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:
2,009
Reviews:
271
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
8.84%
 
 
Wants:
545
Gots:
248
For Trade:
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Photo of ohiobeer29
2.34/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of unclekeith
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - copper/amber type color, clear in appearance
Smell - Dank, pine, grapefruit, savory notes, earthy
Taste - Tons of onion/garlic notes in this one. Grapefruit, pine, citrus and some unripe pineapple come thru as well

Overall - HUGE DIPA here. Tasty as well but semi disappointed to be honest.

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Photo of Lucular
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of stevoj
3.39/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at R.F.D. in DC. Coming from the NW, this IIPA came off in taste at least, as a normal NW IPA. The extra oomph from the elevated ABV wasn't readily apparent .Hoppy for some palates, but tame for others.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoponit
3.46/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slack
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale gold to deep gold in color with a fair amount of head and some lacing.

Citrus, pine, and dank hops on the nose.

Taste is malty, citrus, piney, sweet, and hoppy.

Mouthful is medium and somewhat creamy with higher than normal carbonation.

This pretty much defines a DIPA. I am glad i tried it (even though I dont care for the style). I would highly recommend this to anyone who is a fan of IPA's.

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Photo of GeuzeInTheHouse
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CorkandCageAllentown
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Off memory as I had it while out for lunch and wasn't taking any notes. Sunglow crayola; a finger of soapy head; lacing was somewhere between minimal to moderate. Pronounced smells of grapefruit attack the nasal cavity with each lift of the glass which, for me, was the showcase of the beer. Taste follows with a pronounced breadiness and just a smidgen of vegetal character. Nice dry finish. I really enjoyed this beer and have no issues with any glowing reviews it receives. Give this one a try if you're fortunate enough to come across it.

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Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JJuva13
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KomodoDragon
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off - piney hops smells burst out of this can on cracking it open. Pours sunset gold, quiet, quite cloudy.

Fresh cut grass / floral scent. Wonderful

Immediate flavor is citrus, orange peel pineapple. Some slight breadiness Makes a creamy smooth transition into slightly dry almost chardonnay middle, and a spicy hoppy finish was just an ounce of burn. It's decadent.

Creamy feel, would prefer a little less carbonation.

Terrific DIPA

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Photo of erjaq
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ironman84
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeMarinello
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tomkob11
4.96/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Description: dark golden, amber color, almost like apple cider and quite clouded. The smell was initially piney but it gave off more fruity, floral flavors as I got into it. Up front, the taste was quite hoppy and I would characterize it as a West Coast IPA with a bitter bite. But the finish and aftertaste had some sweetness and the fruit/floral from the aroma became more apparent. Had sort of a pineapple, mango taste which provided a good balance. The mouthfeel was meatier and more viscous than a normal IPA, some of which might have been due to the low carbonation.

Suggested food pairing: Pizza with sausage and/or bacon. Preferably 'and'.

If you like this beer then you should also try: Heady Topper

Overall: 4.25 (This beer is good and I would likely have it again) Alright, here comes a borderline sacrilegious comment: OTWOA reminded me of Heady Topper, but OTWOA was better. There, I said it. In fairness I've only had HT once and the date was kind of mashed so I don't know how old it was; it could have been the first HT ever for all I know. On the other hand, the OTWOA was just a few weeks old. The OTWOA showed great balance between sweet and bitter and the smooth, heavy mouthfeel worked for me.

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Photo of gustavmahler-09
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange-brown, two finger head dissipates quickly. Smell is up front hoppy. Taste is very rich, with a long finish. Feel is smooth, creamy, thick. Not overly carbonated. Very enjoyable.

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

On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
4.3 out of 5 based on 2,009 ratings.
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