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Pull Chain Pail Ale - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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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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NicholasOfMKE

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -33%

02-17-2014 03:53:30 | More by NicholasOfMKE
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KeefD

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 20:27:05 | More by KeefD
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

08-19-2012 20:27:26 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

2.6/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 01:29:51 | More by Jparker37
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uwmgdman

Wisconsin

2.65/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This APA pours a bit hazy golden-orange color with a quickly diminishing white head that leaves just a few specs of lace. The aroma is medium-low hops, floral and a bit of citrus, intertwined in the hops are a sweet, grainy, malts and a bit of vinous character. The flavor unfortunately falls short. There is some low spicy hop flavor, along with a bit of bready/sweet malt, but these flavors are very subdued and very quickly scrubbed off the palate by high, prickly carbonation. Overall the beer is weakly flavored and overcarbonated. I'll pass on a second one.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 01:41:30 | More by uwmgdman
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MarcusHalberstram

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

10-17-2013 19:06:41 | More by MarcusHalberstram
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.7%

01-29-2014 02:33:21 | More by DCdevyl78
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -10.7%

12-29-2012 18:05:49 | More by teamwiggum
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Redglimmer


3/5  rDev -10.7%

03-04-2012 03:19:12 | More by Redglimmer
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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-21-2013 12:52:53 | More by atone315
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paralyzer

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -10.7%

11-11-2013 03:36:49 | More by paralyzer
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -10.7%

03-02-2012 05:28:37 | More by Zachtheporter
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SCZ

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.7%

02-09-2014 06:39:46 | More by SCZ
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Glen0matiC

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.7%

12-28-2012 03:57:15 | More by Glen0matiC
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jmo2k1


3/5  rDev -10.7%

08-14-2012 07:04:19 | More by jmo2k1
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doublepneumonia

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -10.7%

08-24-2013 22:35:27 | More by doublepneumonia
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hilgart1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-14-2012 03:26:38 | More by hilgart1
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

11-28-2011 04:29:58 | More by jenray
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JeffSK

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-03-2014 03:36:09 | More by JeffSK
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sauron681

Wisconsin

3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A very typical Pale Ale, nothing extraordinary about it.
Pours a deep golden color, with hardly any carbonation and no head and barely any lacing to follow.
Smells of caramel, and toffee. Very light mouthfeel. Starts out sweet in the mouth and finishes dry and chalky, but not as dry as some. A moderate amount of bittering . Wish i could say more, but not that stand out of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 02:52:53 | More by sauron681
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crossovert

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 03:19:07 | More by crossovert
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes briskly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of grapefruit, pine resin, and a hint of floral hops. This is a very hoppy aroma for a pale ale, but I like it. The taste is on the hoppier side for the style too. However, it lacks depth. There is a flash of grapefruit up front, and then nothing to back it up. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, I will pass on this beer next time. It simply lacks anything that grabs my attention.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 01:31:12 | More by KarlHungus
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fthegiants

California

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-13-2014 04:31:31 | More by fthegiants
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-28-2012 16:57:26 | More by Kunstman
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ralerwen

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-06-2014 13:11:35 | More by ralerwen
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Pull Chain Pail Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.