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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

583 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 134
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)
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.59/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. can from six pack purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area (no birth date), poured into a 3Fs Teku long-stemmed glass, drank 2/7/13 over ~one hour.

A: 4.75 - orange/marmalade-honey coloration, full hop haze, whitish frothy 1 finger head that lingers into an attractive rim lacing, mild-to-no alcohol legs

S: 4.5 - classic all-purpose Columbus combination of pine/resin/spice meets citrus fruit (grapefruit, orange and tangerine), mild malt backbone with minimal yeast flavors (likely 1056 or WP001) that permits the hops to flourish

T: 4.5 - bitterness on the anterior tongue opens the taste buds to reveal slightly grassy and herbal flavors, mild astringency but very pleasant lingering bitterness, slight-to-no alcohol flavors for me

M: 4.75 - light-medium-to-medium body allows it to land on the IPA instead of DIPA side of the fence, medium carbonation, one of the best mouthfeel out there for style

O: 4.75 - I am so spoiled having easy access to this world-class all-Columbus IPA in my backyard. DC Brau nails it with their hop-forward offerings, and this is the Silver medal only to On the Wings of Armageddon, which might be the best East Coast DIPA this side of Heady Topper; Columbus might be my favorite all-purpose hop and this beer accentuates its pleasant bittnerness, complexity and flavor/aroma. It's dangerously sessionable and outstanding with pizza and spicy food (Indian, Thai). In summary, this is a top 10 American IPA for lovers of PW hopbomb IPAs like Victory's HopDevil and Surly's Furious that I'd be happy to trade ([email protected])

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 01:38:23 | More by MNishCT77
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ahalloin

Virginia

4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Paradiso Dupont.

Pours a slightly dark golden, mostly clear fluid. A slight reddish tint makes for a handsome presentation. In addition a nice white fluffy head tops the beer, depleting to a small ring of lacing.

The aroma is killer. It may be the best straight IPA aroma I've had. Super dank Columbus hops dominate putting off smells reminiscent of grapefruit and pine. A slight stone fruit sweetness is also detectable.

The taste follows the awesome aroma very well with big grapefruity hops nestled in a bed of pine sap. Resiny! Some malty sweetness but barely. The burning of the hop flavor just dominates this bad boy. The finish is big and bitter and it will corrupt your taste buds.

Medium bodied beer as I would expect for a straight 6.8% IPA. Nice effervescence as the carbonation lifts the pungent hop aromas out of the glass to my nose and dries the palette making it difficult to not grab another sip right away.

Overall, I have to say this is one of the best IPAs I've ever had, and I've had probably 12 of the top 15 on BA. I predict it won't be long before this beer breaks the top 20 in the IPA category. Of course that depends on when they can get around to making enough to satisfy the corruptables of DC.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2011 16:46:27 | More by ahalloin
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.55/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an awesome IPA, I hope to be seeing a constant flow of this beer in the District! Had this on tap at Pizzaria Paradiso in Dupont Circle a few weeks ago.

A: Has a dark orange to amber color that is very hazy, a ring of head and not a lot of lacing.

S: Very bright citrus and tropical fruit in the nose with the awesome 'weed' smell you get in great hoppy beers. Dry malts, flowers and more grass. Amazing aroma, a welcome surprise I was not expecting out of this beer, but really my friend Tony (ahalloin) and I could not get enough of the aroma.

T: Amazing citrus, grapefruit, dry biscuits, lemon grass, flowers, and pine. Weed dank hops! Great taste for a true hophead with only a little nice smoky malt for balance.

M: Sticky yet also smooth and satisfying, nice lingering bitter finish with just enough carbonation.

Overall this is DC Brau's best beer yet, and I am very excited about it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2011 19:21:53 | More by Dreadnaught33
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid comes out a dark orange color, when held up to the light, it glows a lighter orange. Nice creamcicle colored cap that comes up really thick. Bubble sizes vary among large and small. Nice lacing the whole way through, really good looking IPA.

YOu can tell this is an IPA with a lot of quality ingredients. There's an initial sweetness, some quality toasted malt sweetness, and big nice aromas of honey malts. The sweet aromas followed by some nice hop aromas. Some floral and pine, but citrus is the primary. Grapefuit, not quite ripe orange, tangerine and lemon peel, slight grassy aromas as well.

