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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

556 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 556
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 27
Gots: 49 | 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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GoGators

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-22-2013 18:47:42 | More by GoGators
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +5.7%

A - Pours a color amber with s monstrous light tan colored head. Fantastic retention and very good lacing

S - Some lighter fruit notes (apples and pears) and a nice dry bitter piney hop aroma. A nice sweet caramel maltyness rounds out my quaffs.

T - nice tolerable dry bitterness up front followed by sweet apples pears and sweet caramel. Very common flavor profile but well above average. I think I was off on the pineyness.

M - lighter bodied, very drinkable. Still somewhat sticky on my palate.

O - very well done although traditional. Dry light crisp bitter hops, non citric fruits and a nice sweet malt presence. I dig it for sure.. good gateway brew

07-22-2013 02:41:14 | More by MacQ32
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -16%

07-21-2013 15:26:09 | More by scottDC
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cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-20-2013 17:41:00 | More by cp45
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McBraniel

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-20-2013 03:44:27 | More by McBraniel
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KatyC

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-20-2013 03:23:55 | More by KatyC
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-18-2013 23:35:12 | More by ygtbsm94
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BradStokley

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-18-2013 20:56:43 | More by BradStokley
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-17-2013 20:56:09 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Sampled from a can purchased at Chevy Chase Beer & Wine.

Golden with good clarity and a thick off-white white head. There's a suspension of very fine particles but no ill effects. Aroma is citrusy hops with a hint of pine. Flavors follow closely with a nice citrusy bitterness and flavor. The bitterness lingers forever. A moderate level of toasted malt supports it well with a hint of sweetness throughout. Good depth. There's a moderate carbonation of very fine bubbles that give it an airy, creamy feel.

A solid west coast pale ale. I'll be back for more!

07-15-2013 20:51:17 | More by GJ40
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mcaulifww

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-14-2013 19:13:30 | More by mcaulifww
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-13-2013 18:03:25 | More by AngusOg
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Zonian1

Ohio

2/5  rDev -48.3%

07-10-2013 01:47:01 | More by Zonian1
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Calleri55

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-08-2013 23:51:08 | More by Calleri55
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%

Deep copper color and clear. Frothy white head with loads of lacing and excellent retention.

Grapefruit and pine aromas. There's a healthy dose of caramel and bread.

It's a balanced APA, a tug of war between grapefruit and pine vs the sweet caramel. It's bitter but checked by the sweet. Finishes with some herbal flavors.

Full bodied and moderately dry. Ample carbonation.

It's a fantastic APA. Well balanced and pronounced flavors.

07-07-2013 21:35:53 | More by Vonerichs
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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-07-2013 05:21:13 | More by Zbeetleman
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-04-2013 01:32:47 | More by Loveyourbeer
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2Xmd

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-03-2013 12:52:15 | More by 2Xmd
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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-02-2013 14:26:18 | More by DC_Brah
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-28-2013 20:56:40 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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Lethargy99

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-28-2013 01:32:03 | More by Lethargy99
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%

Thanks to cw577enfield for this one!

Absolutely gorgeous stuff. Murky but glowing honey golden body with a dense creamy bone white head that leaves perfect lace, retaining from start to finish.

Sweet, mild citric hops meld with cereal malts and some floral qualities. Nice.

Surprisingly abrasive on the palate. The relatively intense hop bitterness dries out flavors of marmalade, oats, pine and citrus.

A tasty option if you're thirsty for a pale.

06-27-2013 01:08:38 | More by yamar68
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-25-2013 17:04:36 | More by russpowell
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-24-2013 13:21:08 | More by mendvicdog
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ryand14

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-22-2013 13:13:03 | More by ryand14
The Public Ale from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 556 ratings.