1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Fascist Pig AleFascist Pig Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

231 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 231
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Finch's Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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)
View: Beers (13) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 231 | Reviews: 54 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Arherring
Arherring

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-27-2013 17:44:25 | More by Arherring
Photo of rkf1976
rkf1976

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-27-2013 02:56:47 | More by rkf1976
Photo of jburd19
jburd19

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

05-25-2013 23:05:08 | More by jburd19
Photo of StoutHunter
StoutHunter

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-21-2013 01:11:33 | More by StoutHunter
Photo of JeffTheJuice
JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-20-2013 01:06:34 | More by JeffTheJuice
Photo of kohlsm
kohlsm

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

05-16-2013 00:43:22 | More by kohlsm
Photo of GuzzLah
GuzzLah

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-13-2013 19:58:36 | More by GuzzLah
Photo of rangerred
rangerred

Tennessee

3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can into a nonic.

Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a one finger white head. Not very good head retention at all but the lacing is decent leaving some clumps on the sides of the glass.

Aroma is extremely malty right off the bat. Lots of caramel and toffee along with a slight bit of toast. Earthy hops are also quite prominent with some pine and tree bark. The spicy rye also makes an appearance.

The flavor largely follows the aroma. Lots of caramel, toffee, and pine along with a decent amount of rye thrown in for good measure. There is a little bit of dark fruit but not prominent at all it just adds a little bit of depth. Bitterness is on the moderate side but remains restrained leading to a moderately sticky finish.

Overall, a decent strong red ale and a different brew from all the IPA's and IIPA's out there. Another good beer from Finch's.

Serving type: can

05-11-2013 02:34:14 | More by rangerred
Photo of Gww1864
Gww1864

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

05-08-2013 00:37:51 | More by Gww1864
Photo of dalepryor
dalepryor

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-07-2013 21:07:10 | More by dalepryor
Photo of Alextricity
Alextricity

Michigan

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

$2.99 16oz can with no bottling date poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

Appearance: A super hazy, red-orange brown color. More simply... copper colored. There's a finger or two of a light brown head. It doesn't last too long, but bubbles float on top and to the sides of the glass throughout the glass. A lot of sediment at the bottom of the can that I poured into the beer made it even hazier, and some particles started floating around.

Smell: I figured this beer was probably dry-hopped, and it turns out that it was. A surprising hop nose on this one. Subtle, sweet, piney... pleasant.

Taste/feel: A bit weird for me. The flavor of the beer itself is pretty solid, but it changes dramatically between sips. One moment it's immensely bitter, and the next it's super sweet. It changes a lot throughout the same sip, as well -- sweet start, super bitter finish. I like a subtle change to add depth, but this one's pretty big. A good malty sweetness is generally at the front though, followed by a decent brunt of bitterness, with only a little bit of hoppy flavor. It's like Finch's tried to balance this beer, and it just backfired. The label also mentions rye being in this beer -- now that I've read that fact, I can sort of taste it. It's definitely in the background, though. The feel on Fascist Pig is creamy smooth, with a pretty light carbonation, which is good -- a prickly carbonation with this kind of bitterness would be killer. The can says this beer is 72 IBUs, but it tastes more like 100.

I like, but don't like this beer ... I like the name and label of Fascist Pig, and in an ODD way, it somewhat explains the beer. On one hand, I love the way that this beer smells and feels, but on the other, the balance is out of whack and just unusual. I'd definitely drink it again -- it's interesting, pretty fairly priced, and most importantly, pretty tasty.

Strangely compelling would be the best way to describe Fascist Pig.

Serving type: can

05-06-2013 15:10:25 | More by Alextricity
Photo of ejimhof
ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.3%

05-02-2013 02:25:37 | More by ejimhof
Photo of youradhere
youradhere

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +9%

04-26-2013 23:39:31 | More by youradhere
Photo of Gschaf
Gschaf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

04-25-2013 11:42:37 | More by Gschaf
Photo of Pensfan0782
Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-24-2013 23:58:13 | More by Pensfan0782
Photo of 2dogbrew
2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-21-2013 22:17:27 | More by 2dogbrew
Photo of SeriousALEment
SeriousALEment

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

04-16-2013 01:04:08 | More by SeriousALEment
Photo of JoeBlevins
JoeBlevins

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-14-2013 17:23:52 | More by JoeBlevins
Photo of dheacck11
dheacck11

Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can

Pour is a hazy dark ruby amber with a tan 2 fingers of dense head. Lots of lace left over

Nose is pretty subdued, largely of malts and just a little pepper.

Taste is pretty big and malt forward, with notes of caramel and sweet rye. Follows with lightly citric dry hops on the finish.

Mouth feel is a nice medium texture. Leaves a slight resiny slick on the after taste

I rather enjoyed this. not overly complex, but really nice balance and depth, and generally just nice and approachable.

Serving type: can

04-12-2013 00:07:14 | More by dheacck11
Photo of oline73
oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-07-2013 23:59:49 | More by oline73
Photo of AlbertVogler
AlbertVogler

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

04-07-2013 05:05:48 | More by AlbertVogler
Photo of ystazi
ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

04-05-2013 23:49:24 | More by ystazi
Photo of cnbrown313
cnbrown313

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.3%

04-03-2013 13:50:13 | More by cnbrown313
Photo of jak
jak

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-29-2013 23:34:29 | More by jak
Photo of n2185
n2185

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a deep orange with a finger of off-white head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: Sweet caramel malts and vanilla dominate with notes of mangos and melons.

T: Vanilla and caramel dominate here as well with sweet breads and sticky toffee flavors. The finish is lightly boozy with a little bitterness.

M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is slightly watery feeling.

O: A solid beer overall, though lacks some depth. It's more like an old ale than an amber, but is enjoyable enough.

Serving type: can

03-28-2013 19:47:00 | More by n2185
Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.