REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Watch out for the head of this beer! it explodes.... it took me 3 3/4 glasses to contain the head. the taste is okay...more ’neh’ than GEE! THIS IS GREAT!
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
There are 2 beers that I attribute to having opened my mind to the true world of beer. Sam Adams Boston Lager taught me there is more to beer than Bud and Coors. Cisco’s Whales Tale Pale Ale opened my senses to the hoppier side of life. However, I have not had the pleasure of revisiting this brew since my wife and I took a trip to Nantucket back in October, 1998. Finally (thanks to VENOM) I had that opportunity. Mandarin orange color with a cloudy/yeasty appearance. Creamy and persistent off white head. Very floral hop dominated nose. Full bodied and heavily carbonated, though not out of control. A tangy hop bitterness with an underlying malt base that does tone the hops down, but not out. Excellent Pale Ale.
zalix (1) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great refreshing handcrafted English style ale. Not overly hoppy, has a bold tast and smooth finish.
beb5000 (23) - Avon, Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I got this as a gift and loved it. Very hoppy, but great. A lot of carbination, but it adds to the flavor
properhops (88) - - NOV 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bQ9HhnNIEs
Appearance: Dark amber fades to golden glow, ˝-finger head dissipates to layering, above average lacing
Smell: Apricot, grapefruit, orange juice citrus, carmel + bready malts, earthiness
Taste: Medium body, white grape, Champagne, grapefruit, apricot, carmel malts, doughy bread, green tea, pine, earthiness + dead pine wood residual, plum afterthought, incredibly crisp + clean, mild carbonation
Pairings: Lobster, lobster roll
bkuzmin99 (20) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Especially good when served ice cold.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle-pours a 2 finger high, rich, rocky, tan head that laces. Cloudy burnt orange color with effervescence. Aroma is malt, creamy, musty, background hops. Taste is a burst of hops with some bite, then balanced by a creamy, sweet malt and fruity. Nice. (much different tasting when I had it later with food)
jsmerig (1412) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is of butterscotch or caramel. Color is gold with a little bit of head. Taste is nicely malt forward. Has a little bit of hops to offset the malt very nice.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this from a bottle at The Oyster Bar at Grand Central in Manhattan. Nose of spices
& perfume, pine & citrus, as the brew warms a note of flowers blooms to round out the
aroma. Pours a clear copper. The creamy off-white head is fully lasting with good lace.
The flavor has exceptional balance & depth. The finish is subdued and very subtle. The
medium body is dry and soft. An excellent accompaniment to my meal.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The price point here is high. BUT, slightly floral/fruity taste combined with hop finish adds to the specialiness of this brew. Aroma is nothing special, though...Still, if you see it, get it.