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Cut Throat - Finch's Beer Co.

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305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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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%

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.

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
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-05-2014 15:38:59 | More by dexterk1
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +9%

12-30-2013 16:30:27 | More by rudabegga9
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fellowrs

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-18-2013 22:23:21 | More by fellowrs
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-14-2013 11:45:39 | More by ejimhof
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.31/5  rDev -3.8%

From the 1 pint can. Sampled on December 9, 2013.

It has a cloudy orange-amber pour with a modest cream colored head that dissolves to a ring but otherwise lingers. A chill haze? Or is it unfiltered?

Aroma has a clean pale malt character at first with a slightly floral hop character and a touch of orange citrus.

The body is medium.

The taste begins with the roasted pale malts and an orange note. But there is a vibrant floral, piney hop flavor that roars in from behind making it feel more like an IPA rather than a pale ale. A bitter bite.

12-09-2013 23:01:45 | More by puboflyons
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

12-09-2013 17:39:39 | More by Lebzilla
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fourstringer

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +11.9%

Poured from a tall-boy can into a flared pilsner glass. Moderate hand. No date identified on the can.

A: Murky honey-orange with 2 fingers of off-white head. Orange tinted foam. Some floaties. Good retention. Tons of lacing!

S: Round, citrusy hop with sweet, vanilla character. Biscuity malt. Orange. Indistinct spice. I get a little cheesy funk lower down the glass. Perhaps the sediment?

T: Easy-going bitterness up front with just slightly delayed development of smooth, bready malt. There is an element of orange zest in the bitterness. Fairly dry finish. No alcohol. A bit of a one-trick pony, but good.

M: Moderate carbonation with a moderate body. Nice and smooth with a light creaminess.

O: Solid, sessionable, interesting pale ale. Hop heads will be left wanting with this one, but pretty enjoyable. Orange is done very tastefully.

Prost!

12-02-2013 00:12:06 | More by fourstringer
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BrandonSeal

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

12-01-2013 04:01:51 | More by BrandonSeal
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-24-2013 02:18:20 | More by BrandonOakes
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shacawgo24

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +16%

A-Peach/Apricot jelly-jam colored. A sandy hued sudsy head that has normal receding speed.

S-Malt. Orange oil. Citrus fruit peels. Lemongrass. Very fragrant. Highlight of the beer.

T-Essence of orange. Bitter hops that pepper the tongue nicely. Not overpowering. Grassy. Sweet caramel malt finish.

M-Light to light/medium body. Nothing mind blowing or bad. Does it's job.

O-A refreshing Pale Ale worthy of your dollar. I like the orange character throughout. A switch from the dominant grapefruit Pale Ale norm. Bonus points for smelling like a fresh citrus farm. Chicago's craft scene is a boomin'.

11-23-2013 01:07:47 | More by shacawgo24
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +12.8%

16 oz can, no date.

pours a hazy orange rust color with some floaties. cream colored head, fades thin but leaves some nice lacing. aroma is nice mild citrusy hops, a bit sweet. taste is well balanced, slightly sweet malty body, thicker body - finishes a touch bitter, earthy. medium carbonation.

overall - a nice easy drinking pale ale. paired well with a hearty meal as well.

11-19-2013 04:17:36 | More by jmdrpi
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-14-2013 21:02:25 | More by Mikeypnh
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JoeBlevins

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-27-2013 10:36:06 | More by JoeBlevins
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev +2%

16oz tallboy can poured into a pint glass.

A: Tawny in color. Very hazy. The rocky, off-white head builds to an impressive three fingers and retains very well. A thick web of foamy, sticky lacing clings everywhere.

S: Very clean on the nose. Citrusy hop scents. Lemon, iced tea, marmalade. Very floral. Caramel and honeyed grain on the malt base.

T: Oily hop bitterness up front. Pine and resin. Hemp seed. Herbal and spicy. Grapefruit in the background. Lots of toast. Caramel. Grain. Bitter, oily hop finish.

M: Medium bodied. Round and creamy, but pancake flat. no carbonation at all.

O: Finch's must be having issues with their canning line, as this is the second beer I've had by them that's been just completely flat. A little carbonation would probably work wonders.

10-26-2013 16:38:14 | More by ryan1788a5
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-17-2013 03:47:13 | More by RummyRedbeard
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nsarver2322

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

10-16-2013 00:17:50 | More by nsarver2322
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-09-2013 22:59:56 | More by dsshuck
Cut Throat from Finch's Beer Co.
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