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Threadless IPA - Finch's Beer Co.

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Threadless IPAThreadless IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

497 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 5
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Finch's Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Threadless/Finch collaboration IPA is a balanced experience of both perceived hoppiness and true bitterness. It pours a darker amber color and finishes with a citrus flavor, and when combined, will require this to be the last IPA you ever drink! Well, maybe, we realize you will probably drink more, but the result of this recipe clearly evolves into a very balanced IPA. The grain bill on this big pale includes melanoidin and Victory malts. We hop it up before the boil starts with some Columbus first wort hopping, then add a bunch more for bittering.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 06-22-2011)
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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

As a beer this is ok...run of the mill. As an IPA it is below average. Aroma is unremarkable (and that is being kind), taste is a mix of wet toasted malt and lemon peel. Has a sharp, astringent finish. With so many great IPA's on the market this is well below average for the class which is how I scored it.

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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2.26/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This beer might be much nicer out of a bottle, but unfortunately it is in a can. The problem with this is, the beer is straight up over carbonated. The beer takes a long time to settle and forms a bubbly thin head.

amber with some cloudiness.

Orange peels and coriander on the nose, lots of zest, really nice.

The hops are great, really wonderful citrus notes in the hops and they carry for a while. However I didn't get much of a backbone as far as malts, sugars, acids or any other tastes to carry the beer along. I think this may be due to the carbonation, but I just didn't get any richness.

The mouth feel was all carbonation, just bubbles and hops.

I feel that I might like this beer better if it was allowed to sit for a day in the glass to settle down. Sadly that is not how I or anybody else would ever drink a beer. Maybe off the tap or in a bottle would be better.

Photo of jmarsh123
2.38/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had on tap at Haymarket.

Pours a clear gold with a creamy white head.

Smells of mostly piney/citrusy hops. Very little malt detectable, but also had food at the table so didn't get the best nose.

Holy bitter Batman! Pine and more pine from the hops and a weird roasted barley thing. The malt profile almost seems like something out of a stout. Everything combined together just made this a complete bitter bomb. Not well balanced at all and the flavors didn't work together.

Mouthfeel and carbonation were about what you'd expect from an IPA.

Not worth it. I love IBU's and have had very few beers ever I've described as "too bitter" but this one is way unbalanced.

Photo of maximum12
2.43/5  rDev -31.7%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of barnzy78
2.55/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16oz can, gushed a bit upon opening. Poured a very murky, rusty-orange color with tall, rocky, frothy, ivory colored head with excellent head retention & chunky lacing on the glass. Smells pungent, earthy, evergreen/piny. With the first sip, it's hop forward, hop middle, hop lingers. Pungently bitter, lacking any malty sweetness, tons of pine tar, earthy, evergreen, grapefruit, and apricot; insanely bitter (I like bitter, but this is out of balance). Body is medium, overly resiny, the occasional chunky yeasty ruins the feel. Finishes very dry and astringent with the pungent bitterness lingering on & on. I had this on tap a year or two ago with a better result, but this can of IPA was offensive.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.61/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Hazy dark gold/amber with a small clumpy white head. Relatively poor retention leaves a small, loose, bubbly collar. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Slightly herbal hops up front. Leaves a touch of citrus in the back. Malts are solidly bready with a little caramel malt sweetness. Very slight toasted element as well. Valanced is the name of the game. Some pear and an almost salty sweaty thing. Clean yeast. Bread crust. Mild earthiness.

Taste: Herbal, slight hop spice, and some solid earthy notes as well. Malts are light and slightly sweet with a ton of bready elements. Lingering bitterness on a quickly fading flavor profile. Slightly roasted and toasted. Bread crust and some brown bread. Hints of citrus. Some pear and sweat. Balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Relatively clean with some lingering dryness.

Overall: I'll stick to the shirts.

A drinking IPA that feels like it's trying to follow Sierra Nevada and comes up short. Not really bad, but it doesn't have much staying power.

Photo of HamdenHector
2.71/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: burnt orange color; hazy, with sediment suspended throughout; 1 finger sudsy white head that dissipated in a couple minutes; minimal lacing;

S: somewhat light; some sweet malt along with dank, earthy aromas; not enjoyable;

T: taste follows the nose; minimal bitterness that doesn't kick in until the finish; some spice present in the finish;

M: a little thin; carbonation was little light;

O: it seems from other reviews that this beer is somewhat inconsistent; my can was overfilled; when I opened it, beer spilled out (not foam); it was filled to the very top; that may have affected the carbonation; some reviews noted a high level of bitterness - my sample had almost none; because of the widely different reviews, I'll probably buy this again to see if I get a better result; however, if what I tasted is what the brewer was going for, this one is not for me;

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2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, gingerbread like malt and a small pine hop. In the taste, gingerbread like malt, small pine hops, and quite English like. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange rind and small gingerbread like malt in the aftertaste. Mellow hops and quite English.

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Threadless IPA from Finch's Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.