Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cisco Brewers - Indie Pale Ale

Cisco Brewers is a brewery based out of Massachusetts, they do everything from Barley Wine to Witbier and are widely regarded as one of the best "budget" breweries in the North East.

This is their classic IPA recipe and it's called an "Indie Pale Ale"
A good and affordable beer, or as it says on the label a "Good fresh beer". 7.58% ABV.

This bottle ran me $6 i think, 1Pint + 6 oz.

-Poured out with little to no head, as opposed to the generous head it had on tap last time I tried it.
-Nice Red-Orange color, smells like grapefruit, alcohol and hops at first.
-Good amount of Hops to it, another simple flavor profile. I get things like Mint, 'bitterness', and woodenness immediately with more of a 'bitter' aftertase. Enjoyable and refreshing.
-It reminds me of a standard English IPA, not too flashy... but everything is done right.

I dig it, but I'm not gonna run around calling it something special or out of the ordinary:

8.5 out of 10