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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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752 Ratings

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Ratings: 752
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 29
Gots: 59 | 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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Photo of richkrull
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

richkrull, Apr 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

CP20, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of sayyad
4/5  rDev +3.4%

sayyad, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of jacewg
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jacewg, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.83/5  rDev -1%

Thanks to Kegatron for the hookup with a can of this. Poured into a pub glass, the brew appears a fairly clear copper color with just shy of 2 fingers worth of off-white froth. Some particulate is stuck in suspension keeping this brew from being polished. The cap maintains fairly well with a frothy coating that recedes leaving patches and webby strings of lace sticking to the glass.

The aroma is a mixture of hoppiness that comes across herbal, pitted, earthy and somewhat pine-like. There is a bit of juicy nearly tropical inclusion here keeping things bright and interesting. It is somewhat fruity and floral as it opens up in my glass. Under the hops is a touch of toasty grain and a hint of minerals. The warmer it gets, it becomes almost dank and weedy in character.

The taste is rindy, fruity and floral with more flavor initially than perceived bitterness. As the experience continues the hops take on more of an herbal and catty quality that blends into some weedy dank character. It is a bit cheesy across the back with some almost dirty pils quality. I say dirty but I mean that affectionately. A bit of crisp almost mineral aspect is the last thing noted in the flavor profile.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is crisp, refreshing and easy drinking. The alcohol level is very well integrated and it just works. I am very appreciate of the opportunity to give this one a try Heath, thanks again.

stakem, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of chocosushi
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%

Canis Major Becker
A ~ Pours a hazy Amber with a peach tone to it. Good medium bead carbonation with a little cap of head.

S ~ Seaweed, Sharp pine, & hemp. There's mango & pineapple fading into sugary fruit snacks (of the corn syrup variety)
Really nice nose.

T ~ Mango & Pineapple following through that fades fast into a pine sap finish. Simple, yet powerful fruit flavors with a mild grassyness to it.

M ~ Fresh & simple flavors with beautiful balance & a crisp finish. No heat, just a ton of finesse.

D ~ Drinkability is extremely high with tons of flavor. An exercise in simplicity. Simply a great IPA. I could knock back quite a few of these. Keep up the canned IPAs!

chocosushi, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of GPHarris
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%

a - poured a three-fingers thick bubbly and light tan head into a pint glass that left nice sheeting throughout but no lacing. the body was a hazy dark amber.
s - grapefruit with some caramel and breadiness.
t - dull, citrus hops that gets a little spicier with some hints of caramel. this tastes off somehow.
m - slick and slightly thin for the style.
o - not bad but kind of boring and nondescript.

GPHarris, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Eriktheipaman, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of clifcox
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

clifcox, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Naugros
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

The foam wanted to leap from the can just after I opened it. Got it to the glass in time and the head was massive, full of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom in a race to the top. The head has enough structure to raise it more than an inch above the rim after the second pour. Nice. Cloudy amber body with an inner orange glow.

The smell is very piny with a touch of grapefruit representing for the hops. The malts have a weaker representative in the form of biscuit. A very slight sulfuric tang resides in back, otherwise this smells like a pretty nice IPA.

The taste is a bit different...same elements, just in different balance. The hops and malts balance a bit better up front, but the finish is long and resinous with pine tar sitting at the back of the tongue.

A little slickness on the tongue from this medium-bodied beer. Not a bad IPA and one that I would order on tap if in the DC area, but nothing I would hunt down to bring back home. Definitely a better creation than their The Civilian.

Naugros, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

12 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear copper, with a couple fingers of frothy off-white head. This retains with a ½ finger of rich foam, leaving back a sudsy cascade of sticky lacing. The aroma is freshly floral, piney, and a touch spicy, with bright citrus character and gentle herbal tones underneath. Malt activity lingers around the back of the nose, giving this a grainy push in spots but the main focus here is on those robust hop flavors.

The taste is a mix of grapefruit bitterness and herbal textures the whole way through, with a touch of riper fruit that sticks to the bready balancing sweetness of the malt. The hops finish this strong with a dry and resinous feel that trails pith and spice on the palate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a softer mellow crispness to the carbonation and a good bit of easy feeling slickness that carries the alcohol here well. The overall feel here though could maybe use just a tad more pop in the mouth.

I liked this. There is a prominent herbal flavor and feel to this that got to be a little too much in the taste at times but it also helped contribute to the easy drinking and smooth feel and I think that in the end, just the overall fresh brightness of the citrus flavors here really carries this through to the finish. This is a quality IPA and I definitely see more of it in my future.

Kegatron, Mar 06, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -10.9%

A chilled can is poured into a a pint glass.

The beer is clear, with a brownish copper color. A cloud of sediment is turning the beer translucent. A large head of tan foam fills the top part of my glass and crests over the rim. A few tiny streams of carbonation can be seen within.

The beer has a pleasant hop aroma. It's a little earthy. This is a slight sensation of sweetness and pepper which is interesting.

The beer has a simple, refreshing flavor. A decent level of bitterness permeates throughout each sip. The bitterness lingers on after I've swallowed.

Medium bodied with carbonation average for the style. Not much coating, just a thin sweet layer in my mouth.

I'm glad I got to try this beer. It's pretty good for a local IPA—especially one that's in a can. If I found myself in the DC area and wanted something local, I can see myself purchasing some of this.

ToasterChef, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

CB2maltygoodness, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Arithmeticus
4.22/5  rDev +9%

Poured chilled in ale glass.

A: lots of carbonation; very little head; dark orange color, lacing ok
S: pleasant pine/hop aroma; sweet smelling
T: nice, complex AIPA; smooth aftertaste--very smooth; piney; goes down easily
M: thick and vibrant

Very fine beer.

Arithmeticus, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Viciousknishs
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%

A- pours a copper colored amber with a solid two fingers of almost light tan off white head. Great head retention with some spotty lacing.

S- very mild subdued aroma of pine and spicy woody herbal hops. A touch of caramel maltiness comes out on the finish.

T- starts off with hop flavors of pine needle and herbal spiciness. A heavy handed caramel toasty malt brings some sweet breadiness to the palate. Finishes with an asprin like bitterness with notes of grass, earth and lemon zest.

MF- syrupy astringent mouthfeel with a medium body and average carbonation.

D- decent drinkability.

Overall a underwelming IPA. A bit to malty with a disjointed bitterness on the finish.

Viciousknishs, Feb 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

2dogbrew, Feb 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jrohrbacher, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Hophead717, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of TAMU99
2.42/5  rDev -37.5%

This beer was forgettable. No discernable smell. Standard citrus flavors without anything special. Mouthfeel and appearance were equally bland. I suppose you could drink a lot of it, but why? I will not order this one again especially when there are other good beers from this brewery.

TAMU99, Jan 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

grahambo, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

christopheraknox, Jan 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Shilt, Dec 31, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

ucsbmullet, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

IrishColonial, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

mchodge13, Dec 07, 2011
The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 752 ratings.