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Threadless IPA - Finch's Beer Co.

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Threadless IPAThreadless IPA

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BA SCORE
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454 Ratings
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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%
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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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Drtfinelli, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

JuliusCaesar, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

Deep orange amber, cloudy with a buttery looking appearance. Head barely makes one finger of light tan off white colored head. Thin bubbles and a little bit foamy, some minor lacing but settles to a nice simple collar.

Nose is weakened orange hop angles, and breakfast juice. A good bit of dank earth quality in the mix as well to go with it. Not bad, but nothing amazing.

Palate is very light on feel and almost watery but makes for easy drinking. Hop earth angle hits with a little bit of citrus sweetness of orange and tangerine to match. Finishes earthy and muddy dirt bitterness in the swallow but tolerable. Subsequent sips and swallows emphazise the earth more and give to a minty finish quality.

Overall not bad, quite an easy drinking IPA I must say, but perhaps not that memorable either.

smakawhat, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

ChicagoShakeAndBake26, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

rwshelton2, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jag21, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

krome, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

JoshuaWagy, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

MaseFace, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Chrash16, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Sammy, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Canada_Dan, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Bdel34, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

JimmyFlatRock, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

rturkaly, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a relatively clear medium golden copper in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some apricot + brass highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized thick patch surround by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted malts with some light to moderate amounts of honey sweetness. Followed by moderate aromas of citrus/orange zest and pine hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of toasted malts with some caramel and honey sweetness. The malts are followed by moderate to strong flavors of hops - citrus/orange zest and pine stand out. Moderate amounts of bitterness which fades kind of slowly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Chewy and creamy with light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: I enjoyed this one - wonderful aromas and really nice flavors. Pretty well balanced between the malt sweetness and the hop bitterness. I would grab another of these.

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

Rons35, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

HelpMeBloody, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

MrMojoRising, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

lach78, Aug 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

juicebox, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
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.

Darkmagus82, Jul 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

JackMehoff, Jul 30, 2013
Threadless IPA from Finch's Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.