Whale's Tale Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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Reviews by TXHops:
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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3.66/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured a light copper, almost Amber with a thin head of light foam. Aroma was spicy with a sweet fruit note. Great carbonation helped bring out the bitterness of the hops very well and finished with a sweet caramel flavor. Very nice and refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 18:38:27 | More by crhensel
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: A minimal head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Toasted and slight sweet Maris Otter malt follow by herbal and slight orange citrus hops.
Taste: Chewy and crunchy bread, pale malts, herbal, and slight hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, refreshing, a little chewy, and medium carbonation.
Overall: As for an EPA, more earthy and fruity notes would be good.
Serving type: can
07-14-2014 23:24:12 | More by Flounder57
Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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