Fish Tale Swordfish

Fish Tale Swordfish

Rated 3.443 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Fish Brewing Company / Leavenworth Beers

Olympia, WA, United States

Style:  American Black Ale

7.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Swordfish Double Cascadian Dark Ale (CDA) is dark in color, with a prominent “Northwest” hoppy aroma – citrusy, piney and resinous – with sweet malt, hints of roastiness and toasted malt. The flavors strike a beautiful balance between citrusy Northwest hops and, to a lesser degree, roasted, chocolate malt or caramel notes. Despite it’s rich color, the body is more reminiscent of an India Pale Ale, not heavy like a porter or stout. It takes the very deft hands of our Fish brewers to make these flavors play well together so that they don’t fight one another. But as you’ll see with Swordfish CDA, when that perfect balance is struck, something sublime happens; the result becomes more than the sum of its parts and you’ll finally taste what makes a Casdadian Dark Ale so special.

ID: 44304 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank4329
Overall Percentile91.5
Style Rank56 of 337
Style Percentile83.4
Lowest Score3.7
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.775
Weighted Score3.443
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A dark brown tinged black colored beer. A big light tan head rises robustly above. Good hand time. Settles into thick ringlet and film. Quite impressive. The profile in both aroma and tasting is grapefruit, burnt-roasty malt and some coffee. Light medium bodied and some smoothness. Tasty

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Make it 3 Canucks for the first 3 reviews! From Centgral City. Poured a seriously dark brown body, almost black it was, under a generous creamyh light brown head. Aroma was lots of roasted malts, maybe a hint of hops as well. Taste was pretty much the same, smooth enough mouth and aburnt malt finish.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Why is it two canadians that have reviewed this beer? Drank with Beercronic on a hiking trip to where mmmmbeer had his wedding in jasper. WIN! Canada represent! I would have been surprised by the dark colour of this beer if i was drinking in a glass, but from the bottle, it could be anything! I usually do not love dark IPAs so im pretending that it is a lovely straw golden colour. No more pretend from here on thought. Grapefuit, bit of light chocolate, touch of cracker and maybe a bit of fresh buns. Its the malt profile that lets me dig this beer, otherwise its unsurprising, though well put together. Maybe ill change my mind about dark ipas soon....

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Looks pretty much black as I review this in a dimly lit room watching a movie, complete with a thin tan crown. Big but not massive ruby red grapefruit, some floral, overall sweet, dark roasted almost burnt malts, and light coffee are all in the aroma. Taste is also yum, with high degree of yum yum. I had no idea what this beer was when I bought it and this is an awesome surprise. Dark roast malt that border on bitter but not, nice sweet grapefruit hops, milk chocolate, mild soapy finish. Pine starting to show up for second glass but it is subtle. Weak coffee, and now all of a sudden the taste is dominated by fuzzy peach candy, this came out of nowhere but was there the entire time if you know what I mean. Yum yum yum yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

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