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Pearl Street Pale Ale | Pearl Street Brewery

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Pearl Street Pale AlePearl Street Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Pearl Street Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cokes on 03-01-2005

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 66
Reviews by Wisconsin:
Photo of Wisconsin
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NilocRellim
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of nuebs
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of cokes
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours to a golden-tinted copper with a skimming of off-white suds.
It noses of doughy breads, graduating toastier over times, with a floral, piney, and lightly citric hop backing.
Doughy up front in the mouth, toastiness grows and grows from underneath until it becomes the feature. Hops bring lime juice, floral, and a dab of pine, but seem overmatched, as more bitterness could be used to override the lingering sweet-toasty flavors.
Medium bodied, with little carbonation.
It's not entirely bad, but lacks the balance- and thus the sessionability- that I look for in a Pale Ale.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of bashiba
1.53/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured a slightly hazed copper with a thin soap ring head, no lacing or retention.

The nose is very faint with a light off bit of hops, almost euro lager like.

Wow the flavor is just bad, very metallic and full of diacytle oilyness. Very bad, I hope this just an off batch.

The mouthfeel is thin and watery.

This is bad, Not sure if I'm going to even be able to finish it, its like a really old oxidized green bottle eurolager.

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Photo of morimech
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy amber color with a large head that has excellant retention. Heavy lacing is left on the glass. Has a citrus aroma, mostly orange. A little mustiness from the malt is also noted. The flavor is a bit odd. Mostly citrus, like Sunny-D or some other orange flavored drink. I cannot detect any flavor from the malt. The body is on the thin side but the carbonation is at a decent level. The flavor did not really appeal to me but others may like it more. Could of used a different malt bill to compliment the citrus flavors. I will likely pass on this in the future.

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Photo of Kunstman
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of mkf629
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Wiscodrinker
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of dav2080
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Nyg
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not bad not great but again always good for one.

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Photo of CraigTravor
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of milwaukee512
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of syx
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of MidwestBA
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mdwalsh
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours a large, almost overflowing white head, about four inches tall. The beer is an amber golden with fairly good active carbonation. The head, as it settles, makes a nice mousse on top. It's very, but not perfectly, clear. 4.5

S: Hoppy, but not extremely so. It's strongly American hops, piney and citrusy, but there is a slightly spicy note in there as well. I'm impressed with the balance and restraint. 4.0

T: The flavor, like the aroma, is restrained, perhaps more so. There are the same mild pine and citrus notes, but a slight astringency in the finish. The whole finish sort of falls apart. It's nice up front, but leaves nothing to long to return. As I drink more I find less and less to like. 3.5

M: Creamy smooth, which very nice, but the hops don't add too much sharpness, nor does the carbonation, which is a problem. 3.5

D: It's drinkable, better than average either, but this is not something I'll be seeking too much of again. 3.5

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Photo of kalebharris
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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