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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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very good

850 Ratings

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Ratings: 850
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 33
Gots: 76 | 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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3.64/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

12oz Can to Pint Glass

Appearance: Rich/Deep Copper. Light tan head that pours two fingers thick.

Smell: Rich sweet malts, followed by strong columbus hop wollop. Complex, almost leans toward the imperial side.

Taste: Grassy, and piney from the generous hops and IBU's. Nice bit of carbonation. Fairly bitter at 80 IBU's and has a healthy hop bite. I thought the malts were nice and sweet on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Slightly carbonated/effervescent.

Overall: Pretty tasty, all in all. IMO it leans toward the imperial side but has the ABV of a traditional AIPA. Would recommend to any of you IPA drinkers out there who like the west coast style.

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3.61/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.79/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.45/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Poured from the can into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: deep orange/rust color. A bulbous head with very intricate lacing on this unfiltered ale.

Smell: delicious! Big citrus, fresh Christmas tree, and a touch of sweet biscuits.

Taste: A new favorite? A perfect balance of big, earthy hops and robust malt.

Mouthfeel: Syrup... there is so much going on in that can, it simply envelops your cake hole. Don't plan on drinking anything AFTER this one.

Overall: I love this beer! I waited forever to try it, but now that I have I make sure I always have it in the house. Yes, it's that good!

Thanks DC Brau!

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

I had this on tap at DCA, my first offering from these guys. The color...is prototypical IPA golden-orange. Excellent lacing. The flavor was ok...not as much citrus as is usually like. Better than average IPA.

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3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml Can as a gift brought back from Virignia, USA:
Hazy orange/amber with a 0.5cm foamy, white head that holds well initially with little movement before eventually turning patchy.

Medium strength hops & bitterness consisting mainly of pine & cedar with some sweetness & lighter malts too, giving the beer a nice balance. Some citrus & juicy fruits start to come through towards the end but the aroma could have been a little stronger.

Pine & citrus hops with quite a bitter taste but there is also floral flavours. The sweetness isn't as strong but thankfully the taste was more pronounced with some caramel/sweet malts & grapefruit. Quite nice but I was expecting a more hop filled taste that.

Smooth with a medium body & good carbonation, naturally quite bitter but it's not too strong with a dry finish & a crisp, sharp bite as well.

My 2nd DC Brau & it's another good one. I'd been told this offering was quite disappointed but I found it nice & easy to drink, the nose could have been a bit stronger but it was still and good beer & would probably be one I'd go back to now and again if it were readily available in the UK.

The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.