Indie Pale Ale
Cisco Brewers Inc.

Indie Pale AleIndie Pale Ale
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #6,036
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #34,894
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 12.94%
Reviews:
223
Ratings:
669
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Cisco Brewers Inc.
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Indie Pale AleIndie Pale Ale
Notes: Finally an American IPA from us. This beautiful red-orange ale has a full malty body balanced by a fruity apricot/grapefruit nose. Mounds of dank Summit hops in the whirlpool and dry-hop additions provide a delicious finish to this East meets West-coast ale.

66 IBU
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Reviews: 223 | Ratings: 669
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a hazy light amber with a modest head that slowly diminishes as you enjoy the beer, leaving lacing. Citrus and malt in the nose, the same for the mouth. Not bad! Porbably great on the docks on Nantucket!

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Photo of Ronl12
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into chalice. Dated 10/15/18.
Not sure its the same beer. says Indie IPA on can and ABV is 6.00.
Look is semi clear golden. Smell is light hop and yeast. Taste pretty much follows. Feel is light. Overall, ok beer that is worth a drink but I would not seek out.

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Photo of digboy
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow gold with a 1 finger bright white head. Not much aroma, vaguely citrus and pine notes. Taste is light malt up front with a nice warm, slightly sweet flavor. Hops are light but present, mostly pine accented by the medium bitterness.. crisp not sticky.

Has bad ratings and i think its a bit unfair. Before the neipa craze this would have been a well balanced, tasty ipa. Deserves better.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a clear yellow with a thick white head.

Aroma is biscuit malt and lemon hippiness.

Taste is maybe a little hop faded, but it has a nice balanced dry malt.

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Photo of keith40
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 Ounce bottle stamped Apr. 26 2017. Good color and head with a slightly citrus aroma. Some malt in the taste along with a well balanced hop grapefruit character. Refreshing and easy drinking. Purchased at Luke's in Brewster.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a great coloring on the body (pale yellow-gold, almost straw colored) but the head and lacing are impressive. Smell is true to a English IPA standards (malt rich) but has a very nice citrusy American aspect to it. Very balanced, and that bleeds into the taste which balances bitterness and sweetness, citrus and earthiness, grass and pine. Feel is more silky and robust than the look would suggest. Quite nice. Up against modern American IPAs I can see this one getting passed over quickly because it's extremely balanced and subtle. But comparing it to more traditional English IPAs I think it's a winner.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This one was poured into a pint glass and a tulip. There wasn’t any difference between the two. The appearance had a nice red-orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute and left some light glossy spider web lacing. The smell had a "fruity" apricot to grapefruit aroma with a nice bittering underneath of some light spicy hops. The taste had a nice citrusy to apricot-like flavoring coat my taste buds fairly nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a fairly decent sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation seemed just a tad under for the IPA style, but honestly wasn’t too bad to me. Overall, for the most part, I say this was a good IPA worthy of having again.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2017-06-05 at BWI airport on tap

A - pretty clear gold with a short white head

S - Tropical, biscuit and lightly dank

T - Much like the smell plus some earthy spice and reasonable grapefruit zest lingering bitterness. Balanced.

M - High carbonation, light medium body. A bit too carbonated.

O - A pleasant IPA. Well made.

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Photo of KatyBeerGuy
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap. Two-finger head disappeared relatively quickly. Very nice lacing as glass was drained. Nice bittery taste Of citrus and grapefruit. Very nice

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Photo of Sheppard
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent golden hue. Not much aroma. The flavor isn't full but there is some nice grapefruit character. Some stick bitterness on the finish. This is a nice west coast style IPA.

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Photo of ordybill
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky amber color with a large white head. The aroma is full of hops, fruit, malt & yeast. Basically, a chemistry set of all things great in beer. The taste is full of hops and fruit. It has an interesting acidic aftertaste.

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Photo of Act25
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great every day IPA. Steady, minerally, east coast, great food beer. Peach orchard, spring time, sea side. Upgraded my review (in cans!) Could be my every day IPA.

A: Pours a cloudy amber color with a meringue head that lasts and laces a little.

S: Noses gets better as it warms. Complex, ample. Pleasing blend of caramel malt and piney hops, dank, lots of grass and spring herbs.

