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The Public Ale - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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The Public AleThe Public Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

680 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 680
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 36
Gots: 93 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: drabmuh on 04-15-2011

The Public Pale Ale is brewed in the classic American Pale Ale style. Assertive bitterness backed by C-60 and Vienna malts which lend notes of rich, yet semi-dry caramel. Then followed up with a nice white grapefruit and citrus aroma that begs for a follow up sip.
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Ratings: 680 | Reviews: 154
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnParadee
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssato27
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wizzle32
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BartBeer
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryan4120
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Outstanding APA; tons of caramel malt balanced by a healthy dose of citrus and pine hops.

Photo of BrewSTL
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice pale ale. I would seek this one out if you are in the mood for a well made nicely hopped pale ale.

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DarthGator
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just a flat out awesome beer

Photo of SierraFlight
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Ford's poured into pint glass. Hazy copper color with one finger of head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma of grapefruit rind, pine sap, spicy. Malty flavors mixed with grassy and earthy hop bitterness. Nice balance, but not my favorite taste. Crisp mouthfeel.

Photo of HoppySeb
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sebathious
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep hops. Not overpowering. Good.

Photo of Slatetank
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I purchased this from Golden Crust in Red Lion, enjoyed from the can in a tulip.

The color is medium dark amber with mild haze and 2 fingers off cream head with fine bead good retention and spotty lace. The smell has a good hop aroma with more citrus fruit and orange than pine but lightly herbal with juicy red grapefruit smell. The feel is good with moderately bitter entry with medium carbonation and mild sweetness with low astringency and semi-dry with slight alcohol in finish.

The taste is very good with a nice amount of balance yet the flavor is stronger than the malt with slightly more dominant bitterness and gentle sweet malt flavors with subtle citrus in the hops mid palate into the finish which is mostly dry with a long bitter residual taste. Overall I enjoyed this -a pretty decent take on the APA style more bitter than most but nicely flavored and I would drink this again.

Photo of nigeldazooman
3.13/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jack_Morris
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An amber colored pale ale, light hop nose, strong hop bitter on the palate. Nice malt finish.

Photo of macesq
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vogt52
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dd43
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cantal
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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The Public Ale from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.