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Threadless IPA - Finch's Beer Co.

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Threadless IPAThreadless IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

505 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 6
Gots: 42 | 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:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 06-22-2011

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.
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Teleweizen2
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Photo of cbutova
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.61/5  rDev -26.7%
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.

Photo of jlindros
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Slatetank
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

can purchased from wegmans, enjoyed chilled from a teku with tb69

The color is good, light apricot with mild haze and thick pale head which retains okay. The smell is ordinary with mostly herbal aromas, very light citrus element. The feel is decent, however the bitterness overwhelms with mild sweetness and carbonation with semidry finish.

The taste follows suit, not bad, but not exceptional it has the traditional by the numbers hops though in the taste with a slight pine tinge and mild citrus but more leafy herbal bitterness than anything with a slight caramel which doesn't really compliment the hops. Overall This is not a bad beer, not a bad IPA even...but there are better examples of the style, this is worth a try if you haven't had it

Photo of JAFoley
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A - Light orange body and decent white head. Some retention and really nice lacing.

S - Not too aromatic, but slightly malty and apple

T - Mostly bitter, pine and floral. Deep earthy malt base keeps the beer from having any sweetness. A spicy aftertaste lingers nicely.

M - Not digging the mouthfeel at all; thin and watery.

O - This beer has good flavor but the body is so weak it washes away before the glass hits the table. It's as if I'm drinking a great double IPA that someone watered down and split between two glasses. Maybe this is a decent session beer but ultimately not for me.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Threadless IPA from Finch's Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.