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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A full hop regiment attributes to a fresh citrus aroma and earthy flavor all balanced by lightly toasted malts. Not long ago, workers would be called to their union mandated beer breaks with the pull of the chain activated steam whistle. Beer bucket boys would hustle cold brew out to the workers before they returned to the production line. Our Pull Chain Pail Ale is a tribute to the working men and women who built this great city. Back to work!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (995) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Citrus and malt sweet bubblegum aroma. Copper, frothy white head and nice lacing. Citrus, grass, hay, and mild malt taste notes. Dry with lasting bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
This beer is decidely hoppy with a ton of bitterness and not a lot of citrusiness. I had a hop itch to scratch, and this beer accomplished that. Appearance is a hazy golden color with a minimal amount of head. Appearance was ugly in a way, but definitely signaled that this beer contained some serious hoppiness (which would work counter to that ugliness). Aroma was lightly citrus-y and very good. Flavor was not as good; very dryly bitter but without any pine or citrus notes. Personally, I like bitter, but believe bitter is better when accompanied by something else like pine or fruitiness. Mouthfeel is dry and crisp, and not really sticky. Pleasant, but not too drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Pours a light copper color with plenty of particulate and a medium off-white head which fades rather quickly and leaves some sticky webbed lacing. Aroma is cereal grain, caramel malts, and light orange puree. Taste is smooth with good mouth-feel. Kind of tastes like a smooth Miller Lite with some more hop and malt complexities. I can see it being a good lawnmower beer, though.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2007
Citrus hop aroma on this cloudy dark amber. Bitter, light hop flavor with a bitter aftertaste. This one started out well for me but then faded into disappointment.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (842) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
On tap at the brewery with ground hops on top. With the extra hops the aroma was extremely floral. A copper color with a lasting head. Good hoppy taste with a bitter finish. Never had a beer with hops on top so that was cool. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2003
This beer is crushingly bitter with extreme grapefruit/citrus flavor. It does tone down a bit when it warms up a bit. Overall - good, but perhaps a bit too bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2003
mmm...filled with hoppy goodness. The little bubbles popping on my lips from this feel good. Damn, I get drunk easily!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (724) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2012
On draft at Barleycorn. Pours hazy burnt orange, frothy tan head that persists. Aroma grapefruit, pine, resin, earth, bread malts. Lighter bodied with a nice balance of bread malts, citrus hop bitterness without being over the top. Nice session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
pkbites (695) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Pours a caramel colored brown with a beige head that doesn’t last very long. Caramel, yeast, malt, bakery, and floral hops are in the nose. Thick caramel flavor initially, but a watery finish with little bitterness kills the expectation. The finish isn’t horrible, but it still kills the overall score. The watery aftertaste is disappointing!!!!!!&


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