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The Corruption | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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3.86/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
dcbrau.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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.

Added by akorsak on 05-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,582
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
1,246
pDev:
10.88%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
203
Trade:
3
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3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can to 16oz Spiegelau. Pours darkish orange. Billowy head, collapsing quickly. Light lacing that fades quickly.
Smells like an orange malt bomb..little else. Taste is mostly sweet malts, orange heavy ..with very little hop or bitterness in the mix. MF is too smooth to be a straight IPA.

This beer might be old, but the date was unreadable.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brian1357
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rogerlb
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can is marked "Swampy 7/05/17." Not sure what that means but okay. Drinking this 4 months after birth, which may be a bit late for a DIPA.

Pours golden amber, slightly opaque, but mostly clear with no carb bubbles and no head but for a thin lace top. Neon orange is quite attractive. Aroma is slight pine and citrus. Nothing to write home about.

Taste is piney, citrus p front (pineapple mostly) and mango, with an increasing hops presence. Pretty typical IPA, and the IBU feels low here. They're reporting 80? I really don't feel that at all.

The 6.5% ABV is not there at all, feels more like a sessionable beer. Is it weak? Let's call it toothless.

An increasingly piney/ bitter aftertaste makes me want to call this a typical west coast IPA even though it's from DC. (Right?)

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.49/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a cold pint on tap at the Tenley Bar & Grill when visiting DC last weekend. Nice head with beautiful citrus aroma and dank fruity taste. Loved this west coast style IPA and will definitely look for more.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Funk Teku glass, canned on 7/10/17. Pours a very attractive orange amber, with a one finger sticky white head, that leaves nice thin streaks of lace behind.

Smell is apricot, caramel, tangerine, pine, and grapefruit.

Taste follows apricot, tangerine, and caramel upfront with pine and grapefruit in the finish balanced very well.

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium, plenty of life, wouldn't say it is dry, and drinks easy enough at its ABV.

Overall this is a nice beer, reminds a little of Dales Pale Ale. Thanks @jzeilinger for this can.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.14/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale Amber draught pour with white head; solid ring and moderately heavy lacing; excellent clarity. Earthy pine nose. Earthy, dull, bitter pine hop taste. Medium lite body with moderate carbonation. Dull, bitter hop linger. An ok IPA.

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3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky, burnt orange with a frothy white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of bright citrus and some earthy hops.

Tastes of the bright hops layered over a solid malt base. Hops lead off with notes of grapefruit, pine, and grass. This gives way to caramel malt with toasted bread and toffee. More hops add in with an earthy, spiciness. Finishes fairly clean with a bit of lingering hops.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, a nicely done IPA.

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The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 1,246 ratings
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