Beyond The Pale | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by artoolemomo on 09-21-2013

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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 12
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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Photo of takusan1000
4.41/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AxlSkull
4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz single bottle - wow, it's been a while since I've since any of this brewery's wares up here in Alberta. Kind of sexy label, I gotta say.

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly tan head, which leaves some layered streaky and sudsy lace around the glass as it lazily subsides.

It smells of bready and biscuity caramel malt, muddled domestic citrus pith, faint earthy yeasty notes, and some nice leafy, weedy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a lesser caramel sweetness, acrid orange and white grapefruit rind, sort of musty yeast, and more edgy leafy, herbal, and grassy verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly robust in its straight-shooting frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and generally smooth, with a very subtle airy creaminess arising as things move out of basement bar fridge temperatures. It finishes trending dry, as both the citrus and pine esters seem to possess the chutzpah to linger well into that good night.

Overall, this is a pleasant enough Yankee pale ale, the West Coast hop treatment duly noted and appreciated. Enjoying a Fish Brewing offering is like meeting an old friend after a long time, something that I should really be doing more of, metaphorically and otherwise.

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3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of hreb
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber served in a can glass. Beer pours on the amber side of pale and forms a medium white head. Aroma is super citrusy, suggesting orange peel to me, and dry hopping that compares to West coast IPAs. Great aroma for an APA in my book. Flavor is likewise hoppy and citrusy, but without the high-alpha bitterness I've been trained to expect from these flavors. Unsurprisingly, I suppose, my closest referent for this experience is the first time I tried Organic Wild Salmon Pale Ale, by the same Olympia brewery. Highly recommended for any glass that only needs a medium number of IBUs.

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3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DenverBigRed
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy amber/brown color and leaves the same colored body with a one finger white foamy head that dies at a moderate pace, some light lacing tries to cling but slides into the body. The smell has some light citrus with some honey and caramel, light toffee all combined and coming across in a smooth sort of way. The taste has a smooth sort of sweetness rolling across my mouth and tongue to heighten the citrus and honey aspects that are combining again with the toffee; sticky sweet caramel-like aftertaste; sweet dry finish. On the palate, she sits about a light to medium sort of body with a semi-sessionable quality amounting to go fairly well with food. Carbonation seems a bit harsh but in a subdued sort of way, decent for the style and for me. Overall, it's a pretty decent APA at best.

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Photo of PaleRider6
4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice citrus hops taste. Not over hopped, not bitter. Very enjoyable and nice drinking.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a cigar city pint glass.

Thin white head that dissolves quickly,light orange/pale amber I'm color.Light carbonation.

The nose is citrus and pine,west coast hops,with an earthy scent.

The palate is bitter hops,with an earthy back end.I'm also getting hints of the floral notes typical to an English Pale Ale.

The body is medium,with a slight resin texture.

This is a pretty standard American pale ale.Not bad but not spectacular either.Something I would definitely drink again,but not a favorite.

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3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a hazy golden amber with one finger of beige head that leaves distant mountain range lace as it recedes.

Smells of bitter orange, caramel biscuit, sappy pine, wet stone and resiny, citrusy hops.

Tastes of more bitter citrus oils, fresh bread, flinty minerals and more piney hops.

Feels light and smooth. Medium bodied with frothy carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Recommended. Pretty solid.

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3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.29/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Holland96
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.12/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.56/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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Beyond The Pale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 51 ratings