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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

853 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 853
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of DanE
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of jlindros
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of ejimhof
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Squatchito
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of WillCarrera
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of raznug
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of rudzud
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received two as extras in a trade. One given to JLindros, the other poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a slight hazy orangy copper with a nice one finger creamy white head that faded to leave a nice thin blanket. and leave light lacing.

S - Aroma is pretty solid. nice piney hops and resin with some light malty sweetness.Balanced on the heavier side of hops.

T - Taste isnt bad. Nice bitter pine notes and some malty sweetness. Actually, this is balanced quite nicely. Alcohol not noticeable with a good lingering bitter finish.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, which is good so it doesn't distract from the bitter finish and mouthfeel.

O - Overall, not a bad IPA at all. Was expecting much worse from these guys. Nice and easy drinking.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Guden
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Slightly hazy gold with a small white head that leaves lots of lacing.

S- Mud and grass are the most noticeable, some pine and caramel are also in the mix. Pretty interesting but not really to style.

T- Again pine and mud come through in the mix with grapefruit peel filling the middle and a finish of fairly high piney bitterness. There's also a touch of balancing fruity sweetness in the mix that keeps the bitterness from overwhelming.

M- Fairly thin with low carbonation, works pretty well for the style and goes well with the beer.

O- I really liked this one to begin with but the heavy pine bitterness and grapefruit peel taste would've been better suited with more malt, as is it drains on my senses and I have no desire for another for a little while. An interesting take on the style nonetheless.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.