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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

965 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 965
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 23
Gots: 66 | 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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calmstock

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

12-03-2011 22:14:14 | More by calmstock
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-01-2011 13:06:28 | More by jwelsh
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-27-2011 15:19:17 | More by Rochefort10nh
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LeoPanna

New York

2.8/5  rDev -23.1%

Cisco Brewers Whale’s Tale Pale Ale.. 12oz glass... best before Apr 2012
purchased at a convenient store in Astoria, Queens... they had a few others from Cisco....

A: Beautiful pour... the head formed in a strange rumbling way... deceptively clear reddish-brown color.. one finger white head... lacing is sticky as glue, doesn’t want to leave the sides...i can already tell the carbonation is going to be unique from the way it bubbles up

S: Very subtle hops... almost a fall leaf/twig essence. Not smelling much, might just be the turkish food i have sitting around... 3.0

T: Hard to taste at first because of the heavy carbonation at first. Quickly evolves into a very light hops/cherry taste which quickly turns back into a carbonated club soda feel... Not getting the apricot, orange that people are mentioning...It’s a refreshing beer, I’ll give it that, taste like lightly flavored sparkling water though... 2.5

MF: The carbonation feels like club soda. Not my favorite feel here. Beer doesn’t stick to my lips, the taste is muffled in the bubbles...2.5

O: Overall it’s an average ale with very little to it...Not too impressed, but it goes well with my food. 3.0

11-27-2011 02:34:10 | More by LeoPanna
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-25-2011 02:12:18 | More by Blanco
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KenC

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +37.4%

11-23-2011 17:36:18 | More by KenC
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kingstonma

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%

This is a very drinkable Pale Ale. The smell is nice with it's light sweetness and hint of what's to come. A perfect fit with the chili I'm enjoying it with.

A good into to Pale Ales if you are looking to get you or a friend started with Pale Ales.

11-23-2011 17:26:43 | More by kingstonma
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-22-2011 21:01:01 | More by waiting4lunch
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bob727

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-22-2011 05:29:55 | More by bob727
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-22-2011 02:18:57 | More by Burt
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carnoustie7

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

11-22-2011 01:33:21 | More by carnoustie7
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-20-2011 03:02:33 | More by DoctorB2B
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-18-2011 22:41:32 | More by JAHMUR
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Vinlespo

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-17-2011 01:52:27 | More by Vinlespo
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engagechad

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%

Purchased as a single - pint pour

Pours a nice golden orange with big pillow head, took a while to come down. nice.

Smells fruity, really fruity, in a good way if that's your cup o tea. Taste follows, acidic and tart, pleasantly so.

Feels super smooth and drinkable, this went down fast.

Overall this is a solid pale - I DO plan on buying this again. This would be a great boat beer in the spring time.

11-16-2011 16:20:49 | More by engagechad
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-16-2011 03:50:23 | More by ElGallo
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cjacobsen

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%

Best before April 2012. Poured into a pint glass.

(A) Pours a clear, darker golden color with bits of brown in the darker parts of the glass. Has a decent off white head of tightly formed bubbles that recedes to a nice layer of head-film on the top of the beer. Not as light of a color as most pale ales. Looks quite promising.

(S) There is a bit of caramel and light malt. Some honey. A bit of hops is spread throughout the aroma. Some faint citrus notes are buried beneath the aroma.

(T) Light and caramel malts play a big factor in this flavor. There is a hint of honey, orange and grapefruit the blend well to give a bit of a lighter acidic tinge to the taste. Semi-sweet but semi-bitter. Good blend of the two and nicely balanced.

(M) Crisp and well balanced. Light in body but with decent substance. Kind of oily and pretty smooth.

(O) Solid pale ale. Not as hoppy as some of the pale ales that I've had recently or what I've been used to, but it's very crisp and quite refreshing. Seems to have a bit more to the flavor profile and is a well rounded beer.

11-16-2011 01:08:03 | More by cjacobsen
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-16-2011 00:49:33 | More by HopStoopid120
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 16:30:26 | More by mjtiernan
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 05:28:43 | More by Lawnboy33
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 00:33:37 | More by thebouch01
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BelgianDip

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +37.4%

11-14-2011 20:36:46 | More by BelgianDip
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tapman

Illinois

2.4/5  rDev -34.1%

12 oz. can. Best by : Feb 2012

Thin tan head that levels quickly with a light webby lacing. Medium-dark brown body. Nose fresh cardboard with a little musty peach, like when home brewers use cheaper dried yeast. Taste is similar, though with more of the peach character and a white wine tartness. Bitterness is very sour and doesn't balance well. A little dry. I am not a fan, though I'll give the other brews a try.

11-10-2011 01:26:11 | More by tapman
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alohaspicoli

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A: Poured a brownish/amber color with a small, slightly off-white head that hung around. Good lacing.

S: Definitely getting the hops. Slightly bitter, but pleasant.

T: Off the bat I got a VERY nice balance of hops and a subtle sweetness (citrusy/orange?). But it's a bit more complex than that. In addition to the hops and citrus it's slightly spicy with some faint floral notes. Has a crispness to it that's really awesome. A very clean finish.

M: Medium bodied. Perfect carbonation for an English Pale.

O: I really enjoyed this beer! Subtle complexity that keeps it very drinkable. Could drink this year round and will definitely buy again!

10-26-2011 15:41:10 | More by alohaspicoli
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davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -19.5%

The smell is the first thing I paid attention too here. It wasn't that pleasant, there was a fruitful smell, but the lemony smell was not that impressive, not appealing.

Unfiltered, nice appearance, has that light amber look. A lot of head, (I had the beginning of the keg.)

There was definetly a citrus taste that I would campare to Sam Adams Summer. I was not in paticularly please with it though.

The mouthfeel was nothing special either.

Maybe I had a bad batch, or maybe this just isn't my type, but I really did not like this beer.

10-24-2011 23:24:46 | More by davewlfpckfan29
Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 965 ratings.