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On The Wings Of Armageddon - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,103 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,103
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 424
Gots: 84 | FT: 9
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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ScottJWing

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-19-2014 17:43:15 | More by ScottJWing
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BG718

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-18-2014 23:36:01 | More by BG718
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ttylicki

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-18-2014 23:15:12 | More by ttylicki
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-18-2014 17:53:18 | More by salthemonster
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-18-2014 00:48:34 | More by mychalg9
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NJB145

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-16-2014 23:29:50 | More by NJB145
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kgncfl

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-16-2014 20:34:55 | More by kgncfl
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Sqratch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

05-16-2014 15:40:58 | More by Sqratch
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Symz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-16-2014 04:54:43 | More by Symz
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-15-2014 19:50:04 | More by Yellolab2010
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Kyrojack

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-14-2014 23:32:50 | More by Kyrojack
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Strong pour yields about a finger of frothy white head, with relatively poor retention. Beer is a hazy, nearly opaque copper color. Can is fantastic.

Huge, huge, huge hop aroma, similar to Heady: citrus, tropical fruit, pine resin. Malts? We don't need no steenkin' malts!!! Slight flowery sweetness hiding behind a wall covered in hop vines.

Flavor follows the aroma, with a slightly stronger malt backbone. Soft, overripe tropical fruit compete with pine resin, ruby red grapefruit, and citrus peel for your attention. Powdery, biscuity malt backbone, like liquid crackers soaked in hop juice.

Mouthfeel is a little too sticky-sweet, falling prey to the DIPA syrup trap. Very lively, with a nice, minimal sting, no foaming. Long-lasting, sticky finish; the bitterness clings to your gums long after the sip is warming your belly. Extremely smooth for the ABV.

This is yet another IPA/DIPA that completely lives up to rather substantial hype. It's incredible that it's a single-hop DIPA - then again, Falconer's Flight is kind of cheating in that regard. Definitely seek this out and try it!

Serving type: can

05-14-2014 23:15:46 | More by Roguer
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Saw this available on-tap and, naturally, there was no other beer I was interested in, for the moment.

What a great beer. Great resin tones with pine and a spicy edge. Carbonation is somewhat aggressive and nipping at the mouth. Very easy to drink. This is a great beer. A very great beer. I don't think I will see it again anytime soon, unfortunately. But I am very glad that I had the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2014 15:02:26 | More by RblWthACoz
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slvrmon82

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-13-2014 13:19:44 | More by slvrmon82
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Tafyob41

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-13-2014 06:05:01 | More by Tafyob41
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beefsquatch

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

05-12-2014 21:13:35 | More by beefsquatch
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-12-2014 13:30:07 | More by ToadiesForCody
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received this beer from Miketd, a great man that BA is. Canned date is 4/11/14.

A- Produces a three finger thick head, a pale white, frothy, foamy head. It persists well. The body is orange and copper with a cloudy appearance.

S- Heavy citrus notes, particularly orange, are at the forefront and prominent. Some resinousness, pine and sweetness are found underneath.

T- Dank, pungent flavored hops and subtle hints of citrus, then sweet malt and bread. The hop flavors work well together.

M- Medium body, smooth, relatively light and easy-drinking, it starts sweet and gets progressively bitter and a bit spicy. The bitterness isn't incredibly intense, but it does make for a long finish.

It's a great IPA, but I don't feel like I'm finding the array of flavors I'd hoped for. I do enjoy how smooth and approachable the beer is, so that's to its favor.

Serving type: can

05-12-2014 03:37:02 | More by ONovoMexicano
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JesusApodaca

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-12-2014 00:03:21 | More by JesusApodaca
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

S- Not much at fridge temp..light apricot as it warms. You can smell the sweetness possible dankness, not sure. Kind of smells like all the average hops combined.
A-Dark orange, hazy. The head settles to a nice lacing. After a half an hour there is a white yeasty coating going on the bottom of the glass.
T-Striking candied pine note, reminds me of an American style barleywine. A solid malt backbone does its best to balance the extreme Falconers Flightiness. I guess I’m just not a fan of this blend of hops. I’ve tried many types of ale brewed with this variety and it is not my bag of hops. Gritty and volatile. There is some balance to the hops when it is warmer but it’s not enough to be great. “Bitter at best, with some other fruity notes”
M-It is bitter. Sweet and sticky, imperial it is. Lingering bitterness.
O- This can was less than a month old, more of a barley wine than an IPA. It is not bad. .but it is also not great. Twas’ my first beer from DC Brau. I had moderate expectations for this IPA and it barley delivered on them. Give me a fresh 90 Minute any day of the week. Maybe if I had slammed this straight from the can I would have enjoyed it more. I can say with absolute confidence that Falconers flight is a second tier hop mix/variety.

Serving type: can

05-11-2014 19:46:39 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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MNPikey

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.2%

05-11-2014 02:13:22 | More by MNPikey
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McNazz

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

05-10-2014 21:46:46 | More by McNazz
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-10-2014 17:10:17 | More by BrownAleMale
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-10-2014 04:54:56 | More by oglmcdgl
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metter98

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-10-2014 01:49:02 | More by metter98
On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,103 ratings.