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On The Wings Of Armageddon - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,518 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,518
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 505
Gots: 139 | FT: 10
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 TheSwampFox41
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of antott0523
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy caramel color with a reddish hue at the depths of the glass. An off white head disappears leaving a slight lace.

S: Earthy and mildly resinous with notes of pine. Fresh fruit including pineapple and watermelon. This is a bold hop forward IPA. There's a fair malt backbone providing faint notes of wheat. The booze comes through with warmth

T: A burst of fresh tropical fruit including pineapple, cantaloupe and mango with a resinous and earthy tea-like finish with hints of watermelon rind. All balanced by a sturdy malt bill.

M: Slick and carbonated. Resinous tingle on the tongue that lingers.

D: Everything about this beer is big: nose, flavor, feel. The high ABV is well hidden by all these big flavors, but comes through as the beer warms. It's a nick beer. It's crisp and refreshing, but the body takes away a bit from the overall drinkablikity. There are aspects of this hop that I do not prefer, but there is no denying that this is one of the most flavorful IPAs that I have ever had.

Photo of assman79
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Crab_gang
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Laulau
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of whitenads
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anteater
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of d_brommer_nh
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Syracuse12
3.91/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NW_IPAHEAD
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edglodek
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnscooper
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierleichen
3.24/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Not an IPA fan... As far as IPA's go this one is fantastic

Photo of ethanmc12
3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdamPenna
3.63/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dheldman
3.7/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pencible
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at Snallygaster 2014.
Yes. Beautiful hops. Up there with Enjoy By.

Photo of woodchipper
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ksalmeri
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rockyjr1977
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bellsfounder
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucoli
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not a big hop head but this is so well balanced it is easy to drink and enjoy

On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,518 ratings.