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The Corruption - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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very good

823 Ratings

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Ratings: 823
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 31
Gots: 72 | 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 dontpanic5
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a kickass bitterness. It's too much for my tastes truthfully. I drank this out of the can at the Black Cat nightclub in DC. I just averaged the scores for appearance and smell from my other scores because of this. It said you can have it out of the can on the side, so it's okay! The mouthfeel is great, just the right amount of carbonation with a medium heaviness. The taste is good but too intense for me.

dontpanic5, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev +3.4%

standardcherry, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of PoolFishGolf
4/5  rDev +3.4%

PoolFishGolf, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of BDub
4/5  rDev +3.4%

BDub, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of vandemonian
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

DC Brau Corruption is an IPA with a wonderful complex aroma and a simple, bitter malty flavour. I wish there was more to the flavour. I remember it being better when I've had it before so maybe I'll buy some more and re-review it another time.

A: Cloudy orange colour and a decent head that fades quite quickly. 3.5

S: Fragrant hops. Floral and a little sweet. Wonderful. 4.5

T: Malty with bitterness and a little sweetness. Fresh and crisp, but there isn't as much hop flavour as I expected (or wanted)... just malt and bitterness. Maybe this is psychological, but I think I can taste aluminium. 3.5

M: A little flat. 3

O: 3

vandemonian, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of Jetree
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Jetree, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

t0rin0, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of HevvyMetalHippie
4/5  rDev +3.4%

HevvyMetalHippie, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of FickleBeast
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a nonic.

Pours a very cloudy orange with huge chunks of yeast swirling around in the glass. One finger of sticky foam. Aroma is nicely hoppy, piney, sweet resin.

First sip is... quite bitter, body a bit on the thin side. Lots of pine hop flavor with a sticky mouthfeel. Malt sweetness is buried behind the hops. Long lingering bitter aftertaste, but not overly harsh.

I was a bit turned off at first by the chunky yeast swirling around in this brew, but the beer surprised me - it is a remarkably good IPA. Glad I stumbled upon this one.

FickleBeast, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1477th Review on BA
Can to Parra Tulip

No canning date

Thanks to my brother in law for this one

App- A darker glowing orange with a yellow tinge and a bit of wheat gold scattered throughout the beer. Had a nice 1-1/2" head with a semi decent amount of cling.

Smell- Smell is much better than the 1st two beers I had from DC. Had more rich citrus with a good hoppy backbone and a tinge of fuller malts on the nose. A bit thick with a little bit of white pepper and wheat.

Taste- The citrus is gone from the aroma and is a big thick beer. The beer drinks bigger than the listed 6.5%. Its a decent beer. So far the beers from DC have been decent but nothing earth shattering.

Mouth- Thicker medium body with a thick carbonation level. Strong malts with a citrus zest residual flavor. Quite a strong ABV residual flavor.

Drink- Again. So far the 3 that I have had have been meh. Noses are better than flavors. Glad I got the state ticks, but if I trade for DC. I think will be for OTWOA.

FosterJM, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz CAN, lugged 2800 miles west by "blackie"

appearance: hazy orange body, big fluffy white head with nice sticky lace. nice.

smell: resiny, grapefruit rind, bready, caramel. strongly hopped.

taste: citrusy - grapefruit rind, sugar, pine resin, floral with herbal notes. This passes the self-proclaimed "NW IPA" test - good stuff

mouthfeel: lingering bitterness, smooth body

overall: good - look out San Diego, DC is coming... (sarcasm)

dirtylou, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of ferrari29
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ferrari29, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of VelocityXMass
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

VelocityXMass, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of DonFrap
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

DonFrap, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another brew received from Kmccabe33.. Thanks a ton Korey!!

Poured into my thin tulip... great retention and lacing.. the brew is hazy light amber...

The aroma is pretty much identical to the pale ale with a bigger citrus punch...

Flavor again... the same as the pale with a looong and lingering bitter bite and more of a citrus hoppiness... the bitterness is a bit abrasive... gets coarse on the finish.

body and carbonation are fine with a sorta creamy small bubble carbonation.

Unbalanced bitterness.. odd... okay, but needs dialed in and probably the maltiness pulled back to allow the hops to shine.


JohnGalt1, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of joek440
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

joek440, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of GaryMarkle84
4/5  rDev +3.4%

GaryMarkle84, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

mdillon86, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

redfox405, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of masonkessinger
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

masonkessinger, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of pmarlowe
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mdfb79 for this. Tulip glass.

A: Pours an opaque orangeish golden, a finger of fluffy off white head. Good retention and a few dots and streaks of lace.

S: Malt forward with floral and decidedly earthy notes.

T: A little orange citrus, floral/earth, and sweetish malt there, but mostly covered with a sustained, non-abrasive, moderate bitterness.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Solid but a tad bitter for my taste.

pmarlowe, Jul 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jfcaa193, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of Gehrig13
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Gehrig13, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +3.4%

nickfl, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of brealbg
4/5  rDev +3.4%

brealbg, Jul 24, 2012
The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 823 ratings.