On The Wings Of Armageddon | DC Brau Brewing Co.

On The Wings Of ArmageddonOn The Wings Of Armageddon
BA SCORE
95.6%
Liked This Beer
4.32 w/ 2,017 ratings
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:
#458
Reviews:
272
Ratings:
2,017
Liked:
1,929
Avg:
4.32/5
pDev:
8.8%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
546
Gots:
250
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 2,017 |  Reviews: 272
Photo of StonewallSipper
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopflyer
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
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 -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hypnotoad1
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tedho21
3.82/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjd315
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BoilerUpNavy
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buzzy
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prue
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of surfcaster
3.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fairly fresh can brought to me from a friends trip to D.C.

I will summarize by saying just an average DIPA that for me to go on for anything more than that is wasting time.

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Photo of BierRunner
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark gold color with a serious head on the pour that left lacing behind. A funky citrus nose that dominates the taste and mingles with a malty bitterness. A very nice IPA with a little something different to enjoy.

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Photo of mkmarth
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pritchyk
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of smanders
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got a growler of this from TW - $25 for 64 oz.

Appearance - cloudy dark copper with minimal head.

Smell - This is why I love DIPAs! Fruit juice with a kick! If I had to complain, I would say it's a little more mango than I normally care for, but I'm willing to capitulate on this point considering the other high marks of this ale

Taste - Yes! No surprises here. Have you had PtE? Imagine that with a little more mango. Really fantastic melding of tropical fruit and just a dash of pine/resin; very slight. Hard to believe this is over 9% abv.

Mouthfeel - I could drink this all afternoon and not get full...of course, I would fall over after a couple, but it's not because the mouthfeel is heavy.

Overall - DC Brau has done it again; another exemplar for the style. I am blessed that this beer is made within 20 miles of my house! Cheers!

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Photo of JDizzle
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csurowiec
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy amber orange with abundant sediment and an impressive, offwhite wet head that leaves spotty lace. Citrus and medicinal hops are the major player in the nose.

Stiff mouthfeel makes this dangerously quaffable because the alcohol presence is minimal. The same citrus and medicinal mixture as in the nose is now flavored with pine resin in the finish and aftertaste. Malt balance is scarce but fasintly detectable. One of the better DIPAs I can remember having.

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Photo of Jcorn
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greengumby
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95.6% out of 100 with 2,017 ratings
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