Finback IPA | Finback Brewery

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3.98/5
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294 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:
#8,618
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
294
pDev:
8.54%
 
 
Wants:
6
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Ratings: 294 |  Reviews: 57
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

Photo of deniro
4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's definitely one of of my favorite IPA's right now. It's brewed with honeydew melon and you can get a slight taste of it and whiff of it when you smell it. But not overly sweet. The other citrus in here too fits in perfectly. Just right. love the hops in here too. A nice amount of bitterness and tang on the back end to offset the honeydew melon. Finback hit this one out of the park.

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Photo of Bhunter0812
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Judi-B
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mkyer
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mitchellsilv
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoy this IPA. It has a good citrus taste without too much of a hoppy finish

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Really dank. Almost stagnant canal, belying the almost clear-lake look to it. There’s a meatiness to it after the initial larger-like hit. Great nose that carried through to the mouth. Wish I knew more about hopes to properly describe it but it’s savoury, full bodied and very predictable. Wld definitely buy this again.

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

Mostly clear, orange beer with a fluffy off white head. Nice bands of lacing left behind. Tons of fruit in the nose with oranges and grapefruit. There is a moderate sweetness with a lot of orange flavor. Toward the end a caramel malt comes out and the sip finishes with a nice bitterness. This is a really tasty IPA.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 13 Feb, picked up at Bridge Liquors in Newport.

A mildly hazy orange with an off white head with good retention and lacing, this looks good. The nose is quite excellent with gobs of fruit. There's mango, peach, papaya, a touch of grain and a little husk. A mild grassy hoppy flavor is present as well. The palate opens juicy and fruity with peach, passionfruit, papaya, Kent mangos and pineapple juice. Very refreshing with just a little bit of grass present that detracts from the beer. Drying and juicy on the finish with a mild bitterness. Medium light in body with a moderate level of carbonation, there's a bit of a carbonic acid bite towards the finish which in conjunction with the grassy hops detracts from the excellent flavors. Solid stuff.

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Finback IPA from Finback Brewery
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 294 ratings