Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DC Brau beers have been harder for me to track down than I'd have thought they'd be, given that the brewery isn't far from here. I finally got a can of The Corruption, DC Brau's IPA, and it was worth the wait. The appearance and aroma are standard IPA stuff; cloudy copper color, big foamy head, and a lot of pine and floral hops in the aroma. The flavor is outstanding. The hops hit first and hit hard, and at the finish there is a really rich, smooth, buttery malt that gives this thing outstanding balance. Compares favorably to Bells Two Hearted and the better Hoppin’ Frog IPAs.