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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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Nejhleader (1560) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2013
can, which regardless of what people say, i think beer tastes different from a can. Not too much aroma, nice carbonated body, nice zip. has a decent citrus hop taste, some hidden caramel malts, not to bad.

2.6
Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 21, 2013
Where and how: can Virginia Beach
Aroma caramel, not super clean. Sugary with hop notes. Ok but not very inspiring. Late citrus shown.
Appearance:
Top: lighter beige cap.
Base: murky amber.
Palate : medium bodied, bit astringent.
Taste: slight nutty with caramel sugars, hinted with black soil. Noted lemon grass, ending with black tea.

3
b3shine (8872) - Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent pale copper with foamy white head. Smells of pale malt with notes of hops and mild soap. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. An underwhelming example of the style.

4.2
Braudog (6712) - 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)

2.8
mike5326 (1754) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Poured from a cold can. Hazy orange color, slight head, slight sediment. Hops and citrus smell. Sweet, citrus sweet taste.

2.7
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Can. At first sip it tasted great but the aftertaste is like household cleaner. Not sure why but its got a funky residue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Silver tallboy can. Very cloudy, apricot bronze. Lots of malt, caramel and fruit in the aroma. Very drinkable, and not all that hop-assertive. Mouthy, with a long jammy aftertaste. Every now and again there was the resinous pine note, but this brew is more about malt. Thanks to PorterPounder - split one with him over at his place.

3.6
PorterPounder (7968) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Chattanooga, Tn. - Riverside Wine & Spirits - 16 oz can. Dark auburn pour, medium thick off-white head, nice thick lacing. Aroma has nice piney resiny notes, some floral notes. Flavor has a heavy bittersweet citrusy presence, some caramel sweetness to balance it out, some spearmint notes on the back end. Thickish mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.

3.9
jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Slightly cloudy bronze and light copper coloured body with a bit of an orange glow and a nice, thick, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, peaches, light hops, grapefruit, pine and a bit of toffee. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive hoppy notes up front with a thick body and a great balance of malt. Aftertaste shows some good hop characteristics with pleasant assertive alcohol and floral notes and a bit of a kick of pine and grapefruit with plentiful sugars. Overall,a very nice APA with the depth and body of a much higher abv beer than this one - great all the way around, especially from a can. I sampled this 16ounce pint sized can purchased earlier today from Merchant;s in Dearborn, Michigan for US$2.69 sampled today, 02-August-2013 in Grosse Ile, Michigan.

3.1
mansquito (6435) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Total Wine, Fairfax 4-pak: Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is citrus hops. Light malt backbone. Not really all that bitter or hoppy in the taste. Not a remarkable example of the style, but drinkable.


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