Tag Archives: Cisco Brewers

439. Cisco Brewers Double IPA

Cisco Double IPAThis must be a new beer from Cisco Brewers as I cannot find much info online about it. This is part of their Island Reserve program which means it is actually brewed by them and not contract brewed. I don’t mind contract brewed beer as long as it is quality. The Cisco cans I had last summer/fall were not very good but the Island Reserve stuff seems to be much better.

This double IPA has your typical orange color with a two finger white head. Aroma has plenty of fresh hops and a bit of alcohol. Taste follows with a nice hop profile but also quite a bite. The alcohol is warming in the finish and not as well masked as many other double IPAs I have reviewed. Overall this was a tasty DIPA but nothing outstanding. When compared to those available from Hill Farmstead, The Alchemist, Maine Beer, Resin from Sixpoint or Full Throttle from Sebago Brewing it just doesn’t hold up. 
Pros:
Solid DIPA
Cons: 
Alcohol Content: 6.8% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Cisco Brewers
Brewers Description:

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319. Cisco Brewers Summer of Lager

This may be the last of my Summer beers and I really will not miss them as I am ready for some nice stouts and porters. This can came from Bier Cellar in Portland as I picked up a few singles of Cisco cans a while back. Overall these beers are OK and represent the style well but not something I would seek out to try again.

Color is a nice gold with a thick white head – a nice looking lager. Aroma is almost non-existent but you can pickup a bit of spicy hops. Taste is light and refreshing with some solid malt character and just a hint of herbal hops in the finish. Dry finish and easy to drink as you would expect from a Helles Lager. Overall not a bad beer for a Summer afternoon.
Pros:
Drinkable
Cons:  
Alcohol Content: 5.6% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Cisco Brewers
Brewers Description: A light lager released at the beginning of the summer when Nantucket is just getting it’s groove on! It’s a classic Bavarian style lager with a delicious malt palate and an assertive noble hop finish. Hints of citrus give this lager a light, refreshing flavor perfect for hot summer nights.

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304. Cisco Brewers Sankaty Light Lager

Had a couple of lagers in the fridge on Sunday and decided with Summer coming to an end it was time to drink them and start making room for the stouts and porters. This is my second canned beer from Cisco Brewers and truly a session beer with only 3.8% ABV.

Pours a pale yellow with a nice white head full of big fluffy bubbles. Just like the Pale Ale the head disappears very quickly leaving no lacing on the glass. Aroma is what I expect from a lager – meaning not much, maybe a little sweet smelling but no hop, fruit or anything exciting coming from this one. Taste is quite bland but very light, easy to drink and refreshing. Not a bad beer but just not my style.
Pros:
Refreshing
Cons: Very simple
Alcohol Content: 3.8% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Brewers Website: Cisco Brewers
Brewers Description: Sankaty Light Lager is a light American Golden Lager. This delicious creation is light-bodied with tremendous balance and distinct hop character. At 3.8% alcohol and 126 calories this light beer has true flavor and body while being easy to drink and easier on the waistline. It is named after the famous lighthouse that has stood on a bluff on the southeastern side of Nantucket Island since 1849.

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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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