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On The Wings Of Armageddon - DC Brau Brewing Co.

On The Wings Of ArmageddonOn The Wings Of Armageddon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

912 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 912
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%


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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themind

New Jersey

4.88/5  rDev +12.2%
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!

Serving type: can

11-07-2013 11:05:57 | More by themind
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Gagnowd

Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was surprised at how smooth the aftertaste was. It starts off very bitter and smooths out on the way down. I prefer a dipa with a bit more citrus flavor, but overall this was a very drinkable beer at 9.2%. It was a little heavier with tones of caramel or coffee. If you haven't had it, it's worth trying

Serving type: can

10-31-2013 00:02:39 | More by Gagnowd
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Chazari99

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was very eager to try this beer, having heard several accolades about it. I was mostly disappointed, as the bitterness for this Double IPA is a bit too pronounced. For my $, there are a lot better IPAs, but this was still decent. It got better on subsequent cans/tastings.

Serving type: can

10-24-2013 23:03:02 | More by Chazari99
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, no canning date, extra'd to me by John. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 10/14/2013.

Review #238.

Pours a hazy amber body with a very big, effervescent white head that really does retain very well. It took a few minutes to pour the entire can into the glass. Even a few minutes later, there is still a big bunch of fluffy head on top with lacing all over the place. At the end of the pour, there are small hop chunks, nothing like Heady though. In the sunlight, this looks very substantial, kind of like apricot preserves.

Smells very bready, biscuits and toffee. There is also a fair grapefruit hop presence throughout, accentuated by a very small bit of a floral nose. Smells very clean, not resinous or sticky if that makes sense.

I really enjoyed drinking this beer- the hops come out much more on the palate than it does in the nose. It's got a very hefty, relatively non-descript bitterness even from the get-go, and I get grapefruits and citrus later in the palate. The bready base malts peek out a bit near the end but its really not showing up all that much. This is purely hops right here.

Actually a very drinkable, satisfying experience. Medium bodied, not dry but not resinous- just right. Bitterness quotient is quite high, but not ridiculous. Very easy to drink despite a bit of burn coming down.

Smooth drinking DIPA that showcases the hops here extremely well. I don't taste much of the base malts as I drink this.. just the pure hops. Very good double IPA that is at least within shouting distance of the big boys such as Heady, Abner, Double Sunshine.

Serving type: can

10-14-2013 20:34:21 | More by Stevedore
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nsheehan

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On the Wings of Armageddon
DC Brau
20130930
12oz can to Duvel deco tulip
9.2% ABV
Says drink fresh on can but there is no date.
Thanks to HopAG for this one!

A – A very hazy, coppery-gold with some green. Reminds me of organic apple juice. Opaque and no translucence. Not appealing.

S – A nice big whiff of fruit and plant. Light on the nose yet confident. On the melony side with a bit of peach and apple (but not gross apple-excess acetaldehyde). A slight planty smell like fresh cut flower stalks. A tiny bit of pine is hiding in the back of the smell. No citrus or grass yet. As it warms, it becomes a bit muddled and more grassy.

T – There’s a nice flavor upfront, but then it kind of falls of. The middle taste is just thin. The after taste is nice though. Some fruity bitterness lingers at a nice level for a long time. The initial taste is a nice fruity hoppiness. It’s an earthy grassiness with some peachy-apple flavor. But it falls off somewhat quickly. As it warms, the taste doesn’t change much, at least not for the better.

M – Medium bodied, actually pretty good, but the carbonation is a bit off. I’d like it a bit more carbonated. Good dryness to the finish.

O – I expected a lot and it kind of delivered. Didn’t improve with about 20 minutes to let the aromas open up. I can see myself wanting one or two to start a football game with or for one dinner on occasion, but I’d have to drink it before it warmed too much. It gets points for the great initial smell and aftertaste.
3, 4, 4, 4.25, 4; 4.06.

Serving type: can

10-10-2013 02:09:51 | More by nsheehan
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notchucknorris

California

4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to my friend, Brian, for trading for this and sharing with me. A major want.

A: Hazed golden color with a one finger cream colored head.

S: Mango, pine and grapefruit with a nice, bready backbone.

T: Big piny hop resin right away. Mint, leafy hops, grapefruit pith, mango. Has a nice, drawn out resiny finish. Big, hoppy and really tasty.

