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RATINGS: 299   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. Theres a nice three finger pale yellow head here, however it doesnt 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 isnt 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. Id reckon the general bitterness is moderate; theres 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 cant complain about its drinkability or carbonation levels. O: A well made, easy drinking pale, just one that isnt particularly remarkable or exciting. To be fair, though, floral, piny pale ales dont really excite me in the first place. Worth a try.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (5174) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andyhwcinc (1870) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (5537) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2016
On tap at TJs. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Citrus, and some fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MikeFurl (13) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
malvrich (277) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (2206) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is earthy, citrus and resin. Taste is mild bitters with sweetness. Light bodied and very easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (1043) - Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Great amber brown appearance with solid head. Aroma of sweet, citrus hops with a bit of malt. Nice. Taste is like a subdued IPA, with a little bit of smokiness. Very smooth, creamy. Good one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (6231) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2016
At the airport. Orange Amber pour thin head nice lace. Nose of toast caramel and marmalade, flavor is much of the same. A little sweet in the finish. Well made.


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