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Fish Tale Winterfish - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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BA SCORE
84
good

145 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.21%
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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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

08-26-2014 23:15:58 | More by CalgaryFMC
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-13-2014 09:33:24 | More by zestar
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-07-2014 03:12:51 | More by wrightst
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-20-2014 02:39:52 | More by bmjivi221
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DOCRW

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-06-2014 23:19:53 | More by DOCRW
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-13-2014 20:02:01 | More by buzzy
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Kylemif

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-22-2014 19:27:48 | More by Kylemif
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fishguyac

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.6%

03-02-2014 22:27:37 | More by fishguyac
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Zack

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-02-2014 04:05:38 | More by Zack
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deansellers

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

02-19-2014 02:48:08 | More by deansellers
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salinasa

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-08-2014 03:15:23 | More by salinasa
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Mrbseward

Virginia

2/5  rDev -46.4%

01-31-2014 02:15:00 | More by Mrbseward
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-20-2014 04:46:50 | More by lupercmda
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-12-2014 04:04:27 | More by Drknight
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Beerme5

Oregon

3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-30-2013 18:59:58 | More by Beerme5
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

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

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-05-2013 03:45:56 | More by p-wagz
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Presto82

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

12-02-2013 00:44:48 | More by Presto82
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-30-2013 23:48:04 | More by Boone757
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prock180

Arizona

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-30-2013 20:41:32 | More by prock180
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Givemebeer

Vermont

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

11-20-2013 00:45:46 | More by Givemebeer
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Druss157

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -33%

11-18-2013 11:00:36 | More by Druss157
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-13-2013 01:38:47 | More by oriolesfan4
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-29-2013 18:26:19 | More by GraduatedCashew
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-22-2013 15:36:31 | More by harpus
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Fish Tale Winterfish from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
84 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.