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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The Public is a delicious easy drinking pale ale made from a simple recipe of quality grain and top notch American hops. Tawny hues of caramel and amber are a trademark of the Public ale as well as a delicious spruce crispness resulting from a beautiful abundance of hops! Truly an American style ale for the public.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2534) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Can: Copper/amber color with a small beige head. Decent retention and a little bit of sheet lacing. Aroma is ripe with citrus and florals; just a little bready and caramel malt to balance. The hops are more prevalent in the flavor than a lot of the APAs Iíve had lately... really refreshing. Citrus, floral, and resin. Malt is there, but in the background. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Can purchased at Total Wine springfield, VA July 2013 Pours deep orange hue with a small fizzy white head and no lacing. nose of earthy hops, lite pine, some medicinal notes, floral hops and some toasted and caramel malt tones, Very well balanced nose. Flavors of lite herbal hops, lite pine, toasted bread, biscuty malt tones, with some lite mango notes. A very well balanced pale ale here. Again, i think this sample maybe a bit old however, it has held up pretty well. i will update this rating if i get another fresh sample. Short finish with not much bitterness-lingering toasted notes with lite grapefruity hops. Palate is soft and very sessionable. Solid APA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1224) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2013
At Kramerbooks in Washington DC, on tap , pours a rusty orange amber color with a small head. Nose is a beautiful deep pleasant citrus. Taste is full of citrus and pine, and very drinkable. Finish is sweet and ends on the same tasting notes. Great lacing. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1698) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 24, 2013
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Clear, medium-dark amber copper with a small khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of bready malt, light fruit, grapefruit, pine and caramel. Taste of caramel, grapefruit, pine, light fruit and bread. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. OK, this is what a pale ale should taste like. It has a great balance between hops and malt, decent complexity and plenty of flavor and aroma without striving to be an IPA. Overall, it makes for very pleasant and relaxed drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mittenator (1092) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Draft at Argonaut. Copper with an off white head. Light hops and malt. Weird woody taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3016) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Norfolk can. Orange color pour with a surprising amount of suspended sediment. Sweet citrus and pine hop aromas. Fruity hops at first and then some mellow bitterness in the flavor. Fine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jde123 (761) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2013
One of the better examples of an american pale ale. This beer is widely available on tap & in can in my area, and I always find myself going back to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2266) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Hazy orange-amber body, medium white head, spotty lacing. Perfumey citrus, pine and resin. Moderate bitterness, medium bodied, appropriately carbed, solid finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
12 oz can into a pint glass. A: Pours a hazy copper color. Thereís a nice three finger pale yellow head here, however it doesnít retain itself that well. Lacing, on the other hand, is good. S: Pretty typical of the style: grapefruit, pine resin, and floral notes come from the hops, while there are touches of biscuity malt. Key word being ítouchesí - this isnít over-malted, thankfully. T: This one is pretty floral in terms of hoppiness. Only a touch of citrusy character comes through near the back end, along side a minor surge of caramel maltiness. Iíd reckon the general bitterness is moderate; thereís just enough malt here to balance out any annoying harshness without coming off excessively sugary. M: The feel has a decent crispness to it, but is perhaps a touch too astringent finishing. Still, I canít complain about its drinkability or carbonation levels. O: A well made, easy drinking pale, just one that isnít particularly remarkable or exciting. To be fair, though, floral, piny pale ales donít really excite me in the first place. Worth a try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5047) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Can. Amber pour with a short, tan head. Aroma is flora hops, soft caramel and light citrus. Taste is citrus fruit, floral hops, toasted malt and caramel. Body is medium and slight chewy with a moderate, dense carbonation. Finishes with more floral hops, a touch of earthy hops, abundant citrus, chewy caramel and soft malt notes.


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