Another beer from the Virginia attorney and this one was a big improvement from the disappointing DuClaw Anti Venom. DC Brau is Washington DC’s first production brewery in almost 60 years and sells their beer in cans and growlers. OTWOA is their double IPA brewed entirely with Falconers Flight hops.
OTWOA pours a deep orange with a fairly thick off white head. Aroma is sweet and full of hops. Some pine, grapefruit and a bit of floral. Overall appearance and aroma is what I expect from a DIPA. Taste did not disappoint either with loads of hops but still well balanced. I got a lot of pine at the start and then a nice sweetness. A fair amount of bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is well hidden when cold but as the beer warmed it started to come through a bit.
Overall a very nice canned DIPA and something worth trading for or seeking out if you are in the DC area.
Pros: Well balance
Cons: Fairly bitter
Alcohol Content: 9.2% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: DC Brau
Brewers Description: OTWOA is a single hop blend* beer utilizing Falconers Flight™. Brewed with just enough Pale malt, Cara-60, CaraPils and Malted wheat to carry the intense hop character onto the pallet.
At first glance, it has an orange hue in the glass with a viscus, rocky head that refuses to dissipate. Upon first sniff there are dominate 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.