The Public Ale | DC Brau Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
860 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
Ratings:
860
Reviews:
183
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
154
For Trade:
2
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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

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1.87/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Body came across as too thick and sweet.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.93/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Canned earlier

Pours a hazed red copper ale with an etched surface of lighter cream foam. Smells of english tea, some caramel malts, some resiny hops and a hint of grapefruit. Flavor is malts, some pekoe, some wood and fruity english yeast. Medium bodied with a low on moderate carb and a wet finish. Quaffable, but not special for me.

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2.93/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz into tulip.

A- Orangey glow to the body and a creamy, sticky, 4-finger head. Looks like orange meringue. Really nice lacing.

S- Very fruity, orange and mango in the nose.

T- Spicy pine resin and caramel/toffee malt. Fruit peeks through too. A bit muddled. Sweet and bitter finish that's not the best. Almost minty, like mouthwash. Not bad, just weird.

M- Heavy for the ABV, strong bitterness. Thick, almost chewy.

O- A little odd for the style, expected something a bit lighter and drier.

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2.99/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kind of mediocre at best. Dark amber in color with a sticky white quarter inch of lace that sticks with it to the end. Significant malt presence. Minimal hops, hint of an onion presence. A noticeable level of resinous pine flavor lingers on your tongue. Fleshed out with notes of citrus way down deep in the flavor profile. They are faint at best.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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The Public Ale from DC Brau Brewing Co.
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