On The Wings Of Armageddon | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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4.32/5
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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 Double / 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:
#494
Reviews:
278
Ratings:
2,057
pDev:
8.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of mooseo
3.97/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dafla67
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seanecy
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mush
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Haida10
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of tbone1384
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodlavers
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SirGunther
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of genesis72
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An incredible beer. Strong and bitter, with a wonderful color and a beautiful head. The smell is quite good: this is a beer that even once I have finished, Ill go back to smell the can. One of my favorite Imperial IPAs!

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Photo of hairnic
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timmy2b
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnofUpton
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bret717
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look- pours clear golden orange w/1 finger off white head

Aroma- grapefruit and mango with some grainy sweetness

Taste- follows nose; sweet bready malt up front followed by mango than intense grapefruit bitterness

Feel- medium light bodied

Overall- DIPA with intense hop flavor kept in check by a nice malt backbone

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Photo of smi69
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks goes out to Craig for this.

On The Wings of Armageddon...
Nothing apocalyptic about this beauties appearance. Coming out of the can, it looks like liquid gold. It's polished apple juice amber color is brilliantly clear wearing a coarse bubbled, rocky, and just off white foam as a crown. It layers the glass in sheets, sip after sip.

The aroma is familiar and inviting, with its attention staying true to classic grapefruit, orange, and damp pine. A simple candy and caramel sweetness lies beneath, but is almost disguised completely.

Orange and grapefruit citrus take lead once again, with marmalade like sweetness. A lightly toasted grain and wild flower honey are centered before an intense burst of sappy pine plant a forest on the tongue.

Though there is an initial shock of sweetness, this feels just right. It starts with a tingling of carbonation before complimenting the sappy notes in the aroma and flavor with a rich and sticky feel seamlessly. The bitterness is elevated, and wonderfully so, as it cuts through the sturdy body. As it warms, so mimics the alcohol warmth

I've seen this beer a bit on this site, and have since wanted to try it. I can't say how thankful I am. It's refreshing to have an unapologetic kick in the teeth every once in a while from a bold and abrasive IIPA. My kind of IIPA. I'll gladly welcome Armageddon if it tastes like this.

Thanks again Craig. Cheers!

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Photo of JimAmigo
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer completes my life on earth. I buy all I can find. Every time I drink one it is as good as the first one I had. It's wonderfully unique

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4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can to Becher. Pour is dark Orange, little lacing, dissipating head to a hint of resemblance.
Aroma is hoppy, citrus and lightly malted. Taste is bold citrus and malt. MF is very smooth, with low bitterness for a single hopped brew.

There is not a lot going on with this beer... but it's in your face good.

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4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,057 ratings