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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

obtained through my first trade ever! thanks to cjacobsen for this little gem!

A: copper, a bit hazy. a finger of head builds and then dies down leaving a little lace.

S: smells hoppy, sweet, and a little roasty.

T: first impression, up front a slight sweetness followed by hoppy. grapefruity and piney. a nice bitter finish really rounds it out well.

M: not too much body, just right. right amount of carbonation. refreshing.

O: great session beer. too bad it is not locally available. truly enjoyed this beer after work during a hot vegas day. glad that i have another sitting in the fridge with my name on it

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Peach/Apricot jelly-jam colored. A sandy hued sudsy head that has normal receding speed.

S-Malt. Orange oil. Citrus fruit peels. Lemongrass. Very fragrant. Highlight of the beer.

T-Essence of orange. Bitter hops that pepper the tongue nicely. Not overpowering. Grassy. Sweet caramel malt finish.

M-Light to light/medium body. Nothing mind blowing or bad. Does it's job.

O-A refreshing Pale Ale worthy of your dollar. I like the orange character throughout. A switch from the dominant grapefruit Pale Ale norm. Bonus points for smelling like a fresh citrus farm. Chicago's craft scene is a boomin'.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Quenchers -- pint glass for $5. Pretty much a classic new Midwestern pale ale. More malt/caramel and a heavier body than Daisy Cutter, but definitely shy of something like Two Hearted. Perfect drinking beer for summer. Glad to have a new brew in town.

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