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The Publican | Societe Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co.
California, United States

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

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 215
Reviews by popery:
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4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale, yellowish gold color. Quite clear. Medium-sized white head. Fine bubbles. Some lacing, decent retention. The aroma is a mix of bright, lively citrus and floral hop flavors. It smells fresh and overflows with hoppiness. Tangerines, sweet lemons, pepper, grass, honeysuckle, and a touch of juniper. Little to no malt character. The taste is similarly all about the hops. It's dry with a gentle but firm bitterness. Lots of hop flavor on the tongue. Just a hint of simple malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is effervescent. Carbonation a touch higher than normal. Light on the palate. Excellent hoppy pale ale. Very easy to drink. Société is doing excellent work.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.15/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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The Publican from Societe Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 215 ratings.
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