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Pull Chain Pail Ale - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
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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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-04-2012 02:11:15 | More by t0rin0
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

04-04-2012 01:20:41 | More by TMoney2591
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.56/5  rDev +6%

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
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3/5  rDev -10.7%

08-08-2014 21:57:30 | More by mothman
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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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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev +24.7%

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.

05-29-2013 00:01:05 | More by BeerFMAndy
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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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barnzy78

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +17%

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.

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

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -3.9%

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.

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

11-28-2011 04:29:58 | More by jenray
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hilgart1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-14-2012 03:26:38 | More by hilgart1
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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

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

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev +1.2%

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
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

04-17-2014 19:11:54 | More by SkinniePost
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-26-2013 13:55:23 | More by derkfromwi
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KeefD

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev -26.2%

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
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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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ralerwen

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-06-2014 13:11:35 | More by ralerwen
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

12-03-2012 03:12:12 | More by BYOFB
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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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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

08-19-2012 20:27:26 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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Pull Chain Pail Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.