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Fish Bowl I - Holy City Brewing

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Fish Bowl I
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Holy City Brewing visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
After installing and setting up our brewing system, we ran a couple of test batches all the way through the process. Experimental beers, if you will. The “Fish Bowl” moniker was bestowed on them as a tribute to Chris’s grandfather, who owned a pair of bars in Kentucky by the same name. We’re reminded of him every day, as our pool table and old-school neons all came from the Fish Bowl(s).

This first experiment, our very first batch, is an IPA brewed entirely with Summit hops. That variety has an extreme high alpha-acid content, imparting a huge bitter bite to the beer.

70 IBU

(Beer added by: avalon07 on 08-04-2012)
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

08-04-2013 00:25:57 | More by xseanprimex
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South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +15.2%

A: Had this beer on-tap at Gene's Haufbrau, poured into a pint glass. It had a brownish color and a somewhat cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Good lacing.

S: A nicely hoppy aroma, with some citrus evident as well.

T: Tasted of hops (a pretty high amount), a bit of citrus (grapefruit, maybe?), and a hint of malt in the finish. Finally, Holy City puts a good amount of hops in an IPA and produces a tasty result.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A completely enjoyable and drinkable IPA. Well done.

08-04-2012 12:14:01 | More by avalon07
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-02-2013 01:09:03 | More by JISurfer
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-09-2013 23:11:12 | More by NoCurse2012
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3.81/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured a reddish, auburn body with two finger head that died quick with some lace and had a strong hoppy aroma. Taste is more of the same as there is a good citric hop presence and nice balance with minimal sweet malts so it's not too sharp or tastebud killing. Not the most flavorful or complex IPA but you get hops, a touch of sweetness and balance and a crisp finish. Relaxing and nice to have on a summer day and what more do you need?

07-28-2013 21:10:25 | More by clayrock81
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-12-2013 02:59:29 | More by jsanford
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-25-2013 23:00:32 | More by Drknight
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-05-2013 18:12:44 | More by MacQ32
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-17-2013 02:50:34 | More by archero
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-07-2013 18:03:40 | More by icehawk
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

08-25-2014 05:20:36 | More by ColdOne
Fish Bowl I from Holy City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.