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:
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Added by cokes on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of LXIXME
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gotti311
2.15/5  rDev -37.7%
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 jera1350
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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 KarlHungus
2.88/5  rDev -16.5%
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 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 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 sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of CraigTravor
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Pearl Street Pale pours a light golden color with a little head. There is a very fresh hoppy aroma that is a bit weak. Light hop taste, very crisp malty backbone. Light flavors, but nice carbonation. Overall it tastes good, but is on the lighter side.

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Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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

Pours a somewhat cloudy, yellow to golden color with a half inch thick, light yellow colored head with very nice lacing.

Aroma is hop forward, citrusy, somewhat tart with some mild bready notes and honey-like pale malt characteristics. Pretty decent overall, although the tartness is....odd.

The flavor is nice, yet underwhelming...the hops are evident via a citrus component, there is a more pronounced bready character and a very light caramel component. Good...but could use a touch more hop character, IMO.

PSB's pale ale is really just a nice, easy drinking APA. Nothing wrong with that. The characteristic flavors are there, but they seem subdued overall.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4/5  rDev +15.9%

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 bigpoppa67
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kunstman
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Localdrinklax
5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of MidwestBA
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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Pearl Street Pale Ale from Pearl Street Brewery
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