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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

729 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 28
Gots: 55 | 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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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-10-2013 17:19:32 | More by TheRuss9585
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mcaulifww

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-10-2013 13:04:20 | More by mcaulifww
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KohlbeckM

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-09-2013 23:15:14 | More by KohlbeckM
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-09-2013 03:30:14 | More by johnnnniee
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MastaShonuf

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-08-2013 03:25:21 | More by MastaShonuf
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-07-2013 21:10:01 | More by Lurkerson
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Beejay

Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -3.4%

A: A very dirty apricot color, nice off white head. The body of the beer is quite hazy.

S: Pine and grapefruit. A touch of resin perhaps a hint of onion, but barely perceptible. Some nice caramel sweetness. Smells real nice.

T: Hops come right out, grapefruit, pine and some citrus. The onion flavor does persist into the flavor, but it is not overwhelming. The bitterness is solid, with a touch of an earthy bite in the finish. There is enough sweetness to help balance out the hops, but not so much of a balance that it becomes boring.

M: Medium in body, carbonation is medium, with a slight bite in the finish, perhaps from carbonation, perhaps from hops. There is a slight oily feel in the finish.

O: Overall very enjoyable, I like this beer a lot. The onion type flavor I pick up is subtle enough that it doesn't bother, and makes this beer unique.

06-07-2013 03:52:20 | More by Beejay
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Camjmorton

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-07-2013 02:24:15 | More by Camjmorton
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gopens44

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

Great looking pour- perfect lacing and vibrant copper orange color. Nose filled with crisp and earthy bitterness which reflects the taste identically - crisp, earthy bitterness witha slightly citrusy finish that clings to the tongue in a blanket of dryness.

06-06-2013 21:08:28 | More by gopens44
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soulkeeper1369

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-04-2013 12:39:41 | More by soulkeeper1369
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Dyelawn

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-02-2013 16:30:04 | More by Dyelawn
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jmslade7

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-02-2013 04:40:35 | More by jmslade7
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +3.6%

Vibrant golden-orange body. Loads of spotty paving until the last drop.

The nose is mostly resinous pine. Herbal mint. Bready malt.

Taste is pine, herbal hops, and a pretty hefty bready malt. Great balance while maintaining solid bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, sticky, average carbonation.

I found it to be a very good IPA. It has a very nice balance and is very approachable.

06-02-2013 01:39:21 | More by Vonerichs
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HopChef44

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-01-2013 11:55:03 | More by HopChef44
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deac83

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-31-2013 00:43:17 | More by deac83
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-30-2013 00:59:57 | More by jtladner
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-28-2013 02:00:13 | More by spark3148857
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +13.4%

12oz can poured into a tulip glass. bottled on 5/15/13

Pours a dark copper color with a large white head. As soon as I popped open the can the aroma hit me. Nice resiny hops that arent too overpowering. Very pleasant smell. taste is perfectly balanced between hops and malts. Slight citrus/NW taste. fruity and bitter at the same time, the combination is something you just dont find in other IPAs and its something i really dig. Extremely drinkable and sessionable. Medium body with medium carbonation.

overall this is probably the best/most solid and drinkable IPA ive found on the east coast. Its unfortunate that this is only available in DC/Nova. If it was available around me it'd be my go to IPA.

05-27-2013 16:06:30 | More by Axnjxn
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-25-2013 05:41:43 | More by JMBSH
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smitty5245

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-22-2013 22:37:19 | More by smitty5245
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DMax90

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16%

05-22-2013 02:28:24 | More by DMax90
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Pecan

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-21-2013 03:31:39 | More by Pecan
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farrago

New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%

Pours two fingers of deep off-white to tan foam, on the delicate side and dimples a fair bit, few larger bubbles, retention is decent and it holds onto a solid coating across the surface for some time, the lacing has plenty of stick and the streaks are wide. The liquid is a bright amber red to sunset burnt orange, however it is dimmed some by the large amount of sediment floating about, strong storm of tiny bubbles swirling about. The nose is crisp and lively, the white grapefruit, salt and pepper, green grass, lower presence of dried flowers and pineapple to peach fruit, has dark bread crust and scone notes but only a touch of malty cocoa powder, focused on doing a few things well. Full-bodied, for all of its dryness the carbonation gives it a mostly creamy mouth feel and texture. Again leads with sour tangerine, white grapefruit citrus, here you get more pine and there’s slightly more juice to the pineapple, nectarine, apricot, apple fruit. The leafy herbaceousness remains a cornerstone and that peppery kick contributes to its erect carriage. Minor breadiness but has a burnt edge, like well done pizza crust or something. A little malt sweetness at the end, more an afterthought than anything. Aggressive, not pushy.

05-21-2013 00:03:09 | More by farrago
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efm


3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-19-2013 21:27:31 | More by efm
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eorwar

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-17-2013 05:44:54 | More by eorwar
The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 729 ratings.