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The Corruption | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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3.86/5
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1,247 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:
#9,619
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
1,247
pDev:
10.88%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
203
Trade:
3
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3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TripelMark
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nittanylion1991
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Slatetank
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this on tap at BWI served chilled in a pint glass.

The color is copper with light haziness and off white head with fine bead and lace that clings ok. The smell is pine-like with mild spiced hop aroma and gentle malt with slight toasted grain accent. The feel is medium high bitterness with medium high carbonation and low sweetness with mild astringent hop finish with mostly dry texture and slight resinous mouth coating of the palate with low alcohol in the feel.

The taste is very good with a lot of hop flavor with slight greenish pine and subtle spicy quality with mild malt that has a toasted quality with gentle herbal hop quality lingering in the mostly dry finish with some bitter flavor and spice to hide the alcohol which is slightly noticeable in the flavor. This is s solid IPA, very well crafted does not exceed my expectations but it does taste fresh and is nothing to complain about either recommended highly.

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

Photo of cd34
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 05/17/16 into a pint glass. Pours a clear, rich amber color with an off-white head that dissipates quickly. Initial impression is citrus and pine, with a nice malt sweetness. Medium mouthfeel. I had a Stone Enjoy By immediately before this, and The Corruption is quite similar. Flavors are a little more muted, it's not as sweet, and it's maybe a little thinner mouthfeel, but Corruption is right up there in the same category.

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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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1.34/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of frickprick
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcel371
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving: On tap

Ruddy copper, clear little to no head. Bready malt richness with a slightly citrusy earthy piney hop presence. Well-balanced flavor, not super aromatic, what I get follows the flavor: dry, slight resin, clean finish. Munich malt, rich layered slightly toasted maltiness. Prefect balance. Tasty, well made "west coast" IPA.

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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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The Corruption from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 1,247 ratings
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