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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BA SCORE
81
good

249 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAngel on 11-20-2002)
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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of MickeyD
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this from a 12oz bottle into a clean pint glass.

Appearance: Little to no head to speak of, very light gold color when held to the light and few carbonation bubbles. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: mostly hops. Some pine towards the end.

Taste: A good balance of hops and malt. The bitterness is certainly there but not as bitter as you might expect from an IPA.

Mouth feel: very clean and smooth but not very robust.

Overall: This beer really suffers from lack of head and color in my opinion. However it is very refreshing and not overly bitter for an IPA. I think I might buy this again but not overly impressed.

Photo of Murrhey
2.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Bottled in January. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger white head. Large bubbles and very thin lacing. Extremely long retention. 10 minutes in and it is still strong. Honey color with particulate. Medium clarity.

S- Floral hops, some earthiness as well. Dank and wet smelling.

T- Bitter and surprisingly boozy. Metallic. Strange, sour and yeasty.

M- Heavier feel for the style. Meh.

O- This is a strangely dank IPA. I'm not really a fan of it.

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3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle with no date. served in a mason jar

look is golden orange with lots of fine suspends sediment. spotty head and lacing hold back an otherwise beautiful beer. smell is weak: barnyard scent with some skunk and strawberries off in the background. taste is fishy, literally and figuratively. barnyard taste and floral/grassy hops. feel is light, with a pleasant lingering bitterness.

decent but forgettable; needed either more malt or hop presence. gave me some nice floral hop burps, tho.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden amber with an off-white, finger width head. Average retention. Lacing is thin, somewhat spotty, with good stick.

Smell - Predominant caramel aroma. Hops hit on citrus and floral notes, but are very, very subtle.

Taste - Ahh, there's some hops. Starts with caramel sweetness, then a moderate amount of hops peak through, exhibiting mostly a sweet orange citrus, with faint floral notes. Finishes bittersweet, and with nice balance.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. Somewhat creamy. Smooth. Very drinkable.

Overall - IPA? Not quite. Most APA's these days show more hop bite than this brew, though it's quite drinkable all the same. Might be a good IPA for those looking to get into the style, but this isn't going to wow any hop heads.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, a mellow pine hop. In the taste, citrus rinds of grapefruit, and a pine like end. A hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange and a small grapefruit citrus to pine hops in the aftertaste. Nice hops, kind of faint, about average.

Fish Tale India Pale Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.