Indie Pale Ale | Cisco Brewers Inc.

648 Ratings
Indie Pale AleIndie Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Imstillthegman on 12-26-2007

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Ratings: 648 |  Reviews: 219
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.32/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It's a pretty good IPA. Not Hoppy enough for my taste. I thought appearance is nice with a color of copper. A light head that dissolves upon pouring into the glass. It has hints of caramel and grapefruit in the smell. The taste to me is bit too malty and sweet. I would almost consider this a pale ale. The mouthfeel is nice and smooth, not bready at all. Easy to drink if you want to hang out with your buddies but not an outstanding IPA.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of shivtim
2.57/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into pint glass. Slightly hazy copper. Thin off-white head, with some lacing.

Nose is super sweet. Sugar and hops. Ethanol.

Taste is not great. Un-balanced hops. Grains and metal. Kind of artificial and chemically tasting.

Can't recommend this one.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear copper orange with a one finger off-white head, good retention and medium lacing.

Aroma of floral hops, citrus and hints of caramel.

Taste light malt and grain, citrus, pine a slight caramel sweetness.

Mouth Feel was medium leaning light body with light carbonation, crisp and well balanced.

Overall a good beer, very drinkable but a mediocre AIPA

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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1/5  rDev -73.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Dodo2step
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P- Thanks to my buddy Matt for the brew.

A- a hazy orange color with a 2 finger head. mountainous and peaky head. Lacing is like whipped cream on the pint. Gorgeous, great appearance!

S- rye, biscuit malts and floral hops. bittersweet.

F- a fruit yet floral hops hits the palate. This is unique, for me anyways. rye on the backend as well.

M- a more of a fruity/floral feel that isn't as hoppy as an IPA. At first I didn't like it but as I drank more my mind was changed. The flavors come out stronger with the hop taste as well.

D- very good IPA. this would have to be a top 12 IPA for me. I could drink a case of this in a week.

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3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a nice red orange and smelled strongly of citrus or orange peel. Not much carbonation, with a very thin head. Hops, malt, rye, and citrus are the major flavors of this beer. For an IPA the malt flavor is more pronounced than normal. It leaves a slight smokey flavor on your tongue that is quite nice. If your looking for an IPA with a twist, you might like this, but if your a IPA purist you'll think it's a good beer. I'll definitely be drinking the rest of the ones that came in my beer of the month pack.

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Indie Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
3.73 out of 5 based on 648 ratings.
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