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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

The CorruptionThe Corruption

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BA SCORE
87
very good

584 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 584
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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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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cavedave

New York

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to meyersj for this yummy beer.

Dark amber, quite clear, nice beige head that calms to partial cap and leaves beady lace on the glass.

Bitter, neutral sweet, hints of graininess, and grapefruit in a medium strength aroma.

Bitter herb heads a simple flavor profile that includes grapefruit, citrus rind, and some spicy alcohol, with pine notes coming in at the end. Dry and bitter for sure.

Medium body, low carb, highly viscous, clean finish that is very dry and lingers long.

Excellent beer showcasing my favorite bitter hop.

Serving type: growler

03-07-2014 02:23:58 | More by cavedave
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Birdmarg741

Maryland

4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an IPA glass from a growler. Enjoyed over 30 minutes.

A: Dulled orange gold. Pours in an IPA glass with a nice head with moderate retention. After settling, a substantial lacy film lingers atop the liquid and clings to the sides of the glass throughout the drinking experience.

S: Strong, very pleasant aroma. Smells of tangerine flower; a mixture of honeysuckle and citrus. Grassy notes hide underneath the citrus- even hemp for only a moment.

T: The taste upfront is less robust than what you expect from the smell. It is hoppy, certainly. Grapefruit is the predominant citrus flavor; both bitterness of the pith and the late occurring sweetness of the fruit shine through. Though citrus does not dominate the experience. Grassy floral notes come through later in the sip, and grassy hemp takes over the aftertaste, lingering in a pleasant way.

M: Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty typical mouthfeel for a traditional IPA.

O: This is certainly a great IPA; absolutely worth a try. It is easy to drink - not incredibly high in alcohol, nor is it a hop bomb that will destroy your palette for an hour. More than solid for a traditional brew in its class.

Serving type: growler

01-20-2014 02:19:18 | More by Birdmarg741
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1sophrosyne1

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at the brew house and enjoyed again from a growler about two weeks after the fill, poured into an IPA glass and consumed over an hour.

The color is a rich chestnut marmalade with good clarity. A puffy head capped my tasting pour, and a much thicker one rose from the floor of my proper container at home. Lacing was really compelling--patterned patchy. A third of an inch of the cap remained with a lumpy center island and rim fed by broken tracks of carbonation.

The nose is full of evergreen and fruit in nice proportion. It's a little more dank when not as fresh, but then also more toasted nutty with more complex spice and herb notes. Still, the core of spruce and grapefruit plus tangerine reflect the fine use of a very good hop.

It's bitter right up front, and turns just a touch too funky for me early in the taste profile--a feature that is accentuated with any age--but not with warming as I expected it might. And, there's great complexity to round it out on a light but sturdy core of malt. It's got the clean evergreen glide you hope for with citrus and herbs riding along; hemp is a major player with bigger gulps and warming. It's smoky as the temperature rises, too. Later in swallows, creosote and spruce take over with an aftertaste that re-brightens around grapefruit pith.

Others have been thrilled with the mouthfeel, but I find it a touch thin. The body is lighter than moderate. Carbonation is nice, and aides the evolution of flavors. One hardly senses the ethanol.

I like this brew a great deal. It's easy to drink at the same time that savoring attention is rewarded. It was great with my New Year's good luck meal of pork and sauerkraut, too. Versatile and solid.

Serving type: growler

01-14-2014 01:38:02 | More by 1sophrosyne1
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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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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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Florida9

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark amber in color. Somewhat cloudy. Forms a large off-white head. Good retention. Copious lacing.

S: Fairly aromatic. Strong scent of pine and a little pine resin. Grapefruit to a lesser extent.

T: Similar to the nose. Moderate malt backbone. Some caramel malts, but not at all sweet. Hops come on strong, with flavors of pine, pine resin, and grapefruit. Earthy and somewhat woody with some herbal notes on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Strong bitterness.

O: A pretty damn good IPA. Not the best out there, but a very respectable East Coast style IPA.