Taste is easily the best part, this is a truly outstanding tasting IPA. There is a lot of sweetness that comes from the huge malt backbone, an outstanding combination. After that the above mentioned hop profile flavors come out. According to the website there's 40 lbs of Columbus Hops used, and its evident, it's a hoppy beer. Lots of above mentioned citrus flavor as well as some natural nectar and pine aftertaste, slight grassiness. Bitterness is evident but not overwhelming. I've had less flavorful Imperial/Double IPAs.

Moutfeel is really good. Closer to full bodied with a perfect carbonation level and really smooth. Nice malt sweetness followed by the earthy hop bitterness and it's absolutely perfectly balanced. Crazy drinkable, and in the can, it's both "crushable" and savable. This beer is so freaking awesome, I'm jealous that I don't live in DC. Easily one of the best year round IPAs that are available. If I lived in DC it would be my stand by IPA for sure.

Serving type: can

08-08-2013 19:14:48 | More by AndyAvalanche
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delta490

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- poured a can into a DFH IPA glass. Big pillowy off-white head left big lacing and lasts throughout the beer. Color is a cloudy deep amber. Maybe caramel. Visible carbonation.

S- Big hops. Very floral with a hints of biscuit malt.

T- a very well-balanced IPA. The hops hits the taste buds first, with big floral notes. A strong malt backbone holds it all up and there are hints of citrus on the finish.

M-Not too heavy, not too light. Just right. The carbonation fades into the background.

O- a great big-flavored, well-balanced IPA.

Serving type: can

09-15-2013 22:23:40 | More by delta490
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with the GBX crew tonight, was nice to get down there to see you guys finally!

deep rich dark orange tinted amber with a nice full two fingers of head on the top.

aroma was full of deep citrus hops and pine resin. It had a very fresh smell to, thick with neverending waves of hoppiness and a slight malty earthen smell way deep in the back trying to round it out. like sticky, icky dank nugs.

. From the first sip it was a full on bath of citrus hops. Deep flavors of orange, tangerince and a touch of grapefruit washed over the tongue. As it warmed some hints of sugar and pineapples rounding it out. A very nice earthy backround provided all the neccasary balance in this one.

Great smooth creamy feel. This was a nice light to medium bodied ale that was more then adequatly carbonated and really had a nice feel, and wonderful freshness, great score

Serving type: growler

12-04-2011 07:53:46 | More by mikesgroove
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From tap to pint glass at ChurchKey on 5/30/11

I had the pleasure of enjoying this one with the man himself,
Brandon Skall - founder of DC Brau.

A: Rich tangelo-rust in color. It appears fairly brilliant, though this one is unfiltered. A good 1.5 finger head and some crazy, ridiculous lacing which envelops the glass.

S: Absolutely wonderful. The scent of fresh Columbus hop oil hits my nose before I even bring it to my face. It's floral beyond expression - grapefruit, fresh cut Blue Spruce and a trace of sweet alcohol. In a word: perfect.

T: Damn. This is one big league hop bomb - it's like sucking on a hop lollipop. Not for the faint of heart. The palate is immediately attacked with lush, bitter fruits and a sticky residual layer of Columbus hop oil. The malty backbone doesn't sit around and play second fiddle, as it breaks through and shows itself on the mid to finish.

M: Almost cloying. It's such a rich and dense brew. It gets into every single crevice in your mouth and lathers it with a layer of dense hop residue that isn't easy to wash away. Even a few beers later I noticed The Corruption on the back of my palate.

O: Let it be known that DC has a brewey to be reckoned with. DC Brau and their Corruption IPA ain't no joke: this is the real deal, ladies and gents. Step right up and get hopsmacked by one of the best IPA's on the market. This isn't hometown hype - it's simply great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2011 20:31:13 | More by Rhettroactive
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ctbeerman1

Connecticut

4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

nice dank ipa with soft mouth feel and plenty of pine aroma and a touch of cannibis defintly a rebuy. iwould put it in the top 25 ipas out there,buy some and expirence the goodness.plus it comes in a attractive green and silver can which will catch your eyes,glad to see it in the ct market,looking forward to try other offerings from them.

