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RATINGS: 205   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 (2133) - 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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1309) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Nice piney hop aroma, pours a medium amber with a slight haze, and a very thin white head. Caramel malt flavors start out, with medium body, and a sharp hop bite to finish. Very easy drinking, and a very good APA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JBPortland (628) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 7, 2014
12oz can pours dark ruby red with 2 finger head. Nose is sweet malty fruit amd medicinal cherry. Taste is slick malty sweetness with medicinal fruit, caramel, syrup. Finiah is vegetal bitterness, sweet malt, fruit.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Roser (16) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
A- cloudy, amber, copper hue. Bone white head/foam, disappears pretty quick, but leaves a nice lace. Smell- caramel, sugar, malt. The nose suggests a heavier taste is to follow, but that is not the case. Taste- bitter right out of the gate, moved to some sour notes in the middle, then finished with more of the bitterness on the back end. Had trouble defining the favors that stood out, other than an overwhelming malt backbone with some citrus lurking. Mouthfeel- medium, unassuming. Overall- good/very good. I’m a big fan of this beer. Might come as a little bit of a surprise, given the less than stellar review. It’s the kind of beer I could easily see someone else snubbing completely, but that’s the beauty of adhering to the bottom line: it’s a good beer if it tastes good to you. Drink it if you can, as it’s a local offering here in the DC/VA/MD metro area. Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (551) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
12 oz can at Marti and Ilde’s wedding in Maryland. Lots of nice fresh ingredients make this one of the better APA’s. Crisp and not too dry. Just the right amount of hops. Great wedding too.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ScottWallace82 (62) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Can into a glass. Pours a deep gold with a white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Light mouthfeel. Interesting, almost cheese-like maltiness. Not their best beer, but not terrible.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mpontikis (35) - Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Decent beer. A little in the piney side but not bad. To me its more middle of the road then high

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (2815) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
10-MAY-2014, draft @DC Brau. Very hazy orange with lasting off-white head. Citric hops with some pine and a good dose of caramel malt. Very fine pale ale. Easy drinking and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
On tap at Kramerbooks, in Washington, DC. Pours a cloudy orange colour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine. Taste is citrus, pine, caramel. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (186) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2014
Draft. Light amber/copper color with a fluffy offwhite head. Resinous pine dominates the nose on this guy. Taste is pine forward with a solid caramel undertone that doesnt outshine the pine. Very quaffable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7699) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
Can from Whole Foods PM. Dark straw pour with off-white head. Nose is pale malt, piney hops, mild fruit. Tastes hoppy, juicy, with some fruity and floral finishing flavors.


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