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Threadless IPA - Finch's Beer Co.

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Threadless IPAThreadless IPA

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412 Ratings
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Ratings: 412
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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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-05-2013 14:18:11 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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HelpMeBloody

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-04-2013 23:18:34 | More by HelpMeBloody
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MrMojoRising

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-02-2013 16:50:38 | More by MrMojoRising
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lach78

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-01-2013 23:47:13 | More by lach78
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-01-2013 02:20:13 | More by Cynic-ale
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juicebox

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-31-2013 00:56:23 | More by juicebox
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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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JackMehoff

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

07-30-2013 17:36:59 | More by JackMehoff
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-28-2013 12:05:20 | More by Mark5252
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MaxT

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-28-2013 04:26:55 | More by MaxT
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virinow

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-28-2013 01:50:43 | More by virinow
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-24-2013 01:02:54 | More by MSandahl23
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

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.

Serving type: can

07-23-2013 18:48:22 | More by mfnmbvp
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acc88

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-23-2013 16:25:48 | More by acc88
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-23-2013 00:56:10 | More by tedho21
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-22-2013 18:15:44 | More by BlissJunkie
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bgkeeley

Michigan

2.26/5  rDev -36.3%
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.

Serving type: can

07-22-2013 07:29:12 | More by bgkeeley
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-20-2013 20:15:42 | More by ScaryEd
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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-20-2013 17:26:24 | More by rderedin
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gdub

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-17-2013 19:29:33 | More by gdub
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jschott75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-17-2013 01:00:09 | More by jschott75
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DMB

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-16-2013 17:18:33 | More by DMB
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy golden amber with a creamy, pillowy white head that takes forever to settle, leaving a moderate amount of sticky white lace around the sides of the glass.

S: Very soft and subtle on the nose with scents of caramel, biscuit, cracker, and minerals front and center, but as the beer warms and settles, traces of lemon, lime, and bitter orange gradually assert themselves.

T: Soft, smooth entry quickly reveals powerful notes of pine, spruce, juniper berry, lemon rind, lime, bitter orange, fresh herbs, grass, and grapefruit. Around mid-palate the malt kicks in, offering up delicate flavors of sweet cream, caramel, biscuit, crackers, and light brown sugar. The finish is sticky with notes of citrus, herbs, pine, cream, biscuit, and caramel in abundance.

M: Very soft, silky, and smooth in the mouth, though it does become a bit more resinous fairly quickly. Carbonation is decidedly delicate and restrained. I was expecting a firmer, more mineral-laden texture, but this is still quite appealing.

O: Not a bad IPA by any stretch. It kind of reminds me of a simpler version of Sixpoint's Bengali Tiger in that it presents more of a muddy bitterness rather than distinctive citrus character. The problem is that this beer just is not distinct enough to stand out from the crowd. I definitely would not turn this down if it were offered to me, and I can even see myself recommending this beer to someone new to the style, but I doubt I will go out of my way to track this ale down again.

Serving type: can

07-16-2013 14:22:02 | More by mrfrancis
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-16-2013 02:03:34 | More by avisong
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Dbrag

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

07-15-2013 02:18:00 | More by Dbrag
Threadless IPA from Finch's Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.