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Threadless IPA - Finch's Beer Co.

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Threadless IPAThreadless IPA

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413 Ratings
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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, no date

hazy orangish rust color, off white head that thins but hangs around. nice hoppy aroma - mix of citrus and earthy hops. quite nice. taste is a good balance of good hop flavor and bready malt. slightly bitter finish. medium body, moderate carbonation. fuller mouthfeel, nice.

overall a very good IPA for every day drinking.

Serving type: can

11-07-2013 02:17:52 | More by jmdrpi
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bccrosley

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

11-03-2013 18:36:27 | More by bccrosley
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paresis

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

11-03-2013 16:32:01 | More by paresis
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ObiBeerCanobi

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

11-02-2013 01:18:50 | More by ObiBeerCanobi
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

11-01-2013 12:20:44 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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Madfish85

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-27-2013 23:52:44 | More by Madfish85
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-26-2013 12:19:51 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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quang_dam

Georgia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-25-2013 22:35:28 | More by quang_dam
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guido19

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-25-2013 17:57:37 | More by guido19
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-23-2013 03:29:23 | More by oriolesfan4
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - pours a cloudy orange with a deep amber center. A fingers worth of bubbly yet quickly dissolving head.

S - aroma is lots of caramel malt base with hints of toasted nuts. tropical fruit esters add to the already sweet character. Mango, papaya, and pineapple all comes together with a touch of grass and a hint of tobacco smoke.

T- Sweet caramel malt which is busted up by bold grapefruit bitterness and sweet orange peel. Pine needles are abundant. Both flavors dominate and linger long after the finish.

M - lighter side of medium bodied. Creamy texture. Medium carbonation.

O - an average ipa. Gave it a bit of a bump due to the difference in nose and flavor which was a nice surprise.

Serving type: can

10-19-2013 02:20:07 | More by Teleweizen2
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JaysUncle

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-17-2013 21:34:31 | More by JaysUncle
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-17-2013 03:46:53 | More by RummyRedbeard
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

16oz tallboy can poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A: Murky golden-orange color. Head formation is poor, even after an aggressive pour. Wispy and patchy lacing.

S: Mango, pineapple, and starfruit. Hints of soft pine. Sugary malt base of honeyed granola and caramel.

T: Pine resin is potent and bitter. Oily. Hemp seed. Lots of mango. Toasted malt base, suggestions of caramel too. Aggressively bitter and oily on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy. However, this is completely flat, and it kills the mouthfeel.

O: The can felt loose and under filled. Two cases were on the shelf like this, so this leads me to believe that there is a problem somewhere on the canning line. No carbonation whatsoever. This might well be a pretty decent beer, but the lack of carbonation really does kill it.

Serving type: can

10-15-2013 02:21:53 | More by ryan1788a5
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured from the can into a tulip with a dark orange-light amber body. Small creamy white head forms to about a finger high but only stays around for a few moments, poor retention. Head falls to a small cloud and ring leaving spotty lace.

S- Caramel and toasted biscuit malts at about the same level as the hops in a somewhat faint aroma. Hops are pine, citrus and some tropical fruits.

T- Hops lead the way here with a big pine, orange peel and floral feel. Some tropical and stone fruit hints as well. Caramel, toasted and biscuit malts provide a decent balance and backdrop, not just a hop bomb.

MF- Moderately thick body with a medium-high carbonation. Texture is silky and somewhat creamy and smooth overall. Finishes off with a nice bitterness.

Enjoyable but I feel like the malts are a bit too distracting at times and nothing really jumps out or stands out for me overall. Solid.

Serving type: can

10-15-2013 02:02:32 | More by cbutova
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-08-2013 00:32:18 | More by duceswild
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-07-2013 02:21:37 | More by ROGUE16
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-07-2013 00:34:33 | More by TripelMark
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

2.61/5  rDev -26.5%
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.

Serving type: can

10-06-2013 17:57:19 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Yay tall boy can, but not date on an IPA.

Pours a small head, nice that it didn't foam too much out of the can as many canned ipas do, but what a poor head for a canned ipa, light bubbly head with touch of lacing, hazy bright carrot orange color.

Nose has mild hops, a little spicy chewy hop, very herbal and medicinal plastic like vegetal hop, maybe a state hop?, a weird broccoli like vegetal aroma, not so nice, I really don't like smelling this. Mild grassy hop, as well as a light grainy malt. A mild juicy fruit component too which seems like what they were initially going for but Ug.

Taste starts with spicy hops, little chewy like, quite bitter, mild citrus and hint of fruit. Then some sweet malt, little candy and caramel malt, malts attempt to balance the big hop bitterness but falls short a little as the hops get borderline astringent. Hops turn a little herbal and vegetal like oily almost rancid oil. Fairly juicy and bitter, much better taste than the aroma. Finish is drier and astringent, little spicy hop and briny, light caramel malt residue too.

Mouth is med bod, little sticky, lower carb.

Well, this falls quite short. Missed a lot of what it tried to do, and some off flavors and poor aroma, mostly seems like poor hops, but also severely lacking carbonation and head. Not a good beer at all.

Serving type: can

10-06-2013 00:55:45 | More by jlindros
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Remdog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-05-2013 12:10:19 | More by Remdog
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jschwei

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-04-2013 00:25:59 | More by jschwei
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-03-2013 01:17:24 | More by dsshuck
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DaKur

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-01-2013 01:54:35 | More by DaKur
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JJStorm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

09-26-2013 01:37:19 | More by JJStorm
Threadless IPA from Finch's Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.