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Threadless IPA - Finch's Beer Co.

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Threadless IPAThreadless IPA

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528 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 528
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 48 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finch's Beer Co. - Threadless IPA, poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass

Look - Pours a hazy caramel orange amber with an inch sized foamy head that last a little while. Some sediment. Spotty rings of lacing.

Smell - Caramel sweet malt and pine resin hop overlay, blending seems great here, smooth and mouth-watering.

Taste - Bitter (real bitter) pine and resin hops with a smooth buttery full malt body underneath. In the finish is a slight astringency but otherwise a welcome blast of flavors.

Mouthfeel - Rests a slight citrus bitter, slightly sticky but no real booziness. Good drinkability. Medium-bodied. Interesting feel.

Overall - This beer is slightly underrated, this reminded me of an AIPA version of Port Mongo or Sixpoint Resin. I would recommend, though I agree that this recipe could be used as the basis for a ridiculous DIPA. They should get on that!

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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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer has a spongy antique white head on a slightly hazy orange body. There is a strong carbonation of big bubbles popping off the bottom of the glass.

S- The soft mellow green citrus hops are all that come out of the clean aroma and they turn more orange as it opens but remain very soft.

T- The caramel malt note turns more biscuit as it opens with some mellow green hops turning pungent after the dry finish.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This is a nice mellow British ale that shows a good malt character but the hop pungency is bitter and really covers and dominates the whole flavor. It is a bit hard to drink because of the bitterness.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice amber color with blonde highlights and a thin head into my glass. Wished it were clearer but it is what it is.

Sweet with a touch of pine hops in the nose. Very mellow. For those who may be can-phobic, there is no metallic-anything whatsoever.

Ditto on flavor. It has a citrus edge as well. Crisp. Buttery. Very easygoing.

Finishes with a good dab of citrus bitterness. Whoa. That's all that seems to linger.

It has the bitterness down phat in some places. If they really want to impress, they could use this as the basis for a DIPA. The recipe is just begging for it.

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Threadless IPA from Finch's Beer Co.
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