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Indie Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Indie Pale AleIndie Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

518 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 15
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Finally an American IPA from us. This beautiful red-orange ale has a full malty body balanced by a fruity apricot/grapefruit nose. Mounds of dank Summit hops in the whirlpool and dry-hop additions provide a delicious finish to this East meets West-coast ale.

66 IBU

(Beer added by: Imstillthegman on 12-26-2007)
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Ratings: 518 | Reviews: 196 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

_beelaker, Oct 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

ackbarleywine, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Mounty4Life
4.85/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark amber and cloudy. Little white head wit decent lacing fades after a bit
Nice west coast hop with east coast malt balance, grapefruit and citrus
Different but so good, hops pop in your mouth but doesn't lack malt backbone....hides 7.5% well
Great carbonation and hoppy bubbles on tongue with tasty finish hides 7.5 well
Something to seek out, different but in good way from my typical 2hearted or stone....get it if available and like the malty ipa!

Mounty4Life, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of KevinDanger23
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

KevinDanger23, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of corey0212
4.65/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a fantastic IPA. Deep orange/amber color, with a massive fluffy tan head. Smell is just intense juicy grapefruit. Brilliantly hoppy, lots of pine flavor. Definitely leaning towards the hoppier side, but there's also a nice sweet malty flavor....nice balance. Carbonation is way active, as seems to be the case with most Cisco beers. Just a great bitterness to this beer....this one's got bite!! Cisco continues to impress me. Check this one out.

corey0212, Mar 30, 2008
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.63/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was lucky enough to get this brew in a trade with corey0212... Thanks Corey!

L - hazy, orange/amber with a huge, fluffy beige head that stayed as puffy pillows and left globs of sticky lacing behind.

S - sweet citrus hop aroma.

T - very good balanced brew, bitter bite of citrus hops balance out well with sweet malty flavors.

F - medium bodied with a creamy feel.

D - excellent!

JoeyBeerBelly, Jun 12, 2008
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4.6/5  rDev +25.7%

devmclark, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of RickSawyer
4.58/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours chilled amber with orange hues around the edge. Very tightly packed, tiny bubbled, creamy head pillows up and holds well. Clings to the walls of the glass as the head dissipates. Aroma full of floral, apricot, orange juice, grapefruit zest, hints of peppery spice all balanced by a solid, carmel malt with notes of brown sugar. Taste isn't quite as strong as the nose, solid bitterness from the very floral citrus hops, never over done, always balanced by the wonderful malty back bone. Taste similar to if Southern Star built an IPA. Would love to try again.

Thanks for the opportunity Corey!

RickSawyer, Jul 26, 2008
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4.53/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Logan Airport. 22oz glass.

A-white head that rings the glass perfect, brown topaz body
S-great earthy, citrusy smell, almost juicy
T-great hop bite, roasted malt and nutty flavor
M-Medium
D-Absolutely a great beer. Worth trying to seek out and find.

jneiswender, Nov 13, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

DarrellK, Oct 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

RDW, Feb 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

xHopHeadx, Aug 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

milkbone_underwear, Sep 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

samibr, Oct 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

NCbeerpirate, Oct 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

fuzzcherry, Aug 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

mds1101, Feb 26, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber. no date. poured into shaped pint glass.

classic amber color, almost clear. lots of foamy head that barely ever recedes. yeast is a bit easy to disturb, but doesn't make the beer too cloudy on later pours. in fact, the lacing gets even nicer.

piney, fresh, resiny aroma. just a hint of citrus zest. whiffs of caramel and fresh toasted bread.

very fresh hop flavor, again on the piney, resinous side of the spectrum. only slight hints of grapefruit. some more citrus will show up in the sweetness, along with peach, but the sweet flavors are predominantly a nice malty, caramelized canvas on which the hop bouquet is painted. moderately bold bitterness that goes into a slightly resinous finish.

not too thin. some resinous texture. can even become chewy during the later more yeasty pours. moderate carbonation.

a very pleasant and drinkable offering from nantucket. that said, while it's "local" (or at least "in-state"), it's unfortunately not really that much cheaper (if at all) than comparable IPA's.

tai4ji2x, Jul 24, 2008
Photo of LBBeer
4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Cisco Brew Pub of Nantucket in Boston Logan Airport.

A--Reddish-copper ale--dark for an IPA with not much head.

S--Interesting sweet hoppy nose. Lots going on here.

T--Big and roasty malts with a healthy dose of both bittering hops and finish dry hops.

M--Not a lot of carbonation here, but plenty of body. Even more of a palate wrecker than their Bailey's.

O--Another good offering. Next time through Logan I promise to try their belgian.

LBBeer, Apr 06, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased at McKinnon's split with BA MrHurmateeowish. pours a hazy copper red with a half inch of off white head. scents of herbal hops grace the nose with some citrus, caramel and butterscotch in the background. tastes of grassy hops are extremely present, butterscotch and caramel are in the background along with some citrus. medium bodied and light carbonation. the hops are very strongly present in this beer and it's quite impressive. Two Thumbs UP!

Cheers!

CheckMate, Jan 30, 2010
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4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful neutral amber color with a small amount of chill haze. Excellent lasting and rocky head that leaves ample lace after each sip.

Nice fresh hop smell, very appealing. Nearly no malt nose.

Better balance in the flavor, but hop is completely dominant after the initial sip. Dry hoppy finish that lasts a very long time. The malt does provide a solid body. Lots of complexity particularly with how the hops change flavor throughout the tasting.

This is one of the better IPA's I've had in quite some time. I will seek this out in the future.

smcolw, Mar 29, 2008
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased at McKinnon's split with BA Checkmate. Pours a hazy copper-red body with nearly an inch of off-white head. Robust resin-y hop presence dominates the aroma, with pine, grapefruit, with notes of caramel and butterscotch. Citrussy grassy hops match the caramel and toffee malts. Medium to full bodied with ample carbonation. A really nice balanced tasty American IPA - one of the best I've had. Awesome.

MrHurmateeowish, Jan 30, 2010
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4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazed golden amber color with a few fingers of off-white bubbles, good retention and lacing. Scent is hop forward with grapefruity, floral, earthy and pine the stars, some citrus, decent lightly biscuity malt backbone, reminicent of an english brew. taste packs a full sized hop punch, grapefruit forward with equal parts floral, earthy and piney. Malt a little bigger than nose dictates, nutty and buscuity. Medium bodied, great smooth feel, lightly dry. A nice full flavored IPA which should please hop and malt heads.

rfgetz, Apr 11, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz from Blanchard's in Hyannis, MA.

Foam starts overflowing the bottle as soon as it's opened. The color is a turbid caramel-brown, and the head is very sticky, rich and stable. Even though this beer could be almost a year old, the spicy hop aroma is still fresh. There is a deep sweetness accompanying the hop bite that makes this a well-rounded beer, almost like a DIPA. The excessive carbonation unfortunately lends a bit of soapiness to the taste. If the overall flavor profile was enhanced only a little, this could be a very solid offering from Cisco. Their best that I've sampled thus far, and that's saying a lot. The brewery's summertime offerings are well worth checking out.

bminor7, Feb 28, 2010
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Indie Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.