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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Reddish brown color, and a maltier scent than expected. Pretty good mix of hops/malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Lightly hazy golden orange, whitish cover.. Aroma is citrusy,spicy hops, caramel. Taste is sticky, sweet, some citrusy hops, light bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Copper pour with a foamy off white head. Aroma was cereal, bread, some citrus and pine hops. Flavor was nicely hopped with some breadiness and caramel undertones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Honey-orange in color; slighly opaque. I’m not usually a fan of Ale House beers, but this seemed more satisfying than usual. It was a good beer to drink on a hot day like today. Pretty light, certainly lighter than many pail ales I’ve had before. However, there was a pleasent amount of hop in the palate, and a decent finish. This is my favorite among the Ale House’s beers, and when I return, I will be drinking this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strykzone (6753) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2007
This is a classic pale ale. It is full of tart hops that bring out grapefruit flavors and some bitterness. A touch of malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2010
8/11/10. 12oz bottle courtesy cbfobes! Light, clear amber pour that reminds me of pumpkin liqueur. A fluffy white head sticks around on top as a ring and a skin quite well. The aroma is mostly sweet malts, earth, and soap - not anything super awesome going on. The flavor is again very prominent in sweet malts with a bitter kick, but not a lot of distinct hop flavor. Eh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
StefanSD (2383) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a translucent brass color with a small white head that slowly recedes to a film. The aroma is mild with barley and a tiny bit of apricot. The taste is sweet&biter with caramel and lightly spicy hops vying for domination. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes short and dry with some lingering spicy hops. overall: Another meh beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2013
Binny’s bottle enjoyed after a day at the Rockford Discovery Museum chasing kids. Way over carbonated. Seriously nothing but soapy head when poured. Good flavor when you can find it under the bubbles. I think my chest might explode!

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