Cut Throat - Finch's Beer Co.
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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
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
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
Cut Throat from Finch's Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.