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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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700 Ratings

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Ratings: 700
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 26
Gots: 52 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +16%

07-05-2012 11:14:45 | More by AndrewMichael
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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Dyan. Thanks!

Hazy, almost muddy appearance. Opaque. The head is voluminous and retention is outstanding.

Pleasant juicy orange hop aroma. A bit resinous, too, with a nicely integrated malt backbone. Very aromatic, surprisingly very nice.

Pretty tasty, too. Resinous, sticky, citrusy. Orange and grapefruit, biscuity yet dry malt backbone. Has a substantial mouthfeel, semi-sweet but not particularly bitter - this leans toward late hop additions. Body is medium-full.

Quite good.

Serving type: can

06-30-2012 07:26:35 | More by largadeer
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3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thank you goes out to woodychandler for the hook up. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of piney hops. Taste is piney hops, some malts, lots of bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but I have had much better IPA's.

Serving type: can

06-29-2012 23:00:04 | More by tone77
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-27-2012 01:40:06 | More by axman
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3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Frothy 2 finger foam. Orange cloudy body. Lots of lacing

S: Hops hops hops, pine, grapefruit.

T: Ok... taste is quite disappointing. I think this brew is dominated too much by simcoe hops. Too much pine-y bitterness, and nothing else.

M: Wish it had a bit more carbonation, medium thickness, smooth.

O: It's an average IPA.

Serving type: can

06-25-2012 00:30:45 | More by sukwonee
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4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy gold with a .25 finger's worth of bubbly white colored head on top. There's a lot of sediment floating around in the body. I've had cans of this where there isn't much sediment, but the last few have had quite a bit, and it not the pretty kind either, but I do like unfiltered brew. But, in this case the sediment is very off-putting. ** Six months later - floaties are gone. What's left is a pretty hazy golden honey color.

S: Very nice smell. First thing that hits is the caramel malts, and then the hoppy citrus smell followed by a nice balance of earthiness. Some tobacco too. Mostly malts and grapefruit, and nice hops! And, it's not subtle either.

T: A nice malt balance between sweet and biscuity -- I tend to lean toward the sweet, but combination of the two are nice. Also, getting a sour citrus flavor, followed by a nice refreshing, slightly bitter, finish. Without a doubt, the flavor is dominated by the hops.

M: Smooth and creamy, medium bodied brew that is very nice on the palette. Perfect carbonation. A little bit of chewiness. And, a nice oily feel. It's all good here, nothing standing out as amazing, but pretty good.

O: I've had about eight cans of Corruption. This beer has really grown on me. For certain, it's the best local IPA. Unfortunately, the six pack I'm drinking on now how this weird sediment issue, and I'll look out for that in the next round I by, but this drops the beer's score a bit. The taste is good, smell is good, but the appearance drops the score a bit. But, I recommend people try this brew.

**This brew has improved so much. Changing the scores of my review.

Serving type: can

06-24-2012 21:13:31 | More by C20Percent
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-23-2012 02:02:04 | More by dcbdc1
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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review #1700. I never really thought about what to review, but given that this brewery has been open for a year, and that I've drunk with the owners, it's unpardonable that I haven't reviewed any of their beers. Can from Chevy Chase.

A mildly hazy amber with a dense, creamy off-white head with great retention and nice lacing, this looks pretty good! The nose is solid. Big pine and moderate grapefruit nose with a moderate minty note as well. The malt character is relatively light, with a little bit of caramel and a mild pale malt sweetness. Solid stuff.

The palate opens with a blend of moderate bitterness and mild sweetness. The hop character is rather juicy and "smooth". The malt character is a blend of biscuit, a touch of caramel and a little honey. Resiny on the finish with a moderate bitterness and light sweetness that brings to mind honeyed toast, this beer is medium-light in body and has a rather high level of carbonation that's quite creamy. While the bitterness does feel a little lighter than it could be, it is not to the beer's detriment as it makes this beer eminently drinkable. Highly recommended.

Serving type: can

06-22-2012 01:57:44 | More by DefenCorps
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New York

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to IrishColonial for this one...

