Oscillation 006 | Finback Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.14/5
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64 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NiceBeerCans on 10-08-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
64
pDev:
5.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of TrilliumFan
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-me-in-RI
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hendry
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Traded for this a while ago and took way too long to get it cracked open...but tonight, this was the first of many Finback beers that I plan on finally reviewing. I loved the other beers that I've had from this place and even though this wasn't particularly memorable, this went down relatively easily and unlike their other beers that weren't quite new when renewed, this didn't have anything large floating around in it!

As expected, this beer was cantaloupe-hued, dank, and just a bit bright around the edges. A moderate head was on here that remained as spotty clumps of lacing. Lots of melon, stone fruit pith, and pineapple in the muted aroma with more of those found in the taste. Stone fruit sweetness came into play in the taste along with a bit of grass and dare I say it - urine-like dankness right behind it. Mouthfeel is that of vanilla creme as a growing sweetness came into play as this warmed up. More complex than I was led to believe, not everything meshed well together here but there was enough to enjoy that I didn't mind, thanks to a present but understated amount of carbonation.

This was deceptively easy to drink as there was more than enough alcohol to be found here. I love how each batch of Oscillation is different and although the labels for this beer are all the same, the "666" on the bottom of the can above the date of 10/5 was the only thing that distinguished this beer from the other incarnations. Yes, I wasn't crazy about the mark of the beast reference but other than that, this wasn't bad and grew on me as bit as it warmed up. Too much conflicting dankness and sweetness kept this from being a true winner but it's worth a go once, especially if you've been lucky enough to try any of this beer's other variants.

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Photo of Mineo
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chivermac
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malfunxion
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of psychgawsple
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swanfungus
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smcel371
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SharkNado
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spacemanspiff13
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A unique hop aroma and excellent mouthfeel are unfortunately the best part of this beer. The combibation of hops on the taste doesn't quite work for me. Still a good DIPA.

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Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Haven't had Oscillation in a while so I'm excited to try this newest version.

Look: Deep golden color with medium to medium plus haze. Good creamy head.

Smell: Bursts out of the glass with that classic Finback earthy, fertilizer like dankness.

Taste: Aroma translates over to palate along with some piney bitterness on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Has a quite nice medium to full bodied mouthfeel.

Overall(style points): Overall this is not my style of beer. If you like other Finback beer you'll really like this. I can respect the style but I am just not feeling the unique dankness this beer has. 89 points.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dar482
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a light to medium amber color.

The beer hits upfront with grass, orange blossom, mango, peach, with a bready chewy structure as the beer finishes with bitter herbs. A good combination of hop flavors and stands up against some of their other IPAs because of the body of malt that carries this beer.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Oscillation 006 from Finback Brewery
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 64 ratings