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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
10 Types of Hops - 100 IBU’s - 10% alc by vol. - Oak Barrel Aged - October, 2003

The Mighty Fish Brewers first produced 10˛ Barley Wine Ale to celebrate Fish Brewing Company’s tenth anniversary. The ale was so good and the response to it so overwhelmingly positive that it has become the crown jewel of our new RELEASES line. Ten different hops - Horizon, Chinook, Columbus, Willamette, Tradition, Northern Brewer, Santiam, Tettmanger, Cascade and Golding, in the order of their use - give Ten Squared a unique hop character which has to be tasted to be believed. Even with 100 IBUs, this brew sports a strong malt backbone. Two-row Pale, Caramel 40, Caramel 75, Special B and Aromatic malts impart remarkable balance for such a hop monster. This is smooth ale with surprising similarities to ten year old malt whiskey. Produced for the Holidays 10˛ Highly-Hopped Barley Wine Ale is usually available into late spring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2016
Tap at Imazato. Dark brown with orange tints, hazy, lace. Hoppy nose of pine, chocolate, some caramel. Rich, big, strong and hoppy flavor. Quite drinkable for a barley wine because of the big hops. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2016
Fish tale squared on tap at Craft Cafe Imazato. A nice looking mahogany red with a beige head. A bready Graham cracker and fruity citrus aroma while the taste is sharply malty with big sharp green hops plus citrus. A classic US style Barleywine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2016
2011 version on draft at BPP. Maybe this ws good at one time but it’s just bitter tea leaves now, super astringent, a complete pain to even sip. Big head and lots of lacing though. Truly, a horrible stripped, industrial and astringent barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1301) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle. The color is a hazy amber with white head. The aroma is big on toffee and burnt caramel. The taste is big, good flavor, then burns out nicely with oak. A very solid barleywine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Birrananda (39) - - NOV 1, 2015
Pours orange copper color, low foam retention. Nose is piney, roasted caramel and hints of dried fruits. Bitter taste, hoppy citrusy flavor, resinous medium body mouthfill. Lingering explosion of hops, potent alcohol feel yet not overwhelmingly. Taste of IIIPA rather than a Barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
Rating #1233 - 19.08.2014 - Bottle at Pourhouse. Nut brown pour, bubbly head, not much lacing. Aroma is a cascadey punch, alcohol, pastry dough Taste is an alcoholic blast, lots of hoppy bitterness tempered with a ton of citrusy, malty sweetness on the palate. Just a big bold beer for flavour-lovers. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10112) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Pretty nice classic barley wine. Dried fruit and hops, sweet but also quite bitter. As with some other Fish beers, I wish it wasn’t so prickly. Takes away from an otherwise decadent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3848) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
22oz bottle 2/27/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)--40° in snifter-Pours a dark orange/amberish. with a small head. Aroma of dried fruits, candy sugar, malt, toffee, caramel, and hops. Taste of malt, hops, brown sugar, and sweetness. This full bodied brew is well balanced and maybe the bottle I have mellowed a bit but I thought it kicked butt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
AmericanHobo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Rich malty, earthy aroma. Initial taste is all hops. The 10 variety of hops overwhlems all flavor. Very hoppy, unbalanced finish. Other than the ABV there is absolutely nothing to suggest this is a barleywine ... more like a Double IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3722) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Grumbler purchase from Breeze-IN, Juneau AK. This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a nice hazy golden dark orange to hazed over amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing stringing itself around the glass. The smell had a strong bitter citrus/piney hops, nice caramel back up, light in the tobacco and a touch of vanilla. The taste was mainly sweet with a sticky strength of bitter hops leading to the aftertaste and then sliding into a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation was good for me and for the style. Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Barleywine that I would have again. Happy Anniversary, Fish Brewing Company!

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