The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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District of Columbia
4.04/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Pours a very hazy burnt orange color. The medium-sized, orange-tinted head has a dense, frothy texture. Retention is good, and some nice rings and splotches of lacing stick to the glass.
S: Big notes of resin, pine, and citrus (orange and grapefruit). Some funky/herbal tones are also present. I'm not surprised to learn that this beer uses Columbus hops. Hop aroma is at the fore, but there's a fairly firm caramel and toasted bread aroma as well, for the style. Some esters are also noticeable, giving off a bit of a raw, yeasty character.
T: Some light toastiness and moderate caramel sweetness up front. A bit maltier than many IPAs. Hop bitterness is blunt and assertive, with big pine resin, grapefruit pith, and complex herbal flavors. Sticky hop notes linger for a long while, eventually fading into some fruity ester flavor and a biting aftertaste.
M: Rather full-bodied. Some medium initial sweetness is quickly overcome by a cascade of hop bitterness, leading to the expected dry finish. There is a coating feel to the aftertaste.
O: This is a good, rough-around-the-edges brawler of an IPA. It's definitely not a West Coast-style IPA, thanks to the fairly robust maltiness and murky, estery character. Columbus hops offer a diverse and complex array of aromas and flavors, with a slightly blunt finishing effect. This is a welcome addition to DC's lacking microbrew lineup.
Serving type: can
02-10-2013 00:39:46 | More by Clydesdale
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