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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (836) - 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.


3.3
dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 3, 2017
Fairly malty, almost feels more like a hoppy amber to me. Not that impressed.

3.6
shorg1 (49) - 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.

3.6
gopherfan99 (1826) - 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

3.5
snoworsummer (5694) - 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.

3.4
andyhwcinc (1884) - 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.

3.5
zvikar (6149) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2016
Orange, nice head, hoppy aroma, lemon, orange, peach, honey, hoppy flavor, orange, mandarine, peach, honey, fun, medium bodied.

3.2
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2016
On tap at TJ’s. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Citrus, and some fruits.

3.7
Atjeff (20) - - OCT 2, 2016
This is a not so hoppy APA. Great color, malty, with a hint of citrus aroma. Goes down smooth and crisp. If you're looking for hops, you probably won't like this. However, if you want an APA that is more of a drinkable beverage than an event, you'll like this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
MikeFurl (15) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Nothing remarkable or memorable. Clean going down. Metallic aftertaste. Not particularly hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
malvrich (322) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Can: DOB 2/22/16 so 2 weeks out of date. IPA glass. A: Seemingly thick, syrupy pour with almost no head. Tawny dark and hazy orange. S: Tangerine and faint honeysuckle. T: Malty and sweet flavors of slight roast and toffee although piney hops are there to offer some balance. Very underwhelming and nondescript though this can is quite old. M: Again, thick syrupy and flatly carbonated. Almost cloying finish. O: This may be pretty good when fresh but this can has showed nothing to make me buy again.


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