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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

756 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 756
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

t0rin0, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drabmuh for sending me this one!

Pours a slightly murky dark orange with a 2 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is solely of herbal and dank hops. Taste is of intense herbal hops up front with a slight malt flavor on the finish. There is a pretty assertive bitterness that lingers on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the hop flavors are pretty intense and aggressively bitter.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

djrn2, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate golden-copper color with a good white head and a nice ring or two of lacing on the way down. Thin collar throughout. The nose is quite nice with a good dosing of piney hops plus some citrus and grapefruit. The flavor brings forward the hops as well. Nothing overpowering, but quite nice. Beautiful bitterness in the feel. Medium body and good carbonation. Looking forward to this being more widely available.

Thorpe429, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

nmann08, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

acurtis, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is quite hazy orange amber in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of earthy hops in the nose along with some notes of citrus.
T: Like the smell, notes of citrusy, earthy and spicy flavors from the Columbus hops really stand out in the taste and contribute a moderate amount of bitterness. The bitterness particularly stands out and lingers through the finish, tasting a bit like pine resin hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer delivers the aroma and taste of a hoppy Imperial IPA without being full-bodied. It is very easy to drink.

metter98, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
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 touch of caramel at the outset, and while the malt lingers from start to finish, the piney hops take over and wallop the 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

brentk56, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a hazy amber color ale with large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of citrus notes with strong bitter notes. Taste is also dominated by strong citrus notes with nice floral undertones and solid bitter finish. Body is full with great carbonation. Great mix of floral citrus and grapefruit notes.

Phyl21ca, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In commemoration of backstage politics, the same strong-arm notion of placing Adams in the White House is echoed in the strong-hop presence in this citrusy ale.

Pouring a deep honey-amber hue, the ale shows surprising clarity despite a light veil of haze. Creamy, bone-white and blanketed- the beer's foam caps its body with strong staying power but only lacing mildly.

Lead by citrus prominence, the aromas are front and center with all-things-hops. White grapefruit, equipped with juices, piths and peels all capture the zesty and crisp sense of Pacific Northwest hops along with sprucy underpinnings and fresh cut grass. With just enough toasted caramel sweetness in its scent, the hops are firmly supported.

But its in taste where the ale transpired in reverse order. First off, the toffee malts and nutty graininess gives the early palate a glimpse of "Cracker Jacks" ballpark candy. But that's short lived as the taste of hops quickly take command. Then the grapefruit, under-ripened oranges and grassy/piney taste begin its dominance in the middle before delving toward a resinous dry bitterness of grass and stem.

Medium bodied to start, the beer's creaminess and toffee sweetness fuse together for a lift and expansive mouthfeel. But as the carbonation recedes and the sweetness fades, the beer dries out beautifully and finishes with the dry, crisp, and clean bite of hops. Its resinous dryness and mild alcohol warmth adds to the beers high rate of refreshment and drinkability to close.

The Corruption is a formidable IPA that provides a bigger "toasty" malt support than what's needed for the IPA style. Also its hop character could be more aggressive in order to sell its hop dominance in all facets: aroma, flavor and bitterness. Yet as is, it suits the style well and with find a pleasant home in the bellies of many-a-hop head.

BEERchitect, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Texasfan549, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of mikesgroove
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
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

mikesgroove, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

kjkinsey, Jul 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

GRG1313, Aug 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

ygtbsm94, May 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Knapp85, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of largadeer
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Dyan. Thanks!

Hazy, almost muddy appearance. Opaque. The head is voluminous and retention is outstanding.

Pleasant juicy orange hop aroma. A bit resinous, too, with a nicely integrated malt backbone. Very aromatic, surprisingly very nice.

Pretty tasty, too. Resinous, sticky, citrusy. Orange and grapefruit, biscuity yet dry malt backbone. Has a substantial mouthfeel, semi-sweet but not particularly bitter - this leans toward late hop additions. Body is medium-full.

Quite good.

largadeer, Jun 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

JAHMUR, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

SocalKicks, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Jason
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Jason, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My second from DC Brau. Pours a nice amber. Nice and easy drinker, even though it's heavier on the pine and resin. Smooth feel. Flavor is fairly consistent. I like it. Drank it quick. Seems a good example of an Eastern IPA. Could go for several of these.

RblWthACoz, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

nickfl, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear copper, with a couple fingers of frothy off-white head. This retains with a ½ finger of rich foam, leaving back a sudsy cascade of sticky lacing. The aroma is freshly floral, piney, and a touch spicy, with bright citrus character and gentle herbal tones underneath. Malt activity lingers around the back of the nose, giving this a grainy push in spots but the main focus here is on those robust hop flavors.

The taste is a mix of grapefruit bitterness and herbal textures the whole way through, with a touch of riper fruit that sticks to the bready balancing sweetness of the malt. The hops finish this strong with a dry and resinous feel that trails pith and spice on the palate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a softer mellow crispness to the carbonation and a good bit of easy feeling slickness that carries the alcohol here well. The overall feel here though could maybe use just a tad more pop in the mouth.

I liked this. There is a prominent herbal flavor and feel to this that got to be a little too much in the taste at times but it also helped contribute to the easy drinking and smooth feel and I think that in the end, just the overall fresh brightness of the citrus flavors here really carries this through to the finish. This is a quality IPA and I definitely see more of it in my future.

Kegatron, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer served on draft at Churchkey in a snifter. Beer is amber and clear with a nice mildly off white head low carbonation and some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is nice, piny, mild citrus, good.

Beer is medium to light in body with decent bitterness on the backend of the mouth and palate. The forward is a little malty but not distractingly so. A very nice beer overall, I'm really impressed. I'd have this again for sure.

drabmuh, Jul 04, 2011
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The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 756 ratings.