Fish Tale Winterfish | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

Fish Tale WinterfishFish Tale Winterfish
BA SCORE
57.5%
Liked This Beer
3.74 w/ 174 ratings
Fish Tale WinterfishFish Tale Winterfish
BEER INFO

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,795
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
174
Liked:
100
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
13.1%
Alströms:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of PacNWDad
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours with 2 fingers of frothy white head that dissipates slowly. Lots of little blobs of lace on the side. Color is golden red, clear. Aroma is of roasted malt and piney hops. Starts mild and sweet, but the bitterness of the hops quickly takes over. This has a long finish. It is pretty full-bodied and solid. A very enjoyable beer - I will have to visit the brewpub on my next trip down I-5.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, December month notched with no year for dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly sticky, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice IPA. All around good balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. It is at least a year old in age, but still a nicely enjoyable offering as it stands now.

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Photo of Daimon
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Metaltildeath
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from a 355 ml bottle into an English pub glass. A dark orange-yellow amber with a half-finger of off-white foam gracing my glass. Looks like a pale ale or IPA, smells like a pale ale or IPA ... Lots of tropical fruit (mango), floral, and piney hop notes on the nose along with a brown sugar sweetness. Certainly more hoppy than your average winter warmer but quite sweet as well. I get more of the dried mango from the nose along with apricots, tangerine, pine needles, dried currants and sultana raisins, pancake syrup, and a faint nutty note. Although maltier than many of the aforementioned pale ale family, this is still a straight up kissing cousin to said clan. The finish starts sweet but dries out over time. Has a borderline syrupy mouthfeel that may or may not jive with the aggressive hop bill and the carbonation is at the low end of moderate. Enjoyable if a tad rough around the edges.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of bmjivi221
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DOCRW
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Kylemif
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of fishguyac
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Zack
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of deansellers
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of salinasa
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Mrbseward
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Beerme5
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass, color is light gold, head is bright white nice bubbles, some lacing; it is a bit opaque, not looking like a winter warmer to me.

Aroma is pale malt, light booze and citrus and pine hops, nice scent for a winter ipa.

Taste is very good, pretty clean malts, not too sweet, crisp and bitter hops, with the hop flavor a good mix of pine and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is a little sweeter than some ipas, lingering malt flavor but the hops are big enough to dry it out.

Overall, slight knock because this is not a winter warmer and I thought it was when purchasing, but it is a good beer.

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Photo of p-wagz
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Presto82
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of prock180
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Givemebeer
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm rating this as an ipa because that's what it is...

A: pale orange yellowish nice lacing and good head retention

S: citrusy slight malt backbone

T: grapefruit pineapple a touch of lemon

M: doesn't come together perfectly at the end but still a pretty nice lingering citrusy finish

O: nothing like a winter warmer. Maybe it's a different formula this year? No spices and not malty hops dominate. For an ipa, not half bad.

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Fish Tale Winterfish from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Beer rating: 57.5% out of 100 with 174 ratings
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