1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
The CorruptionThe Corruption

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

682 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 682
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 25
Gots: 45 | FT: 2
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: 682 | Reviews: 141 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tectactoe:
Photo of tectactoe
tectactoe

Michigan

3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a radiant copper color, pretty muddled and hazy throughout, almost completely opaque. Even the edges have a tough time letting any light beam through. A nice, thick cap forms during the pour; eggshell colored, showing good staying power and leaving a nice trace of lacing behind.

The first wave of the aroma is citrusy and full of fruits. Grapefruits and oranges are abundant; the beer has a very zesty and juicy quality to it that really opens up throughout the next few successive whiffs. Some lighter, spicy hops reside in the background, somewhat secondary to the fruit notes; slightly herbal and leafy with a hint of dank, resinous oils to back them up. It's hard to tell which of these stances (heavy citrus or heavy herbal hops) will reign dominant in the flavor profile just from the aroma alone. From prior experiences, I'd have to guess the raw hop flavors will take over.

And it looks like I was right... I take a sip, and while there's a slight, initial taste of watery citrus that hits up front, the raw and spicy hops come rushing in almost instantaneously and with much more force. Spicy, peppery, ashy, and herbal; big hints of white pepper, leaves, a little bit of resin, pine, and hop oil. Citrus hits the flavor profile hard on the bitter side - pith, peels, skins, etc. For such a little guy, this beer has quite a staunch bitterness that asserts itself quickly and lasts heavily into the aftertaste. Some bready malts are in the aftertaste as well, along with maybe even a hint of caramel malt. But they only provide a very light sweetness - the bitterness is dominant, even well after the beer has left your mouth. Medium bodied, lightly oily and a touch away from being sticky, medium-high carbonation.

Not a huge fan of the spicy hop characters being so dominant, but it's done pretty well here. Would have liked a bit more citrus coming off in the flavor profile, but you can't have it all, can you? Still a pretty decent beer that I wouldn't turn down in the future.

Serving type: can

04-04-2013 11:34:11 | More by tectactoe
More User Reviews:
Photo of joegard
joegard

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-09-2014 19:36:15 | More by joegard
Photo of DeadWalkerAir
DeadWalkerAir

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-09-2014 18:49:26 | More by DeadWalkerAir
Photo of kbutzactor
kbutzactor

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-06-2014 04:05:32 | More by kbutzactor
Photo of Wattie
Wattie

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-05-2014 15:08:01 | More by Wattie
Photo of Remdog
Remdog

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-04-2014 02:29:37 | More by Remdog
Photo of GrandMarnier
GrandMarnier


5/5  rDev +28.9%

07-04-2014 01:55:16 | More by GrandMarnier
Photo of Crimsontider22
Crimsontider22

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-03-2014 22:35:13 | More by Crimsontider22
Photo of sammyg832
sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +16%

07-01-2014 15:56:37 | More by sammyg832
Photo of JohnParadee
JohnParadee

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-29-2014 11:54:12 | More by JohnParadee
Photo of CMalenda
CMalenda

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-28-2014 23:24:50 | More by CMalenda
Photo of eschuler
eschuler

Maryland

3/5  rDev -22.7%

06-28-2014 01:34:18 | More by eschuler
Photo of JDeming
JDeming

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-27-2014 01:49:52 | More by JDeming
Photo of jhartley
jhartley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-26-2014 02:24:05 | More by jhartley
Photo of stafford2
stafford2

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-25-2014 21:55:36 | More by stafford2
Photo of Chicowdy
Chicowdy


4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-25-2014 16:05:15 | More by Chicowdy
Photo of JGLittle
JGLittle

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-24-2014 22:49:02 | More by JGLittle
Photo of iL0VEbeer
iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-24-2014 21:40:59 | More by iL0VEbeer
Photo of jjd315
jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-23-2014 17:27:03 | More by jjd315
Photo of quang_dam
quang_dam

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-23-2014 04:11:35 | More by quang_dam
Photo of kemkempalace
kemkempalace

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-20-2014 03:40:22 | More by kemkempalace
Photo of EgadBananas
EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-20-2014 01:39:35 | More by EgadBananas
Photo of Mattco
Mattco

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-19-2014 14:28:16 | More by Mattco
Photo of Mcallaghan04
Mcallaghan04

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-19-2014 00:28:42 | More by Mcallaghan04
Photo of Robmclean32
Robmclean32

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-17-2014 14:15:23 | More by Robmclean32
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 682 ratings.