On The Wings Of Armageddon | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
2,011
Reviews:
271
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
8.84%
 
 
Wants:
547
Gots:
248
For Trade:
9
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Photo of anvindr
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ericmakara
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Into a tulip. The appearance has a hazy copper/brown color with a one finger white foamy head that once it dies there’s some sporadic lacing. The smell bittersweet citrus hops to caramel malts almost perfectly combined. The taste is bittersweet once again through the previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a modestly dosed coating of caramel to citrus hops laying across my mouth and tongue. Overall, in my opinion, this is a great DIPA well worthy of having again. I had another can and thought it was excellent with some tuna and crackers.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.12/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was not impressed with this beer, which was a let down for myself since OTWOA has been on my tick list for some time. So why didn't I enjoy it? Mainly, I found the flavor and mouthfeel to be too abrasive. The beer was too boozy and too viscous. My palate has been leading me lately to more subtle beers, such as Czech pilsners, Kölsch, Belgian singles/table beer, etc. This may be a case of wrong place wrong time for my palate.

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Photo of mynie
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

32 ounce crowler poured at Wine Source in Baltimore. Drank about 72 hours later.

Pours dark amber with a nice head and a surprising amount of fizz for a beer of its size. The head is rocky and retentive, and the body looks firm.

Smells bready and fruity, a firmer malt profile than what you get with most contemporary DIPAs. And while the fruit still leans toward the tropical you also get older school nodes of pine.

Tastes... really good. One of the smoothest and most interesting large IPAs I've had in ages, yet still light enough to be refreshing. Tastes malty and fruity up front, with notes of mango and peat. Getting more biscuity and piney in the middle, and finishing clean with nodes of tropical fruit and just a tinge of earthiness.

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Photo of BNarc
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zshaft
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kash2112
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ead73
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soundaurora
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KT123
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wvsabbath
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours cloudy orange color with nice dense white head. Strands of lacing all down the glass.

Aroma - Tropical fruit, mango, orange, grapefruit. Pine mixed with just a hint of malt mostly fruit.

Taste - Great mostly mango and pineapple tropical flavors. There is some orange with just a touch of grapefruit peeking in. There seems to be a hint of the alcohol but not much, slightly bitter toward the backend.

Feel - Medium bodied good carbonation pretty dry finish.

Overall - The flavors are amazing, I was expecting a little more alcohol but it was well hidden. A great DIPA.

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Photo of BJB13
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3/28/17
12 oz. can poured into a tulip style pint glass.

Pours a deep, slightly hazy golden orange. The one and a half finger, near white head is comprised of mostly big bubbles and dissipates fairly quick into a thin cap that regenerates with a swirl of the glass. The nose is pronounced and fruity with mainly grapefruit and mango aromas. There is also a hint of sweet biscuit malt. Tastes of bitter grapefruit and pine apple, not as fruity as the nose, with an underlying malt profile. The finish is mostly dry with a slight lingering bitterness. The carbonation is on the low end and it's a little frothy in the mouth. As far as body is concerned, I would call this a middle weight.

This is a solid (not a juice bomb) DIPA and for me another good local option that I can enjoy fresh.

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4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pda22
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of StonewallSipper
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopflyer
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 2/2/17

Pours rich honey gold and super lively carbonation bubbles. Slight haze but mostly clear. Full one finger head which hangs around quite a while. Decent lacing. Great appearance.

Strong grapefruit smell, very citrusy, mango. Potent.

First sip as not as citrusy as the nose suggests but it's a full balance of sweetness and bitterness. Cracker and sweet kids breakfast cereal flavors. Decent heft of hop bitterness, some peach, grapefruit, and apricot.

Approaching full bodied and carbonation isn't as active on the palate as its appearance. Slight lingering bitterness hangs around. No alcohol heat.

A very good DIPA and fits the style well with the balance it brings. It's not overly hoppy so may disappoint someone looking for a bomb.

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Photo of Hopznbuds
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed, chestnut-tinted orange color with a solid two finger of airy, near-white foam that leave decent lacing.

Initially fruity aroma of mango and peaches, gives way to pine and peppery spice, which continue into the taste. They're met with moderate bitterness, with just a ghost of fruitiness behind.

Refreshingly light-bodied for the style, with a strong prickliness in the mouthfeel as well.

A fine beer.

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Photo of ledouge
3.82/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hypnotoad1
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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