Whale's Tale Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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Reviews by BeerDocT:
3.36/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance 3.5: Pours out a very attractive deep, golden brown. Lots of little CO2 bubbles, but very little head.
Smell 3.5: Nice bouquet. light and nuanced hints of malt, yeast and hops. Everything is mid-level and not overpowering.
Taste 3.25: Front is slightly sour, but only slightly. Middle is where the hops and barley seep in, but they are very slight and somewhat dry. Finish is where more of the grains and hops pop up, but again, very subdued and more dryness present. Aftertaste is short and dry.
Mouthfeel: 3.25: Carbonation level is good for this style of beer.
Overall 3.5: Good beer, but nothing that extraordinary. What really sets it apart for me is its dryness. This is a pervasive dryness that is felt at every level of the taste. While this beer is not suited (IMHO) to a good session, it is excellent with food. I imagine it would also be great with seafood, particularly heavy, fried foods.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2013 04:37:36 | More by BeerDocT
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3.63/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I've had this beer on tap and in a can, and while it's considerably better on tap the can is a good alternative if there's nowhere around you that has it. My one complaint would be the price. I paid $18 for a 12-pack, and while it's a pretty solid pale ale, there's nothing about it that should warrant such a steep price point in my opinion.
Appearance - Really inviting orangey-amber color, very transparent. Pretty weak head though, dissipated quickly and there was very little lacing.
Smell - Refreshing, hoppy aroma. Notes of citrus are present.
Taste - A little maltier than I prefer, but that's to be expected in an English-style I guess. You can still feel the hop presence though, and the citrus is there, especially in the aftertaste. This beer pairs well with most foods though and functions really well as a session-type ale.
Mouthfeel - Smooth, with a great carbonation to it. Sort of a dry finish which I wasn't expecting but it was nice regardless.
If you can find this beer on tap, I highly recommend it. If not though, the can still keeps the elements in balance and is a perfectly good session beer as long as you don't mind the price.
Serving type: can
02-03-2014 21:44:41 | More by WyethBednar
3.13/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grape juice, and slight herbal aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, fruit, and some charcoal like flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer with an odd charcoal quality that reminds me of burnt steak.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 06:48:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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