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Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.

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Fascist Pig AleFascist Pig Ale

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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
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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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass: color is amber, a little opaque, fine bubbled frothy head; head dissipates to a ring and light top with some lacing on the glass.

Smell is a nice malt and hop mixture: malt profile is touch of toast, caramel and some light earthy notes from the rye. Hops are piney and earthy.

Taste is also malt and hop mixture: malt is more caramely in the taste with subtle rye and toast notes, some biscuit presents itself as it warms; hops are earthy, bitter, almost biting. Flavors seem to blend to a cloying flavor at the end which takes away from it in some way.

Mouthfeel is a bit cloying, as the flavors blend together and bite the tongue on the finish; strong tongue presence and lighter on the cheek, but pleasant carbonation levels.

Overall, a very solid malt profile with a hop presence that is leans towards biting and cloying, strong on the tongue.

mvanaskie13, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of melza
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

melza, Jul 28, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72.7%

Miami66, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

BigRedDog, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Kunstman, Jul 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of xbrettfavrex
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

xbrettfavrex, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of mpalestino
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

mpalestino, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of emeyer
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

emeyer, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of risteardj
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

risteardj, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of fourstringer
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tallboy can into a standard pint glass. Moderate hand. No clear identifiable date on the can, but there is a presumably fascist pig depicted.

A: Cloudy, iced tea-colored body with scant head. Poor retention. Small amount of visible sediment clumps. Minimal lacing.

S: Sweet, slightly spicy malt with hints of apple, brown sugar. Hops are present with touches of indistinct citrus and lighter pine elements. Dough.

T: Bittersweet opening with hops and malt battling for dominance. Rye makes a transient appearance midway. Finished semi-dry with some linger hop bitterness in the aftertaste. A faintly aspirin-like quality hits the back of the throat. Alcohol is relatively well hidden for 8% ABV.

M: Low carbonation with a medium body. Would likely benefit from a bit more effervescence.

O: Middle-of-the-road DIPA/hopped-up amber that struck me as a bit under-carbonated. Kudos for the tallboy can format, though.


fourstringer, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

halo3one, Jul 13, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -59%

BenSparks34, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

DarthGuitarHero, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

wrightst, Jul 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

msumike89, Jul 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

FrankHashimoto, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: Amber (creative huh?). Somewhat hazy. Smattering of messy off white head. Fits the bill for an amber.
smell: Pleasant nose with a nice balance of malt and a little biting hops. Nice sweet edge.
taste: Hops are more prominent here. Still a good bit of sweetness but the hops are right there and the finish has a little bitterness.
overall: Fine example of an amber, w/o either sweetness or maltiness or hoppy bitterness dominating.

cindyjeffsmith, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

nowhere_native, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

kguyty, Jun 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

JakeBarnett, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

homebrw48, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

miguellunarusso, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fascist Pig poured from a tall can into a small tulip.

Hazy dark amber with s fine light beige head and excellent lacing.

Aroma complex and semi-sweet.

Flavor. Nice balance and complexity wWith a touch of smoke. Sweet and darker roasted malts mix with a near equal hop component.

O flavorful yet not challenging beer.

chinchill, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of lanciloti
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

lanciloti, Jun 15, 2014
Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.