A: Pours a murky orange/red with about a half finger of off-white head. The foam settles quickly the is a little bit of lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is pine, grapefruit, lemon, and a touch of malt. Slight onion in this too, that I hope doesn't translate to the taste.

T: Pine and slight onion right up front. There is a bit of sweetness in the middle, but the hops dominate this beer. Now don;t get me wrong, it's not like I'm drinking a Founder's Devil Dancer, but there is a good touch of huge hop in here.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's got a lot of flavor, but it's a bit stinging in the back end for a 6.5% beer.

O: I'm not a huge fan of this one. I preferred the Pale much more than this. Maybe my taste-buds are a bit out of whack after a 14 hours work day, but this just isn't doing it for me. However, I'm extremely pleased to have been able to try this brew.

Serving type: can

06-21-2012 23:41:21 | More by trxxpaxxs
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The CANQuest (TM) is hitting it hard today thanks to summer break and a (mostly) staycation. This particular CAN was courtesy of my Westy Cuz, Colby Chandler of Ballast Point, who snagged a whole buncha beers on Saturday night during SAVOR 2012. I had left my knapsack for safekeeping and when I retrieved it at the end of the night, I could hardly lift it, thanks to his efforts! Now, lest ye think of either of us as greedos, come by Pour on Prince any Thursday after 9 PM and watch me spread the wealth.

From the CAN: "Corruption Facts[:] In 1824, Speaker of the House Henry Clay forged a coalition that secured the White House for John Quincy Adams. In return, Adams named Clay as his Secretary of State in what became known as: 'The Corrupt Bargain'".; "Please Recycle - Pack In Pack Out"; "Serve in a tulip, goblet or enjoy from the [CAN]".

From "The Crucible": Judge Hathorne to John Proctor - "This is corruption, mister!" It seems as though I am about to commit an act of CANnibalism since I am as corrupt a person as you will ever encounter, hence most people's shock and disbelief at first hearing that I am a high school English teacher.

It is becoming Night of the CANned IPAs for me and once more, the Crack & Glug did not disappoint. I ended up with a dense finger of tawny head that resembled meringue until it began to slowly fall, leaving behind some really sticky lacing. I am planning to rent a jackhammer later today to remove all of the lacing from tonight's glasses, BTW. Color was a cloudy, deep orangish-amber, not altogether unlike freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. I wish that I could report that the nose was citrus hops, but alas, it was more piney than anything. Mouthfeel was medium and the hops were like Baby Bear's Beer - just right. I have been getting blown out by hops recently and while I really do not mind it, nor does the screeching Hops Monkey on my back, it CAN get old. This beer was fresh and very enjoyable. The finish was dry, but not so dry that I felt as though I were in the Sahara Desert. This was unbalanced, tipped in favor of the hops, but in such a way that it was not simply a hops onslaught. Me likee. Another cooler CANdidate!

Serving type: can

06-20-2012 09:08:26 | More by woodychandler
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-18-2012 00:59:25 | More by duceswild
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

06-13-2012 00:38:18 | More by Jtc2811
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4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to XicanoBeerRun for sharing.

This pours a cloudy orange-yellow color with a wonderfully big grassy and fresh aroma. Piney, grassy, green orange flavor along with some chew. Bitterness comes across and peaks for a lasting finish. This was delicious.

Serving type: can

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-12-2012 02:08:34 | More by Kmccabe33
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2.6/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nose has a kind of sweet juicy quality to it. I get guava and papaya predominantly.

Appearance is somewhat disappointing. It pours out a hazy orange with a slightly off-white colored head. The lacing is good, but the disappointing thing is the yeast floating in the glass. I didn't even know it was "canditioned".

Bitterness is upfront and personal from first sip through the finish, but none in the aftertaste. The hop character asserts itself in the aftertaste as a kind of floral taste. Hard to determine any other flavors due to overwhelming bitterness.

Interesting texture too, its grainy, and thats really hard to overlook. Medium body and medium-high carbonation. Overall, I've had a lot better.

Serving type: can

06-11-2012 03:05:48 | More by tlazaroff
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The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 700 ratings.