The Public Ale | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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3.87/5
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877 Ratings
The Public AleThe Public Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
dcbrau.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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.

Added by drabmuh on 04-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,286
Reviews:
186
Ratings:
877
pDev:
10.59%
Bros Score:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
162
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 877 |  Reviews: 186
Photo of Keananmichael5
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up for tonight's college championship game. Pours a dark amber with a nice head and a balanced nose. Flavor is similar, with caramel and medicinal hops working in tandem. Enough spice and bite to be interesting, but tame enough for easy drinking. Texture is more relaxed and less carbonated than most pale ales, and a little creamier because of it. This seems to be a solid pale ale with the flexibility to be a oe off or sessionable. I continue to be impressed by the folks ast DC Brau.

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Photo of ryan_sprayberry
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bruceb
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Straightforward and well-done. Hops are grassy but not overly-bitter, the malt backbone has a nice black pepper spice tickle along with classic Bavarian notes.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrJuengling
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trudatdog
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ericmakara
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
2.25/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of razorsdescent
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the beers that is most often in my fridge. If I am in a bar in the District this is my go-to.

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Photo of thornburyslasher
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronLover
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Rusty orange in color with a heavy chill haze that slowly clarified. Poured with a moderate, off-white, frothy foam with good retention. Medium herbal, and light over-ripe citrus pineapple hop aromas with medium caramel malty notes. Medium bodied with soft, medium high carbonation. Light creamy feel through the middle followed by a touch of pleasant warmth near the finish. Medium caramel malt and herbal hop flavors up front. Medium high, spicy hop bitterness through the middle. Caramel malt and over-ripe pineapple with bread crust notes from the middle to the end. Finished semi-dryly with caramel and bread crust notes and lingering hop bitterness.Well balanced with pleasant, spicy hop bitterness, soft carbonation, and tasty malt flavors. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Akyeras
1.87/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tjmiller718
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeB
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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The Public Ale from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 877 ratings
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