The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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Reviews by justin_nj:
4.19/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
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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
The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.