Whale's Tale Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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3.28/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Nice presentationGewurztraminer 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 onethere 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. Id put my money on the latter, as I certainly dont 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 theres something interesting going oninteresting, estery yeast strain, aromatic malts, bold hop expression, Maris Otter sweetnessjust give me something This beers biggest attraction was its simplicity, its cleanliness and its spritzy yeastiness. Its 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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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.
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