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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

705 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 705
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 28
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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LukeRfour

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

09-29-2013 19:24:01 | More by LukeRfour
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

09-29-2013 16:17:15 | More by MSandahl23
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

09-29-2013 13:06:32 | More by Drknight
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abkayak

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

09-27-2013 23:30:58 | More by abkayak
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Zimm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

09-27-2013 21:35:20 | More by Zimm
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lostandwandering

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

09-25-2013 03:32:24 | More by lostandwandering
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.1%

09-24-2013 21:13:34 | More by Imstillthegman
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

09-22-2013 22:10:40 | More by rodlavers
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

09-22-2013 14:00:14 | More by ShemRahBoo
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.21/5  rDev -43%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Canned on 9/5/13

Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden copper with apricot edges and a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Decent retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. A little dark for the style and looks exactly like their pale ale. I don't even think the head brewer could tell them apart.

Slightly grassy, earthy aroma with some resinous pine and floral hops but overall, the aroma of this beer is really weak for the style with a ton of malt sweetness in the nose. This was canned exactly two weeks ago and the hop presence is minimal at best. Some pine needle and spruce tip but its severely muted by lots of caramel sweetness, toffee and biscuit. Very disappointing.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with earthy hop bitterness that's countered by a prominent sweet malt backbone. Again, there is some earthy/resinous, dry bitterness but the hops are almost completely overpowered by the strong malt flavors. Some grassy pine and sticky spruce tip followed by strong caramel sweetness, dark fruit, roasted nut, toffee and biscuit. Overall, this beer was a pretty big letdown for me. One dimensional hop profile and the malt character is way too strong for the style. Their pale ale is more complex, better balanced and possesses more interesting hop flavor.

Serving type: can

09-20-2013 03:58:26 | More by corby112
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

09-20-2013 02:17:36 | More by egrace84
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Semi-hazed orange/amber color. Very resinous nose, piney with tobaccos and a bit oniony, herbal and earthy.

Sweet caramel and a touch of honey up front, full malt body flows over the tongue, soft carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. Hop flavor is much like the nose, lots of pine and tobacco, big bitterness but pretty well balanced overall. Drying with lots of earthy lingering flavors. A big beer at 6.5%

Serving type: can

09-19-2013 22:32:00 | More by jtierney89
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

09-18-2013 13:12:00 | More by KevinGordon
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WesM63

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

09-18-2013 02:04:50 | More by WesM63
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skiking1163

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

09-18-2013 00:40:33 | More by skiking1163
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delta490

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- poured a can into a DFH IPA glass. Big pillowy off-white head left big lacing and lasts throughout the beer. Color is a cloudy deep amber. Maybe caramel. Visible carbonation.

S- Big hops. Very floral with a hints of biscuit malt.

T- a very well-balanced IPA. The hops hits the taste buds first, with big floral notes. A strong malt backbone holds it all up and there are hints of citrus on the finish.

M-Not too heavy, not too light. Just right. The carbonation fades into the background.

O- a great big-flavored, well-balanced IPA.

Serving type: can

09-15-2013 22:23:40 | More by delta490
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

09-14-2013 22:54:23 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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BeerGreg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

09-12-2013 15:31:56 | More by BeerGreg
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

09-12-2013 00:03:09 | More by hilgart1
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seanchai

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

09-08-2013 17:33:35 | More by seanchai
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

09-08-2013 01:55:15 | More by Sonofalime
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cleve00

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

09-08-2013 00:57:36 | More by cleve00
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blackie

California

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

consumed a number of times in a number of formats - this time a six pack of cans from WFM

a: served in a mason jar pint, deep honey amber in color, topped with a full finger of off-white head that falls back to a smattering of lingering carbonation

s: nose immediately hits with loads of smooth, juicy tropical fruits - grapefruit, orange, passionfruit - and more acidic pungent green pine, supportive caramel malt backbone offers a slightly toasted sugar sweetness while maintaining a clean base on which the hops can shine, smells great

m: carbonation around medium and quite smooth, light-medium body with a nice weight, but easily sippable

t: deliciously blended hop flavors of bright, sweet tropicals - grapefruit, passionfruit - and pungent young pine, moderate caramel malts - sweet but very clean - run until about midway before bowing out to an assertive, growing bitterness, lots of steeped hop pulp flavor lingering, dig it

o: a top-notch IPA - no way around that, surprised it doesn’t get more love, fantastic hop profile with a grain body that’s flavorful, clean, and respectful of the hops role as lead

4/425/4/4/4

Serving type: can

09-01-2013 20:34:52 | More by blackie
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

09-01-2013 01:39:09 | More by Flabbyjandro
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jjboesen

Maryland

3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

As do many craft beers of late, this one comes canned. It opnes with a cascading froth that settles into a cloudy copper body topped by a sturdy vanilla crown. There is an intense blast of pine cone emanating from both can and glass (You could quaff it straight from the can....) Once on the palate, there is a sweet mix of pine needle and mango and is hoppy enough to avoid a retaining bitterness. The Corruption really makes for a fine sessional: nice balance, decent body and somewhat smooth.

Since DC Brau is based in Washington, DC, it is very appropriate to name this beer "The Corruption," which harkens back to the day of real dirty politics and "The Corrupt Bargain," an insider deal that put John Quincy Adams in the White House.

(So, who do we blame for Obama?)

Serving type: can

08-31-2013 22:05:12 | More by jjboesen
The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
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