Fish Tale Winterfish - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
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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
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
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
Fish Tale Winterfish from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
84 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.