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Cut Throat - Finch's Beer Co.

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79
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306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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%

obtained through my first trade ever! thanks to cjacobsen for this little gem!

A: copper, a bit hazy. a finger of head builds and then dies down leaving a little lace.

S: smells hoppy, sweet, and a little roasty.

T: first impression, up front a slight sweetness followed by hoppy. grapefruity and piney. a nice bitter finish really rounds it out well.

M: not too much body, just right. right amount of carbonation. refreshing.

O: great session beer. too bad it is not locally available. truly enjoyed this beer after work during a hot vegas day. glad that i have another sitting in the fridge with my name on it

08-24-2011 06:09:29 | More by MarkVegas
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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Bahamas

4/5  rDev +16.3%

Had on tap at Quenchers -- pint glass for $5. Pretty much a classic new Midwestern pale ale. More malt/caramel and a heavier body than Daisy Cutter, but definitely shy of something like Two Hearted. Perfect drinking beer for summer. Glad to have a new brew in town.

04-29-2011 20:25:07 | More by aefbjo
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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Texas

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12-12-2011 06:08:49 | More by JayAre46
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Illinois

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Illinois

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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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chetripley

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +15.7%

Poured from the can into a shaker pint glass. Handed to me by a fellow beer club member.
As a can collector I have been more and more impressed with the offerings in cans. Plus local beers are appealing to me too, so I was happy to find that my overall impression was a good one.
I look forward to smooth and flavorful brews and this was it. Not overly hoppy, it met the definition of an American Pale. It was a nice blend of flavors.
Dark orange in color, just the right about of carbonation, good head, and a very drinkable finish.
I also like meaningful names, and a quick check I see that the cut-throat is a type of finch.
Beer schooling. What a concept.

01-17-2012 01:30:34 | More by chetripley
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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
Cut Throat from Finch's Beer Co.
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