Whale's Tale Pale Ale | Cisco Brewers Inc.

BA SCORE
83
good
1,224 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
Ratings:
1,224
Reviews:
376
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
253
For Trade:
1
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of EighthElement
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber with a fluffy off-white head and streaming carbonation within a pilsner glass.

Light, clean grains and malt with a light fruitiness, perhaps orange.

Flavors follow the nose quite closely, with light bitterness and a light finish.

Light to medium body with moderate carbonation, no alcohol, and cleansing.

Easily a go-to day-to-day beer which I enjoyed several times during a relaxing weekend while on Nantucket.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of thagr81us
2.83/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured golden yellow-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, spicy hop, and subtle milk chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, fruit, earth hop, and skunky hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly average brew. Out of the pale ales that I had in this sampler flight this was my least favorite of the bunch. The skunky note I picked up on in this one really wasn’t that pleasant at all and really took me back at first. As it warmed this became a little more sharp. Also the milk chocolate note on the nose felt a little out of place as well. I think this brew might have had an identity crisis if I am honest and didn’t know what it wanted to be when it grew up. Worth trying, but I doubt I will be having it again.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of gcamparone
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap at grand cru in hyannis Massachusetts

A- pours a clear copper body with a medium white head with some sticky lacing

S- not too much going on. Malty and somewhat corny

T- grassy, citrus, slight metallic aftertaste

M- medium carbonation as mouthfeel

A middle of the road pale ale. Could use more hop character

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3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden amber with a light head on top, more like surface slush. It also has a murky and hazy clarity. Aroma is also malts with very little in the way of hops. Taste is malts and sweet at that. I wasn’t very impressed with this one. Made in the English tradition, I’ve try to take that into account but I think it lacks depth of flavor and in fact think it quite borish

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3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can thx to Chris from the busy bee Raleigh !

The pour is mostly clear copper with a firm one inch off white head.
The aroma is caramel malt with a dry grassy hop. Pretty faint nose.
The taste is a dull caramel maltiness, along with the grassy earthy hops. The malt is more present than the hops. Palate is medium bodied, dull carbonation, dry finish.
This was OK

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
3.69 out of 5 based on 1,224 ratings.
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