Whale's Tale Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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Reviews by jward:
3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
This beer pours copper-orange, somewhat cloudly, with a massive white head. The exceptional nose presents a bouquet of orange, banana, pear and piney hops -- this brew smells like a basket of fresh fruit. At first taste, the flavor is tangy and fruity, followed by a malty backbone and a long, bitter finish. After the fizziness subsides, the mouthfeel is somewhat dense and works nicely to complement the flavorful finish.
Note: I have had repeated problems with the carbonation and the size of the head on this beer (multiple samples, different purchases over a period of three months). Even with a very delicate pour, the head is out of control (i.e., well over three inches), and this makes it difficult for me to judge the beer's appearance (distorted), mouthfeel (way too fizzy) and drinkability (annoying). I plan on returning to this one in a few months with the hope that these problems will be corrected, so that I can adjust my review accordingly.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2003 15:18:26 | More by jward
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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.
82 out of 100 based on 915 ratings.