Finger Gun
Iron Horse Brewery

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #5,389
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
85
Ranked #32,529
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 12.33%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
34
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Iron Horse Brewery
 
Washington, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
85
Very Good
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Spikester from Oregon

3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold with one finger of five minute white head.
Smell is light pine and bready malt.
Taste is grapefruit zest resinous hop oil and a bit of malts.
Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Finish is long dry and bitter.
Overall a decent light IPA.

May 04, 2017
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stevoj from Idaho

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Boise Co-op. Pours out a murky orange golden with high fluffy head. Gentle hoppy aroma, hops offer a bigger bite in the taste, and linger on through the finish. Hops pretty much dominate the whole brew.

Jun 23, 2016
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flagmantho from Washington

3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: murky light-orange hue with a two fingers of frothy ivory foam that dissipates slowly leaving a nice chunky lace on the glass. I like it a lot.

Smell: sweet malt with a nicely floral hop character. Subtle, but enjoyable.

Taste: moderately sweet malt with piney, earthy hop character. There's a little piquancy and a dash of minty, herbal and floral character. It's decent, but a little muddled.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and all right creaminess.

Overall: this beer isn't bad, but it doesn't blow me away.

Nov 30, 2015
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pew. Pew. Pew.

Finger Gun pours a mostly transparent yet slightly cloudy blonde pale color with hints of mustard powder. The head is ridiculous in the best way, with a four finger retention that would make other IPAs blush. Diseased freckled overgrown lace left behind. Recede already so I can taste this without wearing it!

Pine, onion, and grapefruit in that order from strongest to weakest. Some slight fresh cut and washed fruit behind that (cantaloupe, melon, tangerine). Actually a bit of black pepper also surfaces, adding spice and bite to the aroma. This is nice.

Intense rush of tasty pine (and I never use those two denominators together) and grapefruit, with WHITE pepper this time, giving bite, spice, and gusto to the profile. It finishes out with juicy orange and orange peel, a slight resin (but not too much), and lingering spruce bitterness. Malts are muted but obviously pale. I love the honest balance of tropical and pine going on here. Seriously impressed with this juicy IPA.

It feels crisp, tart, slightly oily, and finishes with a dry slickness.

My overall thoughts : IPAs aren't my thing, but...seriously impressed here. A bit too-in-your-face to have another right off the bat, but from an objective stand point this one caters to both crowds and does a phenomenal job at it. Highly recommended.

Nov 22, 2015
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takusan1000 from Washington

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hazy brew with a predominantly chalky hop taste. Not light or "easy drinking," as the abv may suggest. Minimal malt backbone makes hops very in your face.

Oct 10, 2015
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drinkin-beeers from Montana

2.71/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

I can't get past the smell of dawn dish soap. Also with an after taste of soap. Maybe a bad 6er so is I will come back to this in the future. Haven't seen any other reviews noticing a soap flavor or nose?

Sep 09, 2015
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Bookseeb from Washington

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance has a light amber orange hazy hue supporting a healthy head leaving fair lace. Smell has a nice balance of the sweet malt and and piney citrus hops. Taste of the citrus piney hops burst on the buds surrounded by the sweet malt. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A very nice floral hop to this IPA.

Aug 15, 2015
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Taybeh from Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 2 month old 12 oz can picked up in Bellingham into an imperial pint

This was a very pleasant surprise. Pours a little hazy. Unlike many session ipas, this one isn't too thin, it has a solid body with some nice caramel maltiness, and a nice combination of citrus and resin from the hops. Would be very happy to drink a few of these every now and then.

Aug 01, 2015
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazed light golden amber color with a billowy white head of thick foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is heavy of a pine hop with some other smells of a light cracker aroma and a bit of a floral and grassy hop smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a dry cracker base mixed with a big showing of pine right from the start. While strong upfront, the pine gets even more potent over time with it getting rather strong for the thinner cracker body. While so, the bitter resinous flavor was not too overwhelming, as some light sweet citrus flavors of orange and tangerine also come to the tongue. With other hop flavors of grapefruit and a floral flavor arriving at the finish, one is left with a rather resinous and slightly drier, but drinkable and crisp taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite thin with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. For the hop mixed with the cracker taste the feel is fantastic and makes for a very easy drinker even in light of the resinous bitterness.

Overall – This was a rather enjoyable session IPA with a whole lot of resinous bitter pine and a rather drier feel and flavor overall. A pretty nice take on a session style IPA.

Jul 26, 2015
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snohojimbo from Washington

3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is one of those beers that when you're at the brew house, it's awesome. Then, later, you see a sixer at the store, grab it, and...well, not so great. A very good IPA, to be sure, but frankly nothing extra special. :^)

Jul 17, 2015
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and lightly piney hops; richer than expected from a light IPA. Flavor is mild caramel malt, citrus hops with a nice lingering somewhat resinous piney hops finish. Medium bodied with active carbonation. The unobrusive malt is full enough to support the quite assertive citrus and piney hops. Like most "session" IPAs, this one had flavors that made me want them more robust with a fuller body, however, as a light IPA, this is quite satisfying and leaves an excellent resinous bitterness that belies the low ABV. Not a style I seek out, but if I did, this would be on the must buy list. The graphics and name crack me up too. Well done. An underappreciated brewery.

Jun 13, 2015
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Zorro from California

2.91/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Chill hazed amber colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smells of pine and willow tree and faintly of cinnamon sticks. Not much malt character at all.

Starts out dry and bitter. Mildly sweet this mostly woody in flavor with lots of strong tea flavor.

Mouthfeel is average.

Overall an OK IPA.

Jun 06, 2015
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Mehinaman from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For a session IPA this is really tasty. Needless to say it's not quite as tasty as a really good non-session IPA, but still, it's nice to have a good tasting beer on a night in which you might want a little less ABV out of your beer. I found this beer still had a good amount of hoppiness and best of all it was highly drinkable. I think of session IPA's as a good "work week" beer and this will be added to my group of favorites

May 29, 2015
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RenzoD from Washington

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Overall, I have had a hard time getting into these session IPA's. I do appreciate how hoppy this one is. Typically I am turned off of Sessions because they tend to be so bland and boring. This one definitely has a good hop presence. Very piney finish. Those who love extra bitter beers will have no problem with that. Though I wasnt blown away by this, for its style I would definitely say it is good and worth a try.

May 29, 2015
Finger Gun from Iron Horse Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 34 ratings