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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

937 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 937
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 TheBrewo:
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The brew pours slightly hazy, with a color between light brown and orange. The head is white, standing half a finger high. The aroma is sweet, with a surprisingly heavy handed grain up front. Bright hops are also in the mix, but are significantly held at bay by the strong, somewhat toasty, malts. As we sip, we get the grain bill up front. Those roasty toasty malts play in big. These fall to a middle that is sweeter and fruity. The hops begin to creep in, with a citrusy vibe, but merely act to balance, rather than contribute strongly to the flavor. The taste finishes with sourness and mild hops. The aftertaste retains the sour bite, but reverts back to a clean malty breath. The body is medium, and neither dry nor coating, but the mouth is left cooled and satiated. The carbonation flirts between medium and high, bringing the flavors higher up on the palate. The abv is standard and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what was most enjoyable about this brew was the interesting malt inclusions and the beer's simplicity. The nice balance and easy flavor pairings make this a nice selection for a relaxing, sipping brew. If anything, it would have been nice to see a more robust hop character at play with the heavy malts.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 04:53:25 | More by TheBrewo
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Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.