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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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very good

792 Ratings

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Ratings: 792
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 31
Gots: 65 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jryanj927, Aug 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

TheBeerAlmanac, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of JayQue
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good, solid hoppy AIPA. Pours a nice honey/amber color with good lacing. The slightly off white head is a good size, but retention is a bit lacking.

Nice piney hops aroma. Flavor is good. Not a total hop bomb, but piney hops rule the roost here. Good robust flavor.

Mouthfeet is good for an AIPA. Rich enough, crisp, good hops bite.

Overall a good AIPA, in a can for portability. The price is right and the flavor is good. Not a top tier AIPA but more than worth while.

JayQue, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid comes out a dark orange color, when held up to the light, it glows a lighter orange. Nice creamcicle colored cap that comes up really thick. Bubble sizes vary among large and small. Nice lacing the whole way through, really good looking IPA.

YOu can tell this is an IPA with a lot of quality ingredients. There's an initial sweetness, some quality toasted malt sweetness, and big nice aromas of honey malts. The sweet aromas followed by some nice hop aromas. Some floral and pine, but citrus is the primary. Grapefuit, not quite ripe orange, tangerine and lemon peel, slight grassy aromas as well.

Taste is easily the best part, this is a truly outstanding tasting IPA. There is a lot of sweetness that comes from the huge malt backbone, an outstanding combination. After that the above mentioned hop profile flavors come out. According to the website there's 40 lbs of Columbus Hops used, and its evident, it's a hoppy beer. Lots of above mentioned citrus flavor as well as some natural nectar and pine aftertaste, slight grassiness. Bitterness is evident but not overwhelming. I've had less flavorful Imperial/Double IPAs.

Moutfeel is really good. Closer to full bodied with a perfect carbonation level and really smooth. Nice malt sweetness followed by the earthy hop bitterness and it's absolutely perfectly balanced. Crazy drinkable, and in the can, it's both "crushable" and savable. This beer is so freaking awesome, I'm jealous that I don't live in DC. Easily one of the best year round IPAs that are available. If I lived in DC it would be my stand by IPA for sure.

AndyAvalanche, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4/5  rDev +3.4%

RedneckBeerz, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of MCain04
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks to Dave_Treat, after I got screwed over on a trade for OTWOA, he hooked me up with some and also threw in some DC Brau extras including The Corruption. No canning date on the bottle, poured into a spiegelau tulip.

Big foamy head on this beer with great retention and good lacing. The beer itself is a murky amber-brown, not the prettiest.

Nice aroma on the nose, with citrus, grapefruit, orange zest, lemon rinds, pine needles, and sweet malts.

Surprisingly thin on the palate. Tastes very watery. Not very bitter either, IBU probably around 60. Just a shame that very little of that hop aroma comes through on the taste.

Mouthfeel is fine, average carbonation, medium body, somewhat dry finish.

Not sure if this is better fresher, but I probably wouldn't go out of my way to try it again. DC Brau does other beers a lot better!

MCain04, Aug 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Cynic-ale, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

tdm168, Aug 02, 2013
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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
Photo of KYGunner
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
The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 792 ratings.