DC Brau The Corruption

Posted: July 12, 2012 in American IPA, DC Brau Brewing Co., Reviews

This was the brew that I had yesterday at Katie’s. I found this one at Spirits Unlimited in Shrewsbury. I overheard one of the guys who worked there say that this one just made its way into New Jersey. It’s also another canned beer and if you follow the blog at all, you know that I’m really into canned beers, especially if there’s an IPA inside…let’s crack this one open.

ABV: 6.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: I have the house to myself tonight, so I’ve been watching Intervention for the night.

This brew poured with a thick, two finger tan head that dissipated slowly and left significant lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, dark orange color with no visible carbonation and lots of floaties visible throughout. The nose was just divine. I got lots of grapefruit and pine with a hint of caramel malt to back it up. Katie said that she smelled “beer” and citrus. She’s getting better. The taste was just as nice as the nose. It had a huge hop presence with lots of pine. There was also some grapefruit, but that stayed towards the background. The malt didn’t really come out a lot, which I was totally fine with. The body was thicker than normal for the style, but I guess that’s what they meant when they said that it straddled the line between IPA and DIPA. It had moderate carbonation. The finish was long and hoppy. I loved this beer. This could easily become a go-to brew for me. Go find this one again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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