Cut Throat - Finch's Beer Co.
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3.44/5 rDev 0%
A: cloudy; burnt orange; with a fairly aggressive pour, got a 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass; nice lacing;
S: dank pine, earthiness; a little citrus in the background;
T: earthiness with a little citrus and a little minty herbalness; well balanced, but kind of weak; low to moderate bitterness with a bit of orange in the finish;
M: medium bodied; low to moderate carbonation;
O: an interesting take on the style; I expected, and would have preferred, more citrus in the flavor;
07-10-2014 01:28:19 | More by HamdenHector
3.85/5 rDev +11.9%
Saw this at the local beer store and decided to give it a try. Here goes:
A: Very impressive, actually. Pours a cloudy, orange color - just like a traditional pale ale. It's rather opaque, however, as you cannot see through the beer - this differs from most pale ales that I've had. However, the lacing is superb! The beer pours a huge head that lingers for minutes. Definitely lots of protein content.
S: Again, very good. However, it smells more like an IPA than a regular pale ale. This is because you really can't detect any of the caramel or lightly-kilned malts that are characteristic for beers of this style. Instead, you're hit with a large dose of grapefruit that's characteristic of Chinook and Cascade west-coast hops. Again, it's more like an IPA than a pale ale.
T: Good, but not what I was expecting when I bought the beer. I do detect plenty of amber and caramel malts that complement the beer's base, but the most prominent features are those of the hops. I taste lots of grapefruit, lemon, and lighter spices (all imparted from the hops). This beer should be characterized as an IPA, not a pale ale.
M: Again, good. Very thick considering that the alcohol is only 5.6%. I suppose it has something to do with the protein content (see the Appearance section). Lots of carbonation. I like how the mouthfeel is rather full-bodied relative to other pale ales. Solid.
O: Very good beer. Again, I would characterize it as an IPA rather than a pale ale owing to the large doses of Chinook and Cascade hops present in the beer.
06-07-2014 19:16:42 | More by leantom
Cut Throat from Finch's Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.