Serving type: can

02-16-2014 00:40:26 | More by ctbeerman1
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elNopalero

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to XicanoBeerRun for sharing.

This pours a cloudy orange-yellow color with a wonderfully big grassy and fresh aroma. Piney, grassy, green orange flavor along with some chew. Bitterness comes across and peaks for a lasting finish. This was delicious.

Serving type: can

06-12-2012 19:37:40 | More by elNopalero
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a tulip glass. bottled on 5/15/13

Pours a dark copper color with a large white head. As soon as I popped open the can the aroma hit me. Nice resiny hops that arent too overpowering. Very pleasant smell. taste is perfectly balanced between hops and malts. Slight citrus/NW taste. fruity and bitter at the same time, the combination is something you just dont find in other IPAs and its something i really dig. Extremely drinkable and sessionable. Medium body with medium carbonation.

overall this is probably the best/most solid and drinkable IPA ive found on the east coast. Its unfortunate that this is only available in DC/Nova. If it was available around me it'd be my go to IPA.

Serving type: can

05-27-2013 16:06:30 | More by Axnjxn
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enoisone

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at Meridian Pint in D.C..

Nice looking orange hue and just the right amount of head.

Wonderful nose of pine,resin and citrus.

Really good resiny Columbus hop coating of the tongue.This is one of my favorite hop characteristics along with grapefruit and pineapple.

Again, nice pine resin coating of the tongue along with a good bitter aftertaste. Love it.

I had very high expectations after 1st tasting their Pale Ale.
They certainly lived up to it with this IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2011 16:29:03 | More by enoisone
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C20Percent

Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy gold with a .25 finger's worth of bubbly white colored head on top. There's a lot of sediment floating around in the body. I've had cans of this where there isn't much sediment, but the last few have had quite a bit, and it not the pretty kind either, but I do like unfiltered brew. But, in this case the sediment is very off-putting. ** Six months later - floaties are gone. What's left is a pretty hazy golden honey color.

S: Very nice smell. First thing that hits is the caramel malts, and then the hoppy citrus smell followed by a nice balance of earthiness. Some tobacco too. Mostly malts and grapefruit, and nice hops! And, it's not subtle either.

T: A nice malt balance between sweet and biscuity -- I tend to lean toward the sweet, but combination of the two are nice. Also, getting a sour citrus flavor, followed by a nice refreshing, slightly bitter, finish. Without a doubt, the flavor is dominated by the hops.

M: Smooth and creamy, medium bodied brew that is very nice on the palette. Perfect carbonation. A little bit of chewiness. And, a nice oily feel. It's all good here, nothing standing out as amazing, but pretty good.

O: I've had about eight cans of Corruption. This beer has really grown on me. For certain, it's the best local IPA. Unfortunately, the six pack I'm drinking on now how this weird sediment issue, and I'll look out for that in the next round I by, but this drops the beer's score a bit. The taste is good, smell is good, but the appearance drops the score a bit. But, I recommend people try this brew.

**This brew has improved so much. Changing the scores of my review.

Serving type: can

06-24-2012 21:13:31 | More by C20Percent
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I visited the brewery in northeast D.C. yesterday with a friend and my girlfriend. Left with a 64 oz. growler of The Corruption IPA, given its excellent reputation and my previous experience with On the Wings of Armageddon. Suffice it to say, D.C. Brau knows how to do hoppy beer. Poured into my Beer Geek Nation tulip.

Appearance (4.25/5): Cloudy dark copper orange, beautiful IPA on the darker side of the color spectrum for the style. Visibly carbonated, two finger head off white head. Lots of lacing on the glass' sides.

Smell (4.25/5): Very piney and grapefruity with a solid malt base to back up the potent citric and pine notes emanating from the glass. Light biscuity/bready malt lurks in the background, but of course the hops are the star of the show.

Taste (4.5/5): Hops hit with a massive amount of piney and citric hop bitterness that's reminiscent of Green Flash West Coast. Light bready notes. The yeast actually plays a big role in creating and emphasizing the pronounced fruitiness of this heavenly hoppy ale. The hops are aggressive throughout but nowhere more so than in the finish, which is massively bitter and puckering. Not palate shredding, but this here beer seriously gives you a hop fix.

