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Whale's Tale Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
82
good

938 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 938
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 18
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 12-07-2001)
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Reviews by TLove:
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TLove

District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

High ABV for an APA, but really not noticeable at all! Beware before you slam down 3 of these lovely summer brews.

A bit dark in color for an APA, but the head is a nice creamy fullness with great lacing. Moderately strong hop structure, though very subtle, which is nice. Bready malt with some citrus and very balanced English-style creamy body. Caramel and some creamy smoothness. This beer has the refreshing/subtly complex balance down excellently. Finishes well.

Not as bold as most APAs I've had. I still think Smuttynose Shoals Pale is the APA to beat. But fantastic balance and an English creaminess to the pale that allow it to be both refreshing and subtly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2009 01:48:57 | More by TLove
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Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 938 ratings.