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Whale's Tale Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Whale's Tale Pale AleWhale's Tale Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

912 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 912
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 17
Gots: 42 | 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 TXHops:
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TXHops

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice presentation—Gewurztraminer style, brown 750 Ml, cap-finished bottle with a sophisticated looking brown label, matching the style of the other Cisco labels. No dating system was evident. This sure is a pricey offering though, at almost $7 for a 750 of pale ale… The beer pours a slightly hazed, orangey-amber with a massive, bottle-conditioned head of soapy-looking beach foam, which had an interesting tendency to collapse like a soufflé. I had a hard time coaxing much of an aroma out of this one—there were some hops, but mostly I smelled yeast. The flavor started the same way-yeasty, with some hops underneath. Talk about clean: the intensely-prickly carbonation washed away any flavor before it had a chance to take root in my mouth. A more vigorous top-up pour released an even larger head, but also allowed some of the subtle, pale maltiness to come through. The bottle claims this to be an IPA style, though the web page makes a seemingly contradictory claim of an English style beer. I’d put my money on the latter, as I certainly don’t taste any American hops. The web page goes on to mention a “kiss of Kent Goldings”, which seem to be evident in their tart earthiness, though not abundant. Style buffs may call this an English IPA. Personally, I wish it had more hops and/or more malt character. Sub 1.070 OG beers can be wonderful to drink, but it helps if there’s something interesting going on—interesting, estery yeast strain, aromatic malts, bold hop expression, Maris Otter sweetness—just give me something… This beer’s biggest attraction was its simplicity, its cleanliness and its spritzy yeastiness. It’s possible that this is an old bottle, but it tasted fresh enough. Boring overall…

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2003 20:24:17 | More by TXHops
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Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 912 ratings.