I first ran into the guys from DC Brau at a tattoo convention about 3 years ago. Back then, they were just getting started. Now, they are probably the District's most well known brewery.
I totally say I knew them when.
Now let's rip into their can!
(That sounded weird)
Look-cloudy copper in color with a layer of foam on top.
Smell-I like when I pick up aroma before brining it to my nose. Does that mean freshness? Regardless, I'm a fan. Subdued hop notes with caramel. MMMMMMM.
Taste-Surprisingly piney. I'm also getting citrus.
Mouth-Medium bodied and dry. Earthy dry finish.
Overall-This is a bit more hoppy than I was expecting. not a bad thing but more IPA than Pale Ale. Know that going in and you will enjoy this beer. Support your local breweries!
About The Public Ale:
The Public Pale Ale is brewed in the classic American Pale Ale style. Assertive bitterness backed by C-60 and Vienna malts which lend notes of rich, yet semi-dry caramel. Then followed up with a nice white grapefruit and citrus aroma that begs for a follow up sip.