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Cisco Whales Tale Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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An amber English-style ale that has a nice balance between hops and malt. It's the most popular of our beers and the most versatile in terms of pairing with food or people.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (7719) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
355ml bottle. Pure malt juice, stale and malty, dusty. I like English pale ales but this is like an east coast ipa with little hops.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1889) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours Amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is fruity caramel and some dark fruits. Really nice. Flavor falls a little flat. Bitterness is a bit harsh also. Overall a good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2703) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Can. Pours copper brown with a foamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread and grass. Flavor of sweet malts, caramel, grains, citrus, pine and had a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maxbier (356) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Copper with off white head. Light grassy malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor hop balance. Caramel malt and slight hop finish. Nice clean pale ale.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BierMeHoos (143) - Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2014
From a bottle. Pours copper. Tastes like light grains, light roasted malt. Light body and low carbonation. The aroma and look are great, but flavor and palate are 'ok'.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6635) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2014
Draught at Logan. Amber-brown-orange with lace. Eatyh hop and caramel nose. Flavor is rich caramel and chocolate malts, earthy hops with a touch of pine and a bit of cinnamon. Fine carbonation. OK.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
naivepegasus (338) - USA - AUG 24, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark orange-brown with about a finger of quickly dissipating head. Some zest and malt in the nose. Largely malted taste with very little hop influence- very rye-heavy. It’s not great, but not bad, it would be better if it was a bit more drinkable (this is a slow sipper)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (767) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 17, 2014
I had this at Zuma Tex-Mex. Pours amber with a white head. Taste malt, Carmel, bisquit. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6852) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2014
bottle at berlinerbierfest2013. steady stuff - clear amber with a lingering head; toffee nose; light citrus, modest bitterness

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1783) - - JUL 27, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-17-12 - Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance –The brew was served a clear amber color with a two finger white head. The head faded relatively fast to leave a light amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma was heaviest of caramel and some bready malt aromas. Some citrus and a light pine hop were also present mixed within; although these aromas were on the lighter side. Taste – The taste begins of a bready malt flavor mixed with a lighter caramel sweetness. As the taste advances from there, hop flavors begin to enter the flavor profile. A more mild earthy and piney hop are the first to be detected followed by a light citrus bitter hop. These in the end take away from some of the sweetness and leave a slightly bitter dryness on the tongue. Mouthfeel – A body of the beer was medium with a carbonation level below average. Both suited the more bready nature of the beer quite well. Overall – An OK brew, but nothing really all that special.


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