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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

519 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 25
Gots: 39 | 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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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-20-2014 16:27:04 | More by markgugs
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-19-2014 18:14:29 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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Nlawrence301

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-18-2014 06:39:21 | More by Nlawrence301
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-15-2014 23:23:57 | More by BigMike
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-14-2014 01:43:58 | More by rolltide8425
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-12-2014 11:02:36 | More by SocalKicks
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper with well over a finger of healthy head that lingers for a long time. The nose is earthy with a touch of hops. This offering is light-bodied and the flavor profile is nicely balanced between malt and hops. The finish is almost as bitter as some single IPAs. This is an exceptional pale ale.

Serving type: can

04-12-2014 06:44:04 | More by 57md
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Saudereth

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-07-2014 23:47:36 | More by Saudereth
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cbradio

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-06-2014 22:57:27 | More by cbradio
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jodybrutal

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Found a can of this in a mystery 12 pack I picked up at Victor's Liquors in Lawnside, NJ. No date on the can. Poured into pint glass.

a - Pours a dark, cloudy orange, big white fluffy head, sporadic lacing.

s - Aroma is straight forward hops, very piney, but dank and malty. Sweet candy scents as well.

t - Bitter right away, but malty even more so than the smell. Definitely a little more malty that I would prefer for an APA, but the Hops definitely shine through and balance this beer quite well.

m - Medium carbonation. Medium body. Goes down smooth, but leaves an almost sour kind of taste lingering on the tongue, which I'm actually starting to get tired of as I've finished 3/4 of this beer.

o - I poured about 3/4 into the glass, and had the rest straight from the can. The finish was actually much crisper and enjoyable from the can than out of the glass. Overall, I enjoyed this beer but would not seek it out.

Serving type: can

04-06-2014 20:08:26 | More by jodybrutal
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Cook82

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-06-2014 19:25:14 | More by Cook82
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pathman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

04-06-2014 13:12:30 | More by pathman
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-02-2014 12:20:06 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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Roser

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- cloudy, amber, copper hue. Bone white head/foam, disappears pretty quick, but leaves a nice lace.

S- caramel, sugar, malt. The nose suggests a heavier taste is to follow, but that is not the case.

T- bitter right out of the gate, moved to some sour notes in the middle, then finished with more of the bitterness on the back end. Had trouble defining the favors that stood out, other than an overwhelming malt backbone with some citrus lurking.

M- medium, unassuming.

O- good/very good. I'm a big fan of this beer. Might come as a little bit of a surprise, given the less than stellar review. It's the kind of beer I could easily see someone else snubbing completely, but that's the beauty of adhering to the bottom line: it's a good beer if it tastes good to you. Drink it if you can, as it's a local offering here in the DC/VA/MD metro area.

Cheers all!

Serving type: can

03-30-2014 21:41:22 | More by Roser
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-28-2014 03:24:23 | More by Knapp85
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jayluf

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-27-2014 20:16:14 | More by jayluf
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tclipse

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-26-2014 01:05:40 | More by tclipse
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -22.5%

03-25-2014 04:23:22 | More by brpendergast85
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-24-2014 12:33:26 | More by ldhughes3
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KelsoSaaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-22-2014 02:00:17 | More by KelsoSaaz
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CrummyLuke

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-20-2014 14:37:59 | More by CrummyLuke
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-19-2014 23:01:52 | More by threedaggers
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint at The Trestle in Philly. From notes.

A - Goldenish pour with mild carbonation. Half finger of white head on top left spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Citrus, hops, pineapple. Straightforward, but enjoyable.

T - Very nice combo of citrus and pine and a little caramel for balance. A good hop profile and flavour.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation, good gripping bitterness.

O/D - A really good pale ale. Balanced, yet aggressive. Really drinkable for me. I liked this one alot.

Serving type: can

03-16-2014 18:24:25 | More by tbeckett
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Dilbert65

Maryland

2/5  rDev -48.3%

03-15-2014 21:31:18 | More by Dilbert65
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Adkins1203

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.5%

03-15-2014 03:39:51 | More by Adkins1203
The Public Ale from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.