Threadless IPA - Finch's Beer Co.
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Reviews by barczar:
3.58/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear golden light copper color with a half inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving lines of lacing.
Earthiness, pine, fresh cut grass, and a touch of dank resiny hop begin the aroma. There's an underlying bready, nutty malt character, along with some grapefruit.
More earthy hops are evident in the flavor, along with herbal, grassy notes. There's a lemony citrus underpinning. Floral hops add intrigue, and a substantial bready, toasted malt backbone ties the various hop characters together. The finish is slightly bitter and almost stale.
Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and a touch of astringency. Alcohol warmth is present, but restrained.
Overall, a bit malty for the style. Finish isn't as bitter as some, which is fine with me. Hop flavors are all a little subdued, though.
Serving type: can
12-19-2012 04:35:38 | More by barczar
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2.43/5 rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
Another entry into the already crowded shelves of the Twin Cities: already, there are great breweries like Weyerbacher that one seldom sees anymore...but that's a discussion for another time. Big 16 oz. can.
The pour is orange marmalade & it looks to be roughly the same consistency. Carbonation is tame. Nose goes straight to the oranges, tinged with citrus & a slow dose of malty sweetness. Mostly sugary oranges. Unsure.
Threadless wants to be a balanced IPA (sorry for the cuss word). Bitterness & orangey citrus flash through the palate like a lightning bolt & last approximately the same amount of time. Burly malts take over with a sweeping sweetness that tips quickly into an aspirin, medicinal tint (my wife called it 'metallic'). The aftertaste is unpleasant. And sticks around. Shared the can with my wife: "I won't miss this when it's gone." Eight ounces. Too much.
Not sure where this one went off the rails, but it's weirdly, nastily bitter & simultaneously too malty. I'm not sure I've ever had a beer like it, but I won't miss it when it's gone, either. My first Finch's beer is a disappointment. Not going to finish it.
Serving type: can
06-28-2014 01:43:23 | More by maximum12
Threadless IPA from Finch's Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.