Guy’s weekend! Wifey went to visit family in Atlanta this weekend, so I’m up to a wild and crazy two-day stretch. I lived it up today by going for a run, cleaning out the shed, putting winter clothes away, and doing a bunch of yard work. Tonight I’m planning on catching up on DVR’d episodes of Walking Dead and drinking a bunch of beer. Boring, maybe, but really relaxing after a hellacious stretch of work.
Good thing I went to the store yesterday afternoon to stock up on quality beers, because I’ve been sipping them all day. I started off by working on a sixer of 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die, but decided to switch over to my only un-reviewed offering from DC Brau, The Corruption. Since I’ve already reviewed The Citizen and The Public, completing the trifecta is in order.
The Corruption is DC Brau’s homage to a Pacific Northwest IPA, which means stanky hops are on tap. It pours out a dark copper color, pretty cloudy with a big foam head. All that foam was rife with a stanky hoppy aroma which I could smell from about a foot away.
Be clear, this brew does not have a faint taste. It’s dominated by bitter, dry hoppiness up front, with pine and resin notes through the middle, and a looooong bitter end note. There’s a ton of mouth feel here too, and the taste coats the inside of your mouth. The ABV is a relatively low 6.5% – I was expecting higher, considering the flavor and consistency.
I like The Corruption a lot, but I’m also really into stanky hops. If you’re a hop head, this brew is for you, but if you’re looking for a crisp light beer, you should look elsewhere.