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DC Brau to Can On the Wings of Armageddon Imperial IPA; Flying Dog Cans Snake Dog

On the Wings of Armageddon is one of my favorite beers from DC Brau and perhaps their best yet. The unrestrained imperial IPA boasts an aggressive hop schedule full of the citrus, lemon, and tropical bitterness that the Falconers Flight hop blend is known for. Just last week, BeerPulse.com reported that DC Brau had received label approval for OTWOA and is one step closer to canning this beast of a beer.

Here is what DC Brau has to say about their first imperial IPA.

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.”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 palate.

At first glance, it has an orange hue in the glass with a viscous, rocky head that refuses to dissipate. Upon first sniff there are dominant aromas of citrus, white grapes, and grapefruit with light bread and biscuit 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.

No current ETA on when we can expect cans to be at your favorite venue but rest assured when we know, you’ll know.

In other canning news, Flying Dog will be canning its Snake Dog IPA (along with Underdog Atlantic Lager), and cans will be available August 1 in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

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