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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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1,242 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,242
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 450
Gots: 94 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

Review from notes. Thanks to Shane (via Mike) for this one.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a foamy, off-white head on top, about a finger in height. Nice head retention and lacing.

S: Upfront there is some dank, tropical fruit aromas - grapefruit, orange, a bit of papaya, very resiny. Faint caramel/bready malt, but certainly underneath all of the fruity aromas.

T: Nice mix of piney bitterness and grapefruit/tropical fruit going on here. Some orange and tangerine as well. A bit bready malt mixed in.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Abv hidden very nicely.

O: Another great DIPA, having it back to back with Heady Topper I noticed some definite similarities. Want to have this one again for sure.

mdaschaf, May 26, 2013
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emsjf, May 20, 2013
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4.66/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured into a frosted shaker pint glass and tasted over the course of 25 extraordinary minutes.
Thick lumps of creamy cloud stood deep and long on the even pulp cidered peach haze. Lacy smoke tethers the piney pulp to a warming vessel as it drains.
Grapefruit, evergreen, chestnuts, and buttered biscuits make for a holiday of aromas that only disappoint by failing to linger longer.
Ethanol leads the way through the nose and bubbles across the lips into an evolving balance of flavors that bind intensity to a structure of toast and tin. Forward hops flow into sweet eggy dough and flatten out first into peppered smoke and later into polished stone. Wait long enough into following breaths, and the resin comes back to leave the mouth clean and calmly anticipating either the next gulp or next bite of food.
This hopjuice lays out evenly over the tongue and climbs over teeth high into the cheeks--again the hard-working yeast plays a key role without getting so big that it burns.
There is a reason why locals lineup around the block for this ambrosia to be canned. While it will play well all sorts of eats, I wouldn't have OTWOA on the table unless it is the main focus of degustation.

1sophrosyne1, May 20, 2013
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On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,242 ratings.