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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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735 Ratings

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Ratings: 735
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 28
Gots: 57 | 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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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-28-2013 02:37:46 | More by oldp0rt
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +16%

01-26-2013 12:17:27 | More by dcbeers
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-26-2013 00:33:20 | More by StArnoldFan
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New York

5/5  rDev +28.9%

01-17-2013 07:13:00 | More by erogers
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-16-2013 04:14:08 | More by teamwiggum
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

A: The beer is quite hazy orange amber in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of earthy hops in the nose along with some notes of citrus.
T: Like the smell, notes of citrusy, earthy and spicy flavors from the Columbus hops really stand out in the taste and contribute a moderate amount of bitterness. The bitterness particularly stands out and lingers through the finish, tasting a bit like pine resin hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer delivers the aroma and taste of a hoppy Imperial IPA without being full-bodied. It is very easy to drink.

01-16-2013 03:37:43 | More by metter98
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South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%

Big thanks goes out to 67couple for sharing this one at a past Random Sunday Tasting! Served from can into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, pine, and pine hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, pine hop, citrus, and caramel. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I had heard good things about this brew going into it and definitely did not disappoint at all. A nice touch of hoppiness and a good balance of sweetness as well. I was really quite glad to see the citrus show up as just pine hop can definitely destroy a beer in my opinion. This fact made it quite easy to drink and rather enjoyable. I definitely would not mind having this one again in the future without hesitation.

01-15-2013 12:04:33 | More by thagr81us
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-13-2013 06:06:48 | More by outoffocus
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-12-2013 17:29:24 | More by Drumomatic
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-09-2013 04:07:27 | More by DanE
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

A: Pours a hazy deep golden orange in color with some hints of copper and amber with a very light hint of sediment in suspension. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy light beige head that reduces very slowly to a very thick film covering the surface of the beer and a very thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit, pine, and tropical/pineapple hops with some very light hints of caramel malts.

T: Upfront this beer has a light amount of caramel malt sweetness that is quickly overtaken by the strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit, pine, and tropical/pineapple hops. Moderate to strong amounts of bitterness that lingers for a while.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Creamy

O: I really enjoyed the combination of hops in this beer and the slightly aggressive bitterness - I rang in the 2013 New Year while drinking this one and was quite pleased with my choice. Fairly easy to drink and the alcohol is well hidden - this is a beer for a true hop lover.

01-02-2013 00:37:26 | More by dbrauneis
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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%

Oooo-eee, IPA in a can. Sorry I don't remember who sent this, I think it was an extra from someone and I forgot to mark it down, so if you sent it to me please let me know and I'll give you credit. Thanks, Cheers!

Pours a nice fluffy almost 2 finger head that fades at a med pace, with some layered lacing, over hazy opaque reddish orange tangerine color.

Nose has some fresh hops but not a lot, fruity with some citrus, light tangerine and orange juice, hint of pine and grassy hops as well, with a light sweet malty base.

Taste starts with malts this time, chewy slightly sweet reddish malts, little candy and caramel like malts as well. then onto hops, starting with a spicy bitter hop profile, then moving to slightly earthy and pine with just a hint of citrus and juicy flavors. The bitterness really ramps as it goes, moving to almost astringent on the finish. Finish is quite dry, long lingering spicy chewy hop profile, slightly astringent bitterness that lingers forever like I just bit into a hop pellet.

Mouth is med bodied, good carb (yay cans).

Overall pretty good, more of an East Coast style IPA, even though I don't like to classify East vs West coast IPAs, this is more of the stereotypical East Coast variety, nice malty base for balance, hops more on the spicy piny with some citrus. However, the dry finish and huge slightly astringent bitterness gives it another take as it lingers for what seems like eternity. Pretty good beer overall though.

12-31-2012 21:25:54 | More by jlindros
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3.63/5  rDev -6.4%

Appearance- pours a cloudy orange with a half inch head that settles to a quarter inch with lots of lacing

Smell- hops dominate but still a very pleasant smell

Taste- bitter but not excessive not overly sweet

Mouthfeel-smooth but the hop bitterness stays on your tongue in a good way

Overall- a very good IPA I need to visit the Brewery sometime

12-31-2012 03:15:43 | More by ejimhof
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

12-30-2012 18:06:39 | More by GeoffreyM
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-28-2012 02:01:32 | More by TubaManJack
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

12-20-2012 04:53:17 | More by funkel81
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-18-2012 04:59:03 | More by TimoP
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

11-29-2012 20:51:51 | More by e30todamax
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-28-2012 01:30:07 | More by Squatchito
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3.53/5  rDev -9%

Appearance: Slight haze on a marmalade/burnt orange colored body. Head is small and bright-white. Drops to thin cap and rocky collar. Minimal carbonation. Pours a bit thicker than I would expect.

Smell: Pine resin, pithy. Earthy bitterness. Solid malt backbone has a touch of caramel sweetness with some lighter bread crust notes in the back. Touches of raw honey mingle. Bright and full of citrus. Nicely balanced.

Taste: A bit raw. Some aggressive pine resins and grapefruit flesh. Straight bitterness lingers in the back of everything. Grapefruit begins to push as the beer warms. Nice backing malt sweetness leaves the hops to do their thing. Earth and pine. Yeast punches through after the bitterness acclimates.

Mouthfeel: Drying finish. Moderate body. Carbonation runs just on the light side of medium. Easily drinkable.

Overall: Solid, not exactly memorable.

A nice approach with some overall drinkable vibes. Lacked that assertive raw that I feel is required when you go with it. Needs a bit of polish or a bit less, but what it has is neither. This can be considered a good thing.

11-27-2012 20:28:21 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

22 oz bomber, no bottled-on date, poured into a nonic pint glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy copper color, topped with a thin white head, leaves nice lacing.

S- Very hoppy, lots of citrus, pine and resin but also some dank, earthy hop notes.

T- Solid but not overpowering hoppiness layered over caramel, bready malt. The hops are similar to the nose, with a nice dose of grapefruit, orange and pine resin but also some awesome dank earthiness, also some black pepper.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, nice carbonation, has a dry finish.

O- A very nice, tasty IPA, this is definitely my favorite of DC Brau's regular offerings, definitely give this a try if you see it.

11-15-2012 05:57:21 | More by WillCarrera
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-14-2012 22:16:46 | More by sneaks2210
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

11-08-2012 21:50:53 | More by BeerMeBrah
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

11-08-2012 13:11:18 | More by Mississippi
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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%

Appearance: This beer pours a hazy dark orange to a light copper color and is topped with ¾” of white head that dissipates rather slowly.
Smell: The aroma of this beer is a nice blend of citrus and grass hop aromas that blend nicely.
Taste: When I taste this beer it tends to be a typical IPA with not much standing out of the flavor not that it is a bad thing but any more for an IPA to stand out it needs to POP and this is a rather run of the mill IPA.
Mouthfeel: This runs a bit on the thin side of the mouthfeel and leaves the typical amount of hop resin left for the aftertaste.

11-03-2012 14:58:10 | More by raznug
The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
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