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Fish Tale India Pale Ale - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Fish Tale India Pale AleFish Tale India Pale Ale

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157 Reviews

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Reviews: 157
Hads: 273
Avg: 3.53
pDev: 17.28%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Washington, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAngel on 11-20-2002

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 157 | Hads: 273
Photo of RedDiamond
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fish’s IPA emphasizes balance over extremes. It arrives with a dense head of white, cottony suds leaving an impressive array of rim-to-rim lace. The organic Pacific Gem hops smell green and immediate.

But nothing is overplayed in this clear copper ale. The gentle sweetness of organic malts provides a sound working platform for a complimentary bitterness suited to popular tastes. Refined filtration produces clarity of body and a clean taste. A very drinkable ale and proof positive that organic ingredients don’t equate with a compromise in taste.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light gold color, medium foamy head. Medium bodied IPA. Malty and aggressively hoppy. Malt sweetness balanced by spicy hoppyness. Good balanced. Nice flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp, slightly smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Compared to Winterfish this is a lighter more quaffable IPA but
it still packs a IBU punch and has a grapefruit nose. I really like
the balance of the hops and the malt which puts this beer a cut
above a lot of the local IPA's (except possibly Spinnakers or Tree).
I am going to hoard this beer and also buy some Winterfish too
since good U.S. beer can disapear in a matter of weeks in B.C.
liquor stores.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bought in the 12 oz brown bottle "certified organic"
great foamy white head atop a lovelly amber/orange beer very nice looking stuff.
the aroma as would be expected froman IPA is mainlly hops , hops, hops!
mmm this is a weird tasting IPA..i taste the hops ok but i get a sort of soapy taste in my mouth..its not pleasant , happily it doesnt linger but it knocked a whole point off my score.
very nice on the tongue intrigueing but not overwhelming.
Would be better drinkable if the soapy taste wasn't there..maybe I got a bad bottle or something?

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Photo of Gusler
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A sparklingly clear amber color as it sets in the glass with a modest sized head that dissipates rather quickly leaving a nice bit of lace to cover the glass. Hop floral nose that is malt sweet, fresh and crisp, a real treat for the senses, start is also malt sweet, the top middling in its feel, acidity is moderate and the hops spectacular in their spiciness, dry as a bone aftertaste and a quite good representative to the style.

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Photo of zacharius
4.32/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice amber color with a light head. This beers aroma is that of intense hops with strong floral, citrus and pine scents. This aroma is repeated in the taste with a bitter hoppy favor of floral, citrus and pine. This beers malt flavors are subdued by the hops but not only is that typical of the style but refreshing after your mouth gets watering after smelling the hops. This beer is sold as organic.

This style of IPA is the domestic style as opposed to the higher proof export style.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.33/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer is hazy copper in color. Small particulates are observed in suspension. Caramel malt and citric hop tones mix on the nose. The taste is not as "over-the-top" bitter as I expected, but very nice nonetheless. There is a bitterness evident. But what's even more enjoyable are the hop tastes. There's a unique twist on the hop taste that is hard to describe in this beer. A dry, dandelion, citric, piney, herbal blend that is very pleasing (at least to my buds). The malt backing is sufficient. I pick up notes of pale and caramel malts. A lingering dryness and bitterness (which is bigger than I first thought). Medium-full body. Great taste = great drinkability. Yet another solid West Coast IPA.

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Fish Tale India Pale Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
80 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.