Serving type: growler

10-15-2011 21:50:46 | More by Florida9
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice, rich and rather quaffable IPA

Presentation: Growler from DC Brau's NE headquarters. Small dryboard with general growler offering notes. Tasting room staff offers a nice and diligent description of the brew, with an enticing free sample. Notes Alc. by Vol. (6.5%) Served in a tulip glass.

A - Hazy amber pour, towering frothy head with good retention, nice surface memory and rich lacing.

S - Nice resinous nose, caramel touch and back to the bitter hoppy sense.

T - Nice hoppy profile, resinous and herbal… hint of citrus in the distance. Sweet caramel. Rather malty holding the hops pretty well.

M - Medium body soft carbonation with a very creamy and smooth feel.

O - Quality IPA made in the District, and growler fresh, what is not to like.

Notes: This is quite nice, maybe like a maltier and maybe more resinous version of their Public. Now, this IPA may deserve higher notes…. Dunno, but I am partially influenced by the great sense I'm getting from the fresh cans picked up at the brewery of the Public, which I feel now its the better brew (BTW, I need to re-review that can because the fresh hop sense of that pale ale is something else.) Great local IPA in any case, about time...

Serving type: growler

09-12-2011 14:24:35 | More by Daniellobo
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A growler of DC Brau's Corruption to help me through Hurricane Irene. Poured into my Jackie O's tulip...

A: Beautiful. A golden amber color that practically glows in the glass. A finger and a half of cream colored head slowly recedes to three quarter finger. Lacing blankets the insides of the glass. Really good head retention and lacing. Great looking IPA.

S: Mild citrus, pine, and a surprising malty sweetness. Not as hoppy on the nose as I'd prefer, but still a good smelling beer.

T: Bitter, earthy hops with a piney sweetness. Well-balanced. A maltier, sweeter IPA. Tastes a lot like a super sized version of The Public. A nice lingering bitterness on the finish. Definitely a heavier, more savory IPA. Surprisingly sweet and thick.

M: Well-balanced. Carbonation is just fine.

O: Corruption is a very tasty IPA. I prefer mine with a little more citrus character, but the malty sweetness and earthy bitterness suits Corruption just fine. Good job, DC Brau.

Serving type: growler

08-28-2011 20:21:05 | More by siege06nd
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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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thezach

Maryland

2.81/5  rDev -27.8%
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.

Serving type: can

04-03-2014 03:31:40 | More by thezach
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is the cloudiest beer I've ever been served. The closest equivalent I can think of is chocolate milk. Not much head, but it does leaves a good coat of lace after each sip.

The smell is muted, but the taste is full. On the malt side, there's some sweet crystal. On the hop side, strong peppery bitterness. The aftertaste is long lasting (and bitter). The mouthfeel is well balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2014 21:03:05 | More by smcolw
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

3.39/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. can with no canning date. Served in a balloon glass.

The Corruption has a cloudy amber body with ruby highlights throughout and topped by an incredible off-white cream head that shows impeccable lacing and stickage. It definitely appears to be a hoppy beer.

The aroma is a medium strength bouquet of various hop aromas, showing off primary notes of grapefruit, pine needles, and light honey malts that contribute an almost floral character.

The taste has a distinct difference from the aroma in this beer. The bitterness is there and balances the malts out, but it remains well-balanced, if not just slightly on the bitter side. Hop flavor takes the front of the palate with a light citrus and pine flavor, but then after the swallow, the hops become onion-like in the finish. Well, actually I don't know if that is the hops character or not...it might be the malts too. The carbonation is good for the style, and provides a sharpness to the mouthfeel. The Corruption is medium-bodied, and hides the 6.5% pretty well.

I was thrown off by the flavor which I perceived to be "onion-like" but was not turned off by it. I still found this to be a unique beer, and would not turn someone against picking some of this up. I personally don't find this the most compelling IPA out there, but again...it IS unique. Better than ok, but not great!

Serving type: can

03-24-2014 00:25:41 | More by MusicaleMike
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TheSixthRing

California

3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

No apparent canning date, but a store sticker with 02/27/14 is found on the can, so it's gotta be at least somewhat fresh

Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy rustic amber with a sandstone colored, near 2-finger head. Fair retention results in a thin, near broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is prominent, with good stick.

