Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Review: DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon Imperial IPA

DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon Imperial IPA
9.2% ABV
DC Brau Brewing, Washington, DC
12 oz can
Served in Duvel tulip glass
No date on can
Reviewed on 2/22/14

This imperial IPA pours a somewhat hazy amber color with a good bubbly off-white head that has decent retention. Good lacing.

Smell consists of hops, grapefruit, pine, malt, fresh herbs and flowers, touch of spice, touch of wheat.

Taste consists of hops, spicy grapefruit, pine, herbal/floral notes, malt, slight caramel, dry wheat.

Mouthfeel is quite dry and bitter on the palate though not as intense as some other IPAs.

Overall, this is a nice tasting imperial IPA that's full of hops, grapefruit, and pine flavors and looks quite good in the glass.  Pleasant spice and floral/herbal flavors mix in to provide a broad range of flavor.  This brewery is new to the Maryland area in terms of distribution, and this beer is supposed to be fairly well sought after and hard to find.  It rates as quite a good IPA, though perhaps not in my upper echelon.

My score: 93

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