Whale's Tale Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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Reviews by 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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3.41/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: AWESOME! Beautiful copper finish, crystal clear. Good head retention and nice lacing
Smell: Good hoppy aroma. Nothing outrageously great about it - maybe a slight undertone of vanilla
Taste: Good, but not grabbing me. Definitely has some pale ale hoppiness to it, but nothing that is really grabbing me
Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy, but I'm left with some bitterness that takes away from it
Overall: Looks better than it tastes. I bought a six pack of cans for taking to the golf course or drinking on the riding mower while cutting my grass. More than good enough for that (better than the typical Yuengling or Heineken you find in cans), but I think I'd rather buy Six Point in cans for that for now on.
Serving type: can
06-20-2014 21:26:40 | More by jman42
Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 912 ratings.