Beyond The Pale - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.69/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one came out of the cooler at The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop.
From the bottle: "Spawned on Date Notched Above".
Ha! As a Piscean, I love fish jokes. As to the label, the bearded fellow with the cooler has his waist obscured by the sign. The look on the blonde's face, wearing a red bikini, indicates either interest or bemusement. Also, her distraction is disconcerting, since her ponytailed friend in the green bikini has already thrown the frisbee and now she is looking away!
I popped the cap and began a pretty aggressive pour to create a finger of fizzy, tawny head with limited retention. Color was a deep-gold (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Naturally, this signaled the appearance of the comedy team of Mammon, Croesus and Midas, al sqabbling amongst themselves for a taste. Nose had a light grapefruit-citrusiness to it, highly appropriate for the style, but usually not enough to sustain a hophead like me. Mouthfeel was medium and it had a tang to it like grapefruit rind. Interesting and literally lip-smacking. I really liked the snap that the hops were adding to this one. Finish was semi-dry, a little tart and actually kind of refreshing. I prefer AIPAs to APA, but this was a nice diversion.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 16:01:09 | More by woodychandler
3.38/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Appearance- Pours up only about a finger's worth of head which has some retention but not much. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a medium amber that glows a light, golden amber when held up to the light. No lacing at the moment.
Nose- Not a lot of presence but enjoyable. Light citrus backed up by honey and caramel. Very well rounded and integrated. Slight tomato note but it works with the other fruit. Some pineapple and melon on the nose. Very smooth.
Taste- Starts with caramel and seems to be riding that for a while as light notes of orange and lemon begin to follow. Tiny bits of grapefruit and matchstick. Slight spice on the finish with a bit of pine and resin. Could use more citrus presence. Is lacking in both presence and complexity. The more I drink it, the thinner it seems to become. Not bad but rather boring at the moment. Dull spice, slight wood and resin on the finish. Swirling revives to a pleasurable state but this is not something one should have to do with a pale ale. Caramel subsides a bit and more orange and grapefruit come out but not enough. Slightly above average beer.
Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with light syrup in the texture. A little too carbonated. Seems to clash with the spice and resin finish.
Drinkability- Definitely easy drinking but more for its lack of notable aspects than for presence of them. Around 8 bucks for a six pack but not really worth it.
Overall- Slightly above average. Didn't do all that much for me. It's worth giving a try but if you don't, you're not missing much.
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2013 03:50:28 | More by artoolemomo
Beyond The Pale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.