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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
12 oz can into a pint glass. A: Pours a hazy copper color. There’s a nice three finger pale yellow head here, however it doesn’t 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 ’touches’ - this isn’t 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. I’d reckon the general bitterness is moderate; there’s 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 can’t complain about its drinkability or carbonation levels. O: A well made, easy drinking pale, just one that isn’t particularly remarkable or exciting. To be fair, though, floral, piny pale ales don’t really excite me in the first place. Worth a try.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1615) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Hazed, reddish amber appearance with a large, off white head and good lacing. Aroma of resinous hops and caramel malts. Taste focuses on citrus, more so than in the aroma, but remains nicely balanced by a rich malt backbone. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel leading to an average length finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (2523) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, small stable creamy head, fruity flowery aroma with some lemon in the back,lemon flavor with some flowers and a medium herbal bitterness. Simple but really nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (1057) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2015
Can sample at a tasting at Alexey’s place. Thanks guys. Hazy copper with huge frothy off-white head. Soapy aroma with notes of lemon, flowers and grassy hops. Very bitter flavor with grassy hops, citrus, some flowers, dry, lingering bitterness. Medium-bodied. Fun to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (9561) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2015
Can shared at a tasting at Alexey’s place. Thanks ThreeCats for this can! Cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma of fruity hops, slightly stale and soapy. Flavor has sweetish malt, a bit of caramel, and nice fruity hops, slightly stale. Medium-bodied.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Homer321 (3474) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Can from a trade. Immediately gushed all over me. Dammit. Didn’t get much atoms other than foam in my nose. Taste was all butter aspirin and metallic. Gross and made me clean up the spill.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, dark copper color with burnt orange edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Not very " pale" but the head on this beer has great retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Resinous, earthy aroma with subtle spice and grassy, earthy hop character countered by sweet malt notes. Malt sweetness is strong than expected in the nose with lots of caramel, toffee, biscuit and hazelnut. This takes away from the hops a bit but there’s still a somewhat dank and oily hop presence. Fuller bodied than expected with a crisp, dry and bitter hop presence up front that lingers over a sweet malt backbone into a sticky dry finish. Slightly floral but more dank and resinous with spicy grass, earthy pine needle and spruce tip flavor. This is countered by a sweet malt backbone with lots of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, bread and biscuit. Usually I don’t prefer this much of a malt presence in a pale ale/hoppy beer, but it works here creating nice balance. Overall, not a great beer but flavorful, well balanced and very easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1696) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Can at churchkey. Clear amber with frothy white head. Caramel and old pine tree. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Average carbonation. Overall: shrug. A fine beer to drink, not hate, and forget.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GiddyBoy (121) - USA - OCT 31, 2015
Good stuff. Strong aroma. No head. Very bitter but mild aftertaste. Ice cold on draft ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Can. Pours a a slightly hazy copper body with a nice frothy off-white head that had decent retention. The nose is just lightly citrusy hops with a heavier than desired malt sweetness. The flavor is much the same way, there’s a decent hoppiness to this, but they’re pretty well drowned out by the heavier malt base. I like my APA’s a bit on the drier and mre attenuated side. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, this one just doesn’t do it for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13583) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2015
Fonefan 110415. Deep golden/Amber colour with an off-white head. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, hay, citrus, grass, flower. Medium body. OK beer.


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