Killed By Asteroids | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ThisWangsChung on 05-16-2018

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcsbeer
3.26/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gmartin75
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomash-houston
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. The End, April 25th 2018.

Rich and frothy, supper tall forming khaki colored head. Nearly fistfull tall but also with light retention as it settles nicely down. Very impressive body, with a nearly crystal clear appearance, and shimmering orange bronze amber hue. Good creamy and solid top and staying power. Bold and aggressive.

Slightly juiced citrus but a more leafy and earthy hop bent that bounce between each other. Kind of a sharp almost stinging neetles pine like going on, with maybe a touch of caramel malt sweetness. Even at this late canning this is still pretty bold, first hop impression good but second one a bit jarring.

Palate does a body good. Soft bodied caramel malt, with a light taffy sweetness complimented with a good hop profile. Sharp herbal bitterness with a touch of obscure citrus to tropical like fruit tendencies. Finishes with a good bitterness, pine and almost wintergreen, with touches fo balancing sweet malt.

Solid old school dipa.

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Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzy
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck89
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter, canned 4/25/18
Look: moderately hazy amber-orange color with a modest off-white head.
Aroma: candied oranges, some earthy notes, some bready malt.
Taste: Robust bready malt with faint caramel. More old school in the malt presence. Fairly clean bitter citrusy hops, some pine, and slight dankness.
Feel: medium bodied and slightly hot on the finish. Slightly dry.
Overall: a nice east coast DIPA.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

New anniversary beer from DC Brau with an artist's rendition of Earth getting whacked from a space rock . Handsome copper color and a huge beige head stand out. Nose is citrus and herbal hops with little balance.

Steady tight texture and a little oily in the sip. I do detect a little maple syrup to help counteract the hops that soak through to the aftertaste. A little withering but no alcohol taste to speak of. Pretty clean and basic in flavor for a juiced DIPA, but it works.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a very malty example of a DIPA. Despite being pretty fresh (just over a month since the canning date printed on the can) this smelled and tasted like a DIPA that is over 3 months old. Nice levels of bitterness bit the nose is mostly malty. Some piney and floral notes in the aftertaste and only mild carbonation with a medium mouthfeel overall.

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Photo of geryeb624
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dafla67
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured amber. aroma of malt with a little citrus. Fine flavor. Nothing special.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avisong
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDogg
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Deep Copper/Amber, two fingers foam, minimal lacing. Poured from can with 4/25 brewed on date.
S: Caramel, Pine, Resin... Maple Syrup? A hint of alcohol.
T: Syrup dominates so much I am tempted to pour it on some pancakes. Coats the tongue. Scent of alcohol does not appear in the taste.
O: Absolutely delicious. Maple sugar on my tongue. Brings me back about...well, 7 years and immediately reminded me of Southern Tier Unearthly DIPA. This may be outside the current DIPA trends, but it stands on its own. Another great DC Brau offering.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MrOH
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Clear copper with a nice off-white foam. Decent retention and lace.
Smells kinda dank, grapefruity, and caramel malt.
The flavor is more malt than hops, by today's standards. Caramel, some grapefruit in there.
Not too sticky, nice level of carbonation.
Not sure if they were going for a throwback DIPA from 10-15 years ago type thing, but that's what it seems like.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated 4/25:
A deep amber, with a lovely, yellowing papare off white head. The head is lasting and provides curtains of lace, easily making up for the "less pale" aspect of the clear (relative to color) body.

Nose is a bit malty sweet, with an orange influence. Toasted grain bread, orange preserves with an earhty back that has the orange rinds from the opening note strewn about as well. Warmth brings a slight spicy pine note.

Nothing in the taste is a surprise from the nose, but not in the same way the nose led me to believe. Yes, a toasted grain bread with orange marmalade spread across it is the opening note. But fromt he beginning, there's an earthy undercurrent that keeps that from being too sweet. Before mid-taste a pine note can be sensed, and by mid-taste it's starting to take over. The sweetness doesn't exactly leave - though it is pushed back strongly against the walls, as the pine, earth, and wood start to take over my palate. I little candied citrus lingers, even to the lightly spicy 9peppery) final notes.

The main beer I thought of while drinking this was reDANKulous. This is probably a little more sweet up front. Because of this, its bitterness is not as strongly felt. But the spicy ending is a nice switch up. I'd love to do a side-by-side to see how wrong I am, but that seems an unlikely wish. Regardless, despite toeing the line of a hoppy amber, the malt profile avoided the minerally notes I generally don't like mixing with my bitterness. A solidly enjoyable beer for me.

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Photo of Rbodacious
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear copper color, redolent of an older-school IPA. The aroma is also old-school IPA in that it brings a lot of crystal malt sweetness, but there are also good notes of lemon candy, mango, and peach. Bitterness seems nicely restrained just going by the nose. Flavor follows closely, though it embellishes some more of the crystal malt sweetness. It opens up with notes of lemon candy and some apricot, leaving caramel and toffee notes to take over the middle. A bit of grassy bite finishes it off, helping to cleanse an otherwise sweet IPA. It feels full-bodied on the palate, but also somewhat angular and crisp. Ergo, it's fairly easy to drink despite being on the sweeter side (for me). Carbonation is medium. It's a decent DIPA that gets the job done, don't get me wrong - it just rings somewhat hollow for something that's DC Brau's seventh anniversary beer.

3.37/5: Killed by crystal malt, too

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Killed By Asteroids from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 21 ratings