Pearl Street Pale Ale | Pearl Street Brewery

Pearl Street Pale AlePearl Street Pale Ale
70 Ratings
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:
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Added by cokes on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of bashiba
1.53/5  rDev -56.7%
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 Blakaeris
2.03/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours hazy golden-copper with a slight soapy head.

Aroma is minerally caramel with a mild herbal funk.

Taste is very strange. So metallic it's overpowering. There is also an odd herbal funk that is off putting. Finish holds no hop bitterness but instead a musty metallic quality that coats the tongue - and just lingers.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied. Seems a bit thin and watery.

A very disappointing APA. What happened here?

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Photo of Gotti311
2.15/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I sampled this beer in a blind taste testing with 4 other APA's (Zombie Dust, Daisy Cutter, Hopalicious, and Moon Man). It was pretty obvious to not only myself, but the other 4 tasters that this brew was by far the weakest. I think some of the imperfections might have been hidden a bit if they worked a little harder on the hop schedule and amped it up a bit. And where did they hide the 6% at? I would have guessed it to be about 4.8% based on taste.

Otherwise this one is a swing and a miss.

A side note - I refuse to rate appearance so every beer gets the same score as overall. Smell and taste are the only things that truly matter when rating a beer.

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Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of jreindl
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of KarlHungus
2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a hazy orange color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes rather quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is of hints of citrus and pine, but is quite weak. The taste is a little stronger than the aroma, but still not as strong as your average APA. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied, with nice carbonation, and a watery texture. Overall, this is a pour example of an APA. I can't see myself drinking this again.

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Photo of Kunstman
3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of AmandaSchaefer
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of JayEatsAirplane
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Satan70
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of morimech
3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
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 LXIXME
3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kalebharris
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Nfeuerer
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of cokes
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
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 tyauch3
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OliverBlaze
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

In my neck of the woods this beer is on tap all over the place, so iv'e had my share. It pours a rich golden color with little head. It has some lacing that can be seen sip after sip, but nothing crazy. Bitter hop presence is found backed by a timid sweet malty backside. Very earthy smelling beer that reminds you why its label is green. A very refreshing APA that doesn't separate itself from the pack too much, but enough to deserve a spot in your fridge or cooler for a hot summer weekend. They didn't screw this brew up.

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Pearl Street Pale Ale from Pearl Street Brewery
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 70 ratings
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