Finback IPA | Finback Brewery

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3.97/5
Very Good
246 Ratings
Finback IPAFinback IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Finback Brewery
New York, United States
finbackbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bitter, dank, and hoppy. Filled with Chinook and Columbus hops.

Added by BeerPunk1312 on 01-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,572
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
246
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
66
Trade:
0
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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks hazy, almost opaque bright gold with a huge pillowy white head. Very long retention, with sheets of lacing. Looks like a true New England juice bomb.

The aroma is an awesome balance of fruit and dankness. Pineapple, catnip, weed, orange, mango, papaya, peach, earth.

Big yellow peach, white grapefruit, pineapple, and orange upfront. Hints of passionfruit, white grape, and mango. Smooth chewy doughy malts, big but not sweet. Dank on the back end with notes of catnip, pine, and skunk weed. Just faintly bitter for a moment, but finishes clean and lightly dry.

The feel is smooth, creamy, moderately carbonated. Glides quickly on the palate, but feels rich and filling.

This is an excellent NE IPA! It's creamy and juicy, but also focuses heavily on dank aspects, which makes it dynamic and flavorful. A wonderful beer.

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Photo of redbarnbikes
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LinksusMaximus
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sherls30
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty floral taste, not too bitter. A good drinking beer

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Photo of Stignacious
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy yellow with rich head and nice lacing.
S: Citrus, hops, floral, pine.
T: Follows the nose, rich citrus with a nice pine bite. Very clean and drinkable.
M: Medium
O: Very nice IPA, clean flavors and crisp. Enjoyed this one a lot.

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Photo of DudMan
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of florisj135
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PicoPapa
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Pours a hazy light orange color with 2 inches of fluffy white head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is a blend of tropical and citrus fruits and dank hops. The taste is dank and a bit piney at first followed up by bitter citrus fruits and overripe tropical fruits. Lime, grapefruit, guava, tangerine and pineapple. Dank and almost herbal at the end with some orange peel and more grapefruit. Mild alcohol presence. Creamy with a dry mouthfeel. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of djkman
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Looks like a beer. Nice gold color. Not too foamy. Good carbonation.
Smell: this is where it differentiates itself from others. A distinct citrus grapefruit aroma but the pine smell is 50/50 with the grapefruit. Made the smell stand out.
In a good way of course.
Feel: again private private private !!!
Taste:
Good hop/pine bite at first with the citrus on the after taste. Definitely went the pine route to be distinctive on this IPA IMHOpinion. You do NOT taste the 7 percent. The pine hop taste hides it well.
Overall:
A fine straight up IPA from Finback.
It makes me want to persue their other IPA variants and see how they are.
And thats my review.

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Photo of Hopheadhiker
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tzieser
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass. Pours a light orange color with a slight haze. Piney, herbal hop aroma. Piney hop flavor with a bit of orange pith and apple. Overall a solid IPA.

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Photo of lic217
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Very hazy light orange color, nice long lasting white head.
Aroma: Citrus and grapefruit hops, some tropical like hop smell as well
Taste: Big tropical hop flavor up front, then some citrus, finishes with a strange unpleasant fruity hop bitterness. However, as the beer warmed this flavor seemed to be come less prevalent in the beer and a more pleasant ending bitterness came through
FeelL light carbonation, slightly not he thinner side for mouthfeel
Overall: Anoter solid aggressively hopped IPA. Not sure I would go out of my way to buy it, but would gladly drink again.

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Photo of AGust82
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of calebc10410
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Charlie936
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jaydoc
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oysterhaven
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakley
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewandbbq
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can dated 8/31/17.

Pours hazy gold with an inch-plus of white fluff. Good retention and with some very nice lacing. Aromatics are dank and catty. Shades of citrus, weed, and cat pee. Medium bodied with a slightly chewy mouthfeel. Grassy and pithy on the palate. Grapefruit with candied citrus and a hint of garlic. Barely a trace of malt with a low bitterness and some mild warming alcohol. Finishes with lingering jammy hops and fairly dry.

Nice IPA but the nose is subdued for the style and certainly way overpriced for what it is.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.59/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is such a cool beer. It pours golden with a slight haze and a huge head. Lovely lacing. The aroma is dank and fruity, with apricot and orange coming through. More dankness in the flavor with pine, and tropical fruit as well. Full bodied, much like a DIPA. You gotta love this beer!

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Photo of RichD
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeFantini
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Finback IPA from Finback Brewery
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 246 ratings
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