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Fish Tale Winterfish - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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BA SCORE
84
good

143 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002)
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craigreno

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -33%

11-03-2012 01:59:16 | More by craigreno
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Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Virginia

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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass, color is light gold, head is bright white nice bubbles, some lacing; it is a bit opaque, not looking like a winter warmer to me.

Aroma is pale malt, light booze and citrus and pine hops, nice scent for a winter ipa.

Taste is very good, pretty clean malts, not too sweet, crisp and bitter hops, with the hop flavor a good mix of pine and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is a little sweeter than some ipas, lingering malt flavor but the hops are big enough to dry it out.

Overall, slight knock because this is not a winter warmer and I thought it was when purchasing, but it is a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 00:08:20 | More by mvanaskie13
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p-wagz

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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Maryland

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Arizona

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Givemebeer

Vermont

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm rating this as an ipa because that's what it is...

A: pale orange yellowish nice lacing and good head retention

S: citrusy slight malt backbone

T: grapefruit pineapple a touch of lemon

M: doesn't come together perfectly at the end but still a pretty nice lingering citrusy finish

O: nothing like a winter warmer. Maybe it's a different formula this year? No spices and not malty hops dominate. For an ipa, not half bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 00:45:46 | More by Givemebeer
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New Jersey

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Maryland

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Alabama

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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I bought a 12oz bottle of this on sale at Total Wine. Who knows how old this is but it is a winter warmer: which winter? I am not sure. This one looks different than most winter warmers. This one is golden orange in color as opposed to the typical chocolate/brown/caramel colors associated with the style I don't know how to score the look, but there is a nice frothy head on top. Nice lacing too. Cloudy due to the yeast sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Looks a lot like a wheat beer.

Aroma is filled with sweet caramel, yeast, alcohol, and some citrusy and grassy hops. Somewhat fruity but certainly on the sweet alcoholic side.

This one has some hop bite to it. Starts out kind of sweet and fruity and finishes hoppy bitter with a warming alcohol feeling. Borders on cloying, but still a decent, balanced beer. Bitter grapefruit, caramel malts, alcohol, more citrus. Oily and resiny.

Not a bad beer, I must say. The alcohol is kind of front and center, but I guess a winter warmer is supposed to be warming. A different interpretation on the style and I quite like it. More geared toward hops than brown sugar and malt. I could see myself drinking this after hitting the slopes for some backside grunge nose grabs.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 20:55:50 | More by SaCkErZ9
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Fish Tale Winterfish from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
84 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.