andyhwcinc (1353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As part of a sampler at the Milwaukee Ale House in Grafton, WI. Thoroughly enjoyed this one, nice subtle pale ale that wasn’t overtly hoppy, clean finish, not too bitter. Would definitely try again.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours deep orange and has a very strong head. The hops shows firm in the aromas giving the classic grapefruit notes. The palate enahces the same citrus notes and give a nice balanced bitter finish.
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I took to this one quickly. The hops used to flavor this one are among my favorites and they did not disappoint. The aroma was well balanced with a nice citrus hop presence and reasonable malty backbone. The flavor was similar with and easy blend of cascade and Goldings flavors (i.e., cascade did not dominate with grapefruit and other citrus, but was more subtle with the addition of the Goldings). Very drinkable and a nice balanced offering (I had two).
GJF (1203) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy copper pour. A very standard apa. Light hop flavors, a bit of fruit. A bit too sharp in the finish. Mediocre.
Juelze (1135) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich amber color with a lot of particulate and medium off white head. Aroma is of light floral hops, some light citrus, spiciness and some caramel malt. Taste is citrus and resinous hops with light caramel backbone and some odd twang like character in the finish. Not bad, but something I’d pass up on amongst other choices.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2006 Undboubtedly Milwaukee’s best beer! Nice hoppines that is well balanced with a caramel maltiness.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.
TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a refreshing and very drinkable pale ale, with good pale malt flavors, and a really nice hop character in flavor and aroma. This beer is hopped with both American Cascade hops, and British East Kent Goldings.
Pull Chain Pail Ale pours to a hazy amber color with a nice white head, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is quite aromatic with good citric hop aromas, and a nice underpinning of pale malt aroma. The palate is soft with flavors of pale malt, a touch of caramel malt sweetness, and ripe estery fruit. Pull Chain Pail Ale finishes with a nice, snappy, zesty citric hop bitterness that lingers.
This is a very quaffable pale ale, with a nice biscuity malt base, a nice back drop of caramel malt, and good hop character in both aroma and flavor. With its soft malt palate and weighing in at only 5% abv, Pull Chain makes for a great session beer. I could literally see myself drinking this stuff by the pail. And why not? It is out of this pail or bucket of beer tradition, that modern brewpubs give us the half gallon jug known as the growler. Pull Chain is a food friendly beer as well. I would match this with a number of dishes, from grilled bratwurst, to burgers, to fish and chips. If you ever find yourself in Milwaukee, WI, head down by Water Street, and check out the Milwaukee Ale House.
satan165 (1018) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma is salty lemon grainy malt. pour is blackening center sunlight, hazy, with film head and some lacing. flavor is lemon pine with some lime. balanced with near pilsner grain in background.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed: 11/4/09. Poured into my pint glass. Pours a very cloudy brownish-orange with a huge rocky off-white head on top. Good retention; leaves little lace. Smells of sharp grapefruit, pine resin, and a slight whiff of honey on the finish.
The body has a wet aspect as I sip. Carbonation level is low/moderate. Could stand to be a bit fuller in this area. Flavor is of a nice citrus bitterness at the onset, slightly spicy. Nothing harsh though. Has a great bready finish that I really enjoy. Some toasted bread crust in there as well. There’s a nice balance with this beer, as I continue to sip the malty sweetness comes through more and more. This is a splendid Pale.