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Pull Chain Pail Ale - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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78
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: crossovert on 03-16-2010)
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

07-17-2012 20:58:15 | More by MarshMan71
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into an MKE tulip.
5% ABV,

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 00:01:05 | More by BeerFMAndy
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LoraxLager

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +19%

06-15-2012 15:35:42 | More by LoraxLager
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milwaukee512

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +19%

12-06-2011 04:35:18 | More by milwaukee512
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wakajawaka76

Illinois

4/5  rDev +19%

05-30-2012 15:04:51 | More by wakajawaka76
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chris1919

Florida

4/5  rDev +19%

07-04-2013 02:27:08 | More by chris1919
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +19%

11-16-2011 17:30:41 | More by twbeecher
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, newer label than pictured. Pours bright golden orange with a foamy off-white head, good retention, excellent lacing. A citric & floral hop plume fills the nose with biscuity malt background. Tastes are grapefruit, lemon, grassy, refreshing, crisp, biscuity maltiness, finishes bitter and dry. Mouth-feel is on the thin side with moderate carbonation. Overall, I enjoyed this offering, my first from Milwaukee Brewing. I wonder if they've changed some things other than the label, as I seem to have enjoyed this one more than most.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 22:18:30 | More by barnzy78
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warpig372

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-19-2014 18:42:48 | More by warpig372
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MaxOhle

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-01-2013 16:02:48 | More by MaxOhle
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csparace

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

03-05-2013 16:44:38 | More by csparace
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Greels

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-02-2014 13:24:10 | More by Greels
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-24-2014 16:53:40 | More by Huhzubendah
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

04-26-2012 06:03:48 | More by Localdrinklax
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astronautjones

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-04-2014 00:22:28 | More by astronautjones
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Durtdiggler

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 01:12:02 | More by Durtdiggler
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 03:22:11 | More by jwc215
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eliz108

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-17-2013 15:25:07 | More by eliz108
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-23-2014 04:01:17 | More by crowsnest
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Eman17

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-18-2014 23:37:18 | More by Eman17
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-13-2013 15:30:53 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Still re-plowin' through some MKE brews, alighting on the pale ale this time. It pours a clear brass topped by over a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, light orange peel, light flowers, and light biscuit hiding way in the back. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger contingent of flowers, a slightly weaker biscuit character, and the lightest possible touch of grass tossed in for good measure. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a nice little pale ale, nothing really all that special, but something pretty drinkable and whatnot.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 01:20:41 | More by TMoney2591
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JohnBoyMilwaukee

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-27-2012 01:37:17 | More by JohnBoyMilwaukee
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TippySelenoid

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-10-2012 00:34:58 | More by TippySelenoid
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-27-2013 12:26:12 | More by jplopez21
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Pull Chain Pail Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.