Golden and clear with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Lots of suspended chunks but that was my fault. I read the can and homebrew yet I poured a little too quickly.

S - A brilliant floral, citrusy and fruity hop aroma. Mmmmm!

T - Powerful yet delicate citrusy flavors with a moderate bitterness. A malt sweetness / richness too that, along with the alcohol, supports this beer. What depth and complexity!

M - Silky smooth with a moderate carbonation level.

O - A fantastic beer! Nice to see more of these appearing on the east coast.

GJ40, Jul 16, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Chris B.
Appears an orange with a small white head that quickly fades out and leaves scattered bits of lacing around the glass.
Smell is of citrus, tropical fruit, danky skunk weed, grass, and mineral water.
Taste is of the aromas with a standout funky skunk flavor atop of mangos and pineapple.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, semi dry, with lots of danky hops resonating along the palate.

weeare138, Jul 15, 2013
On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,380 ratings.