302. Cisco Brewers Whale’s Tale Pale Ale

Cisco recently started selling cans in Maine so when I saw a few at Bier Cellar in Portland I grabbed one of each. Hopefully the others are better than the pale ale.

Pours a nice deep orange color with a thick off white head that disappears quickly, leaves no lacing and makes the beer appear flat. Aroma has some hop and sweet caramel but it is fairly subdued. Taste is almost all malt and very sweet. Not what I expect from a pale ale, tastes more like an amber ale due to the lack of hops. This beer was disappointing in appearance due to poor head retention and taste.
Pros: 

Cons: Overly sweet – no hops
Alcohol Content: 5.6% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Brewers Website: Cisco Brewers
Brewers Description: Whale’s Tale Pale Ale is an English style pale ale. This is our flagship beer. Wonderfully balanced with Maris Otter malt, hints of crystal malt and generously hopped with East Kent Goldings, it has a rich honey color and fruity hop aroma. It is named in honor of Nantucket’s whaling history.

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