Sunday, November 9, 2014

Finch's Threadless IPA

This 6.0% ABV India Pale Ale is from Finch's Beer Company of Chicago, Illinois.  Apparently there is a mini-phenomenon of brewer/t-shirt company collaboration IPA's going on, check out the Raygun IPA.

The beer pours a hazy amber and orange in color. There is a tall, thick head of off-white foam. The aroma is fruity, lots of fresh squeezed orange juice, a bit of sweet, a bit tangy, and a hint of musk. The taste follows the aromas, lots of orange juice, a bit of musk, a hint of pine, over caramel malt, with a fairly intense bitterness on the finish, adding in quinine and grapefruit rind. The beer drinks with a tingling carbonation. There is nothing wrong with this IPA, but I am finding that in this era of so many quality IPA's, it takes a really delicious brew to stand out from the crowd. (Raygun wins this t-shirt inspired IPA battle hands down. No, there wasn't really a battle, but I made one anyway.)

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