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Cut Throat - Finch's Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

298 Ratings
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Ratings: 298
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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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-24-2013 01:02:18 | More by MSandahl23
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-15-2012 02:57:54 | More by OldTime
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +9%

12-30-2013 16:30:27 | More by rudabegga9
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jniagar1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

12-24-2012 19:47:05 | More by jniagar1
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Mick-e-d


3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-02-2012 18:31:55 | More by Mick-e-d
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

01-24-2013 04:07:51 | More by PHBoiler
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illini4x4


3.75/5  rDev +9%

03-20-2012 01:18:59 | More by illini4x4
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lynx088


3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-26-2014 00:56:32 | More by lynx088
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

definitely underrated, this is a fine American pale ale, boasting all kinds of citrusy and floral hop characteristics, and drinking nice and easy. it has a great nose of fresh tropical fruit exuding from the tall white head, and there is just enough malt balance to keep this thing in the pale ale rather than ipa category for me. briskly hopped taste cuts with citrus fruit, quite juicy, with a rather standard ale yeast doing the requisite work. cleaner finish, although there is a touch of residual sweetness here, as well as an almost pineapple punch at the end. nice carbonation, although maybe a little thin on the body, I thought this was a nice example of the style, and a beer that deserves a better score here on BA than it currently has. not mind blowing, but nothing to dismiss either. my first beer from finchs.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 15:13:43 | More by StonedTrippin
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jtransel

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-12-2014 17:14:55 | More by jtransel
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-11-2014 20:36:02 | More by petermethot
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OB1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9%

01-12-2013 21:09:46 | More by OB1
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traviswhillier

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-30-2013 19:18:48 | More by traviswhillier
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TimHitchings

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +9%

06-08-2014 23:17:49 | More by TimHitchings
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 6/10/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains citrus, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty but not too heavy malt character followed by sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness comes in and creates a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer to pound down for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2013 15:19:52 | More by TheManiacalOne
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can. Pours a cloudy, murky burnt orange with an inch of frothy white head. Lots of lacing. Aromas of orange, citrus hops,malts and tropical fruits. Taste is some citrus hops with orange peel and some bitterness at the end. A bit fruity with some malt flavor. Lots of carbonation and a tingly mouthfeel. Solid Pale Ale with a good amount of hops. Overall, worth having again.

Serving type: can

08-09-2012 03:50:25 | More by PicoPapa
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer #1 in my great Illinois Brew Hunt.

This is somewhat spicy from the hops. Bready thing going on and making the body a bit thick. Could be a little more rounded and defined. And I don't really get any sweet orange peel on this. I mean there is a sweet tone, but I don't know if that is the orange peel or a malty thing. Maybe it's the orange thing.

Anyways. It's a pretty decent pale ale. If not a little too thick for its own good, and the carbonation is a bit too biting. But it's a good way to start things off in Chicago. What's next?

Serving type: can

10-16-2012 14:45:37 | More by RblWthACoz
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

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
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barczar

Kentucky

3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky light copper with a solid half inch cream head that leaves thick lacing. There are floaties.

Caramel and toasted malt accompany grapefruit and resin in the aroma. There's a hint of pine.

The backbone of the flavor is moderately toasted bready malt, with a touch of caramel and brown sugar sweetness. There's a strong underpinning of citrus hop character. Grapefruit, tart tangerine, floral hops, and lime hit mid palate, followed by a resiny dry, slightly bitter finish.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a touch on the high side, and a bit of astringency.

Overall, a bit more citrus than anticipated in the flavor. Not very complex hop profile, but a decent brew.

Serving type: can

12-20-2012 00:43:57 | More by barczar
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A can into a pint glass, another new brewery coming to Philly, cheers!

Cut Throat pours out a lighter shade of orange with some light bronze highlights. A decent amount of bright white foam on top leaving significant stick. Nice looking, active. Smell is on the citrusy side with orange, marmalade, fresh cut grass, and some lemon. A pale malt backing. First few sips an explosion on the mouth, there is certainly some flavor here. A nice amount of citrus with the addition of orange peel with small pine and pale malt at the end. A certain activity on the tounge, a bitterness that lasts, and perhaps to much. Some astringency, not really digging the aftertaste. All in all a decent APA, a lot of flavor that does not round out like i hoped. I still would drink a can in a hot second though.

Serving type: can

08-14-2012 04:58:53 | More by BARFLYB
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JayQue

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A light, crisp Pale Ale. Good summertime drink/thirst quencher. Nothing great here. Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass. Unusual hazy orange color, looks like unpasturized apple cider. Fairly good size slightly off-white head with good retention and thick lacing.

Aroma is light citrus hops, fairly pronounced. Fairly pleasant. Flavor is weaker than the aroma. Flavors are not that strong. There are some floral hops/citrus hops. A fairly good balance between hops and malts. THere is a slightly odd aftertaste, maybe a bit too yeasty or too much orange zest. Not really a problem, but a bit "off".

Mouthfeel is crisp but a bit too light. THere are better APAs out there but this one is not bad at all.

Serving type: can

05-22-2013 00:39:09 | More by JayQue
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superspak

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into imperial pint glass, no canning date. Pours very hazy and cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger foamy off white head with very good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Some minimal spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big orange peel, lemon zest, grapefruit, floral, pine, caramel, grass, and herbal. Pretty good aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of grapefruit, pine, orange peel, lemon zest, floral, caramel, grass, bread, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of spicy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, caramel, floral, bread, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a short bit. Good flavor balance; with a good hop/malt balance as well. No cloying flavors, and quite crisp and dry on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and very crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed at all. Overall this is a good pale ale. Good amount of flavor and balance; very crisp and easy to drink. Smooth and quite enjoyable.

Serving type: can

08-17-2012 04:23:10 | More by superspak
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a single pint can of this as part of a M&M 6-pack from Binny’s in Downer’s Grove, IL for $9.99 in Early 2012.

Pours a cloudy amber color with a bubbly off-white head. Scent is mostly of bitter hops but there are also hints of malts. It has a mild bitter taste that lasts long beyond the finish. There are also hints of citrus, bready tones, and crisp apple. Has a rather dry after taste. Better than I expected, but the texture could be a little less watery.

Serving type: can

02-15-2012 05:48:39 | More by Lemke10
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a Sam perfect pint glass.

Pours hazy medium amber with fluffy white foam. Lots remaining and sticking everywhere. Hoppy malty nose, but unremarkable. Taste is a toffee blended malt with a tasty modestly bitter hop. Tasty, but lingers long after. The taste is better than the aftertaste which a minty bitter (a bitter mint?). Both good and not at the same time.

Serving type: can

08-04-2012 19:50:52 | More by KTCamm
Cut Throat from Finch's Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.