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Threadless IPA - Finch's Beer Co.

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Threadless IPAThreadless IPA

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414 Ratings
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Ratings: 414
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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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the can. Sampled on December 9, 2013.

The pour is pale golden yellow with a lot of cloudiness and a lingering foamy off-white head.

The aroma has nice roasted biscuit malts with a little grapefruit and citrus and a piney, floral hop note.

The body is light to medium but also rather creamy.

The taste has a pleasant roasted malt character up front and the bitter hops roar in at the end. This reflects the high-hopped American IPA standard but still seems a little less pronounced.

Serving type: can

12-10-2013 00:14:14 | More by puboflyons
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whartontallboy

New York

2/5  rDev -43.7%

01-03-2012 04:36:26 | More by whartontallboy
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-07-2014 03:04:37 | More by wrightst
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-16-2013 19:41:04 | More by Boone757
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maximum12

Minnesota

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
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mynie

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snagged a four pack of cans in Munster during DLD. I like gimmicks.

Pours nice, dark gold with a fluffy white head.

Smells like caramel, biscuit, and citrus. Pretty boilerplate but interesting enough. Tastes... very much the same, only with a neat little kick of peaty soil in the back end that lends some complication to the hop bitterness and does a nice job of balancing out the sweet malt beginning.

Well, I guess the most remarkable thing about this is the fact that the can is really cute. Aside from that, it's a pretty solid but unexceptional IPA.

Serving type: can

05-06-2012 04:22:06 | More by mynie
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-17-2012 22:20:13 | More by enelson
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-09-2013 22:32:14 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-11-2014 21:37:26 | More by EgadBananas
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-11-2013 03:25:20 | More by AngusOg
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a dim marmalade color. Head is frothy and timid. It does leave consistent lacing webs. Body is lightly hazy.

S-Candied apricots and sweet clementine flesh. Soft fruity hoppiness. Not very piney. The candied apricots are stressed. Malt makes this one very balanced.

T-The taste beats out the nose easily. More pronounced than the aroma. Plenty of candied apricots and clementines. Nice light grassiness. Caramel malt is significant. A bit of bread too. Light bitterness that lingers but is not too noticeable.

M-Lighter and sessionable. Soft carbonation. Booze masked excellently. Drinks very easy. Almost feels creamy.

O/D-I enjoyed this to a certain extent. The 'balanced/candied fruit hop IPA' is not my favorite interpretation of the style, but this one is still quite tasty. Too pricey for a 4-pack. Overall this is a mediocre-to-slightly above average IPA.

Serving type: can

08-04-2012 02:00:00 | More by VelvetExtract
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Holland

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-17-2013 00:35:09 | More by Holland
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Murky dark yellow brown color. Just one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and a decent amount of lacing is left.

4.0 S: Supremely floral and citrusy. Papaya leads the way followed by mango and orange. Bready yeastiness, mild neutral malt sweetness, and just the slightest touch of caramel.

3.5 T: Taste is like the nose. Floral and citrus hops with the fruits mentioned above. Lots of yeastiness, mild neutral maltiness, mild bitterness, and a touch of caramel.

3.5 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy with chewiness from the yeast.

3.5 D: Tasty, well rounded IPA. Lots of yeast, but it isn't too distracting.

Serving type: can

10-11-2012 04:19:58 | More by DavoleBomb
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2013 23:17:43 | More by Darkmagus82
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-25-2013 00:09:13 | More by jaxon53
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-26-2014 19:26:11 | More by ShemRahBoo
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little lighter than amber, with a burnt orange bent. Thin little cap holds the bubbles. Laces decently.

Floral notes, orange rind and pith, a little toast, grassiness, and soup crackers. Nice nose on this sucka.

Bitter citrus rinds, hop oils, leafy grind, orange, grapefruit, plummy perfume, toasty malts. Intensely bitter, but cleansing, not astringent.

Burn from a raging carbonation and some fuming booze. Not terribly potent, just that it's intensified from the feel. A good slug provides a good burp.

Pretty solid all around. Have to pick up a few cans.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2013 22:09:11 | More by thecheapies
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-22-2014 21:56:40 | More by Whiskeydeez
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GbVDave

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin wafer of creamy white foam on top. Some ropey lace was left behind and carbonation levels were good and relatively lazy.

S: Noticed quite a bit of bitter orange peel, sweet tangerine, and a bit of carmel.

T: Taste follows the smell very closely. Bitter citrus is the big player here with a bit of pine tar that creeps in as it warms up.

M: Nice and full and at the same time very bitter. Could've used a little more of a malt backbone for balance. Finish is long, prickly, and dry.

O: I liked this and thought it was pretty good. I like they way their newer beers are headed and this was no exception.

Serving type: can

04-08-2012 11:10:07 | More by GbVDave
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-28-2013 06:12:48 | More by jenray
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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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jera1350

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-09-2013 23:46:31 | More by jera1350
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-20-2013 00:59:14 | More by Hanzo
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koopa

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

09-03-2012 23:01:50 | More by koopa
Threadless IPA from Finch's Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.