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Indie Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Indie Pale AleIndie Pale Ale

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557 Ratings

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Ratings: 557
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 16
Gots: 63 | 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:
Beer added by: Imstillthegman on 12-26-2007

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
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Photo of rondufresne
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Jalfred
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of wcl113
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.05/5  rDev -16.9%
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 +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of SouljaSaia17
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
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!

Photo of sulldaddy
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a cloudy orangish copper hue with creamy off white head of 5 cm foaming up even with a gentle pour. head recedes gradually to a sturdy thick head leaving some tightly packed lattice on the sides of the glass. Very foaming remaining .5 surface layer of head.
Aroma is pine sap and citrusy hops, I also get a bit of caramel malt buried in the hops.
First sip reveals a light to average body with very fine and slightly spacious carbonation. Flavor is briefly caramel and biscuity malt which rolls to pine sap and bitey hops that finish very dry and leave a fairly astringent taste on my palate.
Overall the beer is very drinkable and I dont get any hit of ABV and the light crisp body goes well with the heat this evening.

A solid IPA that doesnt just punch you in the face with hops. A hit for the appearance due to heavy overfoaming on pour.
Worth a purchase.

Photo of ms11781
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of turnerk3
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark orange, it actually resembles the color of new motor oil. A nice white, finger width head that clings nicely to the side of the glass.

S: The aroma is resiny and citrusy, but very subtle compared to most other IPAs.

T: This has a very surprising taste. It first has a lack luster taste, but develops a nice complexity that I was not expecting. It still does not quite have the hop kick I was expecting for an American IPA, but definitely does well to surprise with a nice balance mix of hop dominance and a noticeable malt back bone.

M: A very smooth feel with a good deal of carbonation. Quite sticky with the hop after taste, as well as a malt touch in the front of the mouth.

O: This is a very nice brew that gives a unique twist to the style. It came across very subtle, but ends in a nice hoppy explosion. Unfortunately, I found that this lacked the true hop taste of an American IPA, but still a decent version of the style.

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4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - this IPA pours a hazy ruddy red with a finger of frothy off white/tan head fed by moderate carbonation

S - mellowed or balanced hops in the nose, the citrine, pine, floral hops aromas are pitted against some sugary sweetness. This hop profile leans toward the pine side

T - the taste mirrors the aroms, strong hop profile that tends towards the pine side, the hops don't fade even though some sweetness comes out

M&D - hop bombs away, a fine brewed puckering brew that appeased the hop head in you with out costing an arm and a leg.
long live canned IPA's!

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3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a pint glass.

pours a translucent dark amber shade with frothy 1" or so of beige colored head that goes absolutely nowhere; excellent lacing. great looking IPA. nose is likewise outstanding. a lot of citric hoppiness (grapefruit, apricot) with the suggestion of a malt backbone evident.

taste is very good, though for me doesn't quite live up to the expectations built by the aroma. i think the malt bill is a bit overdone - i like a little balance in my IPAs, but the toasted maltiness is infringing with the hops a bit. still, a tasty brew. bitter hoppiness persist through the finish. medium bodied moutfeel with average carbonation.

hands down a solid brew but could use some tweaking: a few small adjustments and i think it has the potential to be an upper eschelon IPA.

(originally reviewed: 05-16-2011)

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Indie Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.