1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Fair-Shake APA - Public Works Ale

Not Rated.
Fair-Shake APAFair-Shake APA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

13 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 15.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Public Works Ale visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mendvicdog on 08-24-2013

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (4) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of bum732
2.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

S: Slight cascade hops, slightly grassy, caramel malt, little citrus notes

L: Dark amber, crystal clear, white head that dissipates

T: Caramel malt up front with some light grapefruit. Medium, leafy hops with a touch of herbalness. Very smooth sweetness with a touch of leafy hop flavor. Finishes fairly dry with residual hop flavor.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation

Pretty mediocre, hops are pretty subdued, not too exciting.

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This does not look or taste like an APA. There is an overabundance of caramel malts in this. Not balanced very much.

Brewery description: Slightly roasted with hints of citrus, this nuanced ale offers mellow, distinct flavors working in perfect harmony. But don’t let the delicate proportions fool you, this sophisticated brew is no lightweight.

Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of JohnGoodwin3
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of mltobin
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Liverocks
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of stephenjmoore
2.21/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very dark copper body, does not look like a pale ale in the slightest. Sticky, foamy white head sits on top. Toasted malts, a dash of grass and a slight hint of fruit. Slightly metallic taste gives way to some grainy malts and a dash of pine. Not much in the way of malt or hops. Feel is very water with prickly carbonation. Not a great aftertaste either. Overall, not what I think of when I hear "pale ale" and not a great beer in general.

Photo of DRBiser
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Fair-Shake APA from Public Works Ale
78 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.