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Cambridge Tall Tale Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A hop lover's delight! Big and bold, our Pale Ale distinguishes itself by its huge fresh hop aroma and flavor. A combination of Cascade and Centennial hops in the kettle and during an extensive dry-hopped conditioning time gives the beer its nectarious flavor.


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Less hop aroma than the porter. Toasty maltiness, nicely balanced. Uninteresting.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3789) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with thin lacy white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy, tons of bready malt notes, very malt forward, hops take a back seat. Taste is bready, malty, light piney hop bitterness. Palate is med light bodied with good carbonation. Decent pale ale, certainly malt forward, DDC style. Good, a bit English style. The cask with a small dry hop was better still, very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5013) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
on tap on the premises - and from cask. clear golden pour with a small reviving white head. bready cereals, spicy grains, wet, very herbal and grassy, faint citrus, some fruitiness - pumpkin-meat, spicy oranges - obvious C?s, melons. average carbonation, light body - oily; balanced yet a bit bland grassy-herbal finish. tap version is a low-fi pale ale versus nice fluffy cask features with more aromatics. score shows a mean between the two.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
50belair (2749) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Light body with mild floral hop notes. Muted malt undercurrents. Thin in the body with a very pedestrian mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Whatup14 (888) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
En fût au brouepub. Couleur jaune paille translucide, mousse blanche laissant une dentelle éparse. Arôme de citron timide, herbal, malt. Goût herbal, malt, amertume faible, Carbonatation faible, corps moyen.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1500) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Grassy citrus aroma. Orange haze pour by tap. Bitter like citrus peels, solid enough non-specific malt contrast. Medium body, starts to feel heavy after awhile. APA with great balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reberiii (392) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Slight citrus nose, easy to drink. Pale yellow pour, excellent fibrous lacing. Slight bitter finish, malt bitter as well.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (13359) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Tap @brewpub
Clear golden color, small white head, lace. Weak aroma - cardboard (actually not in a bad way) with hops. Light-bodied. Pale malty, some light leafy hops. Light lingering bitterness. Uninspiring, can’t trace much of Cascade and Centennial.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2366) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Mild White Head Ring, No Lacing S: Floral, Mildly Grainy T: Floral, Mildly Grainy M: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter Overall, not a good beer to have on cask, under carbonated made it flat on taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4288) - Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2013
On the draft the brewery, plain light pale le with no real descerable malt or hop flavors

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Delicious. A nice well balanced pale ale. I'm pretty sure this one has a lot of cascade hops. A nice bitter vote at the end that doesn't longer too long. One of the better pales I've had recently. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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