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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Building on 31 years of the Borgess Run for the Health of It, leaders in the Kalamazoo area running community are ready to stage the region’s first full marathon. And, Arcadia Ales is honored to be the brewer of the official beer -- The Big Finish Ale.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
On tap at the new brew pub, mild aroma,orange and pineapple taste, nice clean finish! not bad, nice lighter summer beer


3
jjgmd (2162) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours a golden orange pour with a medium head. Nose is hoppy and a little tart. Taste is light, with mild hops and very light citrus. Finish is light without any bang. Generic APA. Quaff Score 6 / 10

3
zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange with a beige head and sweet, hoppy, spocy aroma. Taste is light, with hops, malt, fruits, yeast and caramel with a dry, bitter finish

3.3
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of .moderate-heavy citrus/orange, light-moderate dusty yeast, bread, and some light lemon-like cleaner notes, It pours a golden-orange with a very large yellow-tinged off-white head. There’s some soapy clumps of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with some sweet citrus/orange, light fruit, and bread. The finish has light-moderate yeast, light grain, and floral notes. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s decent, but it not hoppy enough and too yeasty for a Pale Ale.

3.6
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Golden orange pour with a white head. Some floral, citrus, grass and some nice hops overall. Pretty good pale.

3.4
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
The Big Finish pours a nice sunset yellow with a frothy off-white head that lasts a good while and leaves excellent lacing. The aroma is lemon and bread and it seems like a touch of cinnamon. The flavor is mostly lemon. Overall the beer is decent, but not impressive. Very easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bomber. Gold with lots of sediment and an off white head. Hay, grass and grain aromas. Crisp and grainy.

3.6
Advocate_Ames (626) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2013
A nice foam head. The aroma is of grapefruit, slight malts, and floral hops. The flavor is refreshing. It is full of a sweet sugar citrus character, grains, and hops. I do not taste the malts until the aftertaste, which lingers in the mouth mildly with a hop flavor. There is also a bitterness that is not potent. The only thing that was off putting here was the impact on my palate. It is not harsh to it but the palate was affect more than I anticipated. Overall this was a nice beverage.

3.8
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Pour from a 22oz. Pours a murky golden orange with tall white head. Decent floral scent. Easy drinking, some hops, grass, floral, citrus. Quite refreshing.

3.3
Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
Worded as an IPA, but thankfully listed as an APA. The hoppiness is more felt in the finish, and lends it orange citrus flavour. Good drinkability, easy drinking so that I could finish the bomber. Bottle from recent trip to Champane Cellars.


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