Friday, September 3, 2010
Cisco Whale's Tale Pale Ale
I bought a can of Cisco Brewers Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Brass Rail in Campbelltown, PA. The beer pours a yellow-gold color with a lofty foamy white head and a good lacing that sticks to the glass. The aroma consists of pale malts and a nice helping of hops that smell of pine and pepper. The taste is phenomenal with a good malt base and a bit of buttery crackers. What sets this beer apart is the good hop accents that bring out lemon, pepper, and pine flavors into the beer. The hops are wet and biting, but do not dry out the mouth. The alcohol content is 5.6% ABV. I was thoroughly impressed with this pale ale, as the flavors were well balanced and the hops were a very enjoyable part of this beer.