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RATINGS: 259   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1023) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Draft at ChurchKey. Clear amber pour, nice offwhite head, good retention and lacing. Big fruity hop aroma, accented by pine and more grapefruit. Taste: reasonably dry, assertively bitter finish. Just enough sweetness to keep it balanced. Medium body, oily texture. Really quite nice, much better than I recall from the can that was shared months ago.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1562) - Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Draft on May 27th, 2011 at the Big Hunt. My first DC rating(Iíve never rated Cap City or District Chophouse Brews), and itís an actual distribution DC beer! Pours a nice copper haze. Aroma a little citrusy, some hop. Hop was more aggressive than I expected, but thatís a good thing. Very nice balance, long lingering aftertaste. My favorite local IPA at this point of DC/MD/VA brews.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (12360) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Variegated golden brown color. Aroma of Christmas. Taste is straightforward bitterness. Decent IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4027) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Location: On tap at Churchkey, 6/12/11

Aroma: This beer has a rather hoppy aroma made up mostly of resin and pine
Appearance: It pours a clear orange color with a thick and foamy white head and lot of lace
Flavor: The flavor is rather hoppy, some sweetness and a biting hop finish, it is resiny throughout
Palate: This one is kind of sticky, it is medium bodied, and it has a fairly soft carbonation
Overall Impression: It is very exciting to me, as someone who was a long time resident of the area, to see DC get a new brewery. Now if this brewery produces other beers as good as their IPA, they will quickly and easily become the best brewery in DC (not that it is all that difficult). Well done DC Brau! Very nice IPA, and welcome to the DC beer scene!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tvmatt (16) - Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Growler from the brewery. Cloudy orange pour. Thin, light-tan head. Massive piney hop aroma on first smell - I knew that this was going to be a good one. Body is smooth and lightly carbonated, with a nice citrus hop flavor coming through. Good deal of bitterness, but itís not overshadowing. Finishes cleanly, somewhat dry, with a hint of grapefruit. Iíll have to try this side-by-side against Lost Rhinoís IPA to figure out which is my favorite local IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1362) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Growler straight from the brewery. A clear copper pour with a thick and fluffy antique white head that leaves rings of lacing behind. A nicely balanced aroma that features plenty of grapefruitiness, citrus zest, pine trees, caramel, and some spiciness. Medium to full-bodied for the style. A touch of caramel and some biscuity spiciness upfront taste-wise. Lots and lots of FRESH hoppiness at the tail end. Grapefruits and citrus rinds galore! A hint of pepper in the drying finish. Resiny and fairly harsh, yet still very drinkable!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Had on draft as well, but these notes are from a growler. Copper colored and nearly clear. Not much head, but I was trying to avoid it. Smell is like christmas, with some pleasant breadiness and grapefruit. Taste is bitter, grapefruity, and some malty caramel. Feels like a solid IPA on the palate. Pretty dang good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1354) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2012
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 This beer on tap at the Church Key. Dark Golden color with no head but nice lacing. big Funky hops and very acidic though the carbonation was normal. April 2013 On tap at Spacebar Very bitter wit oily hops quite bit and unusual

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
thanks travlr. canned. pours hazy golden orange, with a longlasting pillowy head. Aroma: very piney, golden syrup, citrussy, mango, peach, orange peel, fresh hops, caramel malty, some passion fruits, guava, tropical fruits niceness. Taste: sweet caramel malts, quite present malty sweetness, quite balanced though, peach, medium bitterness, dryness, some grassy notes, orange peel, pine, grape fruit/peel. ends very dry with a present but not aggressive bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Opaque amber pour with a vivacious white head. Lots of citrus and piney resin in the nose lead to juicy stone fruit and orange peel in the flavor. Presumably low mash temps lead to a light body that is extremely poundable. Great attenuation with a crisp piney finish. Really nice.


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