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Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

Cut Throat Pale Ale
(Finch's Beer Company)

 

It took awhile but we finally managed to get our hands on some cans of Finch's Beer Company beer! We've decided to post reviews of both of their current canned offerings today as a "two for Tuesday" as Trent put it - and also because these reviews are long overdue! All the best to the folks at Finch's Beer Co. as they embark on year number two in the craft beer world. Cheers!


From the Finch's Beer Co. site:


"Finch's Pale Ale is a refreshing experience from the pop of the top. Its fresh and hoppy taste with just enough supporting malt makes it easy to kick back more than just one. Our late kettle additions of American hop varieties and dry hopping techniques make this beer one of our favorites. The citrus hop character balanced with a malty backbone creates a delicious, accessible pale ale that is sure to satisfy with every sip. Enjoy this pale with just about any pairing of your choice."


Here we go...


Pour - the first thing we noticed, even before the beer left the can, was that the can stated that this was "ale brewed with Sweet Orange Peel". That's pretty cool - a little different than the norm which is nice. Pours a dark honey color with a well-formed inch of tight foam on top that clings tightly to the inside walls of the can-shaped glass. 


Aroma - sweet citrus entwined with caramel and Tootsie rolls. Lemon and orange zest seem to stand out more than any other aromas and are quite inviting.


Taste - first sip and this has the makings of a very pleasant drinking experience. Lemon, lime and orange flavors mesh well with some hop bitterness and are backed up nicely by a solid malt base. Plenty of flavor and not too light or heavy on the palate. A little tangy on the tongue at times but the carbonation does well to counteract that. Wow, this is going down quick. I wish I had a few more as this is a very enjoyable pale ale.


Overall - very, very drinkable with some great hop flavors with nothing overpowering. I'd go so far as to say that this would be a great session brew for anyone who loves something a little on the hoppy side but not too potent. A very well concocted pale ale from folks at Finch's. We look forward to their upcoming IPA release (read below).


Note - Finch's Beer Company recently teamed up with Threadless.com and ran a contest to find the artwork for their upcoming Threadless IPA can release. The winner will have their design forever immortalized on the cans. That is a pretty sweet canvas if you ask us! Once we know who the winner is we'll pass it on!

 

   



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Cut Throat Pale Ale
Style: American Pale Ale
Brewery: Finch's Beer Company
City: 
Chicago, Illinois  
Country: 
United States  
Container: 16 oz. can
Malts: ???
Hops: ???
ABV: 5.6%
IBUs: ???
Date: January 3rd, 2012

Posted by Russ


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