The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
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