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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

668 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 668
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 35
Gots: 86 | 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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4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this on tap months ago and recalled liking it, so grabbed one recently, without checking any previous ratings (turned out I hadn't rated it).

In this taste (from a can), my initial thought was American IPA hop-bomb, which impressed me more in the past. I've become more "refined" (sarcasm intended) and thought for a second maybe I just love the mouthpeel-ing nature of it (IMO DC Brau tends to be more dry-hop bitter in nature).

But I had to judge on the "new me", and decided after a few sips that it was a good beer. The hoppiness is definitely there (grassy, pine-woodsy) and present from the first drop that hits you. But what I noticed in a strange way, is that the bitterness just sat. It didn't grow or wane; in a reverse of normal beers, it almost seemed the malts balanced the hops, instead of the reverse.

Insofar as what I experienced, a bitter-earthy nose and a grapefruit style bitterness. Dry mouthfeel that I expected to draw deeper than it did, the end seemed to mellow versus grab, surprisingly. This will definitely stay in the rotation.

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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.

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The Public Ale from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.