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Cut Throat - Finch's Beer Co.

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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of ChiPool
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz can poured into imperial pint glass.

CT pours a butterscotch orange/bronze color with aprox half inch of off-white head. There are plenty of floaties in this one: unfiltered. There isn't much smell to this one: faint malt & a bit of astringency. Down the hatch, there is not much of a hop presence here. I find this one to be quite malt forward. Without a date on this one, it's hard to say how fresh this is. There is a bit of unsweetened ice tea taste in the finish. There is a very mild, lingering bitterness as well.

I grabbed this b/c my Binny's was out of Daisy, and this was on sale. Not a whole lot to say about this beer: quite pedestrian. I was hoping it might be somewhat close to DC...

Photo of ccozzi
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of DrGonzoDDS
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of injuredreserve
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pored from the can a cloudy copper-orange color with quite a bit of sediment and two fingers of off-white head. A good amount of lacing was left behind with this one.

Aroma of sweet caramel malts, a touch of berry, and light spicy hops.

The taste was primarily caramel malts, burnt biscuit and very little of the spicy hops from the aroma. Lightly bitter finish.

Medium bodied and dry with a moderate carbonation.

A bit malt-heavy for my taste.

Photo of PrvoPivo
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of TasteTester
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of johunnic
4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jlove5
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jaidenjb
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.05/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a dark, slightly hazy amber with a fine-bubbled and rather thick pale beige head that leaves very generous lacing. Rich, malty aroma has subtle notes of caramel, cinnamon and fresh-cut wood. Very tempting! Flavor has a malty core and strong notes of apple, fresh wood and horehound. Mouthfeel is fairly fizzy and has good body. Every time I turn around, a new brand of beer is available in the Atlanta area. Let this one fly down your throat.

Photo of schoolboy
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had some really great beer out of cans lately - Sixpoint, Anderson Valley and 21st Ammendment - but this does not live up to those high standards. It seems to have a very plain pale ale taste, with an almost normal off bitterness that borders on the metallic.

It looks OK in the glass. The aroma is faintly like the taste - off. It has a slightly creamy feel. None of it really works for me and I do not intend to repeat on this.

Photo of edraz1224
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of jimelee108
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of matthageman
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Kromes
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A hazy gold color with a thick off-white head that laces the glass.

S: A sweet, floral and pine hop aroma with a nice citrus fruitiness.

T: The citrus flavor hits right up front and is present throughout. There is also a floral hop presence that blends into a sweet and slightly bitter finish. Pretty simple, but it's a good flavor.

M: Light body with low carbonation. Smooth feel to it. Makes it incredibly drinkable.

O: A pretty good pale ale. This one is more for the masses and not for the beer geek. I think it would be a very good outdoor summer beer.

Photo of illini4x4
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of tbeq00
3/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Cresant
2.55/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served this 12 oz. can in a dimpled mug. No date. The body was orange and hazy. The head was tiny and white.

The smell was of orange peel and bread. Not much else.

The taste was also of orange peel. A bit of sweet malts and a light bitterness.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a mild carbonation. Underwhelming overall.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cool can art. Thanks to Wendall for this one!

A: Pours a rather hazy orange/ruby color with a massive white head, very thick and pillowy. Great head retention with plenty of sticky lacing.

S: Rather grainy with some biscuity malt. A little bit of light citrus and floral hops.

T: A little less hoppy that the aroma (not that this is a hop bomb, by any means). A little bit of lemon and orange zest, but rather faint. A little on the boring side.

M: Light to medium bodied, flavor seems to disappear rather quickly.

O: A decent pale ale. Easy drinking, but would probably pass in the future.

3.5/5  rDev +2%

Cut Throat from Finch's Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.