An error in the brewing of DC Brau’s celebrated Double IPA, On the Wings of Armageddon, has led to the development of a new beer. The brew, also a Double IPA, is similar in body and taste to its progenitor while differing immensely in color and hop profile. CEO Brandon Skall expressed disappointment that fans of On the Wings of Armageddon would have to wait another few months for the much sought after beer, but in the same breath noted that he was excited to welcome this new brew to the DC Brau family. "Sometimes you have to embrace blunders," said Skall. "In this case, our mistake lead to something delicious and badass, so while we’re upset about the error in OTWOA brewing, we’re happy it led to Deus Ex Machina."
Deus Ex Machina, taken from the Latin phrase meaning "God from the Machine," weights in at 8.75% ABV and 131 IBUs. It’s hopped with Falconer’s Flight and Columbus varieties, which come together to create a virtual pine forest of super dank, mouth-coating flavors with underlying hints of delicate sugar-coated fruit. The brew-in-error is a beautiful crystal clear golden orange in color.
Nickls (1847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Nice fluffy eggshell head on a slightly hazy burnt rust orange. Lots of pine, some slight grapefruit rind and herbal grassy hops in the aroma with some dusty malt. Flavor is nicely aggressive with bitter pine, slight grass and bitter dusty biscuity maltiness. Body leans to the heavier side with some oily slickness and nice carbonation. Very, very solid stuff.
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Hazy golden color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of pine and grass. Taste is bright pine resin, light citrus. Very nice.
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