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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #545
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #3,332
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 6.03%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
46
From:
Finback Brewery
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  7
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 46 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Justonemore91:
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Justonemore91 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 06, 2020
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twizzard from New York

4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. How does Finback continue to roll out terrific new IPA’sweek after week!? Dank and candied fruit on the nose which matches the taste. Gotta be in my top 3 New York brewers in a quickly becoming world class market!

Jun 15, 2018
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Anthony_Eaton

4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked this up in a mixed 4-pack of IPA's and I couldn't be more excited. I ended up finding full 4-packs locally and have since gone through 3 four packs.

This beer pours very well with about one finger of head in my tulip style glass. Deep orange/yellow color with a very attractive haze. I could just stare at the color for hours but the smell starts to catch me and I can't resist any longer. Has a pretty dank smell but with some tropical fruits mixed in that balance perfectly. The taste is what sets this one apart of most IPA's I've had recently. Has a tiny bit of the pine but then just turns into the most juicy tropical mix of flavors that I've had from an IPA. It finishes with an interesting back note that I just can't put my finger on, the best way I can describe it is it's "meaty" almost a cooked rib eye steak flavor. This sounds horrible but ends up rounding out the flavor profile perfectly.

If you have the chance I would pick this one up immediately. Finback is killing it with their New England IPA's and this did not disappoint. I have considered buying everything off the shelves of my local Beverage Warehouse but I do want others to enjoy this one. Get it while you can!

Feb 13, 2020
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz. can into a Brookly Brewery snifter.

Despite the style, really a great looking brew. Nose is mango, papaya and clementine with a nice, juicy hop dankness. Beer opens citrus. Hints of mango, clementine, overripe pineapple and a touch of starfruit glazed over with cane sugar. Very sweet. More mango and some strawberry in the middle with loads and loads of cane sugar at the finish. Very solid but a bit too sweet for me. Body is light to medium with moderate to ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down soft with a lingering, syrupy aftertaste.

A really solid beer overall if not a bit on the sweeter style. Really representative of the style of beer Finback puts out.

Jun 23, 2020
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ntanner83 from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jan 25, 2020
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vfgccp from New York

3.54/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jun 14, 2020
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Loosecannon from New York

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 03, 2020
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florisj135 from Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 27, 2020
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fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 20, 2020
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doremite from Vermont

4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 07, 2018
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kniles38 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 21, 2018
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Can at Can Jam Deciduous edition shared by Tim I think, thanks!
Hazy earthy yellow color bubbly white head. Tropical mostly grapefruit with a huge sugary malt presence. The sweetness is a bit much here.

Nov 06, 2018
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 15, 2018
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Mattias from Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 04, 2018
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. Pours fairly opaque. Just a hint of clarity around the outer edges when held up to a light source. Nose is pretty pungent. No nonsense - this is a concentrated New England IPA. Almost smells like there is lactose in there. Flavor is bright yet powerful. Like a quick glimpse at the sun. Vibrant fruitiness that barrel rolls into a more abrasive pungent flavor. It checks the boxes for sure. The real question is: if all the upper echelon versions of this style taste the same do I reward or punish a beer like this?

Nov 08, 2018
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Sulty from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 15, 2018
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tobelerone from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dec 02, 2018
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CreightonSM from New York

4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 24, 2018
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Celtics76 from Rhode Island

4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 20, 2018
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rdoggg from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 22, 2020
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 02, 2018
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GOBLIN from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 24, 2018
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Patches826 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 25, 2018
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MrDarcy from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jun 15, 2018
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bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 19, 2018
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