Serving type: can

10-02-2013 22:50:21 | More by notchucknorris
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.71/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice citrus forward hop qualities in the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: can

10-01-2013 21:34:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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JohnG190

New York

4.84/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to chadwicktorres for this great beer. Pours a hazy orange with a thick, off-white head that settles into a nice, foamy cap. Good lacing. This is what a world-class Imperial IPA should look like. Aroma redolent with tropical fruit and citrus followed by faint herbal and floral notes. This is one awesome smelling IPA! Tropical fruit hits the palate first, slams it really. What a fruit forward beer, it tastes amazing. The fruit hop character is balanced perfectly by the piney, herbal notes mid palate. All this hop character is balanced perfectly by a solid malt backbone with some sweet caramel notes. Finishes dry and nicely bitter. The alcohol is slightly warming, but its amazing how smooth this beer is considering its 9.2% ABV. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Overall, this is textbook Imperial IPA that lives up to the title of "Heady Killer!"

Serving type: can

09-15-2013 00:20:17 | More by JohnG190
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jegross2

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co. from Washington D.C.

Score: 96

Unknown vintage can, though it is presumably the freshest release knowing the generous gentlemen who sent me the brew (thank you Edgar!). Served in an O'so snifter and enjoyed on 01/28/14. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Orange color body that is not see through. Pours a finger of cream color head that settles to a thin coating and thick ring around the glass. Amazing lacing and retention. 4.5/5

Smell: Muted citrus, big, resinous hops, pine sap, orange, and earthy spice. Dank. A big dose of grassy pine and tropical citrus comes through much more as the beer warms up. 4.75/5

Taste: Resinous, slightly dank, and bitter, with a big malt backbone that does not overwhelm. Orange rind, tangerine, earthy spice, grassiness and pine. A little lemon and a touch of wood-like flavor too, though that may be the piney hops. Has a thick, honey-like sweetness on the midpalate and then a big, scorchingly bitter finish. Hugely resinous. Gets a little more citrusy when its warms up, and a little less bitter on the finish. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied, spot on carbonation. Oily moutheel. Malty, bitter with a little sweetness in the middle. 4.5/5

Overall: This one is tasty, but it scorches the palate a bit and is not the most sessionable due to its viscosity and malty sweet backbone. This one is quite the delicious drink in single servings, however. From a bitter hop kick standpoint, this beer reminds me of what Hopslam used to taste like several years back (at least based on my imperfect recollection), albeit with a different hop profile. This is one of the more must-try IPA out there.

Cost: $20 for a six pack of 12 oz cans.

Serving type: can

09-12-2013 05:51:49 | More by jegross2
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12-oz can to tulip. Canned on 8/27/2013. Consumed on 9/10/2013.

A: Orange rust body with at least two fingers worth of light tan head. The head stays for a long time, settling down (eventually) to a 1/2-finger cap. The creamy, frothy head coats the walls of the glass to a ridiculous degree. Anticipating a great mouthfeel on this one.

S: Tropical fruits galore. Mango, orange, grapefruit pith. Vigorous swirl unearths grapes and a sticky resin aroma.

T: Grapefruit and grassy hop bitterness predominates, but this leads to a juicy malt sweetness. After several seconds, there is a sharp metallic note. There is a noticeable alcohol burn on the tail end as the beer warms.

M: dry, but sticky finish. low carbonation, relatively speaking. this beer calls for lipsmacking.

Serving type: can

09-11-2013 18:17:27 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can into a teku glass. Canned 9/6/13, 2 days old thanks to Matt @ BASC release for generously giving me the can.

Pours a dark copper with a big 2 finger white head with some amazing lacing. REAL hoppy and citrusy on the nose. I get a mixture of mango and grapefuit...not super sweet smelling but also not super bitter either. Great mix. Oh wow. The taste is insane! Such an intense flavor. Hops are real in your face but not BITTER like the west coast versions are. Its like a perfect blend between sweet and bitter to make a unique flavor i dont think ive experienced before in an IPA. That flavor lasts all the way through and then lingers for a good minute on your palate. I really really dig this. Higher side of medium bodied with mild carbonation.

Overall a superb IPA. Real unique in the flavor. I'm in love. DC Brau does some amazing things.

Serving type: can

09-08-2013 16:50:40 | More by Axnjxn
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to Big_V for sending some cans my way to finally try this stuff...canned just about a week ago.

