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Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.

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Fascist Pig AleFascist Pig Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | 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)
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visualmartyr

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11%

02-19-2013 23:50:13 | More by visualmartyr
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peabody

Kentucky

3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a cloudy reddish amber with one finger of off-white to tan suds that leave lots of lacing around the glass.
The smell is sugar malt and yeast with an alcohol burn. There is a slight fruityness like plum or raisin. Kind of one sided in the smell dept.
Taste is raisin bread and hop bitterness with the alcohol coming in right behind. Kinda over the top on the alcohol but it doesn't take away from the drinkiing experience.
Mouthfeel is clean for the most part then after all the alcohol is gone there is a dryness along with some stickyness.
Overall this is a pretty good try for Finch's and I will be trying out most of their offerings.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 22:42:02 | More by peabody
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-18-2013 19:35:03 | More by DIPAFAN
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-16-2013 21:19:56 | More by PEIhop
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy ruby red color with a nice 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, floral, and light rye spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity; quite malt forward. Taste of caramel, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, floral, light pine, and light rye spiciness. Light pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, citrus, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, floral, light pine, and light rye spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors; malt forward with solid hop flavor balance; with minimal cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice imperial red ale. Good balance and complexity of malt and hop notes; and quite smooth to sip on. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 06:16:57 | More by superspak
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I love how this beer looks off the pour. It exemplifies perfection; hence the score of 5. Flavor profile is a bit tangy and fruity. Aftertaste follows the same lines. Following taste really exemplifies a red ale to me. Been quite some time since I've had one like this really. It's a bit too fruity, if I'm going to be critical. That seems to work in favor of its drinkability though. An extremely pleasant ale.

Serving type: can

02-10-2013 05:32:29 | More by RblWthACoz
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BeerBucks

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-09-2013 01:57:36 | More by BeerBucks
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Jkirk790

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

01-31-2013 20:42:24 | More by Jkirk790
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can. no date, but a nice description of ingredients printed on side.

appears almost clear dark copper with reddish highlights. nice 1/2" off-white head, but it fades. nice hoppy aroma - fruity, juicy hops, mixed with a bit of caramel. the hop flavors aren't as dominant in the taste, which makes sense due to the dry-hopping. well balanced with sweet malt component. medium body, medium to high carbonation. a bit sticky mouthfeel. overall, a solid beer.

Serving type: can

01-31-2013 03:09:53 | More by jmdrpi
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AaronBurr

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-27-2013 16:49:41 | More by AaronBurr
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phishbone23

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11%

01-25-2013 14:50:30 | More by phishbone23
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lightly hazy orange-ish to copper color with a light tan head. In the aroma, sweet caramel, rye notes and a small hop presence. In the taste, sweet rye with a caramel malt, with just a pleasant hop presence in the end. A small bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, and a dry green apple rye presence and a hop note in the aftertaste. Nice malt, nice rye presence, nice hop presence, and quite drinkable.

Serving type: can

01-21-2013 17:03:55 | More by OWSLEY069
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.2%

01-14-2013 03:13:51 | More by tmars13
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OB1

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-12-2013 21:09:15 | More by OB1
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This pours a murky reddish brown color with a dark beige head. The aroma is heavy with malts giving a sweet grain scent. The taste is very strong with sweet malts and rye in the beginning and as you finish, it grows into a slightly bitter after taste. I’m sure there are people that will like this beer, but it’s not quite I am looking for in an American Strong Ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 01:25:58 | More by Lemke10
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taez555

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear reddish amber body with thick, but not pillowy, off-white head.

Nose has a strong caramel malt and hoppy smell. Reminds me very much of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot actually.

Taste is medium to medium full bodied and very creamy and clean. A mix of toast, caramel, bready malts are mixed with a citric hop, not so much resin, but a fruity citric rind sort of taste. Hop bitterness isn't over the top, and although it's big, it doesn't kill you or dull tha the pallete at all. You can definitely feel the high 8% ABV. Ends very clean and smooth with no long lingering aftertaste.

