Honor System IPA
Finch Beer Co.

Honor System IPAHonor System IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
7%
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Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 2.29%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
6
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Finch Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
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Omnium from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pounder > Snifter

A - Very murky orange amber with a big three finger huge dense foamy off white head, thick full wall of lacing.
S - Aroma is really great, definitely unique, caramel malt, but its not heavy, lots of lime, grapefruit, pine, some kind of underlying earthy musky scent, hidden floral notes.
T - Flavor leaves a lot to be desired, the caramel malt comes out in full, leaving little for the hops to bloom, but you still do get some mild citrus tones, even a hint of peach, lime is still there, some pine needle, apple, green pepper, earthy bitter finish.
M - A little sticky and chewy, but moderately fuller feeling too, not particularly light and drinkable.
O - Really odd at how much I enjoyed the aroma, but how the flavor and feel lacks on this one, I feel that some refinement and toned down malt could help this beer go a long way.

Jun 07, 2016
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange-ish amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate copper, bronze, apricot + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy beige head that reduces to a couple of small patches of medium thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit rind and pine hops over the top of moderate aromas of grainy + caramel malts and spicy rye.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy + caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of sweetness and moderate flavors of spicy rye. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit rind, pine, and floral hops which impart a moderate amount of lingering aggressive bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively slick/oily.

O: Overall fairly well balanced between the initial sweetness and the lingering bitterness. Enjoyable and easy to drink. Definitely glad I grabbed one of these.

Nov 21, 2015
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Reddish Orange beer with an off white head that left decent lacing. Grapefruit, pine, sweetness from the malt and some spicy rye notes are present in the aroma. They all show up in the taste with the grapefruit, hops and rye leading the way. The beer smells sweeter than it tastes. Pretty balanced with a nice bitter finish.

Oct 08, 2015
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wedge from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy deep orange-amber with a thick head of off-white foam. Grapefruit and floral hop candy aromas over some spicy rye. Zesty grapefruit, floral hops, pine resin, and general oily greenness...nice aggressive IPA styling. Solid medium body with a hefty bitterness. There's a bit of malt to balance and a little rye bite - overall a nicely balanced IPA.

Oct 06, 2015
Honor System IPA from Finch Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 6 ratings