The Public Ale | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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The Public AleThe Public Ale

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

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

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4.83/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I had been wanting to try DC Brau beers for a while. I wasn't sure what kind of beer it was per se, just that it was a single DC Brau, was happy to discover that it was a pale ale, per se. Being a huge fan of pale ales of various varieties, found this to be a satisfying and semi Double/Imperial reminiscent pale ale. The alcohol content isn't really too heavy, nor is the hoppiness, but the hoppiness is quite nice.

One can really get the caramel flavor from it, especially by tasting the head per se, upon first pouring it. The hop shell taste is quite good, and lingers with the sort of hints of caramel cirtusyness after one has a drink of the beer.

The beer/ale overall isn't too heavy or syrupy per se, it has a nice sort of rich root-beer-ish color that is quite appealing, and overall I'd say that this is a great beer/ale.

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4.8/5  rDev +24%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this from the can and in a growler. Poured into both a tulip and an imperial pint. Makes no difference; this beer rocks!

Appearance: a little haze in the caramel-colored fluid. Serious lacing from the creamy head.

Smell: tons of citrus - mostly grapefruit and lemon. Malty notes linger with herb(y) scents.

Taste: sweet citrus with bread/yeast following up. A hint of pine, but thankfully not overwhelming bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium with average carbonation. I did have one can in my case that was completely flat; the can was even dented and obviously filled with a lot of air...weird.

Overall: If a friend has never had an APA, I would give them a Public Ale as THE perfect example. This beer does not try to pummel you over the head with hops/bitterness. Instead, it's a perfectly balanced beer that you can enjoy on a regular basis. It's also fun to hear folks butcher the's DC Broy, not Brow!!!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Nice blend of citrus and malt
Appearance- A murky copper colored beer with a thick white head
Taste- Malt, bread and citrus. Has a slight bitter taste. Real good.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- An excellent American Pale Ale, highly recommended

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