Finch Beer Co.

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IPA - American
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3.74 | pDev: 8.29%
Finch Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Very Good
Notes: Finch Beer Company is taking flight from our new brewery in the West Fulton neighborhood with our first new beer release. Plumage IPA is a 6.5% ABV and 55 IBU American IPA that features citra and blanc hops.
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Taste: Complex hops of piney, floral, Citra hops, toothy mouthfeel. Hop forward floral almost catty nose. Golden hue, Hazy, white head and ring of lace. Medium to full body. 55 IBUs

Jan 31, 2019
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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

Can dated '02/30/19.' Not sure if the person who stamped the bottom was drunk at the time but this date can not exist.
Alright, well by any measure, this was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-dark copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head softly gliding off with a ton of messy sticky lace.
The aroma had some sweet sticky honey biscuity malt flowing into some dried bitter floral and piney hops. Light orange blossom moreso as it warmed.
The flavor leaned towards the malts initially and seemed to mesh in some orange blossom floral sweet dryness as it warmed. Mild malty to orange blossom and honey aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Mild carbonation and a respectable ABV. Semi-malty finish with a touch of floral dry hops.
Overall, I'm overlooking the date on the calendar thinking maybe the person didn't change it to March 2, 2019. Not so much worried. If anything, this is a respectable old school IPA I'd be willing to come back to.

Oct 13, 2018
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StupidlyBrave from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into pint glass from a tap. Abundant head, no haze.
Little aroma, a disappointment because I like citra.
Taste is pretty well balanced for a west coast ipa.
Overall, more like a pleasant pale ale than ipa

Jul 31, 2018
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oberon from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours into a standard pint a clear light to medium golden with a minimal head atop.Floral and citrusy hops in the nose,not in your face but pleasant enough.The palate has a bit of sharp hoppy bite upfront with a good amount of citrus,a little grassy in the finish with a sugary sweet note to balance the hops.Not a bad ipa to have on hand,not something that will blow you away but it's not a throw back beer either.

Mar 19, 2018
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, pineapple and grapefruit. Nice fruity, citrusy flavor with some sweet toasted caramel.

Mar 04, 2018
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Plumage has a medium, white head, an opaque, orange appearance, bubble streams, and moderate glass lacing. The aroma is of white wheat and tropical fruit. Taste is of the same, with an initial, but fading, hop bitterness presentation. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Plumage finishes wet and dull.


Feb 20, 2018
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium to dark golden honey in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that reduces to a couple of small to medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Just shy of moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit and herbal hops over the top of light aromas of slightly sweet grainy malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of grainy + biscuit malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by just shy of moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit and herbal hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which lingers.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable more traditional style IPA. I could easily have a couple of these.

Aug 26, 2017
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larryarms847 from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazey bright golden sun yellow orange.

Tropical and citrusy hop juicy aroma on the nose, very tempting.

Hmm, this is where the beer lost me, the juicy hop aroma falls flat in translating to flavor.

Light-medium bodied, low carbonation, lacks balance.

Overall, a good try by a local brewery, but needs a little more love in the recipe.

Aug 13, 2017
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours medium hazy dull orange color with lasting thick off white head, plenty lacing. Grainy aroma with mild ripe fruit. Taste is overall malty up front and way bitter in the back. The sweetness and bitter battle each other more than they come together. Medium semi soft feel. Overall ok IPA but with powerful unbalanced notes.

Jul 05, 2017
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