The Corruption | DC Brau Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,225 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:
1,225
Reviews:
203
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.88%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
198
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,225 |  Reviews: 203
Photo of srw
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stillyman11
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to beatjunkee for this one, from NBS BIF #3 ninja box! Canned on 2/24/16. 12oz can poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a clean, clear, amber-gold color with just a cap of off-white head that very low retention and no lacing.

A nice blast of citrusy grapefruit hops hit the olfactory sense as soon as I cracked open the can. Upon a more snuggly sniff, a solid base of malts showed through as well. The situation was pretty similar on the tongue; solid, slightly sweet malts, bright citrusy hops, a touch of floral hops, and no real yeast aspect.

The body was a bit on the fuller side of medium, was smooth, and had a bit of sticky finish. Drinkability was good, I had no issues drinking it. Overall, I found this to be a pretty solid version of a classic NW IPA. This beer would fit right in on tap at most breweries and bars up here in the rainforest. Certainly worth a shot if you have the chance.

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Photo of Hopmeplease
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmasher85
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What a great IPA! The quality on this can is somewhat variable - some batches are better than others - but when it's good, it's very good, and when it's great, it's heavenly. Pine, sticky resin, European-style floral hop notes (like sitting in a French garden in Spring), with some grapefruity citrus. So much flavor, I've been known to shake my head and smile every time I crack open a can. For true hop-heads only, but so worth it!

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Photo of ksimons
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 3/16/16
Pours a orange copper color with a thin layer of white head. Aroma is pretty light, but am getting light caramel malt with citrus and pine. Tastes of a caramel malt body, bitter pine, and light citrus. Medium body and crisp carbonation. Overall a nice drinkable IPA.

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

Photo of Stofko1992
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Spiral517
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of belgianvan
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of cmq103
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just a well done, solid IPA.

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Photo of PeterOSU
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mkanne3616
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirlongfellow
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macpfb03
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Fireman_RK
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of timmy2b
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cans from the brewery. A small amount of hops, heavy on malt in the scent. Heavy on the tongue and not as easy to drink as many other Columbus heavy IPAs I have tried. Decent beer, but heavy on the malt and heavy to drink for the IPA. Decent, but nothing to search out.

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Photo of dbauer
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,225 ratings.
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