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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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BA SCORE
80
good

239 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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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zahara15

Vermont

3/5  rDev -15%

05-03-2013 20:53:45 | More by zahara15
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DiggerDahl

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -15%

04-09-2013 02:43:10 | More by DiggerDahl
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Brewman7284

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-12-2013 01:36:55 | More by Brewman7284
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-06-2013 20:40:11 | More by AndrewMichael
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

02-25-2013 02:54:22 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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terence

California

3/5  rDev -15%

02-23-2013 01:18:46 | More by terence
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MickeyD

Kansas

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

02-21-2013 03:59:17 | More by MickeyD
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Murrhey

Montana

2.95/5  rDev -16.4%

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.

02-17-2013 07:38:04 | More by Murrhey
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.26/5  rDev -7.6%

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.

01-12-2013 20:28:47 | More by jimmah120
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wembly13

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-28-2012 14:42:27 | More by wembly13
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rfreed

Washington

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-24-2012 18:17:27 | More by rfreed
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TheSixthRing

California

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

12-13-2012 04:24:12 | More by TheSixthRing
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-02-2012 04:18:29 | More by HoistinBrews
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -13.6%

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.

11-23-2012 15:32:31 | More by OWSLEY069
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-19-2012 02:14:32 | More by t0rin0
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-12-2012 23:47:30 | More by IPAchris
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benbjb

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-04-2012 21:52:18 | More by benbjb
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dunix

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

10-29-2012 15:30:33 | More by dunix
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

10-13-2012 11:26:33 | More by baklo
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seand

California

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%

A: Pours a hazy orange amber with a small amount of dense white head. Enough of a film retains to leave thick walls of lacing.

S: Floral hops with just a touch of citrus. Lightly malty.

T: Mild almost watery malt sweetness leading into a fuller finish of grapefruit-like hops.

M: Light to medium body, fuller towards the finish.

Overall, just decent. Not bad, not outstanding. I'd drink it again but probably wouldn't buy it again.

10-13-2012 00:37:15 | More by seand
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mattizmyname


5/5  rDev +41.6%

10-04-2012 02:37:25 | More by mattizmyname
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Gtg642

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

09-27-2012 18:41:18 | More by Gtg642
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3/5  rDev -15%

09-11-2012 23:43:05 | More by grumpygerman
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.3%

09-10-2012 02:21:18 | More by Falcone
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled Jan 2012(we will see how this goes). Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention; that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, biscuit, caramel, pineapple, pine, floral, and light herbal. Nice aromas with good strength and balance; maybe a touch too sweet. Taste of grapefruit, orange, floral, biscuit, caramel, pine, honey, and light herbal spiciness. Fair amount of herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, biscuit, pine, honey, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a short bit. Very good balance of malt/hop flavors with bitterness; no cloying at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good IPA. Nice hop flavor balance with malt sweetness; and nicely smooth and crisp to drink. Very enjoyable.

08-26-2012 05:36:33 | More by superspak
Fish Tale India Pale Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
80 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.