Pull Chain Pail Ale - Milwaukee Brewing Company
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Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Jparker37:
2.6/5 rDev -22.4%
Bottle poured into an imperial pint
A - Pours medium sized white head that recedes to a small ring. Golden to slightly amber. Brilliant clarity.
S - Great pine hop characters shine right though. Rich, sweet smelling malts follow. Nice American citrus hops also.
T - Lacks any distinct malt flavor and the kettle hops lack much mid-palate flavors. Stays thin throughout. Moderate bitterness sharpens the finish for a light APA.
M - A little thin, light carbonation. Nice and stylistically dry.
O - Really nice smell to the beer. Disappointed by its lack of flavor complexity. Too thin.
04-10-2012 01:29:51 | More by Jparker37
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4.19/5 rDev +25.1%
12 oz bottle poured into an MKE tulip.
A - This faintly hazed golden pale ale pours with a small white head that disappears into the dormant brew almost immediately but leaves a little ring of foam left clinging to the glass.
S - The aromatic hop blend of Cascade and East Kent Goldings gushes fourth from the pour. Citrus grapefruit and light orange tease with a kiss of pine and a floral/herbal notes. Give the beer a swirl and you'll awaken traces of resiny plastic which aren't entirely pleasant but quickly fade into it's light malt backbone.
T - A hop-smack in the mouth, Pull Chain debuts with the blend of herbal citrus and floral notes the aroma foreshadowed, all tightly packed. Individual nuances are less called out but grapefruit rind is one of the more prominent characteristics that rests on the subdued pale malt base.
M - Citrus notes the hops offer aid in making Pull Chain feel like a lighter bodied pale with nice dryness. It's quite crisp and refreshing, finishing with a light touch of grapefruit bitterness for a nice-bodied pale!
O - Strong drinkability emanates from Pull Chain due to it's careful balance of mild maltiness balancing out forward hoppiness in aroma, flavor, and moderate bitterness. Pull Chain Pale Ale is a very solid go-to brew from the guys at MKE.
05-29-2013 00:01:05 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.58/5 rDev +6.9%
Bottle pour from brewery into a snifter glass. Orange amber, 2 finger head with excellent lacing. Pours and looks awesome.
Aroma more subdued with hops. Very earthy, lemon, grass and nice malt backbone.
Taste is very much like the aroma. Less floral overtones than other types for this style. It's more subtle. Less pine, more balanced.
Very drinkable, with a bit of hop bitterness on the back end that lingers.
Thought this beer is a solid offering. Ok, it's not 3F zombie dust or daisy cutter but a nice everyday beer that you can drink with friends and come back to. Should get more credit then some of the reviews here.
07-28-2012 01:12:02 | More by Durtdiggler
3.4/5 rDev +1.5%
from a 12 oz bottle
A- poured a clear copper color with a nice off-white head that receded to a fresh collar
S= has a malt and grain and a fresh grapefruit smell
T- has a hoppy with a pronounced grapefruit rind taste mixed with a malt grain and a lemon grass taste
M- has a crisp and dry mouth feel with moderate carbonation a bitter citrus and hop mouth feel
D- was better than average but was more bitter than tasty not very well balanced
03-15-2011 02:11:54 | More by gatornation
3.56/5 rDev +6.3%
Pours deep golden amber with a thin, creamy head. Trailing lace sticks.
The smell is of citric and floral notes with caramelized bread.
The taste of citric and hop bitterness is balanced by caramelized malt sweetness and a touch of plastic-like resin through the middle. Bready and hoppy dryness in the finish.
It has medium carbonation with a lighter side of medium body.
A bitter-leaning pale ale, but still easy enough to drink. Not a bad brew!
12-02-2013 03:22:11 | More by jwc215
3.18/5 rDev -5.1%
12 oz bottle. Brewed and bottled by the Milwaukee Brewing Co.
Pours into my Milwaukee Brewing Co. pint glass with a murky copper color, rotten peach I'd say. The head is foamy and eggshell white and leaves some decent lacing.
There is not much smell to this one, then again the only APA that has ever had a smell to me was FFF Pride and Joy. They definitely need to dry ho this one. There is a little bit of hops and grain but it is pretty thin.
It has a mild resinous pine flavor, pretty much the same as the IPA but watered down. Some generic malt in there too.
Unfortunately after having FFF Pride and Joy all APAs seem average, all brewers looking to brew it need to up their games.
03-16-2010 03:19:07 | More by crossovert
2.48/5 rDev -26%
Poured into a Efes chalice, pale orange, small white head that stuck around for a bit, light lacing. Aroma is light grains, light hoppiness, some notes of orange/citrus from the hops, a touch of pine and little else. Wow, this might be the lightest tasting pale ale I've ever had. There's little to no hops bitterness, but what is there is light citrus, very little sweetness, and some grassy grain flavor. In all, there's just not much happening here. About as bland as a pale ale can get. It doesn't taste bad, but it's hard for something to taste when it really has no flavor at all. Thin, light body, avergae carbonation. Well, I was expecting much out of this, but it was well below my already low expectations. I could probably pound back 2 or 3 of these on 95 degree summer day after mowing the lawn, but it's probably good for little else.
05-14-2011 20:27:05 | More by KeefD
Pull Chain Pail Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.