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Pearl Street Pale Ale - Pearl Street Brewery

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Pearl Street Pale AlePearl Street Pale Ale

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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 17.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pearl Street Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 03-01-2005)
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5/5  rDev +42.9%

01-05-2012 22:06:06 | More by Localdrinklax
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

06-17-2014 00:58:59 | More by syx
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

11-01-2013 21:55:53 | More by Greggy
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

04-18-2012 00:41:01 | More by NEDmiller
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

03-31-2013 21:05:40 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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4.18/5  rDev +19.4%

this beer has a strong aroma of cascade when you open it up. the head retention is long and has a big bubbles which make great retention. the pale has a nice clean and clear appearence very nice showing well done on filtration. the taste is exactly what i would expect in an american pale, great taste to bitterness ratio once you have one sip the hop hits you then after that it smoothes out very nicely whitch makes it very drinkable and a strong mouthfeel. i request this beer all the time in lacrosse.

07-18-2010 03:13:10 | More by Adam2200
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4.11/5  rDev +17.4%

Poured on tap into a pint glass. Pours straw with a tad of red with a small white head. Smells of piney hops with a touch of citrus. Tastes of some malt with sharp piney hops. Beer is light bodied with good carbonation, finishes real nice. Overall a very good beer.

07-07-2014 23:38:47 | More by cyclonece09
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

09-29-2012 03:57:11 | More by NilocRellim
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

07-08-2014 00:43:49 | More by sgttibbs
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

07-05-2014 05:04:01 | More by martyl1000
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

09-18-2012 22:45:48 | More by swgwilt
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North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +13.7%

Poured into a mug. Pours a clear deep amber with a thin cream colored head on top. Retention was fair, left very little lace. Scents of grapefruit, lemon zest, and fresh bread on the end. Crisp clean body. Good balance of bittering citrus with some sweet backing on the finish. Light bready flavor mixed in. This was really good. Too bad not many outside of La Crosse will get to try this.

12-27-2009 06:20:00 | More by Onenote81
Photo of katan


3.98/5  rDev +13.7%

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a light golden brown color. Very clear, very filtered. Head formation is moderate, 1mm of off white film. Lightly bubbling.

S - A light amount of american hops and a similar amount of light caramel malt sweetness. Very balanced.

T - Starts off with a solid hit of caramel and crystal malts, likely toffee, sweet, sugarlike. Midstream is just lightly more bitter, but not much hopping was coming through. The hops are present more in a floral nature. More sweet/malt forward. Finishes with a more grassy hop note, which then leaves behind the strongest bitter note of the beer.

M - Solid and creamy - massages the tongue with its solid carbonation. Finishes mostly clean, not much for discernable aftertaste.

D - Easy drinking. Very smooth, flavors are not overwhelming. On the sweet side promotes sessioning. ABV is not over the time.

In continuing my Wisconsin beer tour - I find more and more proof that they know how to make solid beer up there.

03-27-2010 03:15:06 | More by katan
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3.85/5  rDev +10%

12oz single, Riley's

never heard of this brewery, so glad riley's had single of their main brands

appearance: poured into a standard pint glass, clear copper-amber body with a light beige froth and light lacing

smell: toasted grain, toasted malt, crisp hops

taste: a well done pale - not a hopbomb by any stretch but a nice balance of grassy herbal hops and toasted grain and malt. i had 2 of these and could see drinking this again over the summer

mouthfeel: light and crisp

drinkability: great

05-01-2009 14:21:20 | More by dirtylou
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New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +9.4%

A - an opaque wall of gold, topped off with some fluffy white head

S - flowers, earthy, fresh hops - smells like a very fresh herb scent

T - i get a weird taste of raw sugar snap peas, which is kind of awesome and unexpected. taste of slightly bitter hops, slight bit of sweet malt

M - a little thick but balanced out by the carbonation which keeps it pretty crisp.

O - a very well balanced ale. not too bitter, not too sweet - and surprisingly very fresh tasting. this would be great for a summer beer.

