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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gschrade (525) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 17, 2013
I had this at the hotel bar in Naperville. Pours orangish with a off white head. Taste bitter, citrus. I thought this was bad. I wouldn't drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2048) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2013
From the 1 pint can. The pour is orange-amber with a slight cloudiness that could be connected to a chill haze. The nose begins with roasted pale malts, orange, and a modest piney and floral hop scent. Light to medium body. The taste evolves from a creamy sort of malty and orange character into a full bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1465) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Earthy, pine hop, sugar and soap. Nearly cleat orange, fine haze. Malt sweetness up front, dull bitter finish. Kind of on the watery side, no hop bite to speak of, which is the main reason I’m disappointed here. APA’s shouldn’t be so soft.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1958) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
A: Hazy Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Mild Light, Light Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Sweet Malts, Mild Piney T: Sweet Malts, Bready, Piney M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Drying Overall, an average pale ale with a heavy malt base. Drinkable but not a chaser.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2130) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2013
10/28/2013. From can. Pours clear amber color with a white head. Fruity aromas with caramel, malt and spice. Citrus flavors with caramel and hops. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1517) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 Draft at Milk Boy. Hazy medium-dark orange with a notable frothy head. Big earthy hops. Pinecones. Strong grassy hops. Grapefruit pith. Honey violins. Strong but good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (564) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pale orange hue. Small head. Nice floral hop aroma, highlighted by tangerine sweetness. Slightly watery up front, missing something. Malt comes in solidly though, dry and toasty. A bit of rye-like spice. Hops are in there too, playing well with the malt and waiting patiently for their turn. Orange juice like hop flavor in the back. Not much bitterness until the finish where it starts to increase and linger. Really quite drinkable and enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1666) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2013
16oz can. Pours a medium golden with very little white head that doesn’t stick around. It’s not horrible but pretty bland overall. Below average pale ale.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanscourt (694) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Not much too be excited about beginning middle or end. Hop finish is pretty bitter for the amount (lack of) flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2013
1 pint can. Mine says 5.6% ABV. A cloudy amber/rust pour with a smallish beige head. Plenty of earthy graininess in the aroma along with some caramel, biscuits, grapefruits, citrus rinds, and some resiny pine. Medium-bodied. The taste starts with a little caramel and a good deal of earthy grains. Some juicy citrus fruits and rinds follow. There is a strangely interesting orange tang at the end. A dusting of spice. Slightly musty/funky. Bitter and resiny. Not bad.


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