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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 115   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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And so it was written.......
According to Mayan and Hopi calendars the "transition from one world age to another" will happen on December 21, 2012. As an homage to the "transition" DC Brau has concocted an Imperial IPA named "On the Wings of Armageddon".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (561) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Drank from can. Hoppy resinous pinecone, sour lemon boozy esters. Taste is bitter hop resin, exotic fruit and citrus tartness. Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EamonTheGreat (145) - USA - JUN 16, 2014
Had out of a can that was about 2 months old. Strong citrus/piney aroma. The taste is of piney bitterness with hints of citrus and caramel. Overall a great IPA that I'd love to try fresh. Piney citrusy carmel goodness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (517) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2014
(Growler from DíVines in DC) Murky copper body with a big, disappearing head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with moderate alcohol, pine hops. Medium body, oily-silky mouthfeel. Orange hop flavor, a little spice, hay, and peach; bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours brick orange with a soft golden hue and a thin head of khaki foam that fell quickly and left a bit of a ring and some slippery lace as it drank. Nose is a blast of dank herbal, tropical mango and sexy caramel. Thereís some sweet earth underneath it all and some citric tartness on top. Thereís even a moment of peppery spice before you discover the earthy christmas tree pine. taste is intense. Firm malt lays down deliberately and fully on the palate creating a sweet canvas for an eminent ripe mango with a splash of grapefruit. . The herbal is pungent and leafy and the pine is earthy and steadfast. All these flavors roil and roll, reaching their individual peaks while the malt stands firm and unmoving. In fact it creeps forward with a bit more earth to remind you that armageddon is coming. Then it strikes! The bitter. Itís a stronger hop bitter than it actually seems because of the staunch malt and it lasts well into the finish with some stickiness and a bit of resin to coat the throat and leave a lingering caramel in the aftertaste. The fruit has been removed from you and the this is the end of time. This beer is not what I was expecting. It is the definition of intense. For an DIPA it is truly complex and that is rare. Layered, lasting, urgent, forceful. This is no shy beer. I love it! Thank you @Shroud0fdoom.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4015) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Location: 12 oz can, 5/23/14

Aroma: It has an aroma of grapefruit/tropical notes, pine, and pale malts
Appearance: Pours a dark orange color with a small head and spotty lace
Flavor: The flavor is mildly sweet, with a good amount of fruit/pine bitterness
Palate: The body is fairly light for the style, soft and a little thin, with a rather dry finish
Overall Impression: Pretty nice example of a DIPA. It is pretty dry and drinks pretty nicely. Itís a little thin, but not in a bad way. Interesting take on the style for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RussianDragon (490) - - MAY 21, 2014
Growler from local Whole Foods. Pours a clear deep golden amber with 2 fingers of foam that settle to leave a small amount of lacing. The aroma is dank: tropical fruit, malt, and a hop presence that reminds of me of diesel fuel. I mean this in the best way, the aroma is very inviting. The flavor is a revelation: a crushing blast of delightful hop bitterness assails the tongue leaving me wanting more. Citrus - more lemon than orange - overpowers the palate. Full bodied with ample residual sugar make for a palate-wrecking finish. Alcohol is nearly completely hidden. Always an event to have this - easily the best local DC beer Iíve had, and one of my favorite DIPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2926) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
10-MAY-2014, draft @the brewery and updated to reflect the tastings of the cans I bought the same place. Slightly hazy orange with lasting off-white head. Aroma is fruit, cheese, grape fruit and pine. Taste the same. with over ripe apples and peach - a little cedar-thing as well. Alcohol is present. Not super bitter despite 115 IBUís. The can version seems a bit better than the far too fresh draft. The can is not so cheasy and it is far more liqour-like - orange-liqour:-) Huge body, sweet but not a lot. Very bitter and long aftertaste. Lovely. Thanks, Mike for sharing @DC Brau.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Can received in trade, dated April 11, 2014. Into a tulip. The appearance has a hazy copper/brown color with a one finger white foamy head that once it dies thereís some sporadic lacing. The smell bittersweet citrus hops to caramel malts almost perfectly combined. The taste is bittersweet once again through the previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a modestly dosed coating of caramel to citrus hops laying across my mouth and tongue. Overall, in my opinion, this is a great DIPA well worthy of having again. I had another can and thought it was excellent with some tuna and crackers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2350) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Hazy golden amber pour with a thin white head and light sticky lacing .... aroma of piney and grapefruity hops, resiny and oranges ..... taste is piney and resiny with a nice rindy orange/grapefruity hop and a caramel malt backbone .... mouthfeel is bitter, oily, and lively with a long bitter resiny finish .... definitely up there in the IBU department ABV hidden well .... solid dbl ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (930) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 Can thanks to Alemax. Pours hazy burnt orange with rapidly settling off-white head. Aroma is resinous, piney, lightly skunky hops, mild malt in background. Flavor is bitter hops up front, fading into resinous, lightly piney hops, sweet malt finish, light caramelized sugar, with a bitter, piney aftertaste. Moderate carbonation, medium body, and crisp texture.

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