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Tall Tale Pale Ale - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Tall Tale Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
86
very good

107 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2000)
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FLAbeergutinMASS

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Downed several pints of this beer during a recnt outing to CBC. By far,IMO, the best beer on tap at the restaurant. Exceptionally hoppy for a pale ale, served at the appropriate temperature in the approriate glassware as well. Nice lacing throughout, hoppy nose with some pretty big florals going on. Malt blance was a little off.

I felt the beers "drinkability" was a bit weak, it just didn't seem to hold up as the night wore on- kind of like- the beer becoming watered-down....very strange. As far as pale ales goes this one is quite average.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2007 19:43:37 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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Tall Tale Pale Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.