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Threadless IPA - Finch's Beer Co.

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Threadless IPAThreadless IPA

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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | 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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Photo of Slatetank
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%

can purchased from wegmans, enjoyed chilled from a teku with tb69

The color is good, light apricot with mild haze and thick pale head which retains okay. The smell is ordinary with mostly herbal aromas, very light citrus element. The feel is decent, however the bitterness overwhelms with mild sweetness and carbonation with semidry finish.

The taste follows suit, not bad, but not exceptional it has the traditional by the numbers hops though in the taste with a slight pine tinge and mild citrus but more leafy herbal bitterness than anything with a slight caramel which doesn't really compliment the hops. Overall This is not a bad beer, not a bad IPA even...but there are better examples of the style, this is worth a try if you haven't had it

Slatetank, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Thads324
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%

16 oz. can. Never heard of this brewery but I like pint cans.

Pours a deep gold with light orange hues. Big tight white head. Pillowy with super lacing.
Aroma starts with citrus hops, a very mild earthy pine with some faint sweet malt. Not much else. Not a strong smell, but what's there is good.
Flavor starts really watery, then has a bit of basic sweet malt, mild bitterness with sharp pine and a bit of juicy citrus. The bitterness is not strong, but lasts long. The other flavors of grass. Pune and tropical fruits are also solid but short. Interesting and unique, but I like it. The malt isn't very prominent and the beer stays watery in terms of body and malt flavor. There's a hint of toasted grains and sweet malts.
Mouthfeel is overly light and watery. Very drinkable. Smooth well carbonated.

Overall this beer is just really unique. So here we go;
Pros : good bitterness that lasts long. Nice secondary hop flavors of earth, pine, light tropical fruits. Super drinkable.
Cons : very watery. All back of the tongue flavor. Not much on aroma, but what's there is good.

This would be a great intro ipa for someone getting into ipas, as it is bitter but drinkable and flavorful, plus for them the can is split able. For me, I'll have another. I think I like this as a summer ipa

Thads324, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of elgiacomo
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%

16oz can, unknown date, but should be fresh as this is a recent arrival to the Georgia market. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours hazy amber with a two finger white head that leaves good lacing and holds a nice cap.

Aroma is apricot, some citrus rind, herbal, grassy, floral hops and a bit of pine, decent amount of caramel malt as well. Good strength.

Flavor is orange citrus, apricot, pine, resinous hops, good caramel malt backbone offering some sweetness, finishes with good bitterness, mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, oily, good carbonation.

Solid IPA, very drinkable. Does fall into the apricot/caramel spectrum of the style which isn’t my personal favorite profile.

elgiacomo, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a very hazy orange colored brew with a one finger fizzy white head. The head fades rather fast but leaves a very nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is rather light overall. It dose however have some aromas of a grapefruit and pine nature as well as a bit of a bready and a lightly yeasty smell.

Taste – The taste begins with some bready and a light caramel and orange flavor mixed with a rather strong grapefruit and pine hop flavor. As the flavor advances the caramel, orange, and some of the bready flavors dwindle, with the grapefruit getting stronger. While the grapefruit gets stronger the pine remains constant, but the two are joined by a grassy flavor which ends up overpowering the pine. In the end, as the sweetness lessens and the grassy and grapefruit get stronger, a rather bitter and more dry flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. The medium body and carbonation are quite appropriate for the lighter bready and sweet flavors of the brew keeping it a rather drinkable even with its more bitter grassy and grapefruit flavors.

Overall – A rather nice drier, grapefruity bitter, and slightly grassy brew.

Darkmagus82, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%

This was another of a major haul coming from my latest visit to Pinocchio's Beer Garden in Media, PA. I love their dedication to CANs and their understanding of The CANQuest (TM)!

The Crack revealed another craft CAN filled to bursting. I employed a gentle Glug and still came up with two-plus fingers of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was a hazy orangish-amber. Nose was pine hops with caramel malt underlying the mintiness. Mouthfeel was a bit thin and watery for the style, but I got an initial burst of pine hops on the tongue, followed by a smooth caramel malt sweetness. I was reminded of peppermint taffy or something akin to it. Finish was semi-dry and while tasty, I would have preferred more hops.

woodychandler, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%

Finch's debut into Kentucky kicks off with a standard IPA that displays better balance than most. The problem is, balance has little to do with IPAs!

