Jabah (563) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
This was the either the 5th or 6th different DC Brau beer I tried...and will be the last for a while. None really rated higher than average at best for me. There seems to be sediment in most, but in a not so good way. This one leans towards and English Pale Ale to me, with extra malt and sweetness. Little more than slightly off balance. Gets one point higher than their IPA just cause the balance is a little less off for the style. Bacchus66 (1003) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2017
12oz can at Nationals Park. Pours hazy golden orange with a frothy but fading white head. Orange and malt nose. Flavors add orange peel, caramel malt, bread. Smooth mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Mildly bitter finish. Jpmercer (100) - shakopee, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2017
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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone asheft (3125) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2017 Caramel and strawberry aroma and flavor with some nutty oxidation notes. Medium body, assertive bitterness, crisp. dwyerpg (6496) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 3, 2017
Fairly malty, almost feels more like a hoppy amber to me. Not that impressed.
shorg1 (51) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 13, 2017
Ruby red dark amber, small head. Earthy hops in nose and taste. Bit tropic hops too. Caramel, spicy bready body. Alcoholic when warmer. Aromatic pale ale not as easy as advertised. Quite different but very enjoyable if you like more malty flavour. gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Can; pours amber with a white head; aroma of pine, citrus, malt, and a hint of bread; taste is light bitter with citrus and pine plus some caramel and malty notes; finish lightly bitter with some pine snoworsummer (6276) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Draft at the Fillmore Silver Spring. Pours clear bright copper with a thick, creamy beige head. Tastes like toffee, bready malt, vegetable, and grassy hops. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like toffee, bready malt, vegetable, and grassy hops. andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Enjoyed on tap at Reagan Airport in Washington, DC. Appearance is amber clear with a moderate off white head. Aroma is light caramel malt. Taste is like Fat Tire. Its a decent ale. zvikar (6575) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2016
Orange, nice head, hoppy aroma, lemon, orange, peach, honey, hoppy flavor, orange, mandarine, peach, honey, fun, medium bodied.