jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Draft at Jerry’s. Orange-gold with decent, creamy, white head / Bright nose of orange, spun sugar, cut pine, and resin / Medium body, a touch watery, but otherwise good balance and finish / Flavors of orange, spun sugar, cut pine, and resin (the rare beer that tastes exactly like it smells) / A little more kick to the body, especially more hops, and this will be something. Vir4030 (603) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
My favorite finch’s by far. Pours a clear light amber with a solid off white head. Aroma s interesting, very shallow yet strong. That doesn’t make a lot of sense but really smell it. Flavor is quite a hoppy mouthful. Strong hops. Bitter, too. Not too shabby, finch. SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 27, 2012
can. clear orange with a very large, fluffy, cream colored head. floral citrus mix aroma. a pillowy, medium bodied smooth palate. a nice balanced ipa. easy to drink, not too bitter, nice floral accents. the best of the 3 finch’s beers i’ve tried so far. Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
16oz. can: Pours a clear copperish-orange with a frothy off-white head that is mostly lasting. Citrusy, hoppy aroma & flavor has hints of orange, caramel, and pine. Has a creamy texture with a mild bitterness in the finish. Not over powering with the hops....easy drinking & delicious!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone craftfreak (13) - USA - NOV 21, 2012
Aroma is killer hops, pine and resin, aggressive as you would think from a 90ibu bomb. The color is gorgeous, great looking beer. The extra maltyness gives a slight bready scent that is backed up by the aftertaste. Big hops up front but malts out near the end. 6% abv is prefect, I can comfortably down a few!
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2013
On tap with J9 at Prohibition for the Finch release. Pours rich hazy orange with a thick, fluffed out head. Aroma of orange rinds, lemon zest, pine needles, and pineapple slices. Tastes of bittersweet mandarin with some nice bitter dryness in the finish. Palate is full with a supple, clean dryness to it. This is an excellent IPA and a sure bet for fans of the juicy yet bitter/dry variety. Awesome Finch.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bottleforager (3208) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 1, 2013
New to the state of Maine. Can pours a rich orange copper color with a two plus finger of sticky off white foam. Bright hop aromas of pineapple, light toasted malt and a touch of citrus. The palate follows the nose nicely with a nice creamy round mouthfeel. Soft fruit on the front to mid palate with touches of stonefruit and a grassy bitter finish... Christpuncher (3251) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2013
A flawless ipa out of finches. Well balanced hops and bitterness. Light yellow in color and smelks malty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2015
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy bronzed orange color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some messy lacing.
The smell had a sharp sweet to bitter citrus blend coursing it’s way between bittersweet pine. A nice caramel malt backbone graces underneath.
The taste was balanced between the sweet citrus and bitter pine and levels out to the malt backbone nicely. A nice balanced citrus sweetness to pine aftertaste leads to a semi-dry citrus finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a wonderful sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. Bitterness seemed balanced as well to have a nice harshness against my tongue.
Overall, this was a really nice fairly crushable AIPA that I would love to have again and possibly even just drink from the can on a hot Summer’s day.