Smell - Earthy, and piney as hell; resinous, dank. Faint notes of grapefruit. So far, not my type of IPA.

Taste - Follows the nose. Earth, some caramel undertone and a strong dankness that rides along with a resinous pine character. Light grapefruit pith in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body with low carbonation. Smooth, in the least.

Overall - Yeah, not my cup o' tea. Just too resinous and piney for my liking. Fans of ultra dank IPAs should certainly give this one a try. You'll likely love it. For me? A one and done. While my tolerance for these dank monsters has grown, my appreciation for them has not.

Serving type: can

03-15-2014 04:31:58 | More by TheSixthRing
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been smashing cans of this stuff during my stay in DC. Got a six from Whole foods. May as well review it on my last night here.

A - Darkish golden with a two finger nice white head. Mild carbonation. Good lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Grassy, earthy, pissy. Falconers Flight maybe? Dank, fruity. Some pine.

T - Pissy and earthy again. Pine and grass. Sweet, syrupy fruits come out more later.

M - Good bitterness, mild carbonation, medium body.

O/D - Fairly solid IPA. I wouldn't rank it too highly, but it's well done. Good from the can, however something holds it back when you really look at it closely. I enjoyed it. Drinkability is high.

Serving type: can

03-15-2014 01:27:57 | More by tbeckett
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BoardwalkBock

New York

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased a 6 pack of corruption in CT on my way home. Not knowing anything about this beer, I was going on a whim.

A: Darker than expected. Orange, ruby grapefruit. Decent head retention.

S: At first when the beer was cold, there was not much aroma besides a faint piney and bready smell. As the beer warms, the aroma really opens up. Grapefruit, grass, pine, very light citrus and heavy malt.

T: I must say, the taste profile is odd, but somehow has won me over and made me a fan of this beer. Most IPAs, you get huge hop forwards backed by malt backbones. This IPA, opens up with a huge front of malt. Caramel, biscut, crystal. Next comes the hops. And they shine. Not much grapefruit on the taste as I expected from the nose, but the pine, citrus and grassy notes are wonderful and perfectly accentuated to balance the huge malt forwardness of the beer.

M: Pretty heavy and bitter for an AIPA. Not a bad thing.

O: This beer exceeded expectations. I will be trying other DC Brau offerings soon. Recommended. Would love them to put a born on/best by date though. Not sure how fresh this is. Seems fresh, but may not be as fresh as I think considering the huge malt forward.

Serving type: can

03-07-2014 03:22:28 | More by BoardwalkBock
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprised to see this sitting on the shelves in CT

A-Pours a dark amber color. Mostly clear in body. Thinner off-white lining of foam. Good lacing.

S-Aroma is very interesting. Resiny pine and candied citrus. There is a really zesty component to the nose here, hard to put my finger on it. It's almost a lemony/pine hybrid smell. Bready, caramel malt. Reminds me a but of juniper berries or gin.

T-The flavor is also interesting. Very grassy and piney. Earthy and a bit hempy. Also plenty of candied citrus. A full caramel and bready malt balance. Something about this beer is interesting. It's almost generic except for that unique hoppy flavor that pops up...maybe a bit of chive or green onion?

M-Balanced. Moderate carbonation. Medium to high bitterness. Pretty drinkable. Lightly resiny.

O/D-I generally like my IPAs to taste differently but this one has a certain element to it that I can't explain. It's frustrating to not be able to find the right words. I usually like a different hop profile and a less robust maltiness in IPAs but this one actually works quite well for me.

Serving type: can

03-01-2014 23:25:42 | More by VelvetExtract
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WheelsPSU

New York

3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My first beer as soon as I arrived at the Brewery with a few friends. The staff was very friendly and Brandon, the owner, was interacting with most groups.

Poured an amberish red/copper color with a generous tan head. Looked inviting.

The smell is herbal with a big dank hit. I couldn't smell the alcohol. A bit of a malty caramel scent after the beer warmed. So far so good.

The taste was sweeter than expected. Grain and caramel gave way to pine and a bit of dry hoppiness. The bitterness strikes late which improves the overall taste.

