The Publican - Societe Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 17
Hads: 206
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 16
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: HopHead84 on 04-27-2013

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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 206
Reviews by mactrail:
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3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very pale golden in the Imperial nonic. Nice foam to start and a pleasant spritziness on the tongue. Hoppy and meaty with a hint of miso. Really thin body. Taste is resiny and thoroughly dry. The malt can only be described as unobtrusive.

This seems even lighter weight than the modest alcohol content would indicate. The hops provide a fragrant flavor but get bitter quickly. Still, it doesn't end up unpleasantly bitter. Seems like the stand-up hoppy session beer and it goes down in a nice gulp. On tap at California Kebab in Pacific Beach. (544 characters)

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4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Societe Brewing Co.
San Diego, CA

Clear golden and yellow. Moderate off-white head. Lots of sticky, irregular stick left down the glass. Gorgeous IPA.

Lots of citrus in the aroma (orange and grapefruit) along with some pine notes. Just a bit of bready biscuit, but this is certainly an expressively hoppy IPA. Fantastic, especially given the stylistically low ABV.

This is most certainly an expression of hops in the San Diego style. Fairly bitter for the style and the known ABV, along with lots of grapefruit zest and flesh, juicy citrus (orange and mango), and just a bit of a bread backbone. Well balanced the San Diego way, meaning very hoppy but remarkably drinkable!

Lower medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp, expressive flavors. Fairly disappearing.

Fantastic. If I didn't already have far too much beer to drink at home, I'd have filled up a growler of this. (891 characters)

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one got a bit too grapefruit juice-y for me tastes, with the ample bitterness getting overwhelming by the end of the pint. Reminds me a bit of the astringency that I can get with some VT-style hoppy brews. (210 characters)

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The Publican from Societe Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.