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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

908 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 908
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 39
Gots: 95 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: akorsak on 05-21-2011

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.
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at the brew house and enjoyed again from a growler about two weeks after the fill, poured into an IPA glass and consumed over an hour.

The color is a rich chestnut marmalade with good clarity. A puffy head capped my tasting pour, and a much thicker one rose from the floor of my proper container at home. Lacing was really compelling--patterned patchy. A third of an inch of the cap remained with a lumpy center island and rim fed by broken tracks of carbonation.

The nose is full of evergreen and fruit in nice proportion. It's a little more dank when not as fresh, but then also more toasted nutty with more complex spice and herb notes. Still, the core of spruce and grapefruit plus tangerine reflect the fine use of a very good hop.

It's bitter right up front, and turns just a touch too funky for me early in the taste profile--a feature that is accentuated with any age--but not with warming as I expected it might. And, there's great complexity to round it out on a light but sturdy core of malt. It's got the clean evergreen glide you hope for with citrus and herbs riding along; hemp is a major player with bigger gulps and warming. It's smoky as the temperature rises, too. Later in swallows, creosote and spruce take over with an aftertaste that re-brightens around grapefruit pith.

Others have been thrilled with the mouthfeel, but I find it a touch thin. The body is lighter than moderate. Carbonation is nice, and aides the evolution of flavors. One hardly senses the ethanol.

I like this brew a great deal. It's easy to drink at the same time that savoring attention is rewarded. It was great with my New Year's good luck meal of pork and sauerkraut, too. Versatile and solid.

Photo of justintcoons
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a stemmed pokal glass.

Appearance
Amber with 2 fingers of bone-white head that dissipates slowly. Excellent clarity with low-medium carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, earth, pine, florals and grapefruit zest.

Taste
Caramel cubes and biscuity maltiness. Earthy, floral, damp and spicy hop aromas. Notes of orange citrus, dried pine needles and grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, crisp and refreshing.

Overall
Earthy and spicy. Very well balanced and easy drinking.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated can at 40 degrees into goblet
Got from Vintage Cellar for $12.95/6 pk
Aroma pure pine
Head small to average (ranging from 2 to 4 cm), very off-white, mostly lasting
Lacing good, forming a reticulum around the goblet
Body dark orange with some hop haze
Flavor begins bitter with a resinous bite, no alcohol, no diacetyl
The malt balances the hops well, so it finishes without the chalky astringency of many IPAs.
The body is slightly oily and the carbonation is lively.

Overall, a nice-drinking IPA, very tasty.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Bright orange pour not unsimilar to thier pale ale version "the public" almost indistinguisable with exception of clarity which seemed more filitered with a more clean visional sense. The head is skimpy, quick to dissipate leaving a freckled lacing. Small misty haze with a random light visible rate of carbonation.

S: The nose had a light hint of fresh mint, pine which was very soft in comparison to their well noted pale. Fresh fragrance, just a bit light in the offering and a bit ordinary.

T: The flavor was sweet upfront, toasted grain, caramel - vienna malt sweetness, with hints of mint, pine and citrus. Lightly dry hopped citrus comes through, flowery, with a moderate level of bitterness. The hops come late to the show, saving some grace and gets a pick me up.

M: Light bodied, could of benefited from a bit more crispness, with a lightly managable carbonation factor. Slightly creamy malt texture on the tongue.

O: Overall there is a late arrival of hop bitterenss and dryness that saves this from below average regards. Drinkability is good, lightly dry hopped citrus warmth. Push comes to shove and ibu vs ibu vs style, i think there public pale is much stronger is show then this. Minus the visual and carbonation factor this has a good flavor accounting for an overall 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Pours reddish amber with a nice fluffy white head. Smels of flowery hops with nice citrus notes. Tastes of piney and earthy hops, very nice combo with just enough bite. Beer is light bodied a tad heavily carbonated but still finishes well. Overall a very good beer.

The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 908 ratings.