Fascist Pig Ale | Finch Beer Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
432 Ratings
Fascist Pig AleFascist Pig Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A deep red malt-forward ale brewed with plenty of caramel malts and a touch of rye. Brewed and dry-hopped with Palisade and Zythos hops.

Added by emerge077 on 07-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
432
Reviews:
94
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
12.74%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
70
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 432 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of Mitchster
4.29/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$7.99 for a 22oz bomber @ BevCo. My first beer from Finch's BC. Brewed with caramel malts, rye, and hopped with Palisade and Zythos.
OG=18.2, FG=2.9, 14 SRM, 72 IBU, 8.0% ABV.

Pours out to a slightly cloudy deep red amber, forming a nice whipped yellow head with good retention and lacing. Mild to moderate carbonation, ~2.2 carbs or so. The aroma is nice with mostly citrusy and fruity hops (mango, pear) and a nice touch of pine on top of the crystal malt nose. Mouthfeel is smooth, quite tart for the style, medium-bodied and a touch syrupy. Bitterness is firm, but balanced with the big malt body. Grain husks and grapefruit pith in the finish. Clean ferment. Not boozy. Lots of late addition hops. A touch of pepper in the aftertaste. A touch of crystal 90-120, raisins, toast. This reminds me of a beer somewhere between the mouthfeel and body of arrogant bastard and the flavor/maltiness/bitterness of old guardian. ..kinda between a red IPA and a barleywine.

Nice job. Since this was my first from them, I'll have to give their others a try. I could see myself buying this again if it actually cost less than either Stones, but it doesn't.

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Photo of KeithS
4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of guityler83
4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark maroon color with dark orange and red hughs its hazy apperance. The sustaining head, a light kahki color, retains well even as its being sipped.

S: Juciy fruit gum, kiwi and strawberry hop aroma climb to the top of the rich malt aroma. Rye and biscuity with no alcohol detected.

T: An upfront rye, bread crust and toasty malt profile washes over the pallet first in a plesantly unexpected way. Bitterness is strong and keeps the sweetness in check, but doesn't get fatiguing as your reach the half way mark of the 16oz can. There is a muffled troppical fruit hop flavor at the tail that the rye over takes.

M: Oily mouthfeel coming through from all the rye (wondering if oats are in the grist also) low carbonation with a middle-high amount of body. No astringancy that i can detect.

O: This is my favorite normal run Finch beer for sure. I tend to get very similar flavors from their other usuals (Threadless, Golden, etc) likley due to the same yeast strain they use for all of their beers (confirmed on the tour). But this one has enough character and flavor to be a winner.

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Photo of ajkiser12
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finch’s Fascist Pig Ale has a thick, cream-colored head, a murky, rust-red, bubbly appearance, and lot of heavy lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of spicy (from the rye, I suppose), bready, malt and hop resin, with some background citrus. Taste is of sweet, spiced bread, hop resin, black pepper, and noticeable, yet, not harsh, bitterness. There is also a tannin note. Mouthfeel is medium, and Finch’s Fascist Pig Ale finishes smooth, easy-going, semi-dry, and highly drinkable.

RJT

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Photo of MaxOhle
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of jburd19
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of melza
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of elevatedgreens
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of 21Maestro8
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Bruczilla
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of cfinch2
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Gww1864
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Vierenner
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Goes down smooth, has a wonderful balance, and mouthfeel is great. But during my second pour, finishing the can, a bunch of sediment let loose. I can see it floating around in what was originally a mostly clear glass of beer. I presume these are hop remnants, but I don't know for sure. Nothing written on the can to clue me in ...

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Photo of SeanBond
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Jasonposs
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paoloboston
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brad007
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber with a nice two-finger head into my glass. Canned, bottled, I don't care. I'll drink it. The color is spot-on.

For a stronger amber ale, there's more buttery malt than anything upfront with some pine hop residue. Reminds me more of an American Strong Ale.

The taste is a swerve: more citrus than pine here. Mango. Must be the hops they're using. Adds a nice contrast to the malt. I like it.

Mouthfeel resembles that of an American Strong Ale as well. It's as close to a barleywine as you can get without actually brewing a barleywine. Lingering buttery malt and citrus/pine hop notes.

Very nice. I wasn't expecting much at first but I'm glad I picked this up. You should too. Not sure how fresh this can is but it's still tasty regardless.

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Photo of REAL_Harrison
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 1/4/2015 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery brown color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, some fruit and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of caramel, maple and fruit. Then a decent hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a nice beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Fascist Pig Ale from Finch Beer Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 432 ratings.
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