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Grey Lady Ale by Cisco Brewers Inc.

Beer #180 is Grey Lady Ale by Cisco Brewers Inc.  This is a Witbier with an ABV of 4.5% and hails from the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts.  It is named after the island of Nantucket itself which is often referred to as “Grey Lady” due to the fog that often covers the island.

Into my Cape Cod Beer glass this went with a kind of pale hazy golden yellow.  The head was quite small and white.  I took a whiff and got a faint spicy lemony aroma.  The taste was a bit of wheat and the lemon like citrus found in the nose.  There was also a bit of bready malts and quite a bit of a spice of some kind I really couldn’t identify.  It was kind of thin body wise with low carbonation.

This really wasn’t my thing….not horrible just not for me.  It was a bit too lemony and spicy for my taste.

Rating: C

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Indie Pale Ale by Cisco Brewers Inc.

A few years ago I had the pleasure of visiting Cape Cod.  On my journey up there I found a couple of good local craft brewers.  They were Cape Cod Beer (a vacation in every pint…I consumed a few of their growlers of IPA…good stuff!) and Cisco Brewers Inc. on the island of Nantucket.  I didn’t get a chance to visit Cisco Brewers but I brought home  two bombers of their beer.  My next beer is one of them…not one from two years ago you silly sausages but one I picked up more recently in of all places, Maryland.

Beer #83 is Indie Pale Ale by Cisco Brewers Inc.  This is an American IPA with an ABV of 7.58%.

A very nice clear amber color with a frothy white head greeted me in my pint glass.  The nose was pine and peach with a nice undertone of sweet malts. Down the throat it went with a nice bitter bite of peach & fruity flavors followed by a hint of the malts near the end of the sip.  It was a medium bodied brew that was well carbonated and quite refreshing to drink.  The bitterness tended to linger in the throat but if you know me, you know I enjoy that.  I thought for 7.58% ABV, the alcohol was hidden nicely.  This really became a very nice beer the more it warmed up as the flavors became more pronounced.

I liked this and would get it again, preferably in an outdoor bar on Nantucket on a nice warm summer day.  Won’t you join me for a pint or three?

Rating: B+

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