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Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

313 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 10
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Finch's Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A deep red malt-forward ale brewed with plenty of caramel malts and a touch of rye. Brewed and dry-hopped with Palisade and Zythos hops.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 07-11-2012)
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1.93/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

16 oz. can obtained on trade (thanks, Dr. Samisar!), dated "090214" on the bottom, poured into my large bottom The Bruery "Rue the Day" snifter glass, drank over 30 minutes

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3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.04/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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2.92/5  rDev -20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Inconsistent head, but a thin blanket of lace appears after each sip.

Hoppy smell with a bit of earthiness in the background.

The flavor matches the smell. A bit high on the carbonation. Short aftertaste considering the biting hop.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.56/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Michaelsthlrnd
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Give me a burger, and Fascist pig. My wife can call me a fascist pig all day long. This is a big malty red ale with enough hop to balance the taste. Finch's has a more hop forward angle but the caramel malts balance beautifully in this beer.

This is my got to beer for when I want to sip on a beer for a while, watching a game. The caramel malts take the first taste, and the hops dry out the finish.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #70 (November 2012):

Reminds of some of the old school robust Red Ales aka American Strong Ales from a decade or more ago. A bit raw and chaotic but not so much that it loses its drinkability, love the fact that this is a “in your face” type of ale. Without a doubt this will take care of your hop fix.

STYLE: American Strong Ale
ABV: 8.0%
AVAILABILITY: Rotating

LOOK: Hazed reddish copper hue, sticky light tan lacing

SMELL: Pungent, hop resin, spicy rye, rose water, dates, minty, orange pith, tobacco, caramel

TASTE: Bitter, slightly hop astringent, pungent, chewy, rye spice, biscuity, hay, grapefruit, mint, fresh grass, passion fruit, quite warming, caramel, bitter alcoholic finish

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev -4.9%

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Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.