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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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1,557 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,557
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 533
Gots: 153 | FT: 16
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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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

DC Brau Brewing Co. - On The Wings Of Armageddon, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a cloudy caramel amber with a massive soapy head that retains well. Exceptional lacing.

Smell - Aroma is perfect. An ever so slight sweet caramel malt with a dank citrusy hop face melter on top.

Taste - Malt backbone is just that, it's simply the vehicle that a massive grapefruit and pine hop blast rides in on.

Mouthfeel - Sits bitter but fades nicely. Heavy-medium bodied with low carbonation. Surprisingly not boozy and great drinkability. I wanted another right after!

Overall - Thsi is phenomenal! What a great brew. This is a hop head dream come true. Two thumbs up.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of HopHealth
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of ltjska04
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Gmr75 for sending this as part of the recent "CAN-CAN" BIF.

A: Poured into a tulip glass, this guy's not much to look at. Super hazy light orange, not unlike Heady. I get that it's unfiltered and saw the yeast pour into the glass, but it's still rather ugly and doesn't retain foam like I expected.
S: Smells like pine & grapefruit candy. The aroma leaps out of the glass, beckoning to take a sip. Tons of hops but also a good amount of malt.
T: The hops smack you in the face for sure, but the maltiness is no slouch either. Sweeter than I like in a DIPA but it balances the bitterness well. Layers of hop flavors mingle over the malty base and keep things interesting until the end.
M: Full and creamy yet very drinkable. It's hard to put this one down.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of HookemHoos
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the can into a tulip glass. Poured with a nice head and hazy color. The smell was magnificent. After the first sip, a blast of hops hit my palate. The hops give way to a great taste with just a hint of bitterness. Overall this is a fantastic beer that can compete with some of the best dIPAs.

Photo of themind
4.89/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing DIPA that stands with the big boys. This brew reminds me of Heady! its a citrus, hoppy, piny explosion that had me wanting more....like ten more lol. If you see this brew and your a hop head it's a must try. At the end of the day this brew is one of the best I have had.

Bottom Line: World Class Beer!

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,557 ratings.