The Public Ale | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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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:
#16,207
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
895
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
168
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 895 |  Reviews: 189
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3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dafla67
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of haines710
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack of cans when I was visiting DC. Had liked The Corrputiin IPA on a previous visit. In my opinion this beer isn’t as good but I still liked it. Nice smell from the can and taste is very bitter. Pine and pepper not much citrus. Leaves the palette dry and wanting more.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BKotch
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of newcastlemike
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greenman27
3.06/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BenTN
2.56/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, about 3 weeks old. Served in a shaker pint glass. Pours a darker caramel orange body, one finger white head, good retention, bit of lacing. Smell is pine, touch of citrus, moderate caramel and a bit of toffee sweetness. Bottom line is that the malt is on the forefront here, with the hops playing second fiddle here providing bitterness on the backend. Flavour is caramel, toffee, a bit of toasted grain, citrus and touch of piney resin on the finish. Standard, straight-forward APA, more of a traditional variety almost like an Americanised ESB. Mouthfeel is medium lighter bodied, moderately bitter citrus zest and resin on the finish, good carbonation. Solid APA, nothing too crazy to write home about. Worse beers out there to drink a pint of after work.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into pint glass. Pours a thin off white head that drops quickly with no lacing. Color is cloudy orange. Aroma of citrus and bread dough. Mouthfeel is light to medium with a damp finish. Flavor is hop dominate with grapefruit and pine along with lightly toasted malt.

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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
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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3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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The Public Ale from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 895 ratings