Taste: The balanced malt and hop favor the piney, floral hops, more citrus jam mid palate on bright, light toast.

Mouthfeel: Medium w lots of carbonation, cleansing, juicy finish.

O: A little dank, a little soapy, but mostly juicy and spring like. Straightforward and an every day kind of IPA. Try 24.

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Photo of Roby923
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Summit hops give off a "dank" smell, smell almost resembling the mosaic hop. Was expecting a bitter assault on the pallet but the taste was much more subdued. Super delicious and very drinkable. Bottled from somewhere in CT.

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Photo of cab4514
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was another good find while back home in MA. A nice American IPA that isn't overly hoppy to the point where it begins to taste like soap. It had great balance between malt, hop, and citrus. A great year-round beer that offers something for every season. Hope I start to find it around like I do Whale Tail.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden orangish color with an off-white head with nice retention and lacing. The aroma is malt and citrusy hops. The taste like the aroma is more on the balanced side with bright citrusy hops.

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Photo of cervezango
4.94/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

you can tastes the hops is it red hot? this is a white labeled beaut. the bottle looks cool and its nice and dry and fuckin crisp. its even got a little salt in the after birth. splitting this delight between two adventureers after a 430 smoke mesh is best. taste is I'm proved by drinking from a coffee mug. since you don't need to see what it looks like ins the the label on says what it looks like when in glass glassware. its good . this maybe should b a PSA for not writing beer reviews when your stoned. but maybe its the best thing to do on right now. ok i gotta go my room mate is playing the harry potter theme on his martini. good beer though.

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Photo of Chicowdy
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is my kind of IPA. Light in color, medium in body with the right combo of hops. A little citrus, a little pine, a little grass and just a hint of malts to hold everything together.

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Photo of smanson56
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on draft at the Pickle Jar in downtown Falmouth, Ma. It poured a pale yellow orange with a slight hoppy nose with some floral hints. Nothing really jumps out in the first taste a nice blend of the hops and the malt. A smooth drinking IPA. I'd probably order it again.

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Photo of TX-Badger
2.87/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a mostly clear golden color with white head. Pine, grass, and citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a slight hop bite.

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Photo of Fuori_fuoco
4.62/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a number one beer.
It pours a medium head. Great orange colour. Very hoppy and bitter but balanced by a good amount of malt. Loved its crispiness. Nice hoppy finish.
Will have more of it.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought a six-pack at Table and Vine in West Springfield, MA. Served in a goblet. The beer poured with a medium head and patchy lacing on the sides. The drink has a murky gold-orange appearance. Really zesty citrus smells with earthy/grassy tones. Bittersweet aftertaste with a mixture of lemon and orange flavors. Really good carbonation and a dry finish. Pretty good IPA.

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Photo of tone77
3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a caramel/amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is floral, light citrus. Taste is lemony, medium hop bitterness, a bit of malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, not a bad beer, but just feels a bit off and no up to the standard of this style.

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Photo of pat61
4.36/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours hazy amber to red orange under a quickly dissipating 3” off white foam cap. Produces thin curtains of lace. Smell: Spice and herbal hops with biscuit and light fruit. Taste: Starts with fruit – peach, apricot and melon – over biscuit leading to a grapefruit rind bitterness. Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium body and carbonation. Overall: Refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of blindtiger24
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Clear, golden, and tons of carbonation.
S: Lemon citrus and peel, maybe some honey
T: Huge lemon and orange citrus flavors. Some malty and bready sweetness.
F: The cabonation bubbles are noticeable on the swallow. Pithy biterness from peel. Sticky, sweet, and slightly warming.
O: Not overly complex but still solid. Super fresh and flavorful.

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Photo of sprucetip
2.14/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Had at Boston Logan in a bottle at Cisco pub. It was damned near awful. It was really disappointing. Just some musty muted hop flavor with no depth or balance from the malt bill. The nose was similar, not much going on, and what was going on struck me as stale. Shoulda had the Lagunitas at the other bar. I did not enjoy it and will not have it again.

This is mostly a reminder to myself to avoid Cisco if I see them again. I had been in another pub of theirs once and I recall it being very average, and I am all about supporting local beer everywhere if is is decent. This supposed IPA they gave me today was not decent. I can only hope that it was somehow degraded from what it was supposed to be.

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