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Friday, September 21, 2012

The Corruption (DC Brau)

Nothing expresses current sentiments of DC like the name "The Corruption" IPA. I wanted to try this local brew during my visit to the wonderful RFD in Chinatown. DC Brau seems to have a decent operation. They are embracing the can for sustainable distribution.

General Thoughts
Look and Smell: This brew poured a pale gold. It had a thin, bubbly, off-white head. It smelled very piney.

Taste: It tasted piney with a general wood aftertaste. It was a good representation of a woody-hopped IPA. It was bitter, but that was balanced out with a bit of pale malt flavor. It was a bit thick. It's a good standard, with a minimal aftertaste, that I'd drink again.

From the DC Brau site:
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.

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