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Plumage | Finch Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by emerge077 on 06-16-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
9
pDev:
2.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by jaxon53:
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3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz can July 2, 2017

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Plumage from Finch Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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