Whale's Tale Pale Ale
Cisco Brewers Inc.

Whale's Tale Pale AleWhale's Tale Pale Ale
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From:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
English Pale Ale
Ranked #63
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,132
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 13.19%
Reviews:
400
Ratings:
931
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 26, 2022
Added:
Dec 07, 2001
Wants:
  37
Gots:
  287
SCORE
82
Good
Whale's Tale Pale AleWhale's Tale Pale Ale
Notes: Whale's Tale Pale Ale is an English style pale ale named in honor of Nantucket's whaling history. Wonderfully balanced with Maris Otter malt, hints of crystal malt and generously hopped with East Kent Goldings, it has a rich honey color and fruity hop aroma.

40 IBU
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Rated: 4 by MacStinson from Michigan

Oct 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Oct 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.03 by Sellen from Connecticut

Sep 04, 2022
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Rated by brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Solid, steady pale ale.
Aug 24, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear amber appearance with an average size off white head and decent lacing. Earthy, herbal, bready aroma paired with a touch of spice. Subtle, rounded hop flavors matched against a strong malt backbone. Bitterness is evident but not sharp. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel.
Aug 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

May 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.67 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

May 14, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Dec 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Nov 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.6 by Bitburger from Vermont

Nov 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.71 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Oct 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Sep 24, 2021
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle purchased from the Cork and Keg in Sorrento Valley, CA. No known birth date. Solid English style pale ale - dark golden yellow with subtle bitterness. Good frothy head that rapidly recedes. Big fan... solid.
Sep 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by pkalix from California

Sep 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Mustela_Man from California

Aug 10, 2021
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Reviewed by TheRatCage from Connecticut

3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
L: one finger bubbly head. Mild lacing. Clear orange-red color.

S: light cracker malt. Bitter floral hops. Not strong smelling.

T: sweet malt. Floral and bitter hops. Faint citrus.

F: medium bodied. Nice carbonation and hops on the back end.

O: nothing overly complex. A good English pale ale in my opinion. A dependable beer good for a hot day or with friends. No alcohol taste with a bitter hops end to session.
Jun 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.78 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

May 29, 2021
 
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Reviewed by Seamus_Hanrahan from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I've had on Draft.. and bottled. There was a time when i had a pint on tap that i thought was the cat's meow.. but in time found it to be inconsistent. On tap has nice head and aroma. As noted above i found the taste varied between 4.5 and 3.5.
I did enjoy a visit to the brewery ..the bar crew was pleasant delightful to hang with.
May 08, 2021
 
Rated: 1.75 by wildman69 from New York

Dec 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.62 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Nov 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Oct 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania

Sep 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by elamb106 from New York

Aug 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

Feb 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.49 by Wontonst from California

Jan 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Amendm from Rhode Island

3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
An average pour from a 12-oz. can produced a finger of off-white soapy foam with average retention and spots of lace.
A slight haze to an amber-straw body.

Mild smell of bread, dough and cracker with floral and herbal hops in the background.

Neutral on sweetness and mildly bitter, a light spicy taste is added to the hops. Pale toasted malt with a hint of caramel and vague fruit moderate the bitterness. A very faint citrus bite (mostly lemon) and malt sweetness blend and liven up up the middle. The finish is semi-dry as bitterness rises to above average. Spicy and herbal hops linger a while.

light body with average carbonation, sessionable and smooth. I think this is more like an English IPA than a Pale Ale.
Enjoyable easy drinker, perfect for a 3.5 hour Football session.
Dec 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by Rubicj from Massachusetts

Nov 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by TrojanRB from Texas

Sep 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.4 by mickyge from Massachusetts

Sep 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.72 by Skywave from Oklahoma

Aug 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by JoKo from Connecticut

Aug 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by generalraider from New Jersey

Aug 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.72 by YJY from England

Jul 28, 2019
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Rated by tastocke from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours clear caramel. Light fruit nose. A pretty serviceable pale ale.
Jul 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by jay25mac from Massachusetts

Jul 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.08 by mcbridec6 from New Jersey

Jun 16, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A-Pours a light amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has slight malt and hop hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a slight malt and hop flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good Pale Ale
Jun 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Apr 28, 2019
Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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