Intelligent Machine | Finback Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brux Pale ale dry hopped with Citra and Azacca, fermented with Brux Trois, mildly tart, hazy and fruity.


Added by SpeedwayJim on 04-12-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
27
pDev:
7.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
Trade:
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrederickTatum
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a snifter.
Pours a hazy medium star color with ample head.
Aromas are really lovely lots of tropical fruit, bright juiciness and some bubblegum.
Flavor is rather mellow and disappointing, nowhere near as vibrant as aromas.
Mouthfeel was good.
All in all, my first try from Finback and aroma was great but wish flavor matched the aroma.

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Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of festizio
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakerLou
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can dated 4/6/17

Pours murky turbid opaque gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like melons, bready malt, orange citrus peel, lemon, grapefruit pith, mango, pineapple, funky guava, peach, with spicy floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like tart tropical citrusy stone fruits, some melons, orange peel, lemon, grapefruit pith, mango, pineapple, guava, peach, bready malt, with spicy floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice hoppy brett pale ale.

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4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 5/3/2017 at Pour Farm Tavern in New Bedford, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy orange/gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral and dank hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of fruity citrus and caramel. Then a strong dank and floral hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good beer to pound down for a long time.

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Photo of epyon396
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NonicPanic
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhfinn
3.43/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.26/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mickyge
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 4/7/17 RIP S&M
Poured super cloudy like a glass of grapefruit juice fluffy white head that dissolved
Smells tropical like mango and citrus
Taste is tropical mango,pineapple and a bit of yeast
Super smooth mouth feel with a slight fizz on the tongue
Dry smooth finish super drinkable nice summer beer

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Photo of Gawz
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewtallyHonest1
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

4/6/17 on the bottom of the can...

Poured into a tulip glass, it looked quite similar to fresh mango juice because of its gorgeous orange haze, very juicy look.
Nice white head that didn't stick around too long.
Smell is definitely intense with nice mango tones and some hints of dank fruit aromas.
Taste is in your face tropical fruits and citrus but not crazy citrus. A very well rounded dry finish hits you with some pineapple and yeast, The super dry finish comes with a few sprinkles of spice too in my opinion. No bitterness whatsoever but tons of flavor. Absolutely incredible for a 4.7% to show this complexity. You can thank Finback again for their heat.

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Photo of Billolick
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

'fermented with saccharomyces bruxellensis trois producing tropical brett characteristics, dry hopped with citra and azacco"

4/?/17 on the bottom (smudged)

Pours lighter, typical NE IPA clouded/turbid look, large and lasting off white head. Super fresh and fruity nose. Interesting and complex brew with some bretty/yeasty tartness/funk, loads of sweet tropical fruityness, with ripe pineapple up front, melding with bright grapefruit, mango and lime....tropical fruit...bretty funk...yeasty overload on the final pour....simply delicious...my kinda beer....go get some

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Intelligent Machine from Finback Brewery
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 27 ratings