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The Corruption | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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3.86/5
Very Good
1,246 Ratings
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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:
#9,577
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
1,246
pDev:
10.88%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
203
Trade:
3
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,246 |  Reviews: 209
Photo of Kettle1
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of philbe311
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DJMonet
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Don't pass up the opportunity to dip into the Nation's Capital's Corruption! This strong IPA is the taste profile classic early '90's bitter-hoppy IPA. But a bit more on the bitterness. Amazingly, it's refreshing on a hot day, so pack a couple for that round at Rock Creek Park Golf Course. But drink too many and you'll blow the back nine- it's 6.5% alcohol borders on a double IPA. The can is totally fine (it's "view" is nice, but not essential), but drop in after your round to any of our very friendly watering holes and maybe you'll get Corrupted!

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

Pours a caramel bronze. It doesn't have the haze of the new fangled IPAs, but The Corruption is a nice crispy, resiny IPA that isn't necessarily sexy, but definitely good.

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

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

Photo of rjal
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from can. Extremely malty with a smell of a brown ale instead of IPA. Taste as it smells but more like an IPA. More bitter finishing taste with an unkind feel.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_ski
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Orange/red color, medium head. Aromas and notes of citrus, hops, and a hint of rosemary. Crisp and a bit dry. Lingering finish. This was the first beer I had from a can and liked.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.03/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of duvel1979
3.09/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IronLover
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber orange in color with good clarity. Poured with a short, creamy, off-white foam with good retention. Medium malt and caramel aromas with medium pungent spicy hop aroma. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation a light creamy feel. Light warming sensation through the middle. Medium high pungent, spicy flavors up front with medium caramel maltiness. Medium high bitterness through the middle. Spicy hops and caramel malt from the middle to the end. Finished semi-dryly with a lingering, but pleasant hop bitterness. A malty IPA with pleasant hop character.

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Photo of digboy
2.99/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I bought this beer (marked 10/25/16) in DC area when I was visiting in November but this review is for my last can now in January. I can say that the flavor appears to be the same that I remember. I bought it because of a high review on BA but I was quickly thinking "meh"... I like it slightly more now.

Pours to deep copper with a very slight haze. Head dissipates very quickly. The aroma is weakly malty. There is an off scent I can't quite place but it is thin enough to not be offensive. This beer delivers on the malt backbone and the malt flavors are sufficiently balanced to be intriguing. The hops are hard to detect. Let me repeat: I do not detect any of the piney/floral/fruit hops that others point out. Odd. This malt-forward profile continues into the aftertaste though a lingering bitterness finally kicks in at the end. The flavor is slightly sweet due to some caramel hints, which I think redeems this brew.

Overall I am not left feeling like I want to get this again but I want to be clear that it falls on the side of a good beer so I would still recommend for those wanting to try local brews in northern VA - especially if you are into NW IPAs. [Edit] - actually I would try this again just to see if the lack of hop flavor is an anomaly. I would like to see how a juicy hop profile could compliment the ample malt flavor.

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Photo of TheLefty1616
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NextOfKin
2.45/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Since the year that DC Brau came on this scene this had been my go to home town IPA. It was a hazy, resinous hoppy standout beer. Now sadly, it's been neutered. I had thought it was my imagination but then I started hearing similar comments from other people.

It's now completely filtered, blandly hopped and totally generic. I had hoped that I had just gotten an off batch but it been about a year now and it's still hobbled. I can't imagine why the signature beer would be undermined this way. It's not a terrible beer by any means but quite forgettable. It's genuinely Corrupted now.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is one of the more common IPAs in my new home turf. Head dies quickly on top of a blonde copper color Nose is balanced and a little boozy.

Solid citrus and medicinal hops with decent malt backbone. Texture is oily and fairly tight. This is drinkable and not embarrassing but for 12.99 a sixer its not great value. Serviceable but little more.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMMillsy
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mothmanscott
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque, deep gold, producing 2 fingers of frothy, somewhat lasting, light tan head that leaves a frost-like coating of thick lace. Aroma is a nice balance of caramel malt & citus/resinous pine/floral hops. Taste is a less balanced mix of resinous pine, grapefruit/orange zest, flesh & pith & floral hoppiness with the caramel malt trailing just behind. Finishes very juciy & slightly sweet but transitioning to a bitter & malt aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, very juciy, slightly wet finish, bittering nicely in the aftertaste. MOUTHWATERING.

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Photo of mig100
3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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