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Cut Throat - Finch's Beer Co.

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316 Ratings
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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Finch's Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Finch's Pale Ale is a refreshing experience from the pop of the top. Its fresh and hoppy taste with just enough supporting malt makes it easy to kick back more than just one. Our late kettle additions of American hop varieties and dry hopping techniques make this beer one of our favorites. The citrus hop character balanced with a malty backbone creates a delicious, accessible pale ale that is sure to satisfy with every sip. Enjoy this pale with just about any pairing of your choice.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 04-21-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

buschbeer, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of beer2day
4.28/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orange pour with 2 fingers unforced cream head. Slight retention and vertical lace strands.

Nose is orange peel. Lots of orange peel. Lighter citrus notes and touch of bread malt. Orange peel is very nice, though.

Taste follows the nose. A bit more citrus and a stronger malt profile than the nose suggests, but lots of orange peel. Some light tartness in the finish, but mostly sweet orange. A good bit of flavor balanced against a relatively low abv.

Body is a bit on the thick side, especially for a pale. Creamy smooth.

Overall, I like this a lot. If this was available in the area, I'd drink quite a bit.

beer2day, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Boilerfood
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Boilerfood, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of ajkiser12
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

ajkiser12, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is hoppy, citrus fruits. Taste is hops up front, a bit of citrus, some malts at the finish. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking pale ale.

tone77, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy amber color. Large head of foam and froth. Laces quite well. Quite dark for an APA.

S-Citrus peel, a bit of sun-dried grass and grapefruit. Big citrus rind/peel whiffs. Well hopped, but I am not sure if I like the overall aroma. Lighter malted tones. Wet biscuit.

T-The citrus peel develops on the palate. It becomes reasonably bitter. Hops turn herbal and a bit earthen. Pretty good balance and the flavors are certainly unique.

M-Lively carbonation. Medium bodied. Moderate bitterness. Fairly drinkable.

O/D-Had its moments with me. A fresh take on the APA. Balanced and uniquely hopped and flavored. I am just not too sure if I love how all the flavors came together in the end.

VelvetExtract, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Gets at least a 3.5 on this. Not sure what it looks like since I drank it out of the can but it seemed carbonated enough.

S - Bitter orange peel and citrus hops with bready malt backbone and pale malts.

T - Well it is refreshing. Sort of like a pale IPA. Not getting much orange peel which is a good thing since that can get pretty bitter. Enjoyable pounder.

M - Light to medium. Easy to drink.

Seems not very balanced and king of boring even with the orange peel going on. The almost 3 dollars a single kind of puts it off too.

DrDemento456, Nov 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

nheinzie57, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Gavage
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: cloudy orange in color with a 1/2" head. No lace develops.

Smell: caramel, and a hint of pine and grapefruit come through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange, soft grapefrut, some earthiness, a hint of pine, and a moderate bitterness create a decent IPA.

Mouthfeel: light-medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with some dryness arriving late.

Overall: an IPA that feels a bit lighter than others in the mouthfeel, and has a flavor profile that is mild and not too adventurous.

Gavage, Oct 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Stinger80OH, Oct 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Gww1864, Oct 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Gtg642, Oct 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Hoofbite84, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer #1 in my great Illinois Brew Hunt.

This is somewhat spicy from the hops. Bready thing going on and making the body a bit thick. Could be a little more rounded and defined. And I don't really get any sweet orange peel on this. I mean there is a sweet tone, but I don't know if that is the orange peel or a malty thing. Maybe it's the orange thing.

Anyways. It's a pretty decent pale ale. If not a little too thick for its own good, and the carbonation is a bit too biting. But it's a good way to start things off in Chicago. What's next?

RblWthACoz, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.5 A: Murky dark orange brownish color. Two and a half fingers of frothy/creamy beige head. Retention is good and a tall ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Big breadiness with a malt-forward backbone. Caramel, neutral malt sweetness, and orange from the citrusy hops. Lots of yeast.

3.5 T: Taste is similar to the nose. Lots of yeast with a good balance between hops and malts. Caramel, neutral sweetness, breadiness. Citrusy orange and floral hops.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess. Chewy from the yeast.

3.5 D: Good beer. A little yeasty, but good overall. Quite balanced.

DavoleBomb, Oct 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

PaBeerLover, Oct 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

rolltide8425, Sep 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

JJFordick, Sep 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

falconxman, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev +9%

danthehopslamman, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of CFHMagnet
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Aggressive pour yields a half finger of thin head. Body is golden orange with a good amount of bubbles rising to the top. No lacing to note.

Smell is sweet and tropical. Mangoes and mandarin oranges play around with lightly caramelized sugar notes. A hint of syrupy pine rears its head, then the tropical party comes back with oranges, grapefruit and pineapple.

The flavor is rather disappointing after what the nose promised. Weak sweet grass starts off, then dives into generic pine and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. It's rather watery and the carbonation is weak.

CFHMagnet, Sep 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

ortie, Aug 25, 2012
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1/5  rDev -70.9%

spoonhawk, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of superspak
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into imperial pint glass, no canning date. Pours very hazy and cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger foamy off white head with very good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Some minimal spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big orange peel, lemon zest, grapefruit, floral, pine, caramel, grass, and herbal. Pretty good aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of grapefruit, pine, orange peel, lemon zest, floral, caramel, grass, bread, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of spicy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, caramel, floral, bread, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a short bit. Good flavor balance; with a good hop/malt balance as well. No cloying flavors, and quite crisp and dry on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and very crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed at all. Overall this is a good pale ale. Good amount of flavor and balance; very crisp and easy to drink. Smooth and quite enjoyable.

superspak, Aug 17, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A can into a pint glass, another new brewery coming to Philly, cheers!

Cut Throat pours out a lighter shade of orange with some light bronze highlights. A decent amount of bright white foam on top leaving significant stick. Nice looking, active. Smell is on the citrusy side with orange, marmalade, fresh cut grass, and some lemon. A pale malt backing. First few sips an explosion on the mouth, there is certainly some flavor here. A nice amount of citrus with the addition of orange peel with small pine and pale malt at the end. A certain activity on the tounge, a bitterness that lasts, and perhaps to much. Some astringency, not really digging the aftertaste. All in all a decent APA, a lot of flavor that does not round out like i hoped. I still would drink a can in a hot second though.

BARFLYB, Aug 14, 2012
Cut Throat from Finch's Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.