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Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

310 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 10
Gots: 24 | 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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3/5  rDev -18%

hophugger, Oct 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

JKV96, Oct 11, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pretty solid offering. Flavor blends caramel and dark fruits like plums. A bit muddled overall but I like the flavor. More malt forward but hops balance nicely. Reminds a little of Rogue American Amber but more muddled.

ZAP, Oct 11, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

morimech, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Flabbyjandro, Oct 08, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +6%

silentkajun, Oct 07, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -13.7%

Heyy_heatherr, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Cook82, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Samp01
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can. Pours a cloudy brown amber with a medium beige head, mild lacing. Aroma and Taste is caramel malt, yeast bready notes, some dark fruit and alcohol esters, mild hops bitterness. Palate is a medium to full body, moderate carbonation and some sticky mouth feel. Finishes with caramel malt, mild roasted malt, yeast and bready notes, a bit of dark dried fruit and mild bitterness. Overall not the best in class but still quite good and enjoyable.

Samp01, Sep 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

MNBeerGeek, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

BlackBeerDown, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Act25
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Compares well with Stone Arrogant or perhaps Deep Red Imperial IPA (Torpedo)?
Overall, I'm rating this brewer higher than BA.

A: Deep ruby red with mild haze body topped by dense sandy head that lasts and laces.
S: A bit faint, mostly caramel at first w hints of molasses, bread crust, nuts, hops, brewery room. Some Roast as in red ales. I find it a good seesaw between sweet malts and zippy hops.
T: Ditto on taste. Stronger, plenty here, and dominantly french toast sweet. Maple, marmalade, toasted bread crusts. Then finishing with some hop pepper and spice. There's a bit of medicinal shellac too. Complex, too sweet for more than one, but not cloying.
MF: plenty of sticky body.

Match this with robust foods, not a first beer of the night. Very much a beer hall / tasting room beer.

Act25, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

TonyJ815, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

spedprof, Sep 23, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Washuffizi98, Sep 15, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

amishbooze, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

RandyWilde, Sep 13, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -8.2%

TomTC, Sep 11, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -6%

CaptainNomihodai, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

rapayn01, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

wurdmann, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Goes down smooth, has a wonderful balance, and mouthfeel is great. But during my second pour, finishing the can, a bunch of sediment let loose. I can see it floating around in what was originally a mostly clear glass of beer. I presume these are hop remnants, but I don't know for sure. Nothing written on the can to clue me in ...

Vierenner, Aug 29, 2014
Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.