Beyond The Pale | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

Beyond The PaleBeyond The Pale
BA SCORE
3.6/5
50 Ratings
Beyond The PaleBeyond The Pale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by artoolemomo on 09-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,890
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
50
pDev:
11.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 12
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of ChrisCharles
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jbexphys
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of mactrail
3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours amber-colored brew with a modest foam in the Het Kapittel chalice. Fairly frothy on the tongue with a rather sharp taste. Aroma seems to be lacking.

I'm not sure that "Pale Ale" comes to mind while sipping this stuff, but it's drinkable enough. It's more fruity, and citrusy. There is just a slight wheaty, grainy note. Just slightly bitter finish. I keep forgetting this even while I am drinking it. I am not tasting much in the way of hops, just that odd peach iced tea hint.

Pleasantly malty but sharp-edged brew. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at the Fish Tale brewpub in Everett.

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Photo of Mattyb79
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%

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 tdm168
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of snohojimbo
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of twelveinches
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Revisit.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a glossy pale orange color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated pretty quickly. Thin lacing.
The smell had some burnt crisp pale malts, slightly biscuity and lightly dosed with some pomme-like fruits.
The taste was mainly sweet with a moderate crisp bready to biscuity flavor.
The mouthfeel was light to medium bodied with a decent sessionability to it. Carbonation felt fine as an APA.
Overall, decent APA, might be able to bang out again, numbers don't change for me. It is what it is.

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Photo of grittybrews
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of kmos27
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bcsbeer
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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

Photo of austinmizsei
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of artoolemomo
3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pours up only about a finger's worth of head which has some retention but not much. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a medium amber that glows a light, golden amber when held up to the light. No lacing at the moment.

Nose- Not a lot of presence but enjoyable. Light citrus backed up by honey and caramel. Very well rounded and integrated. Slight tomato note but it works with the other fruit. Some pineapple and melon on the nose. Very smooth.

Taste- Starts with caramel and seems to be riding that for a while as light notes of orange and lemon begin to follow. Tiny bits of grapefruit and matchstick. Slight spice on the finish with a bit of pine and resin. Could use more citrus presence. Is lacking in both presence and complexity. The more I drink it, the thinner it seems to become. Not bad but rather boring at the moment. Dull spice, slight wood and resin on the finish. Swirling revives to a pleasurable state but this is not something one should have to do with a pale ale. Caramel subsides a bit and more orange and grapefruit come out but not enough. Slightly above average beer.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with light syrup in the texture. A little too carbonated. Seems to clash with the spice and resin finish.

Drinkability- Definitely easy drinking but more for its lack of notable aspects than for presence of them. Around 8 bucks for a six pack but not really worth it.

Overall- Slightly above average. Didn't do all that much for me. It's worth giving a try but if you don't, you're not missing much.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chris1919
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Lobina
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Photo of schmoyer1
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This may or may not be Jim Gaffigan's favorite beer or at least his favorite label.

Look - With a slow pour very little traces of quickly disappearing foam with a slight lacing. Deep orange in color.

Taste - Guess I'd say a slight fruity flavor but nothing over powering. Not a memorable beer but not awful either. Weird overall flavor for a pale ale especially something labled "beyond the pale". I'd drink it again but won't seek it out when building my next grocery store 6 pack.

Overall - It's a better than average beer in my opinion, not much better than average but worth a try.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Beyond The Pale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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