Beyond The Pale | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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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:
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Added by artoolemomo on 09-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
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 AxlSkull
4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
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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Photo of DrMullet
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear medium orange/amber color with a moderate head.
Smell is orange peel and citrus.
Taste is brief caramel followed by orange/citrus. Strong pine finish and
aftertaste, but not in a bad way.

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Photo of rarigney
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woemad
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
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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Photo of ChrisCharles
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
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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Photo of takusan1000
4.41/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hreb
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
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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Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DenverBigRed
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dcotom
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaleRider6
4.33/5  rDev +22%
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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Photo of BeerMama2014
4.77/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of schmoyer1
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
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 Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dreichus
4.29/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beyond The Pale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
3.55 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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