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Cut Throat - Finch's Beer Co.

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309 Ratings
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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Kevin_Young, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
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.

mrfrancis, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Inglewood
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Inglewood, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

AndrewMichael, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +9%

jgunther71, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

krome, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Screper
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Screper, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

oriolesfan4, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Extol
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Extol, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of BennyThon
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

BennyThon, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of arthuro11
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.

arthuro11, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of nbal4396
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

nbal4396, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

dexterk1, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of rudabegga9
3.75/5  rDev +9%

rudabegga9, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of fellowrs
3/5  rDev -12.8%

fellowrs, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -12.8%

ejimhof, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

puboflyons, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Lebzilla
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Lebzilla, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of fourstringer
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

fourstringer, Dec 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

BrandonSeal, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

BrandonOakes, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of shacawgo24
3.99/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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'.

shacawgo24, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of jmdrpi
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

jmdrpi, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Mikeypnh
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Mikeypnh, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of JoeBlevins
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

JoeBlevins, Oct 27, 2013
Cut Throat from Finch's Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.