Fish Tale Full Blast Blonde Ale
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

Fish Tale Full Blast Blonde AleFish Tale Full Blast Blonde Ale
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Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Washington, United States
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #224
Ranked #25,458
3.59 | pDev: 15.6%
Dec 29, 2020
Aug 06, 2014
Fish Tale Full Blast Blonde AleFish Tale Full Blast Blonde Ale
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2.69/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Woof, I should have known when this shit was marked down at ToeDull Whine that it sucked. But sometimes a ticker gotta tick and why not.

Pours a cloudly, lightly bright yellow color with 2/3" white head. This is prolly the only part of the beer that isn't disappointing. The aroma is lemony copper bitterness. Like, for a blonde ale, this smells really bitter. Shit, this smells bitter for an ipa.

Taste, oh man, it got worse. Now, 90% of that lemon bitterness is gone, and all you're left with is that copper bitterness. Really lacks flavor beyond that grating difficulty. I think this was one of those distributor dumps, I mean, fish tale was never inspiring, but this was bad even for them.

When I think of a blonde ale, I think of something to drink that is super simple and easy. This was simple, but punishing, and quite the challenge to get rid of a 6 pack. Was able to pawn most of them off at softball, where bad beer goes to die as a freebie.

Dec 29, 2020
Photo of Nass
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Nass from Florida

The taste is malt, some floral, slight cracker & bready malts, not bad Cheers! B-

Mar 28, 2019
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 31, 2017
3.71 by deansellers from Maryland on Jun 20, 2017
Photo of DrMullet
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by DrMullet from Florida

Pours a cloudy yellow with a generous head.
Smell is sweet malt and slightly floral.
Taste is a good mix of malt and hops. Some grass and pepper.
Dry finish.

Apr 30, 2017
2.8 by RichieRich1812 from Pennsylvania on Feb 17, 2017
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3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

Another mini-horizontal, thanks to the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody! Given that it is one of my approved pics, I have a feeling that it was when the process was much more drawn out than it currently stands. I am usually reluctant to drink a beer until a/my pic has been approved, leading to beer falling by the wayside.

The label on the bottle is kind of a mixed metaphor in that it is a Blonde mermaid and not a Siren singing at Full Blast, attracting the approaching ship onto the rocks. The art itself is not attributed, but it is a pretty cool label.

I Pop!ped the cap & began a gentle pour since the mermaid had done nothing to merit anything but gentility. Once a sufficient amount had been decanted into the awaiting glass, I happily gave the liquid a hard swirl, raising a finger of fizzy, foamy, eggshell-white head that quickly returned to wisps. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) with 24-carat clarity, summoning forth The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus, all anxious for both a taste and a chance to talk to the Blonde mermaid. Down, boys! Nose had a honey & biscuit-like sweetness, invoking memories of my youth when my maternal grandmother would bake biscuits & I would drizzle honey on mine. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, not watery, per se, but not much beyond it, either. Oh well, can't have everything. The taste was more bready than biscuity, attesting to its inherent sweetness, but the honey taste remained. Finish was semi-sweet, refreshing and very tasty. Rumor has it that this is now their "Summer Ale", and while it would be nice on a hot, humid summer's day, it was not bad tonight, either.

Jan 17, 2017
3.32 by SamuelMiller from Montana on Nov 15, 2016
3.5 by NickThePyro from Washington on Oct 21, 2016
3.63 by JPowell712 from Pennsylvania on Sep 15, 2015
2.92 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Aug 27, 2015
Photo of Reidrover
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Reidrover from Oregon

Pint at Growl Movement in Salem. $4. Pretty simple yet tasty enough golden ale. Sometimes they don’t need to knock your socks off just make em more comfy! Good pint.

Jul 26, 2015
4.12 by BlueSpader from Washington on Jul 06, 2015
3.5 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Nov 23, 2014
4.16 by ChrisR123 from Pennsylvania on Nov 15, 2014
3.75 by Guitars_and_beer from North Carolina on Oct 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by hophugger from Virginia

Pours a nice golden color, slightly cloudy. Aroma is of some sweet malt, very sugary. Taste balances the sweet and bitter very well, allowing the sweet sugar of the malt to stop just short of overpowering the hops. Feels nice, carbonated, and cool on the palate. Finished very clean with just a touch of bitterness !!. One of the better blonde ales...

Sep 25, 2014
3 by tjcamm from Oregon on Sep 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
by microbrewlover from Pennsylvania

This brew pours a cloudy yellow orange color with a minimal head and good carbonation. There is very little lacing; some of the head remains on top as a collar.

The smell is musty and dank with a hint of rye and sweet malts. Maybe a little peppercorn and bubble gum smell as well.

The taste follows the nose, sweet malts, hay, rye, bubble gum and pepper. Everything blends together nicely. There is a dry and gritty aftertaste.

The feel is grainy, grassy and gritty, slightly dry and gritty aftertaste.

Overall this is not as smooth as other blonde ales but that is not a terrible thing. The gritty aftertaste reminds me of a Pilsner and the slight taste of rye reminds me of a rye beer. This is an interesting take on the Blonde Ale style.

Sep 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +39.3%
by cmsuarez from California

I am very meticulous about my lighter beers being super ice Cold. I placed in the freezer for about 15 minutes prior to cracking it open. I've only tried about a 1/2 dozen Blonde Ales and out of them this was my favorite. The beer had a light hop profile with a refreshing flavor. The whole reason I tried it was to cool down after a hot day. It served it's purpose.

Sep 06, 2014
4 by Boone757 from Virginia on Aug 29, 2014
4.75 by elfefe from Oregon on Aug 11, 2014
Fish Tale Full Blast Blonde Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
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