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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

614 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 614
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 28
Gots: 61 | 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%

phishfoolme, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

CTJman, Nov 24, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

can poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint

A: deep orange amber color, with a good 1 finger head and lots of lacing

S: slight tropical notes, pine, and sweet caramel

T: bitter pine, some citrus, balanced with lots of malt, then finishes with a strong bitter ending.

M: This is a harsh bitterness, but it works so well for the beer. medium body

I love this beer. Great bitterness for a pale ale, good balance with the sweet malt, and goes well with anything. This beer won't do you wrong. One of the better pale ales out there.

Shumania, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

MJSawyer, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

kristougher, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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jwat, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Bustersuess, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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scoot64, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Blaze5445, Oct 25, 2013
The Public Ale from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.