A - Pours a medium amber color that's slightly hazy and alot of tiny floaties suspended in the beer. White creamy thin head and little to no visible carbonation.

S - All about the hop aroma - lots of tropical fruit resin, lemons, spice, grapefruit, and light floral.

T - Follows the nose as it's a total hop attack from start to finish. Generous and agressive amounts of spicy, resiny tropical fruit, lemon peel, grapefruit rind, and a slight floral bitter presence.

M - Very thick, heavy medium body, thick and viscous-like, the sweet fruity bitterness lingers and coats the mouth heavily.

O - The alcohol is detectable but not overbearing and it's deceptively drinkable. I'll have another please.

Serving type: can

09-08-2013 00:40:50 | More by jzeilinger
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.65/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a murky, opaque darkish golden color with a couple fingers of off white head. Largish, cola-like bubbles. Leaves moderate lacing and has good retention.

S: Big caramel, breadiness, a little earthy and piney hops which are secondary but provide nice support.

T: Caramel, bitterness, a little pine hops, finishing dry with moderate bitterness and more caramel. Lingering bitterness. The bitterness is a bit more than I tend to enjoy.

M: Medium body and medium-light carbonation.

O: A slightly above average, caramel-dominated IPA. There are plenty of better options off the shelf, esp. if you want lots of hop flavor.

Serving type: can

09-03-2013 00:23:19 | More by pmarlowe
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nataku00

California

3.93/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a murky burnt orange with three fingers of off white head of mostly small and dense bubbles. Head dissipates after a bit with some thick swatches of foam stick to the glass. Good amount of carbonation streaming up at the edge of the glass.

Nose is mild tropical fruits, mango, papaya, dank marijuana herbal hops. Some mild citrus peel and yeast ester as well. Not as strong in aroma as I was expecting for a canned DIPA though.

Taking a sip, some citrus peel bitterness leads, mellowing to some sweeter tropical fruit flavors and apple like fruit esters. A bit of malt comes through on the taste, toasted bread and light caramel to help balance out the bitterness. Dry finish, with continue citrus peel bitterness.

Lighter side of medium body with good carbonation, keeps the tongue dry and ready for another sip. Not much alcohol flavor on this, as the hops linger on the tongue. A decent DIPA.

Serving type: can

08-31-2013 01:46:43 | More by nataku00
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to smokeypeat for this one! Gold, amber, orange, copper, rustic sunburst... pick one, any one will do. Large gradient of colors, here. A creamy, light-khaki head perches itself at about a finger and a half and just sits there, still and foamy-like, exhibiting great retention and leaving behind some sheety and spotty lacing around all the edges of the glass near the top.

On the Wings of Armageddon may be made in the country's capital, but it smells like the West Coast all the way. Citrus fruity with some peppery spice and a lighter touch of tropical essence in the back. Oranges, grapefruit pith, and some light mango-ish notes. Very hoppy, mostly hitting hard on those fruit notes, not so much in the way of the greener side of things, though some grassy hints are thrown about carelessly.

There's only a bit of pale malt sweetness on the nose, though the flavor reveals slightly more of a toffee flavor from them, along with some toasted bread, with a bit more-than-expected sweetness... Not to say that the sweetness hinders the hops at all, though, as the hops are still certainly amped up to 11. Pungent pines, assertive on the palate, dank citrus, grapefruit peels, and brash bitterness in the back. Lupulin madness in your mouth, and there's nothing you can do about it.

Bitterness lasts long into the finish and scrapes your uvula with each and every sip. Lasting dank pines and citrus into the finish with only a faint reminder of the malt that once was. This thing doesn't mess around at 9.2% ABV, with a big and bold mouth feel, aggressive carbonation, and a crisp, dry, biting finish that'll be giving you cotton mouth in no time. Fairly drinkable, though the intense bitterness may hinder it just a bit.

Nice beer, though I don't think I loved it as much as the rest of the people on this site. Good showcase of West Coast, American hops... at first, it seems like it might achieve some sort of balance, even given the high IBU and ABV, but the hops quickly engulf everything and the bitterness in the finish makes this one a slower sipper than I'd like. Still pretty damn tasty, really, just not quite the world beater everyone makes it out to be.