It's not bad, but it reminds me more of a homebrew rather than a full blown imperial red ale. There's just an off flavor I can't put my finger on. Again, it's not bad at all, just doesn't seem like it's all there yet.

Although I will say, I love the bottle and name.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 22:48:12 | More by taez555
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Rostie

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

12-28-2012 13:21:40 | More by Rostie
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marcobrau

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy amber with a burst of carbonation that forms an off-white head that falls fairly quickly, leaving some bits of lace and maybe a centimeter of foam. Woodsy with a hot cereal aroma mixed with a slight bit of cooked corn. Lots of malt flavor with woody hops and marmalade notes that build towards the finish. Bit of cooked corn sweetness. A bit drier than expected. The malt flavors and aroma didn't do much for me, yet I'm a still intrigued and would like to try this beer again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 01:56:49 | More by marcobrau
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-19-2012 02:26:20 | More by randylangford
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$7.99 for a 22oz bomber @ BevCo. My first beer from Finch's BC. Brewed with caramel malts, rye, and hopped with Palisade and Zythos.
OG=18.2, FG=2.9, 14 SRM, 72 IBU, 8.0% ABV.

Pours out to a slightly cloudy deep red amber, forming a nice whipped yellow head with good retention and lacing. Mild to moderate carbonation, ~2.2 carbs or so. The aroma is nice with mostly citrusy and fruity hops (mango, pear) and a nice touch of pine on top of the crystal malt nose. Mouthfeel is smooth, quite tart for the style, medium-bodied and a touch syrupy. Bitterness is firm, but balanced with the big malt body. Grain husks and grapefruit pith in the finish. Clean ferment. Not boozy. Lots of late addition hops. A touch of pepper in the aftertaste. A touch of crystal 90-120, raisins, toast. This reminds me of a beer somewhere between the mouthfeel and body of arrogant bastard and the flavor/maltiness/bitterness of old guardian. ..kinda between a red IPA and a barleywine.

Nice job. Since this was my first from them, I'll have to give their others a try. I could see myself buying this again if it actually cost less than either Stones, but it doesn't.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 02:52:07 | More by Mitchster
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TheBigLebrewski

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We split a deuce of this beer.

This beer is a rich brown color, pretty opaque with a slim whitish head.

Smells of a full kettle of wart boiling- a very recognizable and enjoyable scent. Strongly sweet but not overwhelmingly so, caramel, brown sugar and sweet goodness characterize this scent.

Tastes good! Unabashedly sweet but in no way nauseating, and that's coming from a couple of guys who prefer more bitter beers. The rye flavor has an understated but powerful influence on the taste, combining with a good nut-brown presence. Indeed, No hop finish to speak of, which often places a beer on the shit list, but in this case it's not so sorely missed. There is a bit of a sweetness in the aftertaste that can be unpleasant, but overall this beer is pretty enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is solid. This beer becomes better and better as you drink it (as most do). Points deducted for the after taste. Without any hop finish the sweetness seems to dissolve on your tongue like too much halloween candy.

Overall this beer gets our go ahead. Strong and malty without being too sweet; the caramel and rye flavors blend well together. If I had a bar, this would hang around as a recommended alternative for a brown.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 20:30:34 | More by TheBigLebrewski
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DRush11


3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had both the bomber and now the can.

A-ruby red
S-Carmel, buttered bread, and I agree a little crushed aspirin
T-grapefruit, tobacco, Carmel
M~ stays with ya .
O ~ can to me is way better than the bomber the 8% ABV is well hidden .it's an above average red ale with a realy cool can. Good work Finchs .

Serving type: can

11-28-2012 22:49:53 | More by DRush11
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ajkiser12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

11-27-2012 20:02:08 | More by ajkiser12
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-23-2012 13:36:50 | More by baklo
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-23-2012 02:10:16 | More by dmorgan310
Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.