Hardcore Chimera | Finch Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Finch Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
finchbeer.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hardcore Chimera is an American style imperial IPA brewed with Citra, Simcoe, Columbus, Cascade and Mosaic hops. The beer won a silver medal at the 2014 International Beer Festival in Rhode Island. Ringing in with over 80 IBUs Hardcore's intense aroma and flavor of passionfruit and citrus is balanced out against a hearty grain bill that lends to Hardcore's deceptively drinkable 9% ABV.

Added by NickyPogs on 07-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,824
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
962
pDev:
9.63%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
406
Trade:
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Photo of Phil9250
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Almighty1
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not as hoppy as expected, pretty hot at 9%. Still great tasting!

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Photo of stanale
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrc1093
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of antimasone
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.21/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance – No head at all over a clear, deep amber-yellow body.

Aroma – Pine sap, but very faint. Not much to it.

Taste – Strong pine and hop resins, very bitter.

Mouthfeel – Puckering with the bitterness. Otherwise not too bad.

Overall – Pretty good but it seems like they didn’t want to add many aroma hops, just concentrate on bitterness.

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Photo of Miketess32
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MittenBreezeMD
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours exactly how I like my IPA's, deep orange with a thick looking body. The aroma was pleasant, but didn't linger for very long. Minutes after the pour, I felt I could only pick up the malty character. Taste was amazing. Definitely didn't expect such an awesome taste from the this beer so it was a pleasant surprise. Body carried itself well, to deliver an overall good beer. Very drinkable

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Photo of alobasso13
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baklo
2.62/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nmann08
3.08/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RickStalzer
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pirmannt1
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Khaack
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bloodsnot77
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paoloboston
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gordo
3.28/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Standard pale ale taste. Partial to fruity taste. Had a moderate hoppy taste though not what New Englanders are accustomed too. Maybe it's a Midwest thing.

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Photo of mltobin
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mantooth
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can

Pours foggy hazy amber orange with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like pineapple juice, apple juice, some grapefruit, orange citrus, passionfruit, guava, toasted roasty caramel malts, with woody floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like toasted roasty caramel malts, pineapple, apple, grapefruit, orange citrus, passionfruit, guava, with woody floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice DIPA.

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Photo of Sak3
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: A fuzzy orange bodied beer with the outsides of it being yellow. I cannot clearly see through the body of it but I can see a shadow of something behind it, like my fingers.

Smell: Notes of fruits with a strong presence of alcohol.

Taste: Similar to the smell except there are only notes of alcohol and a strong amount of fruit here. It tastes like to me that pineapple is the forerunner with the taste here.

Feeling: Plenty of liquor to keep this drink interesting. It isn't too much to make the beverage overbearing though.

Overall: Certainly an enjoyable beer that I wouldn't avoid in the future to get another chance to drink it.

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Photo of Mleblanc25
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hardcore Chimera from Finch Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 962 ratings