BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy mahogany color with nice head and great lacing. Aroma is almost non-existant, nothing great. Flavor is malty with a hoppy presence. Finishes slightly buttery with a PNWern hoppiness. Overall this is an average amber with some good qualities that can be easily overlooked.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy golden with white head and nice lacing. Citrus and floral hops are prominent in the nose. Hoppy flavor, some fruit, some clove. Organic, but good.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Eh, it was koay, I suppose, not what I expected from Fish Tale. I find this one to be slightly below average for them, it still had that distinct Fish Tale flavor, but nothing really to write home and rave about.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A restrained aroma. Pours amber brown, nice tan head, carbonation low. Fairly average. Some hops and malt but muted and unflavourful. Not a beer to search for.
presario (4836) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2005 Second bottle 2005. Found the aroma amazing and the beer malty, foamy, dry and very good for the style.
First Bottle. Very light head. Copper colour. Sweet malt and light hop aroma. Hoppy flavour but a beer that I found hard to get a handle on. I would like to try it on tap.
PorterPounder (6067) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on tap at the Fishbowl Pub in Olympia. Found this to be subpar for this brewer. Very dissapointed. Nothing exciitng going on - typical light amber color, mild hoppiness, off white head with slight lacing. Tastes a tad bit artificial.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy light amber color with a very small head. Taste starts sweet changing to an odd apricot flavor and finishing with a lingering dry aftertaste.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
When it comes to fishtales i'm an automatic fan this one isn't an exception to that very nice dark amber color,small to no head what so ever.Malty sweet aroma with a small spiciness and a definate hop presence,and a slight hint of fruit as well.Malty taste,mild fruit tones with a strong presence of hops that just leap out at you.there is also a slight sweetness to this brew that fades to hops quickly,leaving you with a slight spicey,citrus,hop after taste.This is a fine brew and well worth trying more then once,but worth having around on a regular basis.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
biscuity aroma, standard amber ale appearance, smooth maltiness with a brisk bitter finish
3fourths (8499) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 Slightly murky amber pour, with medium head. This one looks like it should. Shining copper. Smells of strong hops, tastes of oak and sweet hops with a lightly bitter palate. Light body with soft carbonation. Finish is long and quite sour.