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Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.

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Fascist Pig AleFascist Pig Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

342 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 11
Gots: 39 | 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:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 07-11-2012

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.
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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattday25
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FFreak
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from can into a tulip glass. A hazy dark reddish-brown with virtually no head even after a vigorous pour. Aroma at first is like the pineapple juice that comes out of the cans of pineapple chunks we use for baking, very pungent and fruity. Taste is similar but combined with a rich malty taste. Mouth feel is full, but has low carbonation. This beer definitely improves as it warms up. The maltiness opens up and the fruit becomes more complex. Overall, a pretty nice red ale. This is a sipping beer, take your time and let it warm up, then enjoy.

Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 16 oz can into a snifter.
Pours a ruddy brown color with minimal head that dissipates.
Smells very malty, rich.
Tastes very, very malty with a good deal of hop bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel is good.
All in all, a good red ale.

Photo of MNishCT77
1.97/5  rDev -46.2%
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

Photo of jzlyo
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of kidzord
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of oldvines
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of mgpenick
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of REAL_Harrison
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Petegrieco
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of J-Bonestradamus
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jdejoannis
2.92/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of MynamesRickJames
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of smcolw
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Jess1ca
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Callard1987
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.

Photo of jaybags
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
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%

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

Photo of jmryan8
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of ronin926
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.