Rolling In Clouds
Finback Brewery

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From:
Finback Brewery
 
New York, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,333
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,649
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 7.21%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
93
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 21, 2023
Added:
Nov 07, 2018
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  30
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Brewed for the New Wave. Bright, balanced, just the right amount of bitterness and juice. Our go-to hazy
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Rated: 4.31 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Jan 21, 2023
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Rated by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Really good hazy, big nose with that endearing hazy flavor, soft feel rounds out this winner. Get one of these.
Jan 04, 2023
 
Rated: 3.25 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Oct 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by Orny18 from New York

Aug 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Jun 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Jun 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Jun 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by BPCam from Massachusetts

Jun 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

May 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by adamstef

Apr 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Zythophile from Washington

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can Date: 1/20/22 (I think)
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Somewhat light straw yellow color. Light gets in around the edges, although it's mostly opaque. Fine head, but it goes away fairly quickly.

Sugary and tart scent. White grapefruit and wheat.

Light-moderate bitterness that doesn't linger. Lots of leaf and fruit, almost like a mojito if one dials the mint back a bit. Ethanol is definitely detectable.

The bitterness hangs around in the aftertaste more than is pleasant, and I already alluded to the alcohol flavor on a brew that's not notably strong. Slightly prickly carbonation. Medium-light weight.
Mar 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by RozzieBoy from Rhode Island

Mar 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy golden with dissipating head. Some tropical aromatics. It's got those tropical flavors on the front end but that gives way for a vegetal bite on the finish. It's a solid IPA.
Oct 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by njbusa from New Jersey

Oct 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by hockeypuck from Maine

Sep 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.48 by JMBoyer from Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts

Jul 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by EMH73 from New York

Jun 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by Griphon from Florida

May 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by Fitzy01 from Maine

Apr 30, 2021
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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16oz can purchased from Threes Brewing for $20 for a 4-pack. Canned on 3/19/2021, so this is being consumed one day shy of a month old.

Look: Has a very hazy, bright orange color. This one was excited to come out of the can. The white head is slightly rocky and shows decent lacing.

Smell: My first impression upon opening the can is that there is a strong peach gummy aroma. I think that as I got to smell the whole beer and not just the headspace of the can, I am getting a lot of other aromas like mango, tangerine, guava, cantaloupe, and green bell pepper on the finish that I like. The finish also has this spiciness that is interesting, which I don't think is attributable to the green bell pepper note alone. There is definitely juiciness on the nose, but it seems to me that there are a lot of other notes that will hold that juiciness and sweetness in check.

Taste: For 7.1% ABV, this tastes like a big beer to me. Not that the alcohol is easily detectable, but that it is impactful for its weight class. I think that this beer has good flavors, which mimic the nose for the most part. I get some tropical and citrus juiciness and sweetness up front along with peach and apricot flavors, but it's pretty tame compared to a lot of other NEIPA juiciness/sweetness. To me, it seems that this beer wants to get to the finish and give you the lingering bitterness to counterbalance the rest of the fruitiness. A lot of the other beers brewed in this style do not want to get to the finish, and once they do they don't want to give you a lingering bitterness. I get a lot of pithy grapefruit notes on the finish, along with some of that green bell pepper flavor and generic pepperiness. Actually, after I poured off the bottom of the can along with the sediment and floaties I thought that both the mouthfeel and flavor improved. Sometimes, you do that and the mouthfeel and flavor get worse!

Feel: The mouthfeel is okay; I'm not sure if it delivers the type of creamy, soft mouthfeel that one comes to expect and hope for with and NEIPA nowadays. Mouthfeel was much improved after pouring the last few ounces.

Overall: This is my first Finback beer. I like it, it's really well made, but in a way it doesn't really wow me. Maybe my standards are too high, or maybe the bar was set too high for this beer with the hype associated with it, or maybe I don't really like NEIPAs as much as I think I do. It's hard to say. It's definitely a good beer, but I feel like perhaps it's missing something (or maybe it has too much of something). The beer has an aggressive finish, which I certainly don't mind in my IPAs. Maybe I was just hoping for a different flavor profile when I bought this? I think that maybe I am being too hard on it. I actually do enjoy this beer and I think that it is taking some time to grow on me.

Note from the Can: BE FRESH + DRINK NOW. IPA in the manner of the new wave, brewed in New York.
Apr 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by cryptichead from Illinois

Mar 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.28 by MilaMila from Massachusetts

Mar 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2021
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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours an opaque shade of electric yellow with a frothing two finger head of off white foam that laces the glass very well. Aroma is slightly weak, some bitter grapefruit and peach. Flavor is mostly dried pineapple + apricot candy with an assertive, slightly boozy and prickly pine sap heat on the back end. Some floral, pithy grapefruit and orange zest rounds it out on the finish with very understated hints of sweet mango. Slightly bitter/waxy and dry. Mouthfeel is luscious, thick and well carbonated. Hearty and rich, but very easy to drink. Overall I think this is a wonderful AIPA.
Jan 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.49 by Lkovar16 from New York

Dec 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.31 by PeteUpToCamp from Maine

Dec 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.38 by antimasone from Massachusetts

Nov 21, 2020
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
on tap at top hops. bigger mouthfeel. lacy. lots of haze and hop burn. still fresh solid neipa.
Nov 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.42 by DC118 from New Jersey

Oct 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4.31 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Oct 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.38 by hopley from Massachusetts

Oct 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the can it pours a cloudy, as the name suggests, golden orange color. A large frothy and sudsy head retains well.

The aroma evokes bright and sweet notes of a wide range of fruit. Notes of orange and grapefruit pith, tropical notes of pineapple and mango, and fruity notes of peach.

Very juicy with flavors of grapefruit, orange, lime, mango, pineapple, peach and apricot. A doughy and biscuity malt base contributes sweetness and supports the hops flavors. Spicy and prickly with sharp notes of pine, grass and alcohol spice. There is a touch of resiny bitterness for balance. Medium to full bodied with mouth coating juiciness. The finish is bright, pithy and resiny. The carbonation is moderate.

Bursting with hops throughout with flavors and spices that are intense and complex. Even at “just” 7.1% ABV, it feels bigger. I enjoyed the kick it provided.
Oct 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Pentastar from New York

4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: Hazy yellow with foamy white head and marbled lacing.
Smell: Lemon and lime, some alcohol and grain.
Taste: Mango and pineapple. Many notes of hops, but little bitterness. Some alcohol and a little malt.
Feel: Somewhat sweet and well carbonated.
Overall: A well balanced IPA.
Sep 26, 2020
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Rated by Loosecannon from New York

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not many 7% ABV beers like this out there, go out and buy it!!!
Jul 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Justonemore91 from New York

Jun 06, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by Dmasiello from Rhode Island

May 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by R11415 from New York

May 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by sfinazzo from New York

Apr 28, 2020
Rolling In Clouds from Finback Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 116 ratings