Serving type: can

08-23-2013 11:36:17 | More by tectactoe
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mikeyv35

New York

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Date: 08/15/2013
Type: 12oz. Can
Glass: East End Tulip Glass
Vintage: 2013 (unsure exact month canned)

Pours a murky reddish, burnt orange in color w/ a 1/2 finger tan head that left nice lacing. Only knock on this beer is the somewhat high flocculating yeast left over which found it's way into the glass. Not as ugly as Heady, but she is no beaut! Aromas of strong grapefruit, pine, citrus, and slight breadiness. The flavor was of big in your face grapefruit, giving way to citrus and pine, and closing w/ mild breadiness and herbal bitterness. Great mouthfeel! Medium bodied and creamy w/ spot on carbonation. Very drinkable w/ the almost complete absence of bitterness on the finish, but the ABV hits a bit too much on the end.

Overall, a very unique DIPA in that it is so full of hop flavor w/ an almost complete absence of backside bitterness. I thought I could drink alot of this beer as I was digging the flavors, but the ABV starts to pound your head towards the end of the glass. Not the best I have had, but definately top 20 in the world.

Serving type: can

08-15-2013 04:24:23 | More by mikeyv35
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. can poured into a DC Brau can shaped glass (really freaking cool looking glass). Strong orange color in the liquid portion, working it's way towards amber and just about reaches it. Really good clarity to this DIPA, I like it quite a bit. Nice frothy white head with some pretty good lacing.

Smell is really freaking good. I've read a couple other reviews about not much of a malt backbone, but I disagree, I think it's just hidden by the strong hop presence, but there is slight slight sweetness. Hop presence is awesome. Plenty of orange, clementine, and grapefruit, plenty of peel and zest as well.

Taste is equally as excellent, one of the better tasting double IPAs out there. Some caramel malt sweetness upfront, but it's immediately followed by the aggressive hops. Plenty of citrus and pine, but particularly citrus. Grapefruit is the strongest citrus feature, but there is clementine, tangerine, and a bit of not quite ripe and sweet orange.

Mouthfeel is really good. Nice and sweet to start and pretty smooth. I like how the sweetness is upfront, it's close to almost creamy but not quite. Nice and sweet, (good malt backbone there) and a nice clean, bitter, and dry finish. Really digging it. I like this beer a lot. I'd get it every time it's released if I got it distributed to my area. The drinkability is on point, top notch double IPA.

Serving type: can

08-15-2013 01:29:13 | More by AndyAvalanche
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.91/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can thanks to Aniela! Served in a Heady Topper pint glass I believe.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, collar, and a speck or two of lacing. Hazed burnt orange body.

S - Lots of old-school 'C' hops here; guessing plenty of Columbus and Cascade? Spicy, earthy, with a bit of grapefruit peel, and perhaps some cheesy beta acids setting in; not sure of the age on this can. Malt bill seems a tad buttery, with lots of biscuit; guessing there is some pils malt in here too.

T - Super earthy, piney, and aggressively bitter. I'm usually immune to high IBUs, but this seemed somewhat heavy-handed. Lower malt sweetness, with light notes of toffee, but mostly bread and biscuit.

M - Medium bodied, lower carbonation, dry texture, and a mild amount of lingering hop oils. Alcohol is reasonably well-hidden.

D - After reading the description of the beer, it's very clear the experience I had was exactly what DC Brau intended: low malt sweetness, intense 'C' hops (from the Falconer's Flight), a touch of CaraPils, and palate-bruising bitterness that grows over time. Kudos to them on the execution, but not at all what I want from an Imperial IPA. Will probably appeal to other palates though.

Serving type: can

08-13-2013 16:36:46 | More by MasterSki
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-hazy orange amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-citrus, tropical fruit, pine, caramel malt, grass

T-grapefruit, orange, tropical fruit, caramel malt, pine, grassy, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and luscious for a DIPA

O-excellent beer, definitely has a unique taste profile and feel relative to others of the style. Enjoyed this one a lot!

Serving type: can

08-12-2013 02:03:18 | More by MDDMD
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4.66/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks for the can Evan!

Appearance: Poured a nice golden amber with a large whitish head that fades quickly leaving solid lacing on my chalice.

Smell: Piney hops, citrus, and some grassy notes. Up front with the hops and very inviting to taste.

Taste: My kind of Double IPA with pine at the forefront and awesome hop bitterness. Nice resin character and hints of grapefruit and tangerine.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with some stickiness characteristic of the style. Relatively bitter but perfect for the style without too much malt sweetness. Not something to chug back but a great drinking beer. Good carbonation.

