Cut Throat - Finch's Beer Co.
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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
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
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.
12-02-2013 00:12:06 | More by fourstringer
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
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
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
Cut Throat from Finch's Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.