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Threadless IPA - Finch's Beer Co.

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Threadless IPAThreadless IPA

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442 Ratings
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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
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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WoodburyMN

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

01-09-2013 22:37:02 | More by WoodburyMN
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MCDub

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-04-2013 20:41:24 | More by MCDub
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hoptitsbrews

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-02-2013 21:54:14 | More by hoptitsbrews
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%

Finch's Beer Co.
Threadless IPA

LOOK : 16.9oz can. Unfiltered but not too cloudy, white head forms and leaves plenty of lacework. Copper colored brew.

SMELL: Smells hoppy, resinous, vegetal and pungent.

TASTE: Pine and grapefruit rind are the key flavors with a light toasted/caramel malt base. Citrusy with muted notes of other tropical fruits such as papaya. Mild but complimentary bitterness, the beer finishes juicy.

FEEL: On the light side of medium bodied, moderate carbonation and a silky smooth feel. Small hop bite.

OVERALL : A decent example of an IpA. This is what a great IpA was 15 years ago, but this straightforward brew seems behind the times. Still quaffable and delivers on the IpA promise.

01-02-2013 21:26:00 | More by Stinkypuss
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -23.1%

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, gingerbread like malt and a small pine hop. In the taste, gingerbread like malt, small pine hops, and quite English like. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange rind and small gingerbread like malt in the aftertaste. Mellow hops and quite English.

12-31-2012 18:03:50 | More by OWSLEY069
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.45/5  rDev -2.8%

Had on-tap at Bad Brad's BBQ in New Baltimore, Michigan.

Average, run-of-the-mill IPA. That's just about the best way to describe this beer... frustratingly "meh." I had this because it was the only beer on the short list of drafts that I hadn't heard of, and I was feeling IPA.

It has a nice amber color with a small head. The lacing's not too bad -- about average for an IPA. Average ... that's a word you'll be hearing a lot when describing this beer.

Threadless has a smell and taste of - get this - an average IPA! Has the floral notes in the aroma, and the hops > malts in the taste, with the bitter bite on the finish. Yeah, yeah ... not bad, nothing special.

$5.50 for a pint of this? Yikes. Threadless IPA is the very definition of a middle of the road, decent, okay, alright, fine, AVERAGE IPA. Would drink it again, but I wouldn't pay for it again.

12-30-2012 05:09:04 | More by Alextricity
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-28-2012 13:09:26 | More by lilnicky068
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NIURicky

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

12-21-2012 23:47:18 | More by NIURicky
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barczar

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours a clear golden light copper color with a half inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving lines of lacing.

Earthiness, pine, fresh cut grass, and a touch of dank resiny hop begin the aroma. There's an underlying bready, nutty malt character, along with some grapefruit.

More earthy hops are evident in the flavor, along with herbal, grassy notes. There's a lemony citrus underpinning. Floral hops add intrigue, and a substantial bready, toasted malt backbone ties the various hop characters together. The finish is slightly bitter and almost stale.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and a touch of astringency. Alcohol warmth is present, but restrained.

Overall, a bit malty for the style. Finish isn't as bitter as some, which is fine with me. Hop flavors are all a little subdued, though.

12-19-2012 04:35:38 | More by barczar
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MIA4IPA

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-19-2012 00:26:26 | More by MIA4IPA
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dpodratsky3

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -6.2%

16 oz can poured into nonic pint glass

A: Slightly, slightly hazy bring orange with a little amber, really, really nice head, starts sticking immediately, white and frothy

S: Hints of caramel malt sweetness, more than I though, hops might have a slight grassy/earthy/herbal element to it

T: Hops are very assertive, not insane bitterness though, just a little hard, good for an IPA, super resiny and earthy, almost too much so, definitely a bit of malt makes it taste full, hints of hotness come through whether it be the harsh bitterness or alcohol

M: Gets pretty dry, chalky almost since it has a decent body

O: At first experience and when consumed leisurely with a pizza its delicious, however by itself those hard resiny hops are too much to handle a full 16 oz enjoyably.

12-17-2012 03:45:18 | More by dpodratsky3
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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-06-2012 21:20:32 | More by hippityhophead24
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gratefuld

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-06-2012 04:06:11 | More by gratefuld
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-06-2012 00:32:59 | More by hollywood_15063
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jopezu

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-30-2012 23:37:04 | More by jopezu
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sansho

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

11-28-2012 02:26:36 | More by sansho
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ajkiser12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

11-27-2012 20:02:19 | More by ajkiser12
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ljthockey7

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

11-25-2012 21:59:08 | More by ljthockey7
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freduardo

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

11-23-2012 04:56:52 | More by freduardo
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Zach136

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-23-2012 00:31:48 | More by Zach136
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shigg85

Japan

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

11-19-2012 02:01:34 | More by shigg85
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ferrari29

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-17-2012 04:51:21 | More by ferrari29
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev +7%

16 ounce can - $2.09 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazed, golden-amber body in hue with a tall, thickish, off-white head that collapses leaving gooey remnants along the glass walls.

Smell: Threadless smells of honey-brushed, lightly toasty grains, loaf bread with packed, blended hop notes ranging from florals, to grasses, to citrus fruits, to moist pine needles.

Taste: Moderately sweet honeyish tone amidst the toasted barley grains and bread. Then, some orange oil, grapefruit, resinous tones, plus some firm leafiness. Medium-high bitterness. All those hop flavors linger while the maltiness and sweetness quickly drops away leaving a chewy albeit bitter and dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. A bit chewy and creamy, actually.

Overall: Fairly decent India Pale Ale.

11-10-2012 22:42:01 | More by ChainGangGuy
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -28.2%

16oz can, gushed a bit upon opening. Poured a very murky, rusty-orange color with tall, rocky, frothy, ivory colored head with excellent head retention & chunky lacing on the glass. Smells pungent, earthy, evergreen/piny. With the first sip, it's hop forward, hop middle, hop lingers. Pungently bitter, lacking any malty sweetness, tons of pine tar, earthy, evergreen, grapefruit, and apricot; insanely bitter (I like bitter, but this is out of balance). Body is medium, overly resiny, the occasional chunky yeasty ruins the feel. Finishes very dry and astringent with the pungent bitterness lingering on & on. I had this on tap a year or two ago with a better result, but this can of IPA was offensive.

11-10-2012 03:34:05 | More by barnzy78
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stewarbd

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

11-07-2012 21:22:37 | More by stewarbd
Threadless IPA from Finch's Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.