Fair-Shake APA | Public Works Ale

Fair-Shake APAFair-Shake APA
14 Ratings
Fair-Shake APAFair-Shake APA

Brewed by:
Public Works Ale
Maryland, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mendvicdog on 08-24-2013

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of bigred89
2.68/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stephenjmoore
2.21/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very dark copper body, does not look like a pale ale in the slightest. Sticky, foamy white head sits on top. Toasted malts, a dash of grass and a slight hint of fruit. Slightly metallic taste gives way to some grainy malts and a dash of pine. Not much in the way of malt or hops. Feel is very water with prickly carbonation. Not a great aftertaste either. Overall, not what I think of when I hear "pale ale" and not a great beer in general.

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Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Liverocks
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of mltobin
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of JohnGoodwin3
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of bum732
2.78/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

S: Slight cascade hops, slightly grassy, caramel malt, little citrus notes

L: Dark amber, crystal clear, white head that dissipates

T: Caramel malt up front with some light grapefruit. Medium, leafy hops with a touch of herbalness. Very smooth sweetness with a touch of leafy hop flavor. Finishes fairly dry with residual hop flavor.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation

Pretty mediocre, hops are pretty subdued, not too exciting.

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Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of DRBiser
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This does not look or taste like an APA. There is an overabundance of caramel malts in this. Not balanced very much.

Brewery description: Slightly roasted with hints of citrus, this nuanced ale offers mellow, distinct flavors working in perfect harmony. But don’t let the delicate proportions fool you, this sophisticated brew is no lightweight.

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Fair-Shake APA from Public Works Ale
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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