Mouthfeel (4.25/5): Good medium carbonation keeps this beer highly drinkable. The malt gives this beer enough body and the sheer resinousness of the hop flavor thickens it up as well. The best part of this beer's feel is the awesome puckering sensation in the finish.

Overall (4.25/5): D.C. Brau has a real winner here with the corruption. Perhaps not as insane as On the Wings of Armageddon, The Corruption is still one excellent drinking beer. I'm extremely pleased that I got it super-fresh straight from the brewery. You can't beat the intensity you get from a freshly brewed IPA. We'll be back, D.C. Brau!

Serving type: growler

07-15-2013 00:00:04 | More by hagbergl
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a clear plastic glass. Purchased for $3.25.

A refreshing balanced brew. An excellent representation of the IPA style. Lighter taste but not a session beer. In a can at a great price. A really good beer that I would buy again. Proud to have these in my cellar and serve to my friends. Highly recommended.

A - Amber color with a small dense light tan head that dissipates to a thin layer, which then remains throughout beer. Nice lacing.

S - Piney and floral aromas dominate, with some slight fruity sweetness.

T - Slightly sweet, a nice hoppy/malty balance, finishing with a bitter resinous that is not overwhelming. No malty dark fruit or the like.

MF - Slight sharpness but generally smooth.

Serving type: can

05-07-2013 17:03:32 | More by Sludgeman
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cw577enfield

Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 05/03/13 and poured into a snifter on 05/12/13! How fresh can you get?

A: Orange/Gold hue with two fingers of head. The head disappears quite quickly to a thin layer. Excellent lacing.

S: I categorize this beer as a part of "Hop-blast" IPAs. :-) When I first opened it, I could smell the hops right away, with grapefruit, piney, and floral notes. Interesting aroma to say at the least.

T: Marvelous taste of malts and hops working together, could pick up hints of caramel, pineapple, and citrus flavors. Sweetness comes at first and follows out with a subtle bitterness. The bitterness will remain awhile at the end.

M: Right in the between of medium-bodied and full-bodied. For that reason, I thought I was drinking DIPA? Medium carbonation and gives it an excellent dry finish.

O: I was lucky to get a super-fresh can and consider this a great IPA with attributes of DIPA. I do wonder what OTWOA would taste like in comparison of this outstanding IPA. Definitely will be picking up another six-pack in the near future!

Serving type: can

05-13-2013 00:36:42 | More by cw577enfield
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Canis Major Becker
A ~ Pours a hazy Amber with a peach tone to it. Good medium bead carbonation with a little cap of head.

S ~ Seaweed, Sharp pine, & hemp. There's mango & pineapple fading into sugary fruit snacks (of the corn syrup variety)
Really nice nose.

T ~ Mango & Pineapple following through that fades fast into a pine sap finish. Simple, yet powerful fruit flavors with a mild grassyness to it.

M ~ Fresh & simple flavors with beautiful balance & a crisp finish. No heat, just a ton of finesse.

D ~ Drinkability is extremely high with tons of flavor. An exercise in simplicity. Simply a great IPA. I could knock back quite a few of these. Keep up the canned IPAs!

Serving type: can

03-17-2012 18:40:32 | More by chocosushi
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Hopscat

Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks about as expected for an ipa. Nice lacing on the glass and head is a healthy half inch for a growler. picked this up at The Perfect Pour - Columbia MD
S- big time resinous pine with some faint citrus notes. Awesome
T- follows pretty well, sweet citrus malt first , quickly followed on by piney, earthy dank hops and. Hops are real nice.
M- about med. toward light with proper bubbles. Long bitter -resinous -pithy finish is impressive
O- Will look for this again. At first I thought the finish overwhelming but it didn't make it less drinkable or enjoyable. HOPHEADS - I highly recommend.

Serving type: growler

03-18-2014 18:38:04 | More by Hopscat
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Single can from Liquor Outlet.

Murky orange body (still appealing) topped by four fingers of bone china micro bubbles. Excellent lacing.

Big enticing citrus aroma, oranges and grapefruit, hints of pine.

Big malty foundation, thickly coats the tongue. Heavy citrus. Even heavier bitter bomb builds to the swallow.

