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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

114 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 17.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | 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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ademotte89

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 21:21:06 | More by ademotte89
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

12-30-2012 08:15:23 | More by kylemckinnis
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 18:16:02 | More by OWSLEY069
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-28-2012 03:01:32 | More by HoistinBrews
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-19-2012 02:16:17 | More by t0rin0
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One_Man_Gang


1/5  rDev -69.8%

11-17-2012 19:15:24 | More by One_Man_Gang
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

11-12-2012 23:47:48 | More by IPAchris
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -32%

11-12-2012 02:50:06 | More by TheBigBoy
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MisterE

Florida

4/5  rDev +20.8%

11-10-2012 23:09:59 | More by MisterE
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beerme626

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

10-18-2012 02:53:17 | More by beerme626
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adkieffer

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-05-2012 22:41:34 | More by adkieffer
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 22:10:48 | More by Oakenator
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-27-2012 18:16:37 | More by harpus
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Bobhoya

Arizona

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-17-2012 00:15:45 | More by Bobhoya
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-04-2012 03:53:53 | More by strongaf
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twelveinches

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-18-2012 05:38:52 | More by twelveinches
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redfox405

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

03-17-2012 21:36:27 | More by redfox405
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shelby415

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-25-2012 07:05:23 | More by shelby415
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 12:35:31 | More by MoreThanWine
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Nixon

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 22:51:36 | More by Nixon
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a golden colour with a copper hue, thin layer of head with little retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Light citrus hops and caramel and toffee notes come through on the finish.

T - The bitterness is a bit of a turn-off, and a sweet corn flavour lingers on the finish. Some citrus hops come through alongside the caramel notes.

M - Medium bodied, a tad prickly but finishes with a touch of dryness.

O - Not the worst, but certainly not the best. A bit of a disappointment but easily drinkable. I would never turn one down, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get one.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 03:14:03 | More by andrenaline
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HugePlume

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Time to do a formal review of an old favorite. 12oz bottle poured into a pint.

A- Pours with a fizzy 1.5 finger foam head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Color is a whispy orange-like light amber. Nice color, not easily mistaken for something else.

S- Light on the nose, mostly some floral hop and a light biscuit grain.

T- Steps it up a notch here, great balance of citrusy hops laid over a foundation of ultra smooth slightly cereal like malt. Nice bitterness, with a clean dry finish. Crisp.

M- Well carbonated, slightly slick. Light, very clean finish.

O- Exceptionally drinkable, bit still tasty. Great flavorful session pale.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 02:16:21 | More by HugePlume
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BeerMark

Alabama

3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fish Tale Wild Salmon Pale Ale is a decent beer. Nice caramel color in my pint glass. Not a whole lot of aroma. Tastes like a decent pale ale with some hops and malt coming through. While it is pleasant tasting, there is not much excitement going on here. An average pale ale at best.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 23:34:52 | More by BeerMark
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Mora2000

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the grain with some grass and orange citrus notes mixed in. The flavor is a mix of grass, wheat and some orange. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 02:22:16 | More by Mora2000
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Liverpool08

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark amber with a small white head. Nose is malty, but nothing exciting. Taste is a very nice crisp malty biscuit. A really nice Pale Ale. This is not a super hoppy version of the style, more of a clean malty take. Goes great with seafood or steak, nice and clean with a light mouthfeel. These brews from the Northwest are just great simple tasty beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 04:23:29 | More by Liverpool08
Fish Tale Wild Salmon Pale Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
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