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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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".

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westchesterco (1163) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
roasty, floral, earthy, golden, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, flat, long finish, bitter,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (940) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2015
From a can dated 01/07/2015. Aroma is very hop forward with a light cracker malt and slight caramel note in the background and hints of alcohol. Lots of citrus, especially grapefruit and orange. Lighter stone fruit and tropical fruit with some moderate hop resin and light pine to balance out the citrus and fruit. Pours a cloudy copper orange with a moderately sized, medium thick, slightly off-white head that shows good retention as it recedes to the edges where it lingers. Medium lacing and moderate legs. Flavor has a light sweetness with a hint of crackers and biscuits and a light caramel note. High bitterness with some alcohol spice in the finish. Lots of hop flavor, similar profile to the aroma, but the malt is a bit more noticeable. Citrus, tropical and stone fruit and resin. Slight stickiness in the finish, but fairly dry. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice IPA. Lots of hop aroma, but I think it could use a bit more in the flavor. I like that it isnít too malty and the alcohol is fairly well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4136) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at Craigís. Sweet, malty, huge hop flavour but a bit too dry and bitter on the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1358) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Tasty, angry, and bitter. Aggressively hopped with mild citrus and aggressive pine notes. Huge grassy aroma. Faint malt sweetness, but basically aggressive bitterness on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6516) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
(Can, Stockholm Beer Festival, 4 Oct 2014) Hazy amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, hoppy nose with citrus, grapefruit, resin and lots of fresh hops. Fruity, malty taste with notes of grapefruit, pine needles, resin, caramel and a solid citric/piney bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain malt sweetness. Impressive hop character, and a solid malt structure structure to back it up. Solid DIPA. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (5280) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
Can - Great piney and caramel notes. Cloudy gold with a rich beige head. Pine and a little resin with a nice caramel balance. A pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1882) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2015
12oz pour at Pizzeria Paradiso D.C. Pours a clear orangeish copper with a nice white head. Aroma is conifers, melon, sap and grapefruit. Flavor is melon, grapefruit, cedar, tropical fruit (mango, passionfruit). Finish is citrus and piney. Medium body, average carbonation. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz can into a pint glass. A: Pours a copper color. The one-finger off-white shaded head is quite dense and thick, and also offers great retention. Thereís also plenty of lacing left on the glass. S: At first, itís a pretty standard DIPA, with primary notes of grapefruit and caramel. But something funny happens once it warms up a bit - it develops some great fruity tones, like apricot, mango, melon, peach, and even some apple. The malts remain moderately prevalent throughout, bringing a more defined breadiness than the average DIPA. Hell, Iím pretty damn impressed. T: A large wave of bitterness hits immediately. While Iím getting a lot of the fruitiness from the aroma, Iím also getting a shitload of weed, especially in the midtaste. The malt integration is excellent - many, MANY DIPAs tend to be too sweet for my tastes, but this oneís malt backbone is balanced well...and complex. Iím getting caramel, toffee, apple, apricot, melon, sugar cookie, mango, and the aforementioned shitload of weed. Itís both contemplatively deep AND a shameless punch in the face - how is that not awesome?! M: Itís medium bodied, dry finishing, and drinkable, but thatís not what makes the feel so great. No, that would be the way the hop resins absolutely coat every inch of the mouth. This feature does a great job of making it seem less sweet than it might really be, and Iím thankful for that. Carbonation is pretty vibrant. O: Gotta love great, local DIPAs like this one. DC Brau hasnít impressed me in the past, but I can safely say this lives up to the hype. I donít know what else to say other than seek it out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7157) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Can thanks to Secret Santa! Pours a clear orange with a golden hue with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet citrus with a light bitterness and a sweet grain backbone. Flavor combines citrus rind and sweet citrus with a touch of resin and a sweet grain backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9160) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2014
Can @ home from Local Swap World Wide Edition, thanks to nimbleprop. Clear orange golden color, medium sized off-white head that diminishes quickly. Aroms is heavy: over the top hops, huge pine and spruce, moderate to heavy maltyness and sticky resin. Taste is heavy malty, insane hoppyness, insane pine and spruce, firm to very bitter and heavy resin. Sticky texture, full body, medium carbonation. I think itís a little too much, a little too far over the top, but I still like the piney bitter that is so dominantly present.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (1866) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Not a beer Iíd take to a Temple Football tailgate, but when offered gladly accepted. Strong wall of hops leaning on the pine side. Citrus hops take a back seat to the piney flavors. Malts do their damnest to prop up this Hop Bomb. Does go well with smoked ribs in a stadium parking lot.

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