Cut Throat | Finch Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Finch Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Finch's Pale Ale is a refreshing experience from the pop of the top. Its fresh and hoppy taste with just enough supporting malt makes it easy to kick back more than just one. Our late kettle additions of American hop varieties and dry hopping techniques make this beer one of our favorites. The citrus hop character balanced with a malty backbone creates a delicious, accessible pale ale that is sure to satisfy with every sip. Enjoy this pale with just about any pairing of your choice.

Added by emerge077 on 04-21-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of russpowell
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent amber with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness & biscuitty malt, plus a bit of lemon

T: Follows the nose, mineral dryness with a bit of herbal bitterness, plus a touch of aspirin up front. Chalky dryness as this warms, some pear fruittyness, plus biscuitty malt as this warms. Finishes with chalky dryness, biscuitty malt & a whisper of lemony & woody hops

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, so-so balance

An alright APA, not a big fan of powdery dry ales , not that drinkable for my tastes. Had 4 of their beers now, not loving the house yeast strain...

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Pale copper, soapy head, perfect clarity.

SMELL: Herbal, floral, faint lemony sweetness.

TASTE: Pale, grainy malts with toasted and caramelized sweetness. Earthy hops are plenty bitter, and dries out the feel slightly.

FEEL: On the light side of medium bodied and well carbonated.

OVERALL: Solid little pale. Finch's didn't pinch the hops, this is a beer I'd have again.

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Photo of JayQue
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A light, crisp Pale Ale. Good summertime drink/thirst quencher. Nothing great here. Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass. Unusual hazy orange color, looks like unpasturized apple cider. Fairly good size slightly off-white head with good retention and thick lacing.

Aroma is light citrus hops, fairly pronounced. Fairly pleasant. Flavor is weaker than the aroma. Flavors are not that strong. There are some floral hops/citrus hops. A fairly good balance between hops and malts. THere is a slightly odd aftertaste, maybe a bit too yeasty or too much orange zest. Not really a problem, but a bit "off".

Mouthfeel is crisp but a bit too light. THere are better APAs out there but this one is not bad at all.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of BeerNotes
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Slightly hazy, dark gold, with an orange tint. Moderate off-white head with decent lacing.

S: Bready citrus with a hop back. Nice balance on the nose.

T: Flavor is slightly weaker than the aroma. The malt comes through a lot more; hops a little less. Yeast plays a prominent role in the finish.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice, dry finish.

O: Pretty solid pale ale; nothing extraordinary, but refreshing. The orange peel addition is apparent, and a really nice hop enhancer. Really well-balanced, but the amount of yeast flavor at the end is slightly off-putting. It doesn’t detract from the drinkability of the beer at all, but it’s the only noticeable flavor that doesn’t seem to belong. I’ve had this beer a handful of times before without any yeasty finish, which makes me think the issue is isolated to this batch.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

- ale brewed with sweet orange peels.

A: Dark orange candy glow against backlighting shows a dense nature full of turbidity and active effervesce. The head is 2 inches plus, plush, with a memory foam like texture and coloring. Head retention is very strong and sturdy, degrading into a pitted foam structure. Heavy lace appeal.

S: Sweet orange peel and candy like sweetness.

T: Soft hay and grains mixing with orange-caramel. Dry grains and caramel, orange-citrus hops, floral with a good level of hoppiness closing things out. The sweetness of the orange peels peek out as well the caramel and honey toasted malt. Small dryness of toasted grain and alcohol .

M: Creamy mouthful, honey malt, sweetly toasted with a good vibe of carbonaiton. Flowery glow of hoppiness, and balance of sweetness hits the taste buds while a warm glow of sweet dry floral hops comes on the swallow.

O: Overall sweet, dry floral hoppiness mixes well with sweet roange peel and good malt support. Solid mid B range, not your typical west coast pale offering.

4.25 3.25 3.5 3.75 3.5

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Cut Throat from Finch Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 329 ratings
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