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Indie Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Indie Pale AleIndie Pale Ale

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543 Ratings

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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 16
Gots: 54 | 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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Photo of AdamP
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of flagmantho
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium amber-brown hue with plenty of haze. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam with a bit of an orange cast. Looks somewhere between an IPA and an amber ale. Actually, pretty attractive.

Smell: big caramel malt nose with plenty of hops. Hop character is earthy, citrusy and a little bit floral. Reminds me more of a heavily hopped amber than an IPA, but that's no problem for me. I like it.

Taste: sweetish malty backbone with a mess of citrusy and earthy hops. Not bad, but the flavor is a miss, especially considering that these disparate elements blended so well in the aroma.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a pretty big creaminess, especially for the style. I like it!

Overall: this is a pretty good beer, but the flavor just doesn't mesh well for me.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of xHopHeadx
4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is an auburn-copper color with a thick, dense, off-white head. Nose of caramel and fresh, oregano spiced hops. FLavors are caramel rich and slightly boozey, with a spicy hops presence. Grapefruit flavors and tang all over the palate. The aftertaste is tangy, as well, and hoppy, with a rich, slightly drying finish. Very tasty.

Photo of Bendurgin
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. This pours a light brown with two fingers of beige head. Lots of sticky lace.

Resinous aroma with some hints of candied fruit and some pine bitterness in the background. A touch of sweet malt lingers. Citrus on the pallet with grassy hops in the background. Lots of great citrus here with a slightly lackluster hop bittering.

The body is light with rough carbonation. Overall this one is serviceable. Enjoyable enough; I'm sure I'll grab this again for some outdoor occasions.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of wcl113
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Arithmeticus
2.95/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured semicool in small glass.

A: dark copper, medium carbonation, buoyant head, very head with good lacing
S: aggressive hop aroma, long-lasting
T: stale, cloying; hops are overbalanced against malt
M: thin

Not that great an ipa; perhaps it had to be chilled more, maybe not

Photo of InebriatedJoker
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of SouljaSaia17
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a Hazy Dark Orange color, starts out with a solid two finger head, which fizzes down to a 1 finger, but leaves some nice lacing.

S: Bitter hop aroma hits off the first smell, which is followed by a grapefruit type citrus. Pine and a slight hint of honey are also present.

T: Tangy grapefruit bite right off the bat, moderate hop bitterness follows with hints of apricot and pine through the end. Finishes with a dry bread-type yeast taste.

M: Smooth for the style, light bodied with subtle carbonation.

O: Exactly what I expected from an IPA, not as strong as a Whitewater, but very drinkable for a hot summer day. Good quality and ABV for the price!

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