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Pull Chain Pail Ale - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 12.54%
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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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

NicholasOfMKE, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of KeefD
2.48/5  rDev -26%
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.

KeefD, May 14, 2011
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Jparker37
2.6/5  rDev -22.4%
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.

Jparker37, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of uwmgdman
2.65/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

uwmgdman, Jul 25, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

MarcusHalberstram, Oct 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

DCdevyl78, Jan 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

teamwiggum, Dec 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Redglimmer, Mar 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

atone315, Jun 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

paralyzer, Nov 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Zachtheporter, Mar 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

SCZ, Feb 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Glen0matiC, Dec 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

briiguy, Aug 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

jmo2k1, Aug 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

doublepneumonia, Aug 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

hilgart1, Jun 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

mothman, Aug 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

jenray, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of JeffSK
3/5  rDev -10.4%

JeffSK, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of sauron681
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

sauron681, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of crossovert
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

crossovert, Mar 16, 2010
Photo of KarlHungus
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

KarlHungus, Jul 11, 2011
Photo of fthegiants
3.25/5  rDev -3%

fthegiants, May 13, 2014
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Pull Chain Pail Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.