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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The Corruption is our take on an India Pale Ale (IPA). We will corrupt your palate with dangerously drinkable malts as well as assertive piney and citrusey hop aromatics, letting some alcohol and sugars sneak through. The crimson copper color coupled with with a nose, filled with plenty of citrus fruits canít help but bring you down to our level. This is one shady deal that you wonít be able to pass up!


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
acread (19) - St. Albans, Vermont, USA - FEB 15, 2014
This may sound funny, but the mouthfeel this IPA imparts is my favorite characteristic. Itís lightly bitter, but full and creamy. However, the aroma and flavor strike me as being straight out of 1994. Newt Gingrich might approve, but the overtly malty notes donít transition very well into the overtones of pine imparted by the hops. I feel like Sierra Nevada would have rejected this recipe 20 years ago as being not quite harmonious enough to make the cut.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2385) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Aroma is heavy pine with light grapefruit. Taste is really dank like musty skunky weed and pine trees. Finishes really heavy skunk and weed. Snowbama aproves.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Solid IPA from the capitol! Pour is a nice amber with a thin white head. Aroma is hoppy and the finish is great.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
dliberto (181) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Drank from can. Nose has a strong hop presence for a normal IPA. Taste is good on the tongue, strong citrus and piney taste. But the aftertaste leaves the undesirable taste of skunk in my mouth. It brings down what started as a solid IPA down a couple of notes in my book. I will not buy this beer again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Orange / amber in color with nice fluffy head, but after that it s just average. Some nice astringent hops in the flavor, aroma seems almost sour. Malt and hops, with some tart hoppiness on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1708) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy dark amber the starts with a decent frothy white head. Big hop notes off the top. An unusual mix, strong IPA with a creamy malt backbone. Looks (and tastes) very big on resiny, earthy, woody, citrus, floral hops - but the finish feels (to me) smooth and creamy. Trying to get my head around it. Rare case where the structure is more interesting than the flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3050) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
12 ounce can
A very nice release, this was given to me by Travlr. This was what Iíve come to expect for the most part from DC Brau who seems to do a good job of pushing the boundaries of what the area is capable of (based on a limited sample size). Should I get the chance I would love to visit the tap room.

Aroma / Appearance - A caramel creamy base percolates below long lived starchy white head. Almonds, resin, and pine brighten the air. Lemon cheesecake made with fresh graham crackers adds a nice foundation.

Flavor / Palate - A warm bitterness slowly unfolds on the tongue. Mellowing over the course of a few seconds it has a creamy texture that is filling. Residual lemons and nutty hops linger in the fresh finish. A true East Coast IPA should be a go to for anybody in DC Brauís market.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john_chaney (16) - - FEB 5, 2014
The aroma on this one is amazing and full of floral notes. Color is a beautiful dark amber. The head is 1" of rich off white lather that persists while diminishing slowly. The taste is a bit watery with notes of resiny citrus and pine. Malt and a mild sweetness at the backend. This seems like a IPA on the brink of a double despite itís low ABV. If this were a double I would say it is lacking... a little. As a IPA it seems to be reaching... a little. Very good beer, but, not great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Pretty dark caramel hue; misty white lace. Fruity hops peek through at the end of each whiff.

Decent amount of malt. Piney, resinous hops somehow don't bite as much as expected. So there's that.

Even though I dislike the style, this is solid.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (682) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Dark orange color with off white head and nice thick lacing. Aroma is faint almost nonexistent but mostly malty. Flavor has light hops with grapefruit bitterness and strong amber malts. Okay overall but not great


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