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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2012
12oz can sent from Drake for free when he noticed the DC tick we traded for in 2009 didn’t count any longer – thanks so much Dan! Pours hazy orange with a one finger thick beige head that left delicate lacing. The nose is caramel, ripe citrus and light tropical fruit. The taste is grapefruit and pine with some faint caramel malt followed by a nice lingering resin finish. Medium bodied. Nice and hoppy solid APA – thanks again Dan!


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5028) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 30, 2015
This draft brew from the brewery poured a very small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated transparent light orange brown colored body. The funky aroma was dank hoppy malty and musty. The sharp crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of semi-sweet mildly bitter mild citrus mild caramel orange peel mildly vinous and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1091) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2015
Hazy copper color with white head. Citrus, fruity aroma with pine. Flavor starts off with slight caramel malt followed by fruity citrus flavors and finishing with resin pine hopiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3272) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
On tap at RFD (Washington DC). Beautiful, cloudy amber body with a thin, lasting, white frothy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with piney and fruity hints. Its well balanced hoppy taste carries malty, piney, and grapefruit notes. Ends with a long bitter finish. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
back (1551) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Rødgylden klar skum hvid Citrus grape malt korn Oile Bitter modrate sød lid @f1

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (12814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Can @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber with a white head. Aroma is dry, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus and old hops. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 110415

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2533) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Side of the can says to put in a tulip or goblet, maybe they don’t know that APA’s are supposed to be in pint glasses which is what this was poured into. Here we go. The appearance was a hazy pale burnt orange with a quickly dissipating one finger white foamy head that leaves some strings of lacing sliding nicely. The smell had a fresh apricot and sweet fresh cut grass rounding into a subtle sweet smooth lemon. The taste is pretty much the same rolling into a refined citrus sweet hops. Bitterness is barely there. A nice full sweet coating of citrus runs into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with quite a refreshing subtle quality running over my tongue. Overall, this was a really nice sweet APA with a low bitterness to it. Would be great on a hot Summer’s day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (2776) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
16 oz pour on draft at gallerybar in DCA Terminal A. Slightly hazy golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of floral, citrus, light caramel. Tastes of grapefruit citrus, floral hops, caramel, sweet malt. Medium body with a dry finish. Nice easy drinking pale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4461) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Pours clear amber , small white head . Smell is malty, fruity . Bit hops . Taste is bitter , intense , sharp . Bit of malts as well . Nice !

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pras (517) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Decent enough as a pale ale. Not outstanding, but towards the higher end of what I enjoy with Sierra Pale being my gold standard by which all else is judged. If I see it on tap somewhere around town and nothing else speaks to me, I would definitely get one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2660) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Pleasantly surprised, nice crisp, tart pale ale. Clear golden, white airy head, hoppy nose. Clean and dry, drinkables.


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