Finback IPA

The other half and I headed to Brooklyn on Sunday. We went to brunch with friends, then to the Renegade Craft Fair and then to Brooklyn Brewery, which I had never been to. The setup was alright, albeit crowded due to a Scandinavian food festival in the tasting room. The line for beer was ridiculously long and I didn’t review anything while I was there. It wasn’t my favorite tasting room, but not my least favorite either. This beer was one that I had at Whole Foods in Gowanus. It’s from a newer brewery in Queens. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 6.6%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Bitter, dank, and hoppy. Filled with Chinook and Columbus hops.”

Random: I did get a Brooklyn beer chest for my birthday. It’s very cool.

This brew poured with a half a finger of ecru-colored head that dissipated slowly. It didn’t leave much lacing on the glass. The body was a really hazy, bright-orange with low carbonation visible. The nose was bright with citrus and grapefruit pith. The taste was light for an IPA. It too was very bright with orange and grapefruit and lemon. There were also some notes of grass at the end and no malt to speak of. The body was light with high carbonation. It had a long, citrusy finish. This was a nice IPA that made for a crisp beer on a warm day. If you see it, grab a pint and you won’t be disappointed.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0