Finback IPA | Finback Brewery

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3.98/5
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305 Ratings
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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:
#9,159
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
305
pDev:
8.54%
 
 
Wants:
6
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Photo of jth63
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice IPA. Appearance is a little pale, but it rates high on all other aspects. Had it on draft in a pint glass. Hops are clearly present, but not overdone. Worth $6.50 for a pint.

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Photo of mblack62
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KMcGrath
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eddiefl
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scotorum
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

FINBACK IPA 11/6/18

No canning date visible. Could have some age since the fourpack was on sale.

a; opaque orange with an inch thick white heqad which receded to thin surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Moderate citrus leaning to orange.

t; Follows the nose over a medium bready malt base, leading to a dry finish with a hint of bitterness.

m; "Meaty" medium plus, very good body and some carbonation tingle.

o; A very good middle range NE style IPA. Becomes slightly bitter as it warms but remains substantial, flavorful and satisfying.

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Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpaulreese
3.03/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Paoloboston
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Second time I had this and ended up pouring this can into a Heady Topper stemless tulip.
The appearance was a ruddy dark orange color with a stifled two finger white foamy head moderately sliding off to leave a nice filmy lace glazing my glass.
The aroma had a semi-sharp bittersweet piney-ness flowing into a sweet floral to melon hop-like character touching down on a mild clean biscuity maltiness.
The flavor meshes finely between a full bittersweet hoppy to clean malty taste but honestly, the malts really stay in the background. Nice piney sweet to slightly bitter aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Nice and somewhat low carbonation with an appropriate ABV. The finish had a superb piney grip that I really liked.
Overall, seems a bit of a cross between a New England styled IPA and an American one. And honestly, one I would love to have again.

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Photo of ghooul
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newcastlemike
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ecxeeder616
3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hos
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blognog
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Smooth

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Photo of Prost76
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jykleo
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No canning date and lot# etc. No in-printed information at all.
Light yellow colour and slight hazy.
Aroma is not strong but existing citrus, some hops.
Taste is light in general but well balanced.
Easy drink and smooth.
After taste is quite good and prolong more than 5 min.

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Photo of allentownpaguy
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftConsumer_97
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice honey color, with a thin foamy head which leaves a thin band of lace behind.

This is one of the sweeter tasting IPAs I've had. Has a carmel-like flavor, and gummy hints on the back end. Also has hints of melon. There is a requisite amount of bitterness on the back end to offset the sweetness.

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Photo of Ned57
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ntanner83
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeycibelli
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours hazy and honey colored; the head builds to a finger and sticks nicely; wispy lacing

Smell: Hints of caramel waft but are quickly overshadowed by the dank, piney hop tones

Taste: A touch of malt sweetness from start to finish to ease the path for the dank hop flavors; very piney, with an herbal character and perhaps a little tropical fruit; bold with an oniony finish and some fusel alcohol

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; some warmth

Overall: A throwback to the heyday of the west coast IPA, this one is tough to drink because the bitter pine tines are too one dimensional

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Photo of Wizzman
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreynolds1808
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Finback IPA from Finback Brewery
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 305 ratings