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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

635 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 635
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 30
Gots: 70 | FT: 1
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:
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.

(Beer added by: drabmuh on 04-15-2011)
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Photo of Frank_TX
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A good example of American Pale Ale. Enjoyed from the can. This ale brewed in DC is a bit more malty than West Coast Pale Ale with excellent citrus notes and a slight pine taste.

Photo of jrand2621
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elNopalero
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a can.

This pours a caramel toast color with a hop aroma containing some straw, pine, and pine sap. There's a bit more malt than my California palate is used to with a pleasant hoppiness.

Photo of Eden
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of cmkrum
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of everythingiszen
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of arlingtonjoe
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Act25
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

APA is my favorite style. Dales is my favorite APA. This beer along with Carton Hoppun is a close 2nd! Great beer, totally underrated here (except by the Bros)!

A: Hazed, as in fruitful copper, with lasting head and creamy lace.

S: Caramel, ruby citrus rind, spice, pine, fresh-cut hay, beach, salt. Ample.

T: Follows smell but more abundant, with citric hop, spicy, nutty, earthy, bitter, herbal tea, mint, fallen orchard fruit, with long grassy, grainy, high plateau finish.

F: Semi-crisp, weight, body feel.

BEATIFIC BALANCE! their best?

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ksolekjr
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Tucquan
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on 2014-11-30 in Columbia, PA

A - Very clear orange-copper with a 1.5-finger firm tan head with good lace. Beautiful.

S - Pineapple and orange flesh, hop floral, lightly toasted bread. Moderately strong aroma.

T - Moderate hop bite up front then some toasted bread, touch of caramel, teas, earthy spice, grapefruit and pine needle bitterness, which lasts into the finish along with a bit of fruit/malt sweetness. A lot of flavor. Very dry.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Smooth and a bit resinous.

O - This is very good. Plenty of in-balance flavors. I'll have this again.

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3.6/5  rDev -7%

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3.6/5  rDev -7%

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4.72/5  rDev +22%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.56/5  rDev -8%

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4.28/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Benesi88
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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The Public Ale from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 635 ratings.