On The Wings Of Armageddon | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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On The Wings Of ArmageddonOn The Wings Of Armageddon
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

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.

Added by russwbeck on 02-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#829
Reviews:
282
Ratings:
2,074
pDev:
8.8%
 
 
Wants:
544
Gots:
259
Trade:
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4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a fine, one finger white head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of pale and mildly caramel malt, citrus hops, orange, grapefruit, light stone fruit. Flavor is lightly caramel malt, citrus and piney hops, orange, grapefruit, pine needles, apricot. Finishes with long lingering piney hops and fleeting caramel. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess, good mouth feel. A really nice, classic imperial IPA that is surprisingly West Coast in style from the opposite coast. Both the citrus and pine notes are forward, but well balanced and flavorful. This is my favorite style of IPA and this is a fine one. Glad I had the chance to try this.

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4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -6%
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4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
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4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1,000th review. Light orange in color with an initially hazy appearance that clarifies a bit. Poured with a short, creamy white foam with medium retention. Pleasantly pungent pearl onion aroma with tropical notes, over-ripe pineapple, and medium maltiness. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Medium creamy feel that tapers to prickly, boozy warmth from the middle to the end. Pungent earthy hop flavors with tropical undertones. Solid malty backbone throughout. Medium high, spicy bitterness through the middle followed by earthy herbal and malty flavors and mellow booziness to the end. Finished semi-dryly with spicy hop and light caramel malt notes and lingering pine bitterness. Malty backbone nicely balanced the pungent hop character. Hop aromas and flavors, although on the intense side, have a mellowness that makes this very drinkable. Along with well hidden nearly 10% abv and creamy feel, this was fabulous.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing a one month old can thanks to @jzeilinger.

Pours an orangish-amber color with head and lacing.

The smell is loaded with citrus hops and some pine.

The taste follows with the pine in the front but it's very well balanced.

The mouthfeel is slightly slick and thick.

Overall this is very good. The balance is incredible and it's scary easy to drink for the abv.

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4.19/5  rDev -3%
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
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4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
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3.36/5  rDev -22.2%
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4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
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3.97/5  rDev -8.1%
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4/5  rDev -7.4%
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,074 ratings