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Threadless IPA - Finch's Beer Co.

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Threadless IPAThreadless IPA

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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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3.25/5  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
Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

lupercmda, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of tmars13
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

tmars13, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

fluidmotion, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of rodlavers
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

rodlavers, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of WoodburyMN
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

WoodburyMN, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of MCDub
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

MCDub, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of hoptitsbrews
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

hoptitsbrews, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Stinkypuss, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

OWSLEY069, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Alextricity
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Alextricity, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of lilnicky068
4/5  rDev +12.7%

lilnicky068, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of NIURicky
4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

NIURicky, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

barczar, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of MIA4IPA
3/5  rDev -15.5%

MIA4IPA, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of dpodratsky3
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

dpodratsky3, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

hippityhophead24, Dec 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

gratefuld, Dec 06, 2012
Threadless IPA from Finch's Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.