In an earlier post, I had referenced a trip I took to Kunda Beverage in King of Prussia to stock up for Beer Friday at work. At Kunda, we were able to pick up a mixed case of IPAs. We had the IPA from Avery, the IPA & a Half from the Tommyknocker Brewery, the Madra Allta from the Lavery Brewing Company and The Corruption™ from DC Brau Brewing. This review centers on DC Brau’s The Corruption™. DC Brau Brewing Company is the brainchild of Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock who found an appalling lack of local beer on the shelves in DC. They currently run out six different beers as well as some seasonals.
Here is what DC Brau has to say about The Corruption™:
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 aromas of pine sap and burnt spruce.
I found the beer to be…
- Appearance: Clear orange with lots of foam.
- Aroma: A bit sweet, some apricots and a good bit of hops.
- Taste: Lightly carbonated with a fair amount of front end sugars followed by hops and a bitter finish.
- ABV: 6.5%
We had tried another DC Brau and I was unimpressed. The Corruption™, an East Coast take on a Northwest IPA was a decidedly different experience. I would still give the nod to the West Coast but this was a very respectable effort.