Indie Pale Ale | Cisco Brewers Inc.

647 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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Brownish orange. Translucent. Not much head. Some lacing. Looks like a healthy amount of sediment hanging out in there. Looks pretty good

Smell: Dank sticky sweet smelling hop aroma. Apricots definitely. The bottle says grapefruit aroma but I'm not getting that. Toasty oak. Interesting. I've had barleywines that smell similar. Intriguing

Taste: Definitely tastes more European than American which isn't a bad thing. Semi sweet apricots and roasted malts start things off. Some tart grapefruit before the wet hops kick in. Not very bitter considering. Mostly grassy flavors. Some oily pine notes but the hop profile is surprisingly understated. Not a great IPA but different and it gets some points from me for not just being a hop overload. Finish is crisp and somewhat dry

Mouthfeel: Resiny stickyness. Some sharp crispness in there. Refreshing

Overall: Not at all what I was expecting. Granted I'm not an all the time IPA drinker but this one kinda threw me for a loop. Not unpleasant. Not something I would run out for again but good enough in its own right. Not something I would recommend to a hophead but it is worth trying

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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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3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent amber with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Fantastic lacing & head retention

S: Bready & fruitty

T: Woody hops, pears, leafy & grassy hops, seems more English to me... Faint figs, woodyness, pears as this warms. Finishes fruitty, woody, dry & restrained

MF: Medium bodied & creamy, nice balance all things considered

Mediocre AIPA, slightly better EIPA, Cisco, you are underwhelming me so far, although decently drinkable

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Indie Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
3.73 out of 5 based on 647 ratings.
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