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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

784 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 784
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 30
Gots: 61 | 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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3/5  rDev -22.5%

GRG1313, Aug 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

peensteen, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

bruindre, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

drummermattie02, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Jasonp79, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

kjkinsey, Jul 27, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very pronounced bubbly, bright white head sits atop an orangey/coppery colored ale to set a very good first impression.

The scent is quite tame but nice enough. Stiff malty backbone yields a bit of pine and floral hop aromas.

Strong biscuit flavor towards the front with malt and maple syrup flavor. Piney, floral, resinous hop flavors close out the sip. There's a very strong metallic, bitter pine aftertaste that stays on the tongue and is harshly astringent.

The Corruption invokes memories of Henry Clay, whose home is just miles from mine, so I wanted to rate this highly but the flavors simply don't appease me.

KYGunner, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Fireslayer, Jul 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

stogirelli, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

cfinch2, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

scottDC, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

McBraniel, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

KatyC, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tabascosigned, Jul 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

markgugs, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

db12, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of GJ40
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a can purchased at Chevy Chase Beer & Wine.

Golden with good clarity. A moderate off-white white head with large bubbles that dissipates quickly. Aroma is piney, grassy, earthy hops. There was less than I expected based on their pale ale. Flavor has piney, earthy hops with more hop oils than bitterness or flavor. They create quite a richness. While only a half percentage from the pale ale’s ABV, this is quite a different beer. A moderate consistency with a low carbonation.

A good beer but not exactly my style of IPA.

GJ40, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

doremite, Jul 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

DrBass, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of hagbergl
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I visited the brewery in northeast D.C. yesterday with a friend and my girlfriend. Left with a 64 oz. growler of The Corruption IPA, given its excellent reputation and my previous experience with On the Wings of Armageddon. Suffice it to say, D.C. Brau knows how to do hoppy beer. Poured into my Beer Geek Nation tulip.

Appearance (4.25/5): Cloudy dark copper orange, beautiful IPA on the darker side of the color spectrum for the style. Visibly carbonated, two finger head off white head. Lots of lacing on the glass' sides.

Smell (4.25/5): Very piney and grapefruity with a solid malt base to back up the potent citric and pine notes emanating from the glass. Light biscuity/bready malt lurks in the background, but of course the hops are the star of the show.

Taste (4.5/5): Hops hit with a massive amount of piney and citric hop bitterness that's reminiscent of Green Flash West Coast. Light bready notes. The yeast actually plays a big role in creating and emphasizing the pronounced fruitiness of this heavenly hoppy ale. The hops are aggressive throughout but nowhere more so than in the finish, which is massively bitter and puckering. Not palate shredding, but this here beer seriously gives you a hop fix.

Mouthfeel (4.25/5): Good medium carbonation keeps this beer highly drinkable. The malt gives this beer enough body and the sheer resinousness of the hop flavor thickens it up as well. The best part of this beer's feel is the awesome puckering sensation in the finish.

Overall (4.25/5): D.C. Brau has a real winner here with the corruption. Perhaps not as insane as On the Wings of Armageddon, The Corruption is still one excellent drinking beer. I'm extremely pleased that I got it super-fresh straight from the brewery. You can't beat the intensity you get from a freshly brewed IPA. We'll be back, D.C. Brau!

hagbergl, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

AngusOg, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

DC_Brah, Jul 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

brother_kenneth, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Zonian1, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

hornsup, Jul 10, 2013
The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 784 ratings.