PhillyCraft (7218) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
On tap at capones, pours cloudy bright orange with medium off white head. Aromas and taste of bitter hops, pine, strong grains, caramel, light malts. Finish had a strong citrus hop bite. Good ipa to pair with food especially spicy stuff due to the bitterness. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Draft on tap at Tribes Alehouse (Mokena, IL). Saw it on tap and stopped by for one after doing some cellar stuff. Nice. Pours a well hazed orange amber hue, healthy darker glow with a nice strong hazy murk, a bigger offwhite almost eggshell white creamy cakey head, dies to a firm layer, laces pretty well and sticks around as a firm layer. Aromas are a plethora of citrusy lemon and orange, florals and a nice blast of Sorachi Ace on the nose, lemon and lively, moving into grass, a touch of spice and picking up sweeter and toasty malts, biscuits. Some soap, with a vibrant lemony hop appeal and floral staying on, but the malt is still there. Initial is medium bodied, preaching a healthy bite of lemon and florals, strong bitterness as some pine works in, dry florals up front, almost a sharp bitterness as it fades into some soap, creamier malt body shows bread, toast, and biscuits, staying away from bigger sweet malts as that hop bite is potent up front, sharp lemon, pine, florals, and grass. Pretty dry but with a lighter malt body that keeps the hops vibrant. Lacing stays like a wall, coating the glass. Some oranges work their way into the middle, pairing with the malty touches, sustained hops. Finish is citrusy lemon, rind, and dry florals and grass, touches of resinous and dry pine stick to the backend, with some lemon cookies, more grass, touches of bready malts, but the hops override this beer. I wouldn’t say it’s the most complex hop profile, but it is potent. I like this more than the Cut Throat, I can see others liking it more as well. Pretty good, but lacks true complexity to push it up into the upper echelon. Nice beer here by Finch. Iphonephan (6985) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
From a 16 oz can shared at home. Pours a clear gold with a thick off white head. Light floral hop nose. Some grassy and citrus flavors. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter finish. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Can@ trailer. Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice pine, citrusy, sweet malt aromas. Medium bodied with average co2. Hoppy bitter pine, citrusy, spicy flavors with some lightly sweet pale maltage____drying spicy bitter finish----good. wlajwl (6803) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Aroma is bready malts, citrus and earthy notes. The flavor is citrus, fruit, bread, earthy notes, berries, mild sweetness and a tart/bitter finish.
Braudog (6710) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Had both on draft at Taphouse/Queensway and out of a can on the same Sunday afternoon. On tap, this appeared golden and hazy with just a thin, sticky head. From the can, it came out ruddy orange and well topped. Makes me question my local taphouse! In both cases, this emits a decent, woody, piney aroma. The beer from the can is much better overall, and drives this rating. A firm, solid mid-American IPA, and easy to drink. More, please. (#5174, 7/21/2013) Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
This one poured an amber color with an off white head. Aroma was lots of green, citrusy lightly dirty hops, with light caramel in the background. Flavor was similar, more fresh and inviting than I was expecting from the aroma. Ok. Patrickctenchi (6586) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours cloudy apricot with a fast, tan head.
Scent is caramel, orange, peach.
Taste is a little sticky citrus peel.
Very soft bittering...90 IBU, eh....?...right.
A strong dose of fruit juice.
Tasty, but average.
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2012
canned, thanks to mora2000, clear yellow pour, creamy rye and citrus flavor and aroma, bitter metallic finish egajdzis (6561) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Amber with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, floral hops, skunk, toast, and grass. Taste of citrus, pine, grass, and grapefruit.