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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

908 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 908
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 39
Gots: 96 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: akorsak on 05-21-2011

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.
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3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Golden orange. Hazy with a nice white head and nice lacing.

Smell - Very musty. Piney and resinous. Not the best hop aroma.

Taste - Very musty again. Pine and resin. Sweet malt. Bitterness takes over quickly.

Mouthfeel - Bitter, medium bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Nothing impressive. Drinkable and decently hoppy.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a radiant copper color, pretty muddled and hazy throughout, almost completely opaque. Even the edges have a tough time letting any light beam through. A nice, thick cap forms during the pour; eggshell colored, showing good staying power and leaving a nice trace of lacing behind.

The first wave of the aroma is citrusy and full of fruits. Grapefruits and oranges are abundant; the beer has a very zesty and juicy quality to it that really opens up throughout the next few successive whiffs. Some lighter, spicy hops reside in the background, somewhat secondary to the fruit notes; slightly herbal and leafy with a hint of dank, resinous oils to back them up. It's hard to tell which of these stances (heavy citrus or heavy herbal hops) will reign dominant in the flavor profile just from the aroma alone. From prior experiences, I'd have to guess the raw hop flavors will take over.

And it looks like I was right... I take a sip, and while there's a slight, initial taste of watery citrus that hits up front, the raw and spicy hops come rushing in almost instantaneously and with much more force. Spicy, peppery, ashy, and herbal; big hints of white pepper, leaves, a little bit of resin, pine, and hop oil. Citrus hits the flavor profile hard on the bitter side - pith, peels, skins, etc. For such a little guy, this beer has quite a staunch bitterness that asserts itself quickly and lasts heavily into the aftertaste. Some bready malts are in the aftertaste as well, along with maybe even a hint of caramel malt. But they only provide a very light sweetness - the bitterness is dominant, even well after the beer has left your mouth. Medium bodied, lightly oily and a touch away from being sticky, medium-high carbonation.

Not a huge fan of the spicy hop characters being so dominant, but it's done pretty well here. Would have liked a bit more citrus coming off in the flavor profile, but you can't have it all, can you? Still a pretty decent beer that I wouldn't turn down in the future.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, unknown date. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours hazy red/orange/amber with a three finger foamy off-white head that leaves rings of lacing behind and has excellent retention.

Aroma is citrus, blood orange, pineapple, fruity hops, pine, bready and caramel malt. Good strength.

Flavor is citrusy, piney, fruit and resinous hops, decent caramel malt backbone, mild sweetness, solid bitterness, mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation.

Very good IPA. Has some malt balance, but the hops ultimately shine. Been wanting to try some DC Brau stuff for a while and glad to have an opportunity to do so.

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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The Corruption pours a hazy amber with a moderate rocky head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving behind thick clumps of lace on the glass.

The aroma isn't very strong but has notes of orange citrus and some sweet malt.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is smooth, slightly chewy with mild carbonation. The flavor is sweet with some citrus hop bitterness. It begins with caramel malt and some biscuit. In the middle hoppy flavors of orange citrus and pine move in. It finishes moderately bitter. The bitterness lingers along with the citrus flavor when gone.

This is a nicely balanced beer that feels like a double IPA. However it seems to lean more on the sweet malty side.

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The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 908 ratings.