On The Wings Of Armageddon | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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On The Wings Of ArmageddonOn The Wings Of Armageddon
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On The Wings Of ArmageddonOn The Wings Of Armageddon

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

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A humongous jolt of marmalade-like jammy orange, joined by bitter grapefruit rinds and that old school carapils bright caramel inundate the nose upon first whiff. There's a hint of simcoe-like earthy resin scent that slowly creeps up from the back with time and temperature, otherwise this is like one of those caramel candy with orange jam in the middle.

Palate mirrors the nose carefully with jammy orange, bitter grapefruit, and caramel being the main flavorfeasors upon the tongue. There's a small hint of the resin toward the back, joined by more of the grapefruit-derived bitterness; although the caramel does add a touch of sweetness, OTWOA finishes mostly on the dry side. Some fusel alcohol adds a boozy side note to the drinking experience if you let it sit for a bit.
Medium-light bodied with a deceptive gentle-looking but somehow stinging carbonation. Body is mostly crisp, but-for the booze, this could have been a deceptively refreshing treat, suitable for the god-awful muggy D.C. Summers. God I'm glad I'm not back in Foggy Bottom right now.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I feel as if I have been wanting to taste this one
for years.
Now it is done.
Hype :Deserved.
Grateful I am.
Being a semi-local brewrey , DC Brau has impressed me before ie; The Corruption IPA.
OTWOA has really been an urban legend to me.
A: Deep rich blurry orange.
S: Fruit salad caramel drizzle.
T: Pineapple citrus peppery burst evolves to a seemingly never ending dry hop finish.
Incredibly smooth for 9.2 abv = get comfortable enjoy and stay.
First sample was a goblet at lunch, now a growler shared tonight.
Thank you Lost Dog Cafe.
This beer excels from beginning to END. It's Armageddon!

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On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,056 ratings