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Hardcore Chimera - Finch's Beer Co.

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Ratings: 480
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 21
Gots: 171 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Finch's Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Ncpogs on 07-28-2014

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Ratings: 480 | Reviews: 62
Reviews by kvgomps:
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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Photo of Jason
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pounder can, sample from the brewery.

Pale amber tone, lovely looking head. Massive juicy aroma of smashed tangerines and clean alcohol. Smooth with a subtle thickness of body. Bready maltiness is underlying though a prominent base. The 9.0% abv is there but it take more than a few sips to tell it is even there. My palate has been pummeled by hop flavor since the first taste yet there is no overwhelming bitterness. A real treat here, Finch's flexing their brawn and doing it right ... damn you pounder cans!

Photo of nelson4
4.71/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L - Straw to golden. with slight haze. Pretty typical for a DIPA
S - Sweet and citrus, really a ton of dry hop coming through
T - Phenomenal dry hop flavor. Citrus is over the top. Maybe some tangerine. No noticeable malt and I love it.
F - A little thin, and definitely doesn't taste like 9%. Dry.

O - This is right up there with some of the better DIPA's but I wouldn't choose it over a heady, any trillium, or pliny. That said, it beats almost everything else.

Photo of oberon
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into an impy pint glass a tangerine color with a lacey half finger bone white head atop.Drunken fruits in the nose along with notes of resin,the sweetness is as big as the hops.A good shot of pine and leafy hops but the sugary sweetness makes its presence known as well making for a hoppy but also sugary sweet DIPA.It's not bad but it's par for the course for too many of the style....in my opinion.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great Chicago beer!! Can't wait to try the rest.

Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus fruit and pine. Upfront citrus hops with ripe hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, pineapple, and lemon. Earthy hops with some dank hints of pine resin along with some grassy hops. Pale malt with hints of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. Some sweet honey like hints as well. A pretty solid hoppy aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a juicy and earthy hop forward taste with big notes of citrus fruit and pine resin. Citrus hops with upfront notes of grapefruit, mango, orange peel, pineapple, tangerine, and lemon zest. Earthy and herbal hops with some good notes of pine resin along with some grass. Backing presence of pale malt with notes of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. Sweet honey like notes of sugar. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily with a drying finish. Alcohol heat is minimal.

Overall: A very good Imperial IPA. Big juicy punch of citrus and piney hop notes with a nice sweet malt background.

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Hardcore Chimera from Finch's Beer Co.
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