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Fish Tale Wild Salmon Pale Ale - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Fish Tale Wild Salmon Pale AleFish Tale Wild Salmon Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

119 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAngel on 05-04-2002)
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Photo of KBomb
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy, orange-brown color. Head is about half a finger of bubbly, soapy foam.

Smells of citrusy, a touch of pine and grass, but quite a lot of citric fruit aroma coming from the cascade hops.

That same dominant citrus character accompanies the taste: orange peel, a little piney hops, a straight bitter finish of moderate strength. Some grainy malt provides a little balance. Leaves a little bit of bitter aftertaste lacking some of the more interesting hop flavors experienced earlier.

High carbonation gives a very crisp mouthfeel, but makes for a filling pale ale.

Not a bad APA by any stretch of the imagination. Not quite alluring enough to make it on a "must try" list.

KBomb, May 16, 2013
Photo of Falcone
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Falcone, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

grahamboudreaux, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of MickeyD
3.06/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I poured this from a 12oz bottle into a clean pint glass.

Appearance: Light golden brown with little wispy head.

Smell: all I can say is that it was a little weird. Not really hoppy, not really malty.

Taste: Slight hops and good malt tastes. Well blended I think.

Mouth feel: clean taste good malt taste with a little sweet after taste.

Overall: Not a bad beer. I like the malt taste but not a very robust.

MickeyD, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of JenConCol
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent pale ale. Enjoyed with a burger. Nice colour in the glass with foamy head. Did not take formal notes so trying this from memory. Nose has some fruity undertones. In the mouth was well balanced and smooth. Finish is good. Would buy again but nothing overly special

JenConCol, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of ademotte89
4.09/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle purchased from Smith's Bayway Market in Coos Bay, Oregon. Drank from a chilled pint glass.

Pours a sort of lite amber with about a finger of slightly off white head. Lasting head which thins out but remains.

I don't get much from the aroma. a little citrus, a little malt.

Very nice lite flavor. No overpowering flavors. like with the aroma I get a little bit of citrus some malty sweet and just a tiny bit of hoppiness that really helps balance the flavor. VERY drinkable. light to medium mouth feel with a nice amount of carbonation.

All in all a pretty good pale ale. Would buy again.

ademotte89, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of kylemckinnis
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

kylemckinnis, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
2.35/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy deep orange-ish color with a small off white head. In the aroma, a lighter gingerbread malt to nothing. In the taste, gingerbread like malt and a small hop presence. malty and mellow. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry gingerbread maltiness in the aftertaste. Very English, malt heavy and lacking nose.

OWSLEY069, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of HoistinBrews
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

HoistinBrews, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

t0rin0, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of One_Man_Gang
1/5  rDev -69.8%

One_Man_Gang, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

IPAchris, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -32%

TheBigBoy, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of MisterE
4/5  rDev +20.8%

MisterE, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of beerme626
1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

beerme626, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of adkieffer
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

adkieffer, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Oakenator
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden brown and cloudy to let you know it is unfiltered. Nice head on the pour, not much lacing ona clean glass. For a pale ale the hop flowers come through on the nose. Good pale ale flavor with a slight hint of citrus on the backend. Nice ale for a hot day.

Oakenator, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -9.4%

harpus, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of Bobhoya
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Bobhoya, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

strongaf, May 04, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

twelveinches, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of redfox405
1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

redfox405, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

shelby415, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a half inch off-white head which vanished immediately. Hazy apricot colored body. Smells mildy of hops and a little citrus. Taste has malt up front and then hops and citrus matching the smell. There's a fairly long light malty finish which is pleasant, but, the aftertaste is actually soapy, I kid you not. And it wasn't a dirty or soapy glass.

MoreThanWine, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Nixon
4.55/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Whenever I buy this beer I wonder why I don't just buy it every time.

I'm a big fan of Manny's Pale Ale but it's only available on tap. I find Fish Tail Pale Ale to be a very similar beer in its flavor profile and since I can get it in bottles I'm always grateful to have some in the refrigerator.

I like the orange color and the fact that it's not too gassy. The slight cloudiness lets me know that they didn't filter all the good stuff out of it. This beer is a darn good example of the Northwest style. It has just the right amount of sweetness. And what keeps it in my fridge is the hop flavor. It has a huge Cascade-like flowery, piney hop flavor that I find irresistible. And the bitterness is at the right level too. It doesn't make my face go all 'Renee Zellweger'...it's more like a level that compliments the sweetness and lets the hop flavor stand up and speak for itself.

I can't really give you one of those high-falootin' 'vanilla jamminess with a toasted butterscotch treacle graininess' kind of descriptions. All I can tell you is that to my tongue and its associated parts this is a really well made outstanding beer that I intend to keep in my regular rotation.

Nixon, Dec 05, 2011
Fish Tale Wild Salmon Pale Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
76 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.