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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

633 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 633
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 30
Gots: 69 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.63/5  rDev -6.2%

Draft at a bar in the DC Convention Center area. Pours golden orange with a small, super creamy head. Nice lightly floral aroma with a hint of citrus and bready malts. Flavor follows with light citrus, good bite for an APA, light caramel sweetness. Just a hint of weird aftertaste but not offputting or super unpleasant. Light to medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Good every day brew for the peeps inside the beltway.

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3.72/5  rDev -3.9%

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4.52/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.55/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of hophugger
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky orange-amber with an average head. Aroma is of hop; sap oozing out of fresh cut wood would be a little more correct, lol. A touch of citrus also. Taste has bitter hops, a little different than the aroma. Overall, good flavor with a bitter aftertaste. Hops come through pretty aggressively. Nice carbonation and feels good going down.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -9%

Photo of flyingpig
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml Can from Virginia, USA as a gift:
Hazy, red tinged amber with a 1.5cm, bubbly white head that leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass as it slowly reduces to a fine lacing with some build up on the sides.

Hoppy with some pine & tropical fruits, there is some strong citrus too & lots of bitterness. Grapefruit, orange & lemon zest come through with faint malts & caramel.

Bitter with plenty of grapefruit, resinous pine & tropical fruits. There's some citrus before some pale malts come through. The hops definitely come through most with this one & it's quite refreshing.

Very bitter with a medium body, maybe a touch lighter. Carbonation is good & it's quite dry, particularly at the end. I enjoyed the balance here & there was just the faintest touch of alcohol but it's a very drinkable beer.

Not a bad first beer from Washington DC, this one was very enjoyable without going down as a classic. The taste and smell were certainly hop filled & well balanced with the pine and tropical flavours offset by the pale, sweet malts which could have been stronger but were pleasant ones nonetheless.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +24%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.8%

The Public Ale from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 633 ratings.