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The Publican | Societe Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co.
California, United States
societebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HopHead84 on 04-27-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
216
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
32.35%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
12
For Trade:
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 216
Reviews by mactrail:
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3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very pale golden in the Imperial nonic. Nice foam to start and a pleasant spritziness on the tongue. Hoppy and meaty with a hint of miso. Really thin body. Taste is resiny and thoroughly dry. The malt can only be described as unobtrusive.

This seems even lighter weight than the modest alcohol content would indicate. The hops provide a fragrant flavor but get bitter quickly. Still, it doesn't end up unpleasantly bitter. Seems like the stand-up hoppy session beer and it goes down in a nice gulp. On tap at California Kebab in Pacific Beach.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Societe Brewing Co.
San Diego, CA

Clear golden and yellow. Moderate off-white head. Lots of sticky, irregular stick left down the glass. Gorgeous IPA.

Lots of citrus in the aroma (orange and grapefruit) along with some pine notes. Just a bit of bready biscuit, but this is certainly an expressively hoppy IPA. Fantastic, especially given the stylistically low ABV.

This is most certainly an expression of hops in the San Diego style. Fairly bitter for the style and the known ABV, along with lots of grapefruit zest and flesh, juicy citrus (orange and mango), and just a bit of a bread backbone. Well balanced the San Diego way, meaning very hoppy but remarkably drinkable!

Lower medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp, expressive flavors. Fairly disappearing.

Fantastic. If I didn't already have far too much beer to drink at home, I'd have filled up a growler of this.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one got a bit too grapefruit juice-y for me tastes, with the ample bitterness getting overwhelming by the end of the pint. Reminds me a bit of the astringency that I can get with some VT-style hoppy brews.

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The Publican from Societe Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 216 ratings.
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