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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Up there in my top favorite pale ales of all time. Incredibly well rounded with both malts and hops. The Threadless is still my favorite Finch’s brew but this one is a very close second. Finishes very clean with a mild hop presence. Color is dark orange and pours with a generous off white head like an american pale should look. I’m a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Draft at Jerry’s. Hazy golden-orange with good, foamy, white head / Bright nose of orange, pine, sour malt, and resin / Light to medium body, hint of sweetness, somewhat chewy with excellent balance and lightly biting, bitter, finish / Flavors of orange, grapefruit, pine, dry hops, and a touch of bubblegum / An outstanding, sessionable, pale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5169) - Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2012
Comes out of the tap a dark, slightly hazy amber with a fine-bubbled and rather thick pale beige head that leaves very generous lacing. Rich, malty aroma has subtle notes of caramel, cinnamon and fresh-cut wood. Very tempting! Flavor has a malty core and strong notes of apple, fresh wood and horehound. Mouthfeel is fairly fizzy and has good body. Every time I turn around, a new brand of beer is available in the Atlanta area. Let this one fly down your throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Great Anerican beer. Good hop taste. Good look and lacing. Good brew. Would recommend as an example of American pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6377) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Can. Nice, earthy pour ... a hazy, orange-copper beer, the head is thin but firm. The aroma is solid all the way around ... full of citrus bloom. This drinks with a musty cover over the top, but fulfills all your desires for an Amerian Pale Ale, ripe with citric sting and a well balanced and full body background. (#5193, 8/11/2013)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sickboy79 (66) - USA - JUN 24, 2011
I like it! Had it on tap tonight. Nice strong hop aroma and flavor. Not the stongest hop aroma but, it’s there. Nice floral start. Finishes with a mix of malt and hops. Balanced Pale Ale. I like it. Nice new brew from Chicago. I would try it again!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pretty nice on a the nose. Floral, citrus and resin dominate with grass, earthy undertones. This pale ale is versatile, because it doesn’t pack a crazy hop punch. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
$3.50 draft @ Bavarian Lodge (help ’em blow all their kegs before their summer break!) Outstanding PNW hop nose—the right balance of citrus and pine. On tap,it’s cloudy, but a bright amber, sporting a meringue hat. On my first sip, I’m thinking "hop candy!" But any idea of sweetness comes from the citrus hop, backed by resin. More than a little basic hop bitterness appears after that. The malt has to fight for attention here, and somehow punches a taste of red wine to me. Daring for a new retail brewer to make this hoppy APA its first product; blame the baleful influence of their brewmaster, Richard Grant, former assistant at Flossmoor Station.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IanIPA (20) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Pour a hazy copper color out of 16oz can with a white head. It had a citrus aroma. Its taste was a medium bitter with some good malt backing. Finished well for me. Overall a good pale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2012
On tap. Golden orange pour with a creamy head. Nose is heavy citrus, orange and tangerine. Taste is quite bitter with a light sweetness underneath. Palate is medium bodied with a refreshing lengthy bitter finish. A really nice pale ale, lots of flavor and aroma, yet good for sessioning. Would do this again.

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