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Threadless IPA - Finch's Beer Co.

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Threadless IPAThreadless IPA

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462 Ratings
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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | 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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3/5  rDev -15.5%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ale pours a cloudy yellow tinged amber with fluffy white head that dies down to thin foam layer with nice lacing and some sediment floating in there....very different for a canned beer. Nose is malty with a citrusy lemon and orange waft mingling in with spicy hops. Taste is up front bittering hops, orange and lemon characteristics on the back with a white pepper like aftertaste playing around a light sweet malt characteristic. Moderate carbonation on the moutfeel makes it pleasurable, yet not that balanced or well rounded at all. Not the most memorable of the Finch's brand, decent, but would not go out of my way to find it again.

Brutaltruth, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

xbrettfavrex, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

emeyer, Jul 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Pwbres, Jul 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

mikeburd1128, Jul 15, 2014
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nebula1999, Jul 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

BenSparks34, Jul 11, 2014
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mpalestino, Jul 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

ohiobeer29, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

wrightst, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Beerlover, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

schuler, Jul 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

user785335, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

hopley, Jun 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Walkerjgt, Jun 29, 2014
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2.43/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Another entry into the already crowded shelves of the Twin Cities: already, there are great breweries like Weyerbacher that one seldom sees anymore...but that's a discussion for another time. Big 16 oz. can.

The pour is orange marmalade & it looks to be roughly the same consistency. Carbonation is tame. Nose goes straight to the oranges, tinged with citrus & a slow dose of malty sweetness. Mostly sugary oranges. Unsure.

Threadless wants to be a balanced IPA (sorry for the cuss word). Bitterness & orangey citrus flash through the palate like a lightning bolt & last approximately the same amount of time. Burly malts take over with a sweeping sweetness that tips quickly into an aspirin, medicinal tint (my wife called it 'metallic'). The aftertaste is unpleasant. And sticks around. Shared the can with my wife: "I won't miss this when it's gone." Eight ounces. Too much.

Not sure where this one went off the rails, but it's weirdly, nastily bitter & simultaneously too malty. I'm not sure I've ever had a beer like it, but I won't miss it when it's gone, either. My first Finch's beer is a disappointment. Not going to finish it.

maximum12, Jun 28, 2014
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turbotype, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Mild_Bill, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

JakeBarnett, Jun 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

maxhock, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

olmane, Jun 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

mjschwal, Jun 13, 2014
Threadless IPA from Finch's Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.