Whale's Tale Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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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
3.76/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: It's a clear orangey color. If I didn't know better I'd guess it was an orange wheat ale or something similar. Lacing is very minimal. Head starts out strong and then settles down to about a third of an inch that holds on throughout.
Aroma: There's some fruity maltiness in the nose. Doesn't have an off-putting smell but doesn't scream "Drink me!" either.
Taste: Smooth, refreshing, mildly fruity. It's a solid session pale ale. This is another one of those crafty pale/amber ales that are good starters for folks just getting into craft beer. If a friend came over to watch the game and was looking to get faced on Keystone Light I'd probably be like, "Let's just have a couple of these and chill out. We're in our 30s now."
Mouthfeel: Very easy drinking and pleasant on the palate.
Overall: Solid pale ale. Not remarkable, but it's not trying to be either. This would pair well with most food and is a perfect choice for a backyard party or cookout. I got this in a mixed six and probably wouldn't run out to get a whole six pack unless I was having people over and wanted a likely-to-please craft ale. But I'd certainly throw it in a thematic "American Pale Ales That Aren't Wacky-flavored Or Mondo Alcohol And Are Pretty Decent" mix.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 13:31:45 | More by illpass78
Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 823 ratings.