The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 852
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 33
Gots: 76 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Beejay
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of gopens44
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

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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%

Photo of Vonerichs
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of farrago
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 852 ratings.