The Corruption | DC Brau Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,220 Ratings
The CorruptionThe Corruption
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
Ratings:
1,220
Reviews:
202
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.88%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
197
For Trade:
3
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3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drabmuh for sending me this one!

Pours a slightly murky dark orange with a 2 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is solely of herbal and dank hops. Taste is of intense herbal hops up front with a slight malt flavor on the finish. There is a pretty assertive bitterness that lingers on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the hop flavors are pretty intense and aggressively bitter.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is quite hazy orange amber in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of earthy hops in the nose along with some notes of citrus.
T: Like the smell, notes of citrusy, earthy and spicy flavors from the Columbus hops really stand out in the taste and contribute a moderate amount of bitterness. The bitterness particularly stands out and lingers through the finish, tasting a bit like pine resin hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer delivers the aroma and taste of a hoppy Imperial IPA without being full-bodied. It is very easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In commemoration of backstage politics, the same strong-arm notion of placing Adams in the White House is echoed in the strong-hop presence in this citrusy ale.

Pouring a deep honey-amber hue, the ale shows surprising clarity despite a light veil of haze. Creamy, bone-white and blanketed- the beer's foam caps its body with strong staying power but only lacing mildly.

Lead by citrus prominence, the aromas are front and center with all-things-hops. White grapefruit, equipped with juices, piths and peels all capture the zesty and crisp sense of Pacific Northwest hops along with sprucy underpinnings and fresh cut grass. With just enough toasted caramel sweetness in its scent, the hops are firmly supported.

But its in taste where the ale transpired in reverse order. First off, the toffee malts and nutty graininess gives the early palate a glimpse of "Cracker Jacks" ballpark candy. But that's short lived as the taste of hops quickly take command. Then the grapefruit, under-ripened oranges and grassy/piney taste begin its dominance in the middle before delving toward a resinous dry bitterness of grass and stem.

Medium bodied to start, the beer's creaminess and toffee sweetness fuse together for a lift and expansive mouthfeel. But as the carbonation recedes and the sweetness fades, the beer dries out beautifully and finishes with the dry, crisp, and clean bite of hops. Its resinous dryness and mild alcohol warmth adds to the beers high rate of refreshment and drinkability to close.

The Corruption is a formidable IPA that provides a bigger "toasty" malt support than what's needed for the IPA style. Also its hop character could be more aggressive in order to sell its hop dominance in all facets: aroma, flavor and bitterness. Yet as is, it suits the style well and with find a pleasant home in the bellies of many-a-hop head.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color; almost two inches of foam rise up to cap the liquid and leaves nice strands of lacing on the way down

Smell: Rich and dank, quite piney with a hint of caramel malt underneath

Taste: A touch of caramel at the outset, and while the malt lingers from start to finish, the piney hops take over and wallop the taste buds; pine, hop resins and a bit of pith build through the middle; reasonably balanced in the finish though, as expected, it leans to the hoppy side

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice IPA that is packed with as much flavor as one often finds in a DIPA

Thanks, Dave_Treat, for the opportunity

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a hazy amber color ale with large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of citrus notes with strong bitter notes. Taste is also dominated by strong citrus notes with nice floral undertones and solid bitter finish. Body is full with great carbonation. Great mix of floral citrus and grapefruit notes.

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3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Dyan. Thanks!

Hazy, almost muddy appearance. Opaque. The head is voluminous and retention is outstanding.

Pleasant juicy orange hop aroma. A bit resinous, too, with a nicely integrated malt backbone. Very aromatic, surprisingly very nice.

Pretty tasty, too. Resinous, sticky, citrusy. Orange and grapefruit, biscuity yet dry malt backbone. Has a substantial mouthfeel, semi-sweet but not particularly bitter - this leans toward late hop additions. Body is medium-full.

Quite good.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate golden-copper color with a good white head and a nice ring or two of lacing on the way down. Thin collar throughout. The nose is quite nice with a good dosing of piney hops plus some citrus and grapefruit. The flavor brings forward the hops as well. Nothing overpowering, but quite nice. Beautiful bitterness in the feel. Medium body and good carbonation. Looking forward to this being more widely available.

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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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The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
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