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10 Squared Fish Tale Ale | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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10 Squared Fish Tale Ale10 Squared Fish Tale Ale

Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Washington, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by PhantomVodoo on 10-11-2003

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Photo of Bighuge
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A hazed garnet color. Thin creamy and tight beige head. Fresh, leafy hop aroma. Not intrusive, but good. Scents of grass, pine sap and citrus come across my nose. Truthfully, I was looking for more in this category from this beer. The hops bite a little more on the palate. Bitter and a bit raw. Very nice. The also exhude flavors of hop resin, pineapple and orange rind. Underneath all the Hop tones lies a bed of caramel and toasted malt. The mouthfeel is quite creamy and the body is damn near full. The alcohol is hidden nicely. This is one enjoyable beverage.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance – Gorgeous, dark brown body with a beautiful head that lasted forever. It stuck around most of the rest of the night. It was tanned with pitting holes and laced the glass.

Smell – Everything about this nose it BIG. The hops are huge, piney in nature but complex, and the malt is gigantic. They are laced with molasses and dark sugars but not enough to counteract this giant hop nose.

Taste – Deep, mature hop flavor combines well with the toasted malt, that (to its credit) picks up the pace here. This is a big ale in every way, though I have no idea why it is classified as a Barley Wine. The label doesn’t say, but reads, “10 Types of Hops,” and, “100 IBU’s.”

Mouthfeel – Really full and dry. This is so soft in the mouth it’s like drinking foam, except much better.

Drinkability – I lived in Germany for six years. One day I traveled to a pub (more like a beer on premises) and had an ale that they had just tapped. It was so smooth and so creamy that I took two sips and the glass was empty. That is the only other time I can describe that relates to the drinkability of this ale.

After tasting, I killed this bottle in three “sips” and had no indication of the ABV. This ale is remarkable.

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Photo of BierReise
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First whiff from opening the bottle brings cascade hops. Pours nice, cloudy deep amber with a tight beige head and good lacing. Big hop aroma. Thick bodied smooth and chewy with tons of hops.Flavor is on the bitter side like Arrogant Bastard, and has enough malt to hold it all together. Very bitter finish, but very enjoyable also.

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Photo of Elemental
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bark pale/amber color with a thin off white head that wickly fades to a this rim of head. The beer is slightly hazy and when disturbed easily regains its head. The aroma a great...very hoppy and citrusy in aroma with a malty smell to it. Though the beer is 10 percent you would never now fromthe flavor. It malty sweet butnot too much for the style and wonderfully bitter. Slightly citrusy and welll balance. Definately a must try!

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Photo of freed
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gift from a friend for some help I provided. Seems the 10 years are coming out of the woodwork! Good news for all those brewers, and all us drinkers.

Beer sits heavy and hazy in my pint glass, deep amber with a mahogany heart. Slight head that quickly slips away. Aroma is muted, both malts and the warm suggestion of alcohol.

The mouth is greeted by a filling wrap of malt, and the crisp welcome of hops. The hops are a bright addition, but give a dry but not citric addition. The malt is deep and sweet, complimented well by the hops, and covering the slight alcoholic sensation.

My palate is pleased by the brew, though its a bit much for conventional drinking. Certainly a brew worth the celebration of this brewery's 10 years.

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Photo of mattmaples
4.62/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fish Tale “10 Squared” 12oz:
This extreme IPA (or is it a barley wine) is the 10th anniversary beer from Fish Tale. With 10 different hops and 100 IBUs (thus the name) and enough malt to back it all up, this beer has more of everything you want in a beer. A tone of upfront hop flavor that moves into the richer brown malt tones and finishes with substantial hop bitterness. This big beauty has been aged in oak barrels so it has a bit of oakyness throughout. With a good body and a nice head this beer has something to offer just about every beer drinker. Get it while it lasts, as this is a one-time beer.


Just got this baby in the shop, if you liked the Avery 10 this is your kind of beer. Sorry I have not been participating much but this at the shop have been busy, we are in a short lul and this beer was just too damn good not to let eveyone know about.


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10 Squared Fish Tale Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
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