Oscillation 002
Finback Brewery

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
8%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 10.34%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
40
From:
Finback Brewery
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  4
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: The second in a rotating series of IPAs. This one was dry hopped with a massive amount of citra hops.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 40 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by MisfitIK-9:
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4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of giggitygigs
4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Beautiful golden color. looks to be more of a malty ipa off of the bat

Smell: milk dud caramel, almost exactly, with some hoppiness following. wow that smell is beautiful

Taste: Citra or Simcoe hops its gotta be, with a malty backbone thats like sweet milk dud caramel just like the nose

Feel: smooth, balance, not overly hoppy but moreso then its little brother oscillation 001. beautiful take on the style.

Overall: 4.85. Such an underrated brewery and i look forward to trying more of the oscillations and other beers in the future! theyre just as good as other half and getting better

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Photo of aibkstaff
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WeisGuy
3.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Damian
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint (16 fl. oz.) can procured at The Well, Brooklyn, NY
12/1/15
Served in a snifter

Big thanks to Sean, the bartender at The Well, for hooking me up with this.

A tight, creamy, finger tall crown topped the slightly hazed, dark orangey-amber body. Solid retention. The head slowly dropped to a lasting cap of froth. A patchy wall of lacing coated the glass and stuck around for most of the session.

The nose was pure strawberry bliss. I have smelled strawberry before in IPAs but nowhere near this intense. The aroma reminded me of fresh strawberries or perhaps sticking your nose in a bag of frozen strawberries. Super fruity and bright. There was a hint of orange oil in the background. Touch of peach as well. All in all, really intriguing.

The flavor profile was also super fruity but a bit more typical for the style. Strawberries were noticeable right off the bat, but they soon gave way to more citrus forward notes. Candied orange peel was apparent. Good amount of peach. There was a generic tropical fruitiness. Orange rind came through in the finish. Just a touch of pithy bitterness.

The mouthfeel was lighter bodied for the style and a fairly airy initially. A crisp, sprightly, finely beaded effervescence gave the liquid a frothy suppleness. With time, the carbonation settled down and the liquid turned smooth and creamy.

A number of hoppy beers demonstrate some really interesting hop profiles, but Oscillation II might take the cake in terms of uniqueness. The strawberry notes in this beer were so intense that I might have mistaken it for a fruit-infused beer rather than a double IPA. Thanks again to Sean for introducing me to this!

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Photo of dar482
3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On the aroma, the beer smells overly sweet and even a touch buttery.

The flavor follows with some pien, resin, juicy citrus, but the malts linger as sweetness, slightly overwhelming, continues to follow throughout the beer onto a resinous finish.

For some reason, it was quite different on tap.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sirsteve42
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtnwesdew
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.42/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of malfunxion
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of abkayak
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mersh
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucoli
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraftFan5
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of tleaver33
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tpain518
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light hop bitterness, with a well balanced malt backbone. Reminds me A LOT of Fiddlehead Mastermind

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Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The look is hazy golden Amber with a thick full head.

Lots of tangerine citrus on the nose mixed with a little bit of grapefruit.

Taste is bitter sweet. Grapefruit juice and peel definitely come through. The bitterness is intense like eating grapefruit peel raw.

Excellent beer.

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Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jhfinn
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oscillation 002 from Finback Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 40 ratings