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Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

JeffTheJuice, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

kohlsm, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

GuzzLah, May 13, 2013
Photo of rangerred
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

rangerred, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Gww1864, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
Photo of Alextricity
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Alextricity, May 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

ejimhof, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

youradhere, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Gschaf, Apr 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Pensfan0782, Apr 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

2dogbrew, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

SeriousALEment, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

JoeBlevins, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of dheacck11
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

dheacck11, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

oline73, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

AlbertVogler, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

ystazi, Apr 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

cnbrown313, Apr 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jak, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of n2185
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

n2185, Mar 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

Blavaq, Mar 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

mccallisters_dali, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

cwxc818, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of scruffwhor
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Rusty ruby and deep bronze hue. Quick tan head, very little residual foam. No bubbling and very little lacing.

Super malty sweet, caramel with an alcohol backbone. Smells warm, malty, and some hoppy citrus aromas there as well. Unbalanced, and a little overwhelming.

A toasted caramel malt bomb just went off in my mouth. Super malty, a little cracker dry from the earthen hop flavors and mouthfeel. The flavor starts super malty then finishes pretty bitter. I realize sweter flavors are sensed on the front of the tongue and bitter flavors on the end. But there's been some pretty good beers that seem to blur these palate-tial lines seemlessly. This is NOT one of those beers. Not bad, but I will not by this dry, boozey, palated beer for myself again.

scruffwhor, Mar 23, 2013
Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.