Medium to full mouthfeel.

Alcohol levels aside, seems like more IIPA than IPA, just as the Pale seemed more an IPA. I like it, but I like the little brother more.

Serving type: can

03-20-2013 21:19:27 | More by RonfromJersey
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cyclonece09

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Pours reddish amber with a nice fluffy white head. Smels of flowery hops with nice citrus notes. Tastes of piney and earthy hops, very nice combo with just enough bite. Beer is light bodied a tad heavily carbonated but still finishes well. Overall a very good beer.

Serving type: can

12-11-2013 00:34:07 | More by cyclonece09
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in ale glass.

A: lots of carbonation; very little head; dark orange color, lacing ok
S: pleasant pine/hop aroma; sweet smelling
T: nice, complex AIPA; smooth aftertaste--very smooth; piney; goes down easily
M: thick and vibrant

Very fine beer.

Serving type: can

02-10-2012 17:02:14 | More by Arithmeticus
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber, no bottled-on date, poured into a nonic pint glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy copper color, topped with a thin white head, leaves nice lacing.

S- Very hoppy, lots of citrus, pine and resin but also some dank, earthy hop notes.

T- Solid but not overpowering hoppiness layered over caramel, bready malt. The hops are similar to the nose, with a nice dose of grapefruit, orange and pine resin but also some awesome dank earthiness, also some black pepper.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, nice carbonation, has a dry finish.

O- A very nice, tasty IPA, this is definitely my favorite of DC Brau's regular offerings, definitely give this a try if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 05:57:21 | More by WillCarrera
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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
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djeucalyptus

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

first off, huge thanks to drabmuh for a growler of this as the prize from the minimum reviews BIF. can't say thanks enough.

pours a shimmering light golden amber hue with some decent bubbles fueling a two-plus-finger light caramel white creamy head that fades to a steady ring that leaves truly stunning sticky webby lacing.

aroma is straight up ipa. rich caramel malt and honey, highlighted by green, piney hops with subtle hints of citrus. smells incredibly solid.

tastes like an ipa. this what i think of when i hear IPA. rich, earthy, sweet malts, bright, vibrant piney hops. resinous, woodsy piney hops. hints of citrusy hops with some lime, but pine shines through. sappy. delicious. well balanced yet still heavy hops. delicious.

mouth is pretty stunning. moderate body, soft but full carbonation creates a creamy mouthfeel through what would almost be a resinous, sticky heavy brew. it works beautifully.

well balanced with a hefty hoppy profile, this is almost like the quintessential ipa. everything works beautifully and it's a truly solid, enjoyable brew with just enough character to leave me wanting another visit. top notch. again, big thanks to drabmuh for the hook up... I'll definitely be iso this brewery in the future.

Serving type: growler

08-04-2011 05:31:05 | More by djeucalyptus
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HattedClassic

Virginia

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

Appearance:
Pours a nice vigorous and creamy off-white head. The beer itself is a beautifully clear amber with hints of orange.

Smell:
The smell seems to be dominated by a mixture of grapefruit and floral hops. No hint of malts.

Taste:
A big strong hop taste upfront with a sweet malty backbone running all the way through and hoppy finish. The first round of hops has a strong grapefruit taste and the final round of hops have a more pine resin taste. The malty backbone goes all the way through.

Mouthfeel:
Biting carbonation and medium bodied with a smooth feel.

Overall:
A very strong and very hoppy AIPA that will corrupt your tongue. This beer is one of my favorite mainstays that I can't get anywhere else but home. Definitely recommend.

Serving type: can

02-26-2013 20:49:24 | More by HattedClassic
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can with no freshness date.

LOOK: Hazed orange amber, three fingers of head hold strong

SMELL: Piney, mint, oily hop resin, hemp seeds, ruby red grapefruit, grape nuts, mild tropical esters, bread crust

TASTE: Fruity hop resin, raw pine, very smooth, aggressive bitterness, slightly biscuity, yeast, fruity esters, light tobacco, grapefruit rind, faint lime zest, more bitterness, drying finish

Yeah, these guys nailed the style and then some ... it took over my taste buds for a while to boot. A must if you have not tried it yet.

Serving type: can

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The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
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