Finger Gun | Iron Horse Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Horse Brewery
Washington, United States
iron-horse-brewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LiquidAmber on 04-29-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,333
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
34
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Shortbox81
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spikester
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.64/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacStinson
4.14/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beertunes
2.82/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.69/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of bombventure
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Smak_Hermann
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flagmantho
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.17/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Photo of takusan1000
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of IDABEERGUY
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brittonnash
2.22/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of drinkin-beeers
2.71/5  rDev -26.6%
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?

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Photo of casapy
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bookseeb
3.8/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of stratusjeans
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of BeerNW
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Finger Gun from Iron Horse Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 34 ratings