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Indie Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
83
good

543 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 16
Gots: 53 | 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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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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!

Photo of spinsyco
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Right to the top of my list of IPAs. Good hop aroma, crisp mouthfeel but oh so refreshing. Mmmmm

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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.

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!

Photo of devmclark
4.6/5  rDev +25.7%

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!

Photo of jneiswender
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.

Photo of DarrellK
4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Love this and I pick some up every time I am in the US

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of tai4ji2x
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.

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.

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Indie Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.