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Fish Tale Winterfish - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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BA SCORE
85
very good

147 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from a 355 ml bottle into an English pub glass. A dark orange-yellow amber with a half-finger of off-white foam gracing my glass. Looks like a pale ale or IPA, smells like a pale ale or IPA ... Lots of tropical fruit (mango), floral, and piney hop notes on the nose along with a brown sugar sweetness. Certainly more hoppy than your average winter warmer but quite sweet as well. I get more of the dried mango from the nose along with apricots, tangerine, pine needles, dried currants and sultana raisins, pancake syrup, and a faint nutty note. Although maltier than many of the aforementioned pale ale family, this is still a straight up kissing cousin to said clan. The finish starts sweet but dries out over time. Has a borderline syrupy mouthfeel that may or may not jive with the aggressive hop bill and the carbonation is at the low end of moderate. Enjoyable if a tad rough around the edges.

CalgaryFMC, Aug 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

zestar, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

wrightst, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

buzzy, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Kylemif, Mar 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

fishguyac, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

Zack, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

deansellers, Feb 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

salinasa, Feb 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.5%

Mrbseward, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

lupercmda, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Drknight, Jan 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Beerme5, Dec 30, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +4%
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.

mvanaskie13, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

p-wagz, Dec 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Presto82, Dec 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Boone757, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

prock180, Nov 30, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Givemebeer, Nov 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Druss157, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

oriolesfan4, Nov 13, 2013
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Fish Tale Winterfish from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.