Whale's Tale Pale Ale | Cisco Brewers Inc.

1,225 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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2.84/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Cisco Brewers Whale’s Tale Pale Ale.. 12oz glass... best before Apr 2012
purchased at a convenient store in Astoria, Queens... they had a few others from Cisco....

A: Beautiful pour... the head formed in a strange rumbling way... deceptively clear reddish-brown color.. one finger white head... lacing is sticky as glue, doesn’t want to leave the sides...i can already tell the carbonation is going to be unique from the way it bubbles up

S: Very subtle hops... almost a fall leaf/twig essence. Not smelling much, might just be the turkish food i have sitting around... 3.0

T: Hard to taste at first because of the heavy carbonation at first. Quickly evolves into a very light hops/cherry taste which quickly turns back into a carbonated club soda feel... Not getting the apricot, orange that people are mentioning...It’s a refreshing beer, I’ll give it that, taste like lightly flavored sparkling water though... 2.5

MF: The carbonation feels like club soda. Not my favorite feel here. Beer doesn’t stick to my lips, the taste is muffled in the bubbles...2.5

O: Overall it’s an average ale with very little to it...Not too impressed, but it goes well with my food. 3.0

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very drinkable Pale Ale. The smell is nice with it's light sweetness and hint of what's to come. A perfect fit with the chili I'm enjoying it with.

A good into to Pale Ales if you are looking to get you or a friend started with Pale Ales.

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4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased as a single - pint pour

Pours a nice golden orange with big pillow head, took a while to come down. nice.

Smells fruity, really fruity, in a good way if that's your cup o tea. Taste follows, acidic and tart, pleasantly so.

Feels super smooth and drinkable, this went down fast.

Overall this is a solid pale - I DO plan on buying this again. This would be a great boat beer in the spring time.

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Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
3.69 out of 5 based on 1,225 ratings.
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