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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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752 Ratings

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Ratings: 752
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 29
Gots: 59 | 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)
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

funkel81, Dec 20, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

CSpoons, Mar 28, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -67.7%

blameo, Mar 18, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

ChesterHop, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of corby112
2.21/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Canned on 9/5/13

Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden copper with apricot edges and a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Decent retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. A little dark for the style and looks exactly like their pale ale. I don't even think the head brewer could tell them apart.

Slightly grassy, earthy aroma with some resinous pine and floral hops but overall, the aroma of this beer is really weak for the style with a ton of malt sweetness in the nose. This was canned exactly two weeks ago and the hop presence is minimal at best. Some pine needle and spruce tip but its severely muted by lots of caramel sweetness, toffee and biscuit. Very disappointing.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with earthy hop bitterness that's countered by a prominent sweet malt backbone. Again, there is some earthy/resinous, dry bitterness but the hops are almost completely overpowered by the strong malt flavors. Some grassy pine and sticky spruce tip followed by strong caramel sweetness, dark fruit, roasted nut, toffee and biscuit. Overall, this beer was a pretty big letdown for me. One dimensional hop profile and the malt character is way too strong for the style. Their pale ale is more complex, better balanced and possesses more interesting hop flavor.

corby112, Sep 20, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

Rifugium, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of TAMU99
2.42/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer was forgettable. No discernable smell. Standard citrus flavors without anything special. Mouthfeel and appearance were equally bland. I suppose you could drink a lot of it, but why? I will not order this one again especially when there are other good beers from this brewery.

TAMU99, Jan 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Dilbert65, Feb 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

JDrebel, Jul 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

JAHMUR, Apr 29, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

OUJayhawk1799, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of tlazaroff
2.6/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nose has a kind of sweet juicy quality to it. I get guava and papaya predominantly.

Appearance is somewhat disappointing. It pours out a hazy orange with a slightly off-white colored head. The lacing is good, but the disappointing thing is the yeast floating in the glass. I didn't even know it was "canditioned".

Bitterness is upfront and personal from first sip through the finish, but none in the aftertaste. The hop character asserts itself in the aftertaste as a kind of floral taste. Hard to determine any other flavors due to overwhelming bitterness.

Interesting texture too, its grainy, and thats really hard to overlook. Medium body and medium-high carbonation. Overall, I've had a lot better.

tlazaroff, Jun 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Adkins1203, Feb 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

HuntDaddy540, Aug 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

GuitarIPA, Apr 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

tjdrewry, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of thezach
2.81/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I had heard mixed things about the Corruption and after it hit the MD market I was eager to try it myself. DC Brau has a great image, they're cool guys, and On the Wings was a solid double IPA. However, I remain completely unimpressed by this beer. It was nice looking, sure. No frothy head, but sticky lacing all the way down, nice bronzed color, an initial burst of hops and sweet malts upon opening the can, but I could not get over the vegetal flavor. The bitterness struck me as harsh, the taste vegetal, and both only grew as the beer warmed. Maybe I'm getting old beers, but I live about 30 minutes from DC and since the beer has only recently hit the market, most stores have a hard time keeping it on the shelves. This is not something I'll seek out again.

thezach, Apr 03, 2014
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2.85/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had been hearing really good things about DC Brau so I visited their brewery yesterday. This beer had a nice amber color but nothing special. The smell was teh best part of the beer, really nice Columbus Hops aroma (I asked what hops where used and this was the only one). On the mouth felt a little light bodies, almost watery and the tast at first was pleasant ebough, but quickly went down hill. All hops, and it gets really bitter, I felt had they used a little more malt to balance it out it would have been much nicer. The more I thought about this beer, the less favorable I felt. I really like IPAs and maybe I'll give this another shot.

dhartogs, Sep 25, 2011
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2.89/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: slightly hazy; burnt orange; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly; moderate lacing;

S: dank piney hops;

T: same as the aroma, but stronger; resinous; it is like drinking marijuana (if that were possible); long lasting moderate bitterness from mid-palate on;

M: medium bodied; ample carbonation;

O; interesting; too much pine with nothing to balance it out; glad I tried it, but not my style of IPA;

HamdenHector, Jun 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

cbradio, Jan 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

jtladner, May 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

ryguy31, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

GRG1313, Aug 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

csoult, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Semi-hazed orange/amber color. Very resinous nose, piney with tobaccos and a bit oniony, herbal and earthy.

Sweet caramel and a touch of honey up front, full malt body flows over the tongue, soft carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. Hop flavor is much like the nose, lots of pine and tobacco, big bitterness but pretty well balanced overall. Drying with lots of earthy lingering flavors. A big beer at 6.5%

jtierney89, Sep 19, 2013
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The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 752 ratings.