Overall: One of the best DIPAs I've had in a while, a really, really good brew. Perfect for the style and definitely fit for any hop head.

Serving type: can

08-11-2013 02:10:45 | More by Mikecap
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Hendry

Vermont

4.76/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy copper apricot hue,frothy 1 finger off white head, solid lacing.

Aromatic grapefruit and pine needles,malt nearly nonexistent.

Flavors are tart grapefruit rind, tangerines, touch of mango and pine needles: very slight alcohol presence for a whopping 9.2% abv. Some warming detected in the throat. Terrific dry finish and wonderful bitterness.

Mouthfeel is amazing, perfect medium,expertly carbonated.

As for your "World Class" IIPAs in a can, this crushes Ghandi Bot, edges out Elevated, and stands toe to toe with Heady Topper IMO, with the only negative being the booziness that drops it down just a hair. Highest recommendation, and an outstanding surprise in every respect. Will be getting more of this for certain.

Serving type: can

08-06-2013 01:51:51 | More by Hendry
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MCain04

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On the Wings of Armageddon! just about 4 weeks from canning date, poured into a Spiegelau tulip, thanks for the generous extra tinypyramids. A bit ironic that east-coast DC Brau would use the west-coast blend Falconer's Flight, but that's cool I'm not complaining.

An opaque orange color fills the glass with a large amount of off-white head, great retention, and awesome lacing.

Smell doesnt jump out of the glass, but I get a lot of pine needles, lemon rind, mango, mint, and orange peel.

Taste follows the smell really nicely and is just awesome on the palate. You get some bitterness right up front but doesn't overwhelm, and when the pine needles pass you get some more citrus notes which mingle nicely with the delicate malt backbone. Coats the tongue with flavor but not heaviness, and I don't get palate burnout after half a beer. Finish leaves you wanting more. Amazingly there is no alcohol that I can pick out whatsoever for this >9% abv beer.

Feels nice on the tongue, medium to medium-full body, certainly not heavy, crisp, a tad too carbonated, dry finish, very nice.

I am really digging this beer. It drinks, in a different way, as well as Heady or Pliny. Thankfully I have 2 6-packs of it on the way... August will be a good beer month for Duffman. Oh yeah!

Serving type: can

07-31-2013 18:38:35 | More by MCain04
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to cw577enfield for the can.

Appearance: Slightly hazed pale orange. Rocky white head drops to a small creamy collar with a wispy cap. Moderate carbonation on the pour. Some sticky lacing.

Smell: A solid punch of grapefruit skin and flesh. Some lighter sweeter fruit, something like grape and apple. A hint of pine. Malt backbone is light and bready. Some slight caramel malt sweetness. Some cc cracker and bread. A bit earthy through the back. Lightly sweet with more grape and grapefruit as it warms.

Taste: Solid bitter pine needle. Increases with each sip. Some earthy notes with some grapefruit and grape must. Malts are really there to stop it from being hop juice. Slightly bready with a light toasted element. Some caramel malt sweetness, but it's an afterthought to the hops. A bit fruity. Lingering bitterness with some oily pine.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Slight creaminess up front with a slightly dry finish.

Overall: Penguin wings.

Solid but not crazy. Maybe with a hyper fresh can it would be different. I've had it at tests a few times and it's been more aggressive. The can was missing that edge.

Serving type: can

07-21-2013 01:59:34 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sampled from a 12oz can purchased at the brewery.

A - Golden and clear with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Lots of suspended chunks but that was my fault. I read the can and homebrew yet I poured a little too quickly.

S - A brilliant floral, citrusy and fruity hop aroma. Mmmmm!

T - Powerful yet delicate citrusy flavors with a moderate bitterness. A malt sweetness / richness too that, along with the alcohol, supports this beer. What depth and complexity!

M - Silky smooth with a moderate carbonation level.

O - A fantastic beer! Nice to see more of these appearing on the east coast.

Serving type: can

07-15-2013 23:10:17 | More by GJ40
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Chris B.
Appears an orange with a small white head that quickly fades out and leaves scattered bits of lacing around the glass.
Smell is of citrus, tropical fruit, danky skunk weed, grass, and mineral water.
Taste is of the aromas with a standout funky skunk flavor atop of mangos and pineapple.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, semi dry, with lots of danky hops resonating along the palate.

Serving type: can

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