Not terribly crisp but nice and dry with good carbonation.

Overall a solid northwest rendition of an IPA with the late bitterness the best part.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2014 13:42:01 | More by WheelsPSU
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz can. Pours a reddish brown color with over an inch of head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is dank hops, pine, spicy hops, and caramel malts. The taste is more of the dank hops along with some pine. Caramel malts and bread. Bitter dank hops at the finish with some spicy hop notes. Lots of carbonation with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Not much of an alcohol presence. Overall, this is a really solid IPA I'll be buying again. Welcome to CT.

Serving type: can

02-26-2014 02:56:50 | More by PicoPapa
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass: color is amber, opaque; head is light tan, about 1/4 inch thick and lingers pretty well, some light head lacing on the glass.

Smell is on the malty side of ipas, biscuit then caramel, not overly sweet; hops are piney, earthy, floral.

Taste is also on the malty side, though the hop presence is more prounonced than the aroma: malt is toast and biscuit then sweeter, caramel like; hops are bitter, piney, earthy, touch of grapefruit and lemon.

Mouthfeel is very good, nice lingering bitterness with the sweeter malt flavors; presence is balanced on tongue and cheeks.

Overall, a solid IPA, maybe touch on the sweeter, malty side but good hop backbone.

Serving type: can

02-18-2014 23:43:15 | More by mvanaskie13
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color; almost two inches of foam rise up to cap the liquid and leaves nice strands of lacing on the way down

Smell: Rich and dank, quite piney with a hint of caramel malt underneath

Taste: A tough of caramel at the outset, and while the malt lingers from start to finish, the piney hops take over and wallop that taste buds; pine, hop resins and a bit of pith build through the middle; reasonably balanced in the finish though, as expected, it leans to the hoppy side

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice IPA that is packed with as much flavor as one often finds in a DIPA

Thanks, Dave_Treat, for the opportunity

Serving type: can

02-16-2014 19:54:34 | More by brentk56
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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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d5001986

Wisconsin

3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into tulip.

A: Pours amber-red with medium beige head.

S: Mainly citrus, some pine, and caramel.

T: Pine and grapefruit with strong lingering bitterness.

M: Medium body, a bit heavy on the carbonation.

O: Not a bad IPA, but nothing impressive either. It's just OK for me.

Serving type: can

02-14-2014 01:58:31 | More by d5001986
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argock

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Canned on 12-23-13 on bottom of can. Purchased at Market Street Wineshop (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Crisp appearing bright gold, clear elixir, with staunch white, ivory head with good retention and nice lace curtains down the glass.

S: A very dank, herbal aroma from the heavy Columbus hopping, a clean very light touch of crystal malt, and a firm pale malt with light cracker quality. No alcohol or yeast character.

T: The Columbus showcase continues with a big herbal, dank, resinous, ganja-like punch in the mouth, with a heavy bitterness through the middle and finish, and minimal crystal sweetness, with a crackery pale maltiness with a light grain note. It is a beer that would be hard to drink a lot of, as the herbal, dank, musky nature is a little fatiguing along with the strong bitterness and the lack of a more prominent malt presence. No alcohol or yeast notes are present. It is a unique beer, but really a one-at-a-time type of drinking experience.

M: A solid slick, medium-bodied feel with medium carbonation and an herbal aftertaste.

O: I am glad I tried this beer -- unique to have a big, dominating Columbus presence in an IPA. Just a little hard to drink in quantity due to the big bitterness and dank, herbal flavors without much malt flavor to play off of.

Serving type: can

02-11-2014 04:27:46 | More by argock
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larryi86

Delaware

3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a tulip

A- A clear deep amber with a four finger off-white head

S- Dank, pine, resin, faint hints of grapefruit rind, some wet grass.

T- Too dank, getting a nice malt backbone along with some citrus and pine, but it is all overwhelmed by the fact that it is super dank and taste like weed.

M- Medium body, smooth, crisp finish.

O- Not a bad IPA at all, just overly dank. Can't wait to try other stuff from DC Brau.

Serving type: can

02-11-2014 00:46:21 | More by larryi86
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The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
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