Whale's Tale Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
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
More User Reviews:
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.