03-16-2012 16:57:04 | More by facundoCNB
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3.8/5  rDev +8.6%

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A - A steady pour delivers a golden, straw colored body that is slightly hazy. A respectable white head rises to about a finger thick and fades sudsy ring after a couple minutes with a few pronounced bubbles in the middle. Trace amounts of carbonation are present as well.

S - Not an extremely overwhelming smell but what this beer gives you is enticing. Light bready malts are present and combined with some floral and lemony citrus notes that come from the hops.

T - Much like the smell, this taste does not differ significantly. Plenty of bready malts are noticeable up front and combine well with the sweet citrus and floral notes. Light amount of hops are apparent as well and leave a slight bitterness.

M - Light malt profile initially before the beer transitions to the citrus and floral aspects of this beer. With the carbonation increasing, hops become more evident and ultimately close this beer out with a good amount of carbonation. Slight piney and bitter but nothing awful. Light bodied and pretty enjoyable.

D - A fairly easy drinking beer that could be done a little bit better in terms of the slight bitterness at the end. However, that seems to die down as this beer warms. A more pronounced malt profile is what this beer needs the most. As of right now, it is one I would have again, but would like to see some improvements made.

03-09-2010 03:10:02 | More by Wisconsin
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3.8/5  rDev +8.6%

Pours a hazey golden-bronze in color, topped with a rocky pale tan head. Plenty of suspended yeast here, which gives me some hope as to its body and mouthfeel. Head features good duration and leaves plenty of clingy lace all around the glass as it subsides. Nose is tangy citrus hops with lighter biscuit-like malt characteristics.

Very lightly sweet and tangy on the first sip, there's a favorable interplay of yeast and hop here, allowing for some lingering bitterness and an overall bittersweet impression. Taste improves as it warms, and I'd describe the overall taste as "bright", lighter on the palate and accessible. Stylistically this one leans toward a British pale ale or a classic mid-1990's American take on the pale ale style (take your pick) and offers good mouthfeel and drink-ability as well as an excellent balance between its malt and hop characters. At any rate this is by no means as hop-focused as many of the contemporary renditions of the APA style that I've sampled. So far, this and the Lucky Logger are my favorite of Pearl Street's year round offerings which were available for me to sample recently (like the El Hefe, the Rolled Oat Stout was past prime.) I look forward to picking up a six of each next chance I get!

Served chilled.

09-26-2008 16:24:42 | More by Chaz
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3.78/5  rDev +8%

Slightly cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head that is moderately thick.

Bright hop smell that lends some citrus and pine as well as an earthy tone. A hint of caramel as well.

Has kind of a grainy, wheaty taste to it. There is a real zippy taste that almost presents itself as sour. Not sure if it's the citrus in the hops or the malt. Pretty sweet and tangy. The hops are mostly earthy. Very tough to describe and very different than any pale I've had.

The feel is smooth and creamy and medium bodied.

Drinks nicely and is a little different than most pale ales. Can't really put my finger on it. It's worth a try though. Pretty enjoyable.

08-18-2010 23:18:08 | More by jera1350
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

11-15-2011 17:34:14 | More by bpfrush
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-15-2014 14:14:15 | More by Dovers
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-30-2012 16:26:34 | More by wakajawaka76
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

12-03-2011 20:07:23 | More by wiscokid920
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-17-2012 23:02:52 | More by brucehemann
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-26-2012 20:57:59 | More by TonyTalon
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3.68/5  rDev +5.1%

Poured a deep gold into a pint glass.

Smell is faint citrus, pine and a small earthy smell.

Taste is nice citrus, bready, toffee, pine and a nice sharp bitter bite towards the end.

The mothfeel is nice and carbonated with a good sharp bite.

I am liking this more and more as I drink it. I feel pretty bad having lived in the La Crosse area my whole life and this being the first time I am have tried it. It will not replace Moon Man as my stand by but I will certainly mix this in from time to time. If you are in La Crosse looking for a good local offering this and Downtown Brown are solid choices!

02-03-2012 17:36:48 | More by nickapalooza86
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Pearl Street Pale Ale from Pearl Street Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.