Indie Pale Ale
Cisco Brewers Inc.

Indie Pale AleIndie Pale Ale
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From:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,455
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,117
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 13.04%
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
447
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 19, 2022
Added:
Dec 26, 2007
Wants:
  22
Gots:
  119
SCORE
83
Good
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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Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by DCH from New York

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drank a few of these with a buddy of mine while shoveling out my driveway after a 3 ft snowfall. Definitely made the time go by quicker. Sticky mouthfeel and nice hop bite, would revisit if i happen to come across it again.
Apr 03, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by mdfb79 from New York

Jun 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.34 by teamgalt from Massachusetts

Feb 13, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
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!
Jan 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by rugbyallen11 from Massachusetts

Jan 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
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.
Dec 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by jprudhomme7 from New Hampshire

Dec 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.68 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Sep 04, 2018
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Reviewed by digboy from New Hampshire

3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
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.
Aug 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

3.68/5  rDev 0%
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.
Aug 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.61 by kkmiller76 from New Jersey

Aug 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.62 by Ajlvt from Washington

Aug 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.51 by AccipiterofBeer from New York

Aug 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by hophugger from Virginia

Jun 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.16 by Holderness from Massachusetts

May 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland

May 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by williahd from Maine

Mar 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.71 by paresis from Massachusetts

Dec 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.91 by aufie from Texas

Sep 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.7 by baldy00 from Connecticut

Aug 29, 2017
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Reviewed by keith40 from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
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.
Jul 23, 2017
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Reviewed by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
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.
Jul 04, 2017
 
Rated: 2.78 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Jun 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.08 by Darrin_Smith from Massachusetts

Jun 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Ned57 from Massachusetts

Jun 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by rliu917 from Massachusetts

Jun 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
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.
Jun 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
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.
Jun 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by Kmd73 from Massachusetts

May 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

May 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.27 by chriswjr from Massachusetts

May 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by RyanKininger from New York

Apr 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.22 by Dadboneau from Texas

Apr 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.39 by Brushkanna from New Jersey

Apr 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

Mar 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Feb 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by nater919 from New York

Feb 01, 2017
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