Fish Tale Winterfish - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
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Reviews by lostbearbrew:
4.3/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Very orangey-red tones of early sunset...a thick look, as it didn't allow much light to pass through. Driving sheets of lace down the glass, underneath a foamy, chewy white head.
Citrusy and spicy in the nose. Very distinct smell inside - maybe an oak aging or perhaps a distinct yeast? Bartender was nice but had no clue as to the ingredients, so no help there - have to rely on instinct and instinct says an offbeat yeast, or perhaps oak aging.
Strong hops flavor overrides almost all else to start the sip, and then chews on the tongue a little longer. My, I like this. Just enough malt to not make you wince from the hops - in fact, enough to make you taste sweetness on the final part of the sip. This is about ideal for my palate. Somewhere in the mix is an oak or peat taste...sort of like a sherry or whiskey flavor buried deep inside the profile.
Mouthfeel is solid, and gives a nice finish on each sip. Somewhere along the first pint, I fell in love with this brew and had another before we headed down the road. The second was in many ways much better than the first. A truly unique and satisfying brew. I enjoyed it along with my remaining seafood chowder.
Serving type: on-tap
10-24-2005 21:33:33 | More by lostbearbrew
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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
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
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
Fish Tale Winterfish from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
84 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.