Whale's Tale Pale Ale | Cisco Brewers Inc.

1,235 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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3.31/5  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%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Act25
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a .5l glass.

A: Amber-orange in color with mahogany hues. clear with white head that is foamy, creamy, and rocky. OK head retention, excellent lacing. Good appearance.

S: Mild. Bready. Toast w/ hints of caramel and toffee. balanced by hops, lemon and citrus. Complex includes grass and oil and richness.

T: Initial caramel and toffee. Fresh bread and coffee. Earthy, grassy hops in background. Modest bitterness, tea-like. Semi-dry finish with soothing caramel, fresh bread, spice and a little bitter hops.

M: Medium bodied, creamy. Moderately low carbonation.

O: The malt is balanced by the hops. It's a good beer. I found it sessionable. Good first beer of evening or with pub fare and comfort foods. *(grilled burger on pretzel roll, heirloom tomato, grilled peppers, garlic, asparagus, mushrooms)

Came back to enjoy this in 12 pack of cans at WFM - very enjoyable. upped my rating.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -39%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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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 1,235 ratings.
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