The Corruption | DC Brau Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,224 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:
1,224
Reviews:
203
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.88%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
198
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,224 |  Reviews: 203
Photo of Bnoise11
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hornet2003
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this in DC with an "Obama Burger" from Good Stuff Eatery in Crystal City.

Look: A little darker than the average IPA. Copper coloured.

Smell: East coast hop aroma. A little grassier and spicier without the tropical fruits. It's obviously more malty and in the style of an East Coast IPA. As a west coaster who is used to all west coast beers, this is amazingly refreshing.

Taste: slightly sweet, lots bitter. Loving the malt backbone keeping the grassy hope in check.

Feel: Had this on draught. Typical keg-beer carbonation. Appropriate for the style. Not sticky, clean feel overall.

Overall: I really enjoyed this IPA in the setting I had it. Especially after being bombarded for so long with west coast styles. I can't say it dulls my affinity for fruitier IPAs, but it reminds me of some of the great, more traditional IPAs out there.

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Photo of Carolvs
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cambabeer
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Chackman151
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A very good, solid IPA - can't say it is unique in any way, but cert. would purchase again. The head stays around nicely.

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

Photo of jkermitj
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Haybeerman
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MoeSzsylak
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice dark color for an IPA; almost an amber. Almost no head, white and Lacey. The smell has a pretty noticeable BO whiff to it; I'm sure it's the variety of hops. The taste is outstanding with amazing grapefruit notes, and maybe just a little on the watery side. All in all an amazing beer and will definitely seek it out again.

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Photo of speakdf0
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a cloudy amber orange with a very small off white head. There are some floating particles as well. No retention and very few spots of lacing. Smell is subdued but decent. Sweet bready malts, pine, floral and a touch of citrus are most apparent. Taste is the same. Pretty well balanced with a bitter finish. Feel is medium and sticky. Overall a solid beer. Not the best, but I wouldn't kick her out of bed or anything.

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Photo of mghoward10
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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

The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,224 ratings.
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