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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3.53/5
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Fish Tale India Pale AleFish Tale India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,304
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
291
pDev:
12.75%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 163 | Ratings: 291
Reviews by Georgiabeer:
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4.07/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured with a big, rocky initial head with very good lacing. The head fades to a thin cap. The smell is filled with nice piney and citrusy hops. Very fresh smelling, and with just enough malt in the background to balance the hops. The taste is softer than the nose would lead you to expect. Earthy hops develop more citrus and bitter as you drink. Definite flavor of apricots. The finish develops bready malt flavors. The mouthfeel is smooth and a little soft. Very pleasant beer, and readily available as a single at many Whole Foods. Kudos to them for making an organic as well.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lantern
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of rogerdandy
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of wembly13
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of EspressoGuy
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: deep honey gold; some head but dissipates quickly
S: some buiscuit but little hops; plain, even stale, with little character in any way
T: where's the taste? Some bitterness on the finish but I'm not getting much focus. Like a casserole tossed together rather than a dish with a few fine fresh ingredients.
M: good mouthfeel
O: forgettable. A plain IPA that isn't offensive but certainly not memorable.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barleycorn
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Rihup
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Murrhey
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.97/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a regular glass.

A: Pours a dark copper colored body. The head is a one finger tall off white color with average retention and excellent lacing.

S: Typical grapefruit aroma and a bit of sweet malt, but also a little grassiness. Not terribly unique, but quite well executed.

T: Very mild for an IPA, in fact it's too mild. There's a very small 'ping' of hops on the finish to remind you, yes, this is in IPA, but really, the hoppiness would be weak even for a regular pale ale. Decent malt profile and drinkability, though.

M: The finish is overly chalky and has a weird bitterness to it (not really from hops; I can't put my finger on it), but it features spot on carbonation and body fullness. Like the flavor, it neither offends nor impresses.

O: Though this beer is very, very average (apart from the great smell), I do have to give props for the organic aspect of this beer. It won't make me extra generous with the rating, but it's good to see breweries realizing how fragile this mortal coil is. Now that I'm done kissing our planet's ass, I can sum the quality of this beer in one word: ehhh...

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Photo of MsRif
4.2/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had from a bottle at the Farmhouse in Emmaus, PA. Poured a hazy golden yellow color with a thin white head that mostly receded. Had an aroma of sweet malts and citrus hops. Pretty darn enticing for an IPA. Tasted of sweet malts and citrus hops with a touch of honey and floral notes. Complex and well-balanced, this IPA is the perfect mix of malts and hops.

Medium-bodied with good carbonation. SMOOTH. Very drinkable. I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of stevoj
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Boise Co-op. NW IPAs, getting difficult to keep track of. Nice amber body, soft airy head. Hoppy aroma, citrus/pine taste, but very smooth.

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Photo of schnarr84
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of wertschy
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of kchannel9
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of IanSpindler
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Naamandroid
1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of cbcrunch
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Fish Tale India Pale Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 291 ratings