Alpha Domina Mellis | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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4.17/5
Exceptional
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
dcbrau.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
74
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 74
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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap at the brewery in a sample, and then growler filled and poured into a DC fancy pants tulip glass. Kept chilled and drank within 2 hours from tapping.

Bright deep orange body color with some tan carbonation coming through, and fairly clear with a bit of opaque quality. Head is soapy and nearly tan but with a bigger white appearance, and manages a soapy three fingers. Manages excellent lacing and shampoo like rings, a real nice looking IPA.

Hop aroma heads for dank earth and tea mix. Orange pekoe notes pop in with a bit of a weedy like quality on the nose as well. Sweet caramel just a touch manages to bring everything together very nicely and balance the bitterness as well, almost with a floral sweetness coming out. Very nice.

Palate sticks to the basics, with a good unique hop angle. Moderate body with a simple malt backbone, manages to just let the hops take centre stage. Front forward pine and slight juice quality but bends easily to earthy and dry angles. Bit of a dry mouth finish but also gives to herbal tea like qualities and flavors for the aftertaste. A bit peppery hot as well interestingly, but tolerable which makes for a bit of fun too.

A good solid IPA from the brau gang once again and one with some fun also.

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4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had at the DC Brau brewery on it's born date. Bought a growler as well as a case of OTWOA. The appearance is a hazy thick golden yellow. The aroma brings notes of honey, nectar, pineapple, and mango. The taste is sweet but not overpowering is balanced well with the malts. I get tastes of pineapple, honey, almost a juicyfruit gun type of flavor and it finishes with a grapefruit bitterness. Personally I enjoyed this DIPA more than OTWOA, it's truly an awesome beer. Would be sad if this beer is not released in cans or at least released seasonally.

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4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
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3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
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Alpha Domina Mellis from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 74 ratings