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Whale's Tale Pale Ale | Cisco Brewers Inc.

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3.63/5
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1,252 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Quaffer on 12-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,274
Reviews:
381
Ratings:
1,252
pDev:
13.22%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
268
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of keith40
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Loved the copper color. Well balanced taste with some fruit and malt coming through. Very little bitterness and not overly carbonated making it easy to drink . Overall, a refreshing and tasty beer. Purchased at Town Center. Bottle marked Apr 2017.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of breardon1776
2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 1,252 ratings
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