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Threadless IPA - Finch's Beer Co.

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Threadless IPAThreadless IPA

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472 Ratings
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Ratings: 472
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

OldTime, Jan 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

mikeburd1128, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a golden orange color with a finger and a half's worth of head that settles down into a thin cap. Leaves some very impressive lacing all the way down the glass

S: Quite malty with some dank hops that smell like straight up weed. Some citrus and grassy earthiness also comes through

T: Starts off very well balanced. Malts and hops combine for a slightly sweet almost candy-like hoppiness that provides more of the straight up weed and then some sweet citrus and earthiness more into the finish. Definitely on the bitter side after the malt sweetness wears off

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A tad too watery

O: Pleasantly surprised by this IPA. Definitely balanced, but still provides a nice hoppy presence after the sweetness of the malts have faded off a bit. Really easy to drink as well. Recommended if you enjoy balanced IPAs or IPAs with a pronounced weed aroma and flavor

BEERMILER12, Jun 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

sd123, Today at 04:26 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

mpalestino, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of jmarsh123
2.38/5  rDev -33%
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.

jmarsh123, Aug 09, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jschott75, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Kunstman, Jul 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

DeutschesBier, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Soto, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
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3.48/5  rDev -2%

bcm75, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

sgttibbs, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Came in a pint can, poured a nice and light color with solid head. (Also, the can was full up to top on opening)

Smells very flowery with a bit of a hint of pine.

Taste is very hoppy off the bat, balanced out with a nice maltiness and citrus note in the aftertaste. Smooth, easy to drink.

A very good, if unspectacular IPA, with an added bump for the very convenient pint can,

leprechaunandfatman, Nov 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

rderedin, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

neckbracesub, Sep 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

SmellsofMahagony, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 fl oz. can (1 pint) with no apparent freshness or canned on date present. Awesome can art; I've been eyeing this beer for a while now, and glad I finally picked up the four pack. I bought a couple Threadless t-shirts for my ex-girlfriend a few years back, not that that has any relevance to what's going on here. Anyway, my first beer from Chicago's Finch's Beer Co.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours two fingers of fluffy creamy off-white head which recedes to one finger with decent retention fairly quick. Body is a murky bright orange color with some fine light & dark sediment and some bubbles lazily crawling up the sides of the glass. Thin strands of lace.

S - Smell is your standard IPA: herbal pine resin, grapefruit, citrus, orange, pineapple, cat piss acidity, and some biscuit malt presence to round things off. A fairly simple aroma, but it hits it's mark.

T - Taste follows the aroma: juicy citrus fruits, grapefruit, oranges, herbal pine needles, earthy hop bitterness, and perhaps the slightest hint of spicy rye in the finish. Balanced nicely with the bready biscuit malts.

M - Feel is crisp, clean, and fruity, with some resinous hop bitterness lingering on the palate.

Overall, a nicely tailored beer, and a nice introduction to this brewery if I do say so. A fairly simple and standard IPA, but excellently balanced and tasty, and that suits me just fine. A beer I would happily drink again, and it's a shame that I slept on trying this for as long as I did. Nothing groundbreaking here, but well worth trying.

Finch's Beer Co. Threadless IPA ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Jul 23, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pint can

Pours a hazy honey amber, white film for a head retains indefinitely.

Smells of honey, grapefruit and pine resin hops. Some light caramel and fruit sweetness.

Flavor is potently hoppy and tart fruit seet, like pine, grapefruit and lemons. Undertone of grassy malts.

Medium body with a soft carbonation over the tongue.

Interesting fruity IPA, decent flavor, a bit odd, but good potent hop kick as well. I've had better IPAs, but there's nothing really wrong with this one, so its definitely worth a try.

Cylinsier, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Beerlover, Jul 04, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16 oz. can into Jester King pint.

A- nice golden with a 2 finger white head. Some waves of lacing on the glass.

S- sweet malts, floral and citrus.

T- sweet caramel, citrus ( lemon and orange), and has nice amount of pine bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Oily, slick finish.

O- not a bad ipa. Definitely a step up from cutthroat and golden wing though.

kawilliams81, Apr 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Big_Dave, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

BeerOps, May 26, 2012
Threadless IPA from Finch's Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.