Whale's Tale Pale Ale | Cisco Brewers Inc.

1,228 Ratings
Whale's Tale Pale AleWhale's Tale Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States

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

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Note: I poured two cans after dinner this evening. The two pours showed different qualities in the appearance. I did a better job with the first pour and will rate the beer based on the better pour.

A - Two fingers of head that showed well-above-average retention. Really thick creamy head that maintained all the way to the bottom. Really nice lacing on the glass throughout. I would call the color a deep copper, someone also mentioned mahogany notes, which I agree with.

S - I rarely pick up strong scents from pale ales and don't give them much thought. I don't remember anything special here.

T - Initial hop bitterness that mellows quickly into a smooth malty medley. I think the main thing I picked up was a toffee flavor. Malt breadiness is definitely prevalent here and works well.

M - Nice light to medium bodied pale. I would have found it odd had it been lighter or heavier.

O - Just a quality beer. Nothing that blows me away, but something that I would enjoy drinking pretty much any time.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod.

Pours a rather murky amber-brown with almost no head. Mild, spotty lacing.

Aroma is caramel malty with some fruity tones and a fair amount of citrusy hops.

Slightly sweet and caramel malty upfront with a nice fruitiness. Leads into a medium bitterness and fair amount of citrusy hop flavors. Finishes a bit sweet and malty.

Medium body, low carbonation.

Overall, a rather tasty APA that shows some balance and doesn't eclipse the malt with hops - not that there's anything wrong with that.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours honey colored with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Pears, not much else

T: Follows the nose, plus a touch of breadyness, some woody hops as well. More pears, plus caramel & dryness as this warms. Finishes fruitty, dry with a touch of caramel

MF: Light/medium bodied, firm carbonation, alright balance

This is a passable EPA, but nothing to get excited about

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
3.69 out of 5 based on 1,228 ratings.
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