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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

494 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 14
Gots: 36 | 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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robmoak

Mississippi

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

11-13-2012 17:13:40 | More by robmoak
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-12-2012 23:05:56 | More by IPAchris
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-06-2012 16:39:26 | More by cfalovo97
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IPAfreak01

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

11-06-2012 02:58:22 | More by IPAfreak01
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AleWatcher

Illinois

2.35/5  rDev -35.6%

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.

11-04-2012 02:39:47 | More by AleWatcher
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

10-30-2012 21:16:53 | More by Molson2000
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seplo

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

10-29-2012 20:28:14 | More by seplo
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-27-2012 16:01:51 | More by sendbeer
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

A - dark amber with a big, foamy, off white head that has good retention

S - bread, candy sugar, sweet, caramel, citrusy

T - caramel, sugar, dark bread, citrus, alcohol

M - warm, almost boozy, medium to full bodied, well carbonated

This is an intense IPA. It definitely comes close to DIPA if not Barleywine Jr. It's intensely malty and sugary, but very hoppy and citrusy. The balance is nice. My only complaint is that the alcohol is a little over done. Other than that this was a nicely done IPA.

10-19-2012 22:36:21 | More by tdm168
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -6.8%

Poured from bottle into a Founders Pint Glass. Huge, frothy, off-white head, literally looks like foam from the ocean, which I think is pretty cool. Tons of lacing on the glass. Head does not go away, rather, it recedes from about 3-4 fingers down to maybe one finger, but stays around. I suppose the head is more of a light tan color. Beer is a super hazy dark orange color with hints of brown and red, almost like an apple cider, but brighter. I have to say it looks very interesting overall. Smell is bready with light citrus hops present as well, with a bit malt. Taste is decent, similar to smell, with the citrus lingering for a bit, not as "bitter" as rind, but that's the idea. Mouthfeel is average, nothing special but not too bad. I think I kind of like this beer, but not enough to go out and purchase in quantities. Decent beer to have around for guests, or maybe a starter one night.

10-08-2012 03:29:49 | More by rodlavers
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emerge077

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -14.2%

Bottle code 1152, guessing a Julian code of April 2012. Odd that the Bailey's Blonde from the same shop had a clear printed bottling date.

Dark amber color with orange red highlights, good clarity, and a fluffy head of foam that rises in a convex dome above the rim of the glass. Tons of lacing, flecks all arounf the glass, all the way down. Looks great.

Nondescript aroma, muted and faded, sadly very little to go on. A few swirls pulls out vague specialty malt and something vaguely citric. No hint of Summit dry hopping that the label mentions, but aroma is usually the first to go over time.

Mellow and flat in flavor. Nothing much to go on here too, though some bitterness and astringency are present. Light alcohol presence too, seems out of place... Feel is smooth though, in general, though the astringency gets unpleasant after awhile. Dumped the last half, will try another fresher sample if Lush puts out fresh stock on these... Sucks they're pushing old beer though.

10-05-2012 02:16:32 | More by emerge077
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

10-05-2012 00:38:06 | More by NCbeerpirate
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-29-2012 21:21:30 | More by wertschy
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-24-2012 03:23:09 | More by Gregwa
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-15-2012 22:03:09 | More by t0rin0
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-09-2012 22:14:17 | More by BigTrubble
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jak

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-08-2012 23:11:09 | More by jak
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durlta

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-08-2012 23:00:21 | More by durlta
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GTB

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-08-2012 21:03:08 | More by GTB
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Lob

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-04-2012 12:58:09 | More by Lob
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

09-03-2012 12:42:41 | More by milkbone_underwear
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-03-2012 04:04:37 | More by jnardone235
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alexgash

Connecticut

2.1/5  rDev -42.5%

12 oz. bottle. No bottle date.

Dark copper body with bronze edges. Finger of thick, creamy, light khaki head. A darker IPA. Butterscotch and soapy hops on the nose. Smells off and/or old. Just bought this from a very reputable beer store though...

Toasted malt and slightly tart citrus up front. Tartish fruit and butterscotch malt fill in. Slightly resinous, citrusy hop bitterness picks up. Finish is drier. Light-medium body with a thin, watery feel. Meh to bad. Can't really tell if this is infected (might be slightly), but it's definitely not good.

09-01-2012 21:58:35 | More by alexgash
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-31-2012 23:22:47 | More by seeswo
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Billolick

New York

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%

12 ounce can

Pours murky darker amber with a dark copper hue. Large tan head, stays and stays, and leaves some thick sheeting and webs of thick lace.

Malty nose, noticeably lacking in hops.

On the palate, hops are present but mostly with a resinous quality. Lacking in aromatic interest. Seems at the same time to be lacking in body, stale and over carbonated. Diactyle comes to mind. Not my favorite take on the style Just seems to be off and not all that enjoyable.

08-29-2012 03:26:06 | More by Billolick
Indie Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.