Indie Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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2.35/5 rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
Grabbed a single can to tick...
No freshness date on here...
Served in a nonic.
Dark, rusty, coppery colored body with a big fluff of head rising nearly 3 fingers but settling rather abruptly into a thin film. Some spotty chunks of lace were left behind. Too dark for my taste, though not bad looking in its own right.
So this is an American IPA? I would have guessed English...
Caramel and toffee with some toasty bready malt. Very mild hoppiness.
Very mild bitterness too.
Quite dry finish. Roasty malts dry.
Feels medium bodied and decently carbonated.
Overall-- I don't know if this is a mediocre beer or I got an old can... Sadly, the lack of any kind of freshness dating means that this review will stand until I try this beer again.
Serving type: can
11-04-2012 02:39:47 | More by AleWatcher
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3.6/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a clear amber with a creamy, thin off-white head.
S: Delicate aromas of biscuit, caramel, cream, and crackers are met by scents of herbs, grass, lemon rind, lime zest, kumquats, bitter orange, pine, spruce, and cedar.
T: Notes of lemon rind, lime zest, bitter orange, kumquats, pungent herbs, grass, pine, spruce, cedar, and minerals are subtly supported by cream, cracker, biscuit, and caramel notes. The finish is shorter than expected, displaying a clear balance of caramel, biscuit, cracker, cedar, herb, and bitter citrus flavors.
M: On the heavier side of medium, oddly dry, and more than a bit chalky in the mouth. Carbonation is incredibly forceful and never really seems to calm no matter how long the beer is held in the mouth. A bit of a challenge to polish off this bottle.
O: This is an interesting IPA, but I am not sure I can be moved to call it a good example of the style. It kind of straddles the fence between English and American versions of the style, and though it is not bad, it does not really capture the best aspects of either.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 19:12:00 | More by mrfrancis
Indie Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.