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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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Jason

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is as big as some breweries IPAs. Deep orange copper colour with a thin off white lace. Solid medium body with a crisp and creamy mouth feel. Sweet bready maltiness with a stodgy citric hop bitterness and flavour. Big drying finish with undertones of citric hop and a cracker like grain. Certainly a classic in the area.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2002 05:46:48 | More by Jason
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: On tap.

Appearance: Copper hued. Creamy with a tiny bubbled white lace.

Smell: Spicy, floral, hop aroma. Grain sweetness is also detected.

Taste: Medium bodied, malty palate with bready grain and caramel falvours. A slightly citric hop bitterness puts it foot down at the end. Finishes sweet with a lingering grapefruit flavour.

Notes: Hop-o-licious and 5.9% abv. This is a big Pale Ale. Very malty and robust for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2000 00:00:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Tall Tale Pale Ale from Cambridge Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.