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:
2,008
Reviews:
269
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
545
Gots:
246
For Trade:
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Ratings: 2,008 |  Reviews: 269
Photo of Immortale25
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Wicked Weed snifter. Bottom of can says 071316.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick solid ring behind.

S- Earthy hop character with a bit of dankness on the tail end and a solid dose of semi-sweet malt.

T- Nice balance between earthy hop flavor and malty sweetness. Very easy to drink for the ABV and a moderate bitterness.

M- Somewhat soft but with a decent amount of hop bite. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- I think the drinkability is where this DIPA shines. Not anything earth shattering character-wise but it goes down so easy for how strong it is. Glad I finally got to try it.

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Photo of tjmiller718
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 oz. can picked up yesterday (delivered to store same day). Dark honey color, light head that dissipated quickly. Nose is subdued caramel with hints of orange zest and honey. Taste is a very nice balance of malt, some grapefruit, and very nicely hopped finish -- plenty of punch without overwhelming. This is a very solid DIPA - drinkable and balanced. I had a draft of this a few months back at the brewery and was even better than this can (yeah, I Know I get a "no crap" award for that statement). Cans of Wings are hard to come by outside of the brewery - hoping they continue to kick more out in the future.

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Photo of madelf66
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of luke12345
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickyDee21
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMBNT_notes
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this on tap at Dry 85 in Annapolis MD.
MY first impressions of the beer before tasting were very good. It has a pretty clear amber look to it, but not much head. The head did not hold throughout the drinking, and there was no lacing. The smell is wonderful, its a very pleasant citrus smell.

This is a very well balanced DIPA. The hop characteristic is very good, but there was nothing that really stood out to me that set it aside from other good DIPA's. However, this is still a very good beer. It is not a hop bomb in your mouth, its pleasantly balanced with a hair of bitter hop at the very end. Overall, I would drink this again and buy a six-pack of it.

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Photo of Guppy314
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a can, pours a hazy amber with a white lasting head. Aroma is hop-forward with some citrus. Flavor is far more caramel/malty, grapefruit is pronounced, and there's ample hops bitterness at the end. Carbonation is decent and the mouth-feel is satisfying Really nice.

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Photo of mmoriarty
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbl_delta
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler into pint glass. Pours a beautiful clear amber, with a substantial off-white head. Initial impression is tropical fruit, citrus and floral up front, well tempered by a fairly sweet malt presence. Slight alcohol warming. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink for a 9.2 percenter. Slightly bitter finish with citus notes. Great balance between hops and malts. Think of it as a slightly sticky Heady Topper.

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Photo of Jmorey
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bitterandtwisted
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.52/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Mostly clear amber with some miniscule floaters and a large, foamy khaki head that vigorously clings to the glass.

Smell is lime, Nilla wafers, followed by catty pungent hops.

Sharp toasted, nutty caramel taste, with a bitter piney bite, while lemon-orange citrusy hops fill in the background.

Moderate to thin body, low carb.

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Photo of lccrunchy
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Klebe
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jkolls
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd34
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjohns73
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of scottsoileau
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kaunshelly
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlogan7
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Aroma is caramelly sweet, with lightly sour notes of grapefruit, and I actually get what people are defining as grape notes. Odd, but it bridges the grapefruit and sticky malt sweetness.

Flavor is overly sweet, herbal, becoming resiny and grassy early, finishing moderately bitter and earthy. Notes of pine surface in the aftertaste, as well as hints of grapefruit pith. At only 3 weeks old, I expected more, given the ratings. Flavor improves slightly as it warms.

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On The Wings Of Armageddon from DC Brau Brewing Co.
4.31 out of 5 based on 2,008 ratings.
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