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Finch's Pale Ale | Finch Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Finch's Pale Ale is an American style Pale Ale featuring Crystal and Munich malts to give it a nice sweet, biscuit malt flavor with a hop punch from Cascade and Simcoe for a citrus, dank aroma. At 5.2% ABV and 40 IBUs this beer is easy to drink on a hot day and packed with flavor to make you want to drink another.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,523
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
87
pDev:
10.25%
 
 
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by onedogtwodog:
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3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 fl oz. can with DRINK FINCH and maybe some canning date info on the bottom of the can.

Pours lightly clouded lighter amber, fine off white head, leaving some fine strands of lacing on the glass.

Faint nose of grapefruit hoppiness

Respectable if not amazing APA, moderate resiny hop presence and ample caramel malt counter balance.

Worth a try. Another nice offering from Finch's, a newcomer to the NY area. Always enjoy a well crafted pale ale, especially in a can

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Photo of Coletrickle
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tappangordo
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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

Photo of mjstacker
2.96/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bieniek30
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mbmiche
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a pale yellow color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a good pace, not much lace, but was there seemed to speckle slightly.
The aroma had a nice clean cereal/graininess flowing combining with some breadiness and then some light citrusy hops and pine enter in to fine tune the balance.
The flavor was moderately sweet and bringing in a semi-stabilizing bitterness to end up sliding into the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt mediocre. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, for the most part, it does the trick, I'd have again if offered.

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Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Peter1977
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Finch’s Pale Ale has an extremely thick, foamy, spongy, whipped-cream-like, off-white head, an opaque, yellow-gold appearance, and heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of bold, citrusy hop resin. Taste is of white bread, citrus, marmalade, hop resin, and mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Finch’s Pale Ale finishes dry, tart, and easy drinking.

RJT

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Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving some bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of biscuit malts and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste starts out with initial flavors of biscuit malts and bits of associated sweetness, but quickly transitions to flavors of citrusy hops that lend a moderate amount of bitterness and dankness that lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of cleanness.
O: This combination of biscuit malts and citrus hops lend for a unique smell and taste for this pale ale.

Serving type: can

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 fl oz. can, with DRINK FINCH and some sort of canning information printed on the bottom of the can. Acquired a single can of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Jewel.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a nice golden orange body, lightly hazed, with one finger of soapy frothy white head that leaves good thin strands of lacing behind.

S - The aroma is fairly light, but pleasant enough. Bready, herbal, piney, minty, & leafy. Typical of the style, but fairly subdued. Lightly floral.

T - The taste is the same - typical of the style. Crisp, pithy, and citrusy with notes of lemon, grapefruit rind, and pine. Bready crystal malt, with slight yeast content.

M - The feel is creamy, crisp, & clean. Bready, malty, & dry on the finish. Light-bodied and very easy drinking.

Overall, typical of the style. Crisp & easy-drinking. A good local option for me, definitely a beer I could imbibe a bunch of.

Finch's Beer Co. Finch's Pale Ale -----3.5/5

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of funkydrumma
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I feel like this pale ale is underated. Nice frothy head, good amount of malty sweetness to cut the hops. Really easy to drink and at 5% I could definitely knock back back a bunch of these in a sitting.

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Photo of Scott_Vetter
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cook82
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of david18
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 2/1/2015 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, light caramelized malts and some grassy hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a decent hops presence comes in. The malt character is thin for the style but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Finch's Pale Ale from Finch Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 87 ratings