douglas88 (9688) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2017
12 ounce bottle from Uptown. Pours a golden hue with a large white head. A big malty light citrus nose. Sweet base, some oxidation (this must be from winter 2016). some spicy hops, honey. Very smooth. Flavorful. luttonm (6833) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2017
Winter Beer Fest 2016, Seattle. Thick creamy head, mostly clear orange-gold. Deep, wet fruity hop. Resin hops. Cool balanced alc. Well put together. Ginger candy. Nice. Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2017
12 oz bottle, big surprise no date, being a winter beer, it isn’t fresh that’s for sure- Pours hazy orange with a medium creamy white head. Aroma is dirty malt, biscuity, lemon, moderately sweet. The taste is a balanced IPA, grassy, sweet with an underlying bitterness, less lemon but there still. Not bad, although i’m sure it would have been better 3 or more months ago. keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Nice oatmeal stout. Black with a light tan head. The aroma is roast malt and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is roast malt. Very creamy and easy going down. BeerdedDave (1901) - Beckley, USA - DEC 30, 2015
a double IPA; amber color; nice, earthy, floral hop aroma; great hoppy flavor;citrusy hops with tropical fruit notes; medium bodied caramel malt base
KansaiBeerLvrs (5387) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 16, 2015
Fish Tale’s Winterfish from Ezo Beer is a 7.5% IPA which is a distinctly US West Coast take on a Winter/Christmas beer. Ferris (16691) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
It pours a beautiful orange Amber with a filmy beige head and a tropical fruit hop bouquet - I get mango, papaya and guava. Not evoking winter but it does make me think oishisou.
Medium bodied this is quite bitter pine resin, some fruits and malt sweetness. Nice.
Draft - Light citrus and a bit of pith. Clear gold with a decent white head. Pithy citrus hops, light caramel sweetness and a dry finish. mcberko (19173) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
On tap at Fish Tale, pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out light piney and resinous hops, not much else. Flavour is well-balanced, with piney and resinous hops, some fruitiness and dry caramel malts to back. Good balance and depth. Nice beer. superspak (6082) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, December month notched with no year for dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly sticky, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice IPA. All around good balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. It is at least a year old in age, but still a nicely enjoyable offering as it stands now. slowrunner77 (12972) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
no HUGE faults, but doesn’t distinguish itself...at all. Piney peachy hops are right on the mark as well, but while it is a fairly bitter beer, it lacks any punch or complexity. An average IPA at best...I was expecting more. Spawned on date of December. The lack of a year combined with the mellowness of the beer, along with other signs of age (the aroma and flavor were similar to other past-their-prime IPAs I’ve had) make me wonder if this was from Dec ’07 or ’08. I’ll guess ’07 as it doesn’t taste or smell fresh enough for a 3-4 month old...if it is, that sucks. Not one I’ll have again either way. It may be a good idea to distinguish your winter offering more than this one does. 3/12-tried again. mediocre at best. meh."