Whale's Tale Pale Ale | Cisco Brewers Inc.

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3.63/5
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Whale's Tale Pale AleWhale's Tale Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
ciscobrewers.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Quaffer on 12-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,797
Reviews:
384
Ratings:
1,259
pDev:
13.22%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
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Ratings: 1,259 |  Reviews: 384
Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this at Mews Tavern in Rhode Island. It poured a clear orangish with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent had hop hints that included some citrus flare. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with some fruit notes present. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a decent beer.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated November 2017 into pint glass. (It's 6 months old so keep that in mind when reading this review.) Pours a very attractive golden-amber color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Initial impression is a faint taste of tropical fruits and a relatively mild earthy hops presence, with caramel and biscuit malts actually dominating the taste. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Finish is malty with a slight lingering bitterness. Underwhelming but not bad.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewnme
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whitey27
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopsputin
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: clear dark amber color. 1 finger solid tan head. Looks like you could rest a coin on it

S: caramel, toffee, sweet berries, and dough. Smells more like an ESB than an English Pale Ale

T: toasted caramel, toffee, caramel, and a large doughy note

M: medium mouthfeel, lower carbonation

O: good beer, but doesn’t quite feel like an english Pale Ale. I’m thinking an ESB, and average at that

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Photo of nhdjinn
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle says English style Pale ale. Don't confuse this with a American pale ale is not the same class
English Bitters has 3 classes and ABV and hops would put this in a Extra Special Bitter

Looks: Very nice pale to amber color
Smell: malty with wood and musty - Fuggles hop?. I would guess American 2 row malt
Taste: Malt comes thru slight caramel - Hop hit is typical of an ESB but a tad weak per ABV
Overall not a bad English special Bitter. Its not Fullers ESB

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Photo of trocketsauced
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moir1994CT
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a good pale ale but nothing fancy or superb id say. A middle of the road type of beer. Has good flavor thats for sure, but doesnt have as much punch as I'd like but maybe thats being nit picky.

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Photo of biointen
2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Did I get a bad bottle?

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Photo of DuaneL
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent. But nothing to write home about. Don't try again!!!

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Photo of BeersAndPretzels
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kzeglis
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A little underwhelming, had higher hopes as the color is rich and copper.

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Photo of bixby1971
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Another find that I wouldn't find in the Midwest. Pleasantly spiced. I view Whale's Tale more like an APA that went well with lunch. To my mind, EPAs tend to have more of a contested interplay with the malt and hops and the malts usually win. But I definitely would have Whale's Tale again in a session or with lunch as its hops do not linger too long (even though they win in the end.)

9/24/17 From a bottle, Had two days later with appetizers. No discernible difference in freshness or taste from tap. Enjoyed more maltiness as it warmed.

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Photo of Justinprintz
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gerred
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jlabs
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baldy00
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Coltron23
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mleblanc25
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prost76
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 1,259 ratings