Whale's Tale Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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Reviews by selecter70:
3.38/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
It was nice to see this available at the new Southern joint down the street (Tupelo); I had forgotten nearly about these guys. I am a fan of the artwork & design, so this added to my anticipation as I poured the bright, orange-gold ale. A decent head for a pale ale, about 1 finger of creamy white head sat for a bit before dissolving down, but leaving a nice stick white lace throughout. The aroma lacked the pungent hop in-your-face that many have, likely since this ale balances malt & hop nicely. Floral hops meet grainy malt met the nose & palate. The sharp, crisp medium-body nature makes this a nice overall summer beer; clean, bright & balanced.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2009 23:14:54 | More by selecter70
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3.63/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I've had this beer on tap and in a can, and while it's considerably better on tap the can is a good alternative if there's nowhere around you that has it. My one complaint would be the price. I paid $18 for a 12-pack, and while it's a pretty solid pale ale, there's nothing about it that should warrant such a steep price point in my opinion.
Appearance - Really inviting orangey-amber color, very transparent. Pretty weak head though, dissipated quickly and there was very little lacing.
Smell - Refreshing, hoppy aroma. Notes of citrus are present.
Taste - A little maltier than I prefer, but that's to be expected in an English-style I guess. You can still feel the hop presence though, and the citrus is there, especially in the aftertaste. This beer pairs well with most foods though and functions really well as a session-type ale.
Mouthfeel - Smooth, with a great carbonation to it. Sort of a dry finish which I wasn't expecting but it was nice regardless.
If you can find this beer on tap, I highly recommend it. If not though, the can still keeps the elements in balance and is a perfectly good session beer as long as you don't mind the price.
Serving type: can
02-03-2014 21:44:41 | More by WyethBednar
3.13/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grape juice, and slight herbal aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, fruit, and some charcoal like flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer with an odd charcoal quality that reminds me of burnt steak.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 06:48:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 825 ratings.