Like most other pale ales of varying strength and character, Threadless pours with the standard amber-copper coloration with exuberent carbonation that builds a semi-froth, semi-fizzed whitish head with moderate retainage and lace. Though there's little to fault with the beer's aesthetics but does little to detract as well.

Juicy malt aromas captivate the nose and put on a balancing hop display that pulls slightly ahead of the caramelly grist as the nose continues to find comfort in the scent. Grapefruit and orange peel pull from the hops with the slight pungency of a fresh mowed lawn.

Malt sweetness hits the front of the mouth with a sweeter, mildly grainy, and slightly starchy taste that's quickly met with moderate dominance of hop flavor first and hop bitterness to finish. The beer dives quickly to a dry malt taste that allows for certain dominance of white grapefruit juice, dried orange peel, and hoppy leaf matter before a closure of grassy bitterness takes hold and provides the IPA's final impressions.

Light to moderate textures seem to ignore the malt's weight and favor the zesty creaminess of carbonaiton. The turn at mid palate delivers a dry, spicy, and somewhat empty spell just before finish. Resiny bitter, alcoholically dry, and minerally snappy, the beer closes with hop character of mild fruit pectin and leaf tannin.

The overall session with this beer was pleasant and effortless. It does little to cause celebration of exuberant hop character or absolute dryness. But it provides nice thirst quenching properties without offense.

BEERchitect, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Alextricity
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%

Had on-tap at Bad Brad's BBQ in New Baltimore, Michigan.

Average, run-of-the-mill IPA. That's just about the best way to describe this beer... frustratingly "meh." I had this because it was the only beer on the short list of drafts that I hadn't heard of, and I was feeling IPA.

It has a nice amber color with a small head. The lacing's not too bad -- about average for an IPA. Average ... that's a word you'll be hearing a lot when describing this beer.

Threadless has a smell and taste of - get this - an average IPA! Has the floral notes in the aroma, and the hops > malts in the taste, with the bitter bite on the finish. Yeah, yeah ... not bad, nothing special.

$5.50 for a pint of this? Yikes. Threadless IPA is the very definition of a middle of the road, decent, okay, alright, fine, AVERAGE IPA. Would drink it again, but I wouldn't pay for it again.

Alextricity, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of JAFoley
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%

A - Light orange body and decent white head. Some retention and really nice lacing.

S - Not too aromatic, but slightly malty and apple

T - Mostly bitter, pine and floral. Deep earthy malt base keeps the beer from having any sweetness. A spicy aftertaste lingers nicely.

M - Not digging the mouthfeel at all; thin and watery.

O - This beer has good flavor but the body is so weak it washes away before the glass hits the table. It's as if I'm drinking a great double IPA that someone watered down and split between two glasses. Maybe this is a decent session beer but ultimately not for me.

JAFoley, Sep 22, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -2%

bcm75, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Doc_Hops, Mar 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

rwilde, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Rosethoj, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Arherring, May 16, 2013
Photo of secondtooth
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

This Chicago brew comes in a nice pint can, and poured a cloudy amber with a solid sudsy head and thin lace.

Nose says floral with pine and citrus notes. Not bad.

Taste is sharply hoppy, no surprise, with a pine and grapefruit tones, and a substantial malt profile. Threadless is a solid, if unremarkable IPA that remains drinkable and session-worthy, but it's not one I'd revisit anytime soon.

secondtooth, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Picked up a 16oz can at Capone's for $3.75, poured a hazy amber with little floaties. This is a good beer, but not a great IPA. There's a little bit of malt syrup barley backbone that's too big for a hoppy beer. The grassy, citrus hops pop out, but get rolled over the sweet malt. It's drinkable and pleasant, but needs to dry out a touch and amp up the hops.

tempest, Sep 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jheezee, Feb 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Bdel34, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

mjstacker, Feb 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

nickmantia, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

rturkaly, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

george42, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

mfarkas2, Jun 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

RobbyBYo, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

nebula1999, Jul 14, 2014
Threadless IPA from Finch's Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.