1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

The CorruptionThe Corruption

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

588 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 588
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%


Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Corruption™ IPA is DC Brau's take on a Pacific Northwest IPA. Brewed with Pale 2 row, C-10, Honey and Victory malts. Exclusively hopped with 40 lbs of Columbus hops per brew to ring in at 80 IBU. "The Corruption" comes in at 6.5% ABV. This beer straddle's the line between IPA and Imperial IPA and has a supportive malty backbone with an assertive hop presence that smacks your mouth with a dank, resinous bitterness followed by pleasant aroma's of pine sap and burnt spruce.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 05-21-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 588 | Reviews: 135 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by justin_nj:
Photo of justin_nj
justin_nj

New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 6/2013.

A: Amber/orange in color and very clear. Two fingers of soapy off-white head that stuck around a decent amount of time.

S: Very piney and citrusy, mainly grapefruit but some other tropical fruits come through faintly. Sweet malt. Dank hops. Not a very strong aroma, but it smells really good.

T: Immediately hit with citrus and sweetness at the front of the tongue, which then becomes more intense in the middle of the mouth. The bread toasted malt comes through next while the hop flavor turns from citrus to a resinous flavor with a lot of pine and spice. The bitterness kicks in here in a great way and is fairly aggressive.

M: Very crisp tasting. Medium-full bodied and good carbonation. It has a stickiness about it that coats your entire mouth and allows the flavor to stick around for quite a while after swallowing. No alcohol is present at all. This thing finishes dry and makes you extremely thirsty for more.

O: A really great IPA from a not well known brewery that is consistently pumping out great beer.

Serving type: can

06-25-2013 01:47:42 | More by justin_nj
More User Reviews:
Photo of scotorum
scotorum

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Info on the can notes it's called "The Corruption" after the notorious alleged 1824 backroom deal between John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay in which Clay gave Adams his electoral votes so Adams could win the Presidency and forestall the election of Andrew Jackson. When Clay was subsequently appointed Secretary of State by Adams, many people thought it was in return for the "gift" of votes from Clay, and that it had all been planned in advance by the two. Belief in "The Corrupt Bargain" was a big reason that Jackson beat Adams in 1828. Most historians however seem to think Clay was a natural choice for Secretary of State because of his foreign policy experience, and that Clay despised fellow frontier politician Jackson. In any event there is no proof that the Corrupt Bargain was actually made. But the can historian does not mention that.

Canned 3/19/14, so still pretty fresh. Bought in Connecticut a week or so ago, we don't get DC Brau in Mass.

Poured from the 12 oz,. can into a Lawson's snifter

a; Deep clear amber with a great finger thick offwhite head which receded to thin even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Pretty intense citrus,.

t; Medium piney hop bite over a solid medium/caramel malt base.

m: Medium with nice body,.

o: Tasty and enjoyable! Rather dark and malty for an IPA, more reminiscent of a good English Bitter, but more bitter than most of those, making it a good American style English Bitter. Cut not that much below the more expensive Green Flash Palate Wrecker DIPA that I like so much. Just maybe a little less malt flavor under the hop bite.

Serving type: can

04-24-2014 04:37:02 | More by scotorum
Photo of DantheMan75
DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-22-2014 01:04:01 | More by DantheMan75
Photo of Viperman1316
Viperman1316

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-21-2014 18:44:43 | More by Viperman1316
Photo of zbodnar1
zbodnar1

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-20-2014 14:03:13 | More by zbodnar1
Photo of Shnanign
Shnanign

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-19-2014 20:41:31 | More by Shnanign
Photo of kniles38
kniles38

New York

3/5  rDev -22.9%

04-17-2014 01:22:59 | More by kniles38
Photo of kmos27
kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

04-17-2014 01:08:42 | More by kmos27
Photo of AGB
AGB

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-15-2014 03:49:17 | More by AGB
Photo of Kurmaraja
Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-15-2014 03:13:48 | More by Kurmaraja
Photo of 1424IpA
1424IpA

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-15-2014 01:17:49 | More by 1424IpA
Photo of JohnK17
JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-15-2014 00:17:20 | More by JohnK17
Photo of TheCuriograph
TheCuriograph

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

04-14-2014 21:40:21 | More by TheCuriograph
Photo of AndrewBV
AndrewBV

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-13-2014 06:24:39 | More by AndrewBV
Photo of Bolivian22
Bolivian22

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-13-2014 03:45:08 | More by Bolivian22
Photo of jl2414
jl2414

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-13-2014 01:34:53 | More by jl2414
Photo of Laulau
Laulau

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-12-2014 20:38:17 | More by Laulau
Photo of mletten
mletten

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-11-2014 23:02:51 | More by mletten
Photo of SocalKicks
SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-11-2014 12:53:15 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of supernaut
supernaut

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-10-2014 17:11:11 | More by supernaut
Photo of RMoeNay
RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-09-2014 20:04:39 | More by RMoeNay
Photo of Saudereth
Saudereth

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-07-2014 23:47:48 | More by Saudereth
Photo of neil2me
neil2me

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-07-2014 13:56:54 | More by neil2me
Photo of ahbithwabm
ahbithwabm

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-06-2014 22:20:25 | More by ahbithwabm
Photo of Gmartin75
Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-06-2014 03:03:24 | More by Gmartin75
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.