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On The Wings Of Armageddon - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,185 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,185
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 441
Gots: 90 | 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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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-20-2013 11:03:43 | More by sholland119
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IrishHockey

Indiana

4.99/5  rDev +15%

I have had this in a can and 22oz bottle. Served in a DC Brau tulip and a FFF teku.

First I gotta thank my main man Crabbicus. He is probably the greatest BA I've ever had the pleasure of exchanging beer with.

Anyways, I'm not gonna go into to much detail on the intricacies of this brew. I'm on number 3 and can barely feel my face.
Find this beer. You will not regret it. It's a wonderful brew! The falconers flight hops shine! So many great citrus tastes! Orange, grapefruit, maybe some lemon. This is one of my top 3 beers, and I'm a stout porter guy. I can't get enough of this. Amazing.
Hats off to the boys at the Brau.
Cheers!

04-20-2013 03:21:03 | More by IrishHockey
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Treebs

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -4.1%

12 oz. can served in a. Big thanks to my buddy out east for picking this up for me.

A: Pours a semi hazy orange color with a yellowish head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thick ring that leaves sticky sheets of lace down the glass.

S: Light pine with an underlying citrus note to it. Swift orange with some minimal lemon peel. Sweet bready malts make up the backbone. Juicy marmalade. Pretty nice.

T: Piney with some nice lemon square action going on. Juicy honey. A little sweet from the bready malts with some orange rind. Slightly floral, but the earthy bitterness takes over on the finish.

M: Medium to light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Bitter finish.

O: Teetering on the bitter edge of DIPA's, it has enough malty sweetness and body to balance it out. Definitely enjoyed it and it's great out of the can as well.

04-20-2013 01:04:39 | More by Treebs
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rboinski

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-17-2013 04:08:58 | More by rboinski
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Thanks to beerness for taking a few bits & bytes off my wants list & turning it into a lovely looking can of beer, arriving via trade as an extra. Extras off your wants = good traders. 12 oz. can; someday, I'm going to pack a few of these buggers into the Boundary Waters...maybe.

Pour is a non-transparent orange with a high dose of carbonation. Nose is wonderful. Double-fist of harsh pine, citrus, with a pinch of lemon. Bittersweet.

On the Wings of Armageddon is one of those sip...sipsipsip beers. A first recon leads to heavy drinking. Weeping pine slathers the palate, & some master mixologist slipped in the aforementioned citrus, lemon. Bitterness flashes the mid-palate with serious intent. Just enough sweetness without cutting into the hops that are caressing the inside of my cheeks. Oily? I could dump this into my old Audi's engine without fear. Except it'd never make it outside intact.

I handed the glass to my wife for a sip & her response was "Do we have any more of this?" Sadly, no. This beer has it all, right down to being as drinkable as a belly-button tequila party. This is the real deal. Excellent beer that nipples on stellar.

04-16-2013 02:37:59 | More by maximum12
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-15-2013 22:09:36 | More by jsilva
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-15-2013 03:39:42 | More by sirsteve42
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-14-2013 07:06:35 | More by SocalKicks
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KevSal

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-10-2013 07:02:39 | More by KevSal
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katiethehooks

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

04-09-2013 14:16:08 | More by katiethehooks
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-07-2013 16:59:34 | More by acurtis
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-07-2013 13:22:46 | More by AngusOg
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lovindahops

New York

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%

Getting the chance to try this via Fmccormi... Fran, thank you so much for this.

A- OTWOA pours a fluorescent orange with a receding white of foam. Sunlight in a glass, the appearance is still murky, yet glowing. Nice looking brew.

S-MEGA grapefruit is shotgunned up the nostrils. No exaggeration... This is one bitter and tropical burst. Sweet and aromatic, OTWOA delivers with some tropical flavor scents.

T- flavorful tropical hop profile flows in conjunction with a tasty sweet and bitter citrus background. This is spot on to a take your hoppiness flavor to the bank and finish with a bitter smacker. I am impressed!

M- carbonated prickly flavors tag the palate spot on.

O- so here it is...., this is one heck of a hoppy DIPA that is flying under the radar. This is a grapefruit nuke! Awesome DIPA that could be mentioned in the VT runs. WOW!

04-06-2013 18:19:44 | More by lovindahops
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DruRho

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-06-2013 17:51:46 | More by DruRho
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Malty_Matty

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-06-2013 15:46:30 | More by Malty_Matty
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +2.8%

This poured out as a hazy copper color with a nice fluffy white head on top. The retention and lacing are really good. The smell of the beer is fruity and sweet, peach and mango aromas like crazy, there is pineapple in there too. The taste is also very good, solid malt profile followed up by a wave of fruity hop flavors with a subtle piney finish. The mouthfeel is oily and lightly carbonated, silky smooth texture with a creamy finish. Overall this beer is very good, big thanks to DaveHack for handing a can off to me. Really enjoyed it.

04-06-2013 00:45:43 | More by Knapp85
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polopaul20

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-05-2013 18:15:08 | More by polopaul20
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Pecan

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-03-2013 06:33:56 | More by Pecan
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Cvescalante

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-03-2013 03:19:46 | More by Cvescalante
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kevanb

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12oz can poured into a DC Brau can glass.

The beer pours a nice copper color, fairly hazy complexion, with a few bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A really nice, cloudy white head rises up from the beer, about 2 or 3 fingers high that has wonderful retention and leaves a fair amount of spotted lace behind. The aroma has a nice amount of zesty grapefruit and tangerine, a touch of resinous pine is also apparent before some sweet caramel malt pops out with some faint alcohol. The flavors nice, lots of grapefruit with some crisp tangerine that leads to some earthy lemongrass and dirty pine that is very bitter before the sweet and rich malt starts to take over the palate with just a touch of alcohol heat at the finish. The body is lovely, very juicy, coats the mouth well and finishes very smoothly with an awesome dry kick.

Verdict: An awesome double IPA from DC Brau. It's bitter, it's dry, it's flavorful and has a great finish, all of the hallmarks of a great IPA. That being said, there is a lack of depth in the flavors but the balance is great.

04-02-2013 01:26:11 | More by kevanb
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-30-2013 01:15:26 | More by Damian74Shensky
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oline73

Maryland

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured from the can into a standard pint glass.

The beer pours an orangish amber color with a finger of fluffy off white head. As the head fades it leaves some lace on the side of the glass. The nose is full of fresh smelling hops right off the bat. There is just a touch of sweetness as well, but the hops definitely dominate. The taste follows the smell closely. The grain sweetness might be a bit more prevalent in the taste, but it still plays second fiddle to the hops. The hops remind me of juicy citrus peel with a hint of pine. I'm getting a little alcohol in the background along with the sweetness. The finish is bitter. The body is just on the thick side of medium with a very dry finish and a normal amount of carbonation.

This is a very good double IPA and I'll be quite happy if it ever makes it into regular distribution.

03-29-2013 00:27:49 | More by oline73
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-27-2013 20:31:56 | More by MinorThreat
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-27-2013 02:50:35 | More by nickfl
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-25-2013 04:47:31 | More by Holland
On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,185 ratings.