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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

889 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 889
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 36
Gots: 89 | 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:
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Single can from Liquor Outlet.

Murky orange body (still appealing) topped by four fingers of bone china micro bubbles. Excellent lacing.

Big enticing citrus aroma, oranges and grapefruit, hints of pine.

Big malty foundation, thickly coats the tongue. Heavy citrus. Even heavier bitter bomb builds to the swallow.

Medium to full mouthfeel.

Alcohol levels aside, seems like more IIPA than IPA, just as the Pale seemed more an IPA. I like it, but I like the little brother more.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Pours a nice vigorous and creamy off-white head. The beer itself is a beautifully clear amber with hints of orange.

Smell:
The smell seems to be dominated by a mixture of grapefruit and floral hops. No hint of malts.

Taste:
A big strong hop taste upfront with a sweet malty backbone running all the way through and hoppy finish. The first round of hops has a strong grapefruit taste and the final round of hops have a more pine resin taste. The malty backbone goes all the way through.

Mouthfeel:
Biting carbonation and medium bodied with a smooth feel.

Overall:
A very strong and very hoppy AIPA that will corrupt your tongue. This beer is one of my favorite mainstays that I can't get anywhere else but home. Definitely recommend.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 889 ratings.