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The Public Ale | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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3.87/5
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872 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:
#8,843
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
872
pDev:
10.59%
Bros Score:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
161
Trade:
2
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

Photo of Benl7217
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDizzle
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of spoony
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap into a shaker pint glass at Fire Works Pizza. Reviewed from notes dated October 16, 2016.

A-The beer arrives with one finger of off-white head. The foam is sticky and leaves nice, fine lacing on the glass as I sip. Head retention is good. A chill haze clouds the beer, which was probably served too cold. Color is light-amber caramel.

S-The aroma suggests an English IPA to me with substantial malt notes of caramel. It isn't terribly sweet, but it is malty. Hints of orange and mild pine aromas fill things out. The beer smells simple, but there is nothing off.

T-The taste tracks the smell closely. More caramel malts that I would expect for a beer labeled an APA...again, I'm thinking English IPA. Maybe the keg is old and the hops have faded? Anyway, bitterness is on the light end of the spectrum and the simple orange, grapefruit, pine flavors are pleasant enough when combined with the caramel malt.

M-The body is heavier than I would like for a pale. Carbonation is semi-crisp and moderately assertive.

O-This is a decent beer, but it is not what comes to my mind when I think of a pale ale. I also found it to be a bit on the heavy side. Criticism notwithstanding, I would like to try this again fresh.

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3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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The Public Ale from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 872 ratings
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