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Cut Throat - Finch's Beer Co.

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297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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IowaPA

Iowa

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked this one up on a whim while travelling out of state, had never tried an offering from Finch's before.

Served in a pint glass from the can, can instructs me to drink it in there, I don't follow directions well.

A: Nice golden, almost orange color, quite a bit of sediment suspended, pretty hazy. Any head that's from the pour is gone within seconds.

S: A little weak for me, really had to kind of give a deep inhale to get much. Once it did, it was fruity, citrus. The can tells me that it's brewed with orange peel, so that explains it. Not sure why, but I always judge harshly when fruit's added, knowing what brewers can do with different hops.

T: Taste is ok, pretty mild, but tasty. Fruity up front, finished a little bitter, like I prefer my PA's to do. Almost more of a pear flavor up front than the orange peels that I expected.

M: Pretty nice. Light, sessionable feel. Seems like it would be a decent one for a hot day.

O: It was priced right, so I'm not mad I got it, but I'm not sure I'd grab it again. It's up against a lot of other great PA's nowadays. But it's solid, not bad at all.

Serving type: can

05-06-2014 21:24:08 | More by IowaPA
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starshockey9

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-28-2014 00:24:15 | More by starshockey9
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BrewClint

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-27-2014 13:00:01 | More by BrewClint
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-22-2014 00:08:32 | More by KevinGordon
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-21-2014 00:53:30 | More by Carpentiere
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-20-2014 01:24:23 | More by Axnjxn
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jtransel

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-12-2014 17:14:55 | More by jtransel
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-09-2014 15:13:45 | More by superdoopersauce
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -70.9%

04-08-2014 17:16:06 | More by Rekrule
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-04-2014 18:27:57 | More by djrn2
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-04-2014 14:08:00 | More by MacStinson
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Berg-the-Boiler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-02-2014 17:52:54 | More by Berg-the-Boiler
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Falcone

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -41.9%

03-29-2014 04:03:53 | More by Falcone
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

4/5  rDev +16.3%

03-17-2014 13:19:50 | More by Kevin_Young
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy golden amber with a pillowy off-white head that recedes quite slowly. As the beer settles in the glass, yeast sediment slowly collects at the bottom.

S: Mild aromas of lemon, lime, chalk, talc, bready yeast, biscuit, and caramel present themselves on the nose.

T: Notes of lemon, lime, bitter orange, grass, herbs, minerals, cream, biscuits, crackers, bready yeast, and caramel flit across the palate. The finish sees an integration of caramel and biscuit malt and grass and citrus hop notes.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth, and only mildly resinous. Carbonation is gentler than expected.

O: Not a bad American pale ale by any means. I am sort of confused as to why this beer gets mostly lackluster reviews. Overall, it is a good warm weather kind of ale.

Serving type: can

03-06-2014 14:04:54 | More by mrfrancis
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Inglewood

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-24-2014 20:11:10 | More by Inglewood
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-16-2014 03:29:06 | More by AndrewMichael
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

02-01-2014 22:52:05 | More by jgunther71
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krome

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-01-2014 22:52:01 | More by krome
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Screper

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-27-2014 01:14:20 | More by Screper
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

01-25-2014 01:45:56 | More by oriolesfan4
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Extol

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-20-2014 22:55:39 | More by Extol
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BennyThon

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-13-2014 23:57:41 | More by BennyThon
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arthuro11

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This showed up at a local grocery store with a good sized liquor/beer section that is well meaning but not overly inspired - solid choices, nothing to complain about at all, just not all that unusual.

But a few new beers showed up, a couple of which I used to have to hop the border for, and this one, from a different border, which looked interesting.

Pours a very nice amber / APA color, orange but not too see through at all. Spent time admiring before drinking, head was good, maybe 1 inch fairly white colored.

First sip was lip smacking, enjoyed for sure. Mouthfeel was great, only thing keeping it from being even higher than it is is a bit of a bitter aftertaste that I'd almost associate with an IPA, rather than a pale ale, but jeez who's counting?

Not much lacing, but that may have been due to serving temp, which was a little high for the one I am reviewing. Even with that, enjoyed it down to the last drop.

I would buy it again, although it was $10.50+ for a 4/16, which is not bad, but there were $8.99 4/16's at the same place that I would put on par. On the other hand, if I see Finch's on tap anywhere (they are from Chicago and I am in SW Wisco), I will have a tap for sure.

Serving type: can

01-13-2014 05:48:16 | More by arthuro11
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nbal4396

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-06-2014 04:29:43 | More by nbal4396
Cut Throat from Finch's Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.