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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

700 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 700
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 26
Gots: 52 | 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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MrBoh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-26-2014 23:14:51 | More by MrBoh
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tclipse

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-26-2014 01:05:53 | More by tclipse
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-25-2014 05:12:33 | More by brpendergast85
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DNICE555

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-24-2014 14:11:17 | More by DNICE555
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
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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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-22-2014 20:06:49 | More by millerbuffoon
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jnowak

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-22-2014 19:26:06 | More by jnowak
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-21-2014 18:36:57 | More by JKV96
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abuono

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-21-2014 03:54:19 | More by abuono
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -42%

03-20-2014 22:24:21 | More by Rifugium
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CrummyLuke

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-20-2014 14:37:44 | More by CrummyLuke
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pieface22

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-20-2014 00:40:46 | More by pieface22
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Hopscat

Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
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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blameo

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -67.8%

03-18-2014 03:18:13 | More by blameo
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TheSixthRing

California

3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
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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amstokesdb9

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-15-2014 02:50:56 | More by amstokesdb9
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
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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jelllo

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

03-14-2014 04:01:24 | More by jelllo
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MarcWP

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-13-2014 01:50:38 | More by MarcWP
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-12-2014 20:00:55 | More by ChipMurray
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-12-2014 12:14:13 | More by sgttibbs
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campfirebrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-12-2014 01:13:09 | More by campfirebrew
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-10-2014 12:40:39 | More by JArmour15
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-09-2014 01:29:50 | More by Burkbom23
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-08-2014 17:07:51 | More by DIPAFAN
The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 700 ratings.