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Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

308 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 9
Gots: 25 | 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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Photo of ZAP
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
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
Photo of morimech
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

morimech, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Flabbyjandro
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Flabbyjandro, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of silentkajun
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%

silentkajun, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of Heyy_heatherr
3.16/5  rDev -13.9%

Heyy_heatherr, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Cook82
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Cook82, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Samp01
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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
Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

MNBeerGeek, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of BlackBeerDown
4/5  rDev +9%

BlackBeerDown, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Act25
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
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%

TonyJ815, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

spedprof, Sep 23, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Washuffizi98
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Washuffizi98, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of amishbooze
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

amishbooze, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of RandyWilde
3/5  rDev -18.3%

RandyWilde, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of TomTC
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%

TomTC, Sep 11, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -6.3%

CaptainNomihodai, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

rapayn01, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of wurdmann
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

wurdmann, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Vierenner
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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
Photo of bpatrick86
3/5  rDev -18.3%

bpatrick86, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of flynn1648
4/5  rDev +9%

flynn1648, Aug 26, 2014
Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.