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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

516 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
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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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Photo of Mattco
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Holland
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Brad007
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of Mattyb79
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of tgeorgf
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Stales
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of bizzy54
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of jbeervt
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of xnicknj
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Rihup
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of russpowell
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent amber with 3+ fingers of rocky pearl colored head. Sheets of lacing, great head retention, a bit cloudy at the bottom of the can

S: Pine & leafy hops, citrussy, breadyness

T: Lovely orangey hops, biscuitty malt, pine & mineral hops up front. Orange peel, slight toffee flavor with pineyness & faint pink grapefruit & dryness & whispers of leafy hops. Finishes slightly astringent, dry with woody hops & some grapefruit

MF: Medium bodied, soft carbonation, good balance

A serviceable AIPA. Easily the best beer I've had from these guys, drinks easy enough

Photo of JayQue
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good one!!! Pours a bright, hazy orange color with a medium sized nicely carbonated head into a pint glass. Good head retention and some lacing. Strong aroma of piney hops...nice.
Taste is piney and citrus hops . The citrus hops are very pronounced in the flavor but not the aroma. Nice and bitter, not overdone but still enough to satisfy most IPA lovers.

Mouthfeel is crisp with some piney oiliness, good bitterness. This beer is a little less rich overall than some AIPAs, a little thin. THe longer you drink, the more the bitternes and oiliness make this a moot point.

Definitely worth a try. THe fact that it is in cans, makes it highly portable for summertime enjoyment in the outdoors.

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of patpbr
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint Can
A - copper in color with a small head
S- citrus hops, maybe mint
T - citrus and pine hops. at times earthy also Grapefruit, tropical fruit. Bitter is at a good level and malt is subtle
M - higher carbonation, crisp finish
O - first beer from this brewery. Knew the treadless name in chicago because of shirts

Photo of HopHeadRyan
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Arherring
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pint can

Pours a hazy honey amber, white film for a head retains indefinitely.

Smells of honey, grapefruit and pine resin hops. Some light caramel and fruit sweetness.

Flavor is potently hoppy and tart fruit seet, like pine, grapefruit and lemons. Undertone of grassy malts.

Medium body with a soft carbonation over the tongue.

Interesting fruity IPA, decent flavor, a bit odd, but good potent hop kick as well. I've had better IPAs, but there's nothing really wrong with this one, so its definitely worth a try.

Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Threadless IPA from Finch's Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.