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Threadless IPA - Finch's Beer Co.

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Threadless IPAThreadless IPA

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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | 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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Ratings: 471 | Reviews: 104 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Mullinger1980
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Mullinger1980, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of phiberoptik
4.09/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, clear copper with a rather small sudsy head that dissipated quickly. I poured about 6-7oz in a snifter for the pour but still expected more head.

I could smell it as it was pouring, 3 feet from my nose. Candied fruit, mango, slight grassiness or herbal notes, sweetened cereal grains.

I personally get sweet tropical fruit up front. Hop forward but a noticeable midrange malt. The bitterness is noticeable but doesnt come until the finish.

My first sip made me thing, great body before taste notes jumped out. Just a generally enjoyable, drinkable liquid.

I like this and think it deserves a few more points than it has gotten. Enjoyable, very easy to drink and worth a try.

phiberoptik, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of NorthSideSean
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

NorthSideSean, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

JeffTheJuice, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Picked up this to get more can reviews!

A - Standard IPA with a bright clear amber brown body and a 1/2 inch of sticky white head.
S - Smells some hops and herbal like malts, nothing offensive.
T - Slightly herbal yet more malt forward this IPA doesn't seem to impress or sooth any hop lovers palate, still it leaves a bitter finish on the after taste.
M - On par easy to drink with a light to medium body.
Overall I picked this one up for $2.69 which is fairly affordable for a craft single pounder still their are better IPA's so try something else!

DrDemento456, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of PHBoiler
4/5  rDev +12.7%

PHBoiler, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of SciFritz
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

SciFritz, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of DIPAFAN
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of hardrock
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

hardrock, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +12.7%

PEIhop, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I have to say that this IPA is not that interesting. Heavy earthy tone with a muddled overall character and very little hop influence dominate things; at least so far as I would expect an IPA to be. Not a very interesting interpretation of the style, I have to say.

RblWthACoz, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of matjack85
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up this pint can at the Trader Joe's store in Glen Ellyn, IL for $2.38. No freshness date.

Be careful with the pour here. My entire glass filled up with creamy white head with just a few ounces of amber colored beer. Retention was long lived and it left lots of spotty lacing all over the glass.

Nice citrusy hop aroma - mostly orange and papaya.

Lots of hop bitterness, but not lots of flavor. What flavor there is consists mostly of piny and citrusy hops with caramel malt added for sweetness. It's a good combination, just not enough of it.

Smooth and medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

I don't dislike it, I just wish it had as much flavor as it had bitterness.

matjack85, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of DWolf
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

DWolf, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of rdilauro
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured a dirty amber color with a short lived amber head. I could smell the hops and the typical grapefruit/citrus aromas.
My first taste was a bit thin. I wanted to have more, but it just didnt happen. The aftertaste was basically the same as the start. (which I always want to see in a beverage) So from that point, this beer held up, it was just a bit to light and thin for me.

This could also be because I've been drinking a lot of high IBU IPA and DIPAs lately

rdilauro, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of mishtif
4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

mishtif, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

dmorgan310, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of jman005
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

jman005, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of Jkirk790
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Jkirk790, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of nikbullet
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

nikbullet, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of danoble1
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

danoble1, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can a lightly hazy amber-gold color with two fingers of off-white head. A touch of lacing left behind.

The aroma was heavy with caramel malts and vanilla along with a lighter hit of orange and grassy hops.

Like the aroma, the taste was caramel malts and vanilla upfront with a big bitter hop bite of orange and grass. The heavy bitterness lingers through the finish.

Medium bodied and a tad sticky with a moderate carbonation.

More caramel focused than I would have liked in an IPA. Still, not bad.

Monkeyknife, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of Tibi81
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Tibi81, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of SerialHiker
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was a blind taste test set up for me by my lovely girlfriend…

Appearance: Pours a deep golden orange, somewhat hazy and opaque…no real head formed upon pouring, but when I swirl it around a bit, it does liven up…(3.5/5)

Smell: Oranges! Tons of citrus hops – orange, mandarin, tangerine…mild pale and caramel malt aroma…this one is citrus hops dominant with a nice freshness to it…(3.75/5)

Taste: Wow, this is really good…tons of citrus/earthy hops upfront followed closely by caramel and pale malts that play a background role here…there’s tons of earthy/piney/citrus resin bitterness that really livens up the brew and separates this flavor from others in the category…I don’t mean unique, just better than most…(3.75/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium, chewy body with medium carbonation…does fluff up nicely bringing earthy/piney resin to my palate…there is an overall earthy/wet grass bitterness in the after taste, but it’s mild…citrus bitterness lingers even beyond, but it’s really light…(4/5)

Overall: This is a good brew…the india pale ale community is full of these citrus hops and caramel/pale malts recipes and this is a better example of what works…it’s not unique just a solid brew that’s worthy of cracking open at a moments notice…I could happily drink a couple of these while watching some Monday Night Football or socializing with friends around a poker table…I’m interested to see what it is…(3.75/5)

SerialHiker, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

OldTime, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of wingman14
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange yellow with a frothy off white head. The smell is sweet, hoppy, with almost a fruity hint. Not a huge aroma for an IPA, but still inviting. The taste started somewhat sweet that had an almost fruitiness, the hops stayed through the sip and a slight bitterness ends it all. The bitter comes through a bit more in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was a smooth medium, an easy drinking beer due to the nice flavors and smooth beer. Overall a tasty IPA, nothing unusual and very good flavors.

wingman14, Jan 19, 2013
Threadless IPA from Finch's Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.