Threadless IPA | Finch Beer Co.

BA SCORE
81
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597 Ratings
Threadless IPAThreadless IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Finch Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
finchbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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.

Added by emerge077 on 06-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
597
Reviews:
124
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
12.32%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
78
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of emerge077
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pint at Village Tap. Hazy orange, with some light getting through. Fine layer of foam on top, spindly lace in the glass on the opposite side. Head retention was pretty good.

Sweet caramel aroma, then some grapefruit, dried citrus peel. Flavors were similar, sweet caramel, mild grapefruit, firm and lingering earthy bitterness in the finish that builds over time. The body was medium, and towards the last half it became a little tedious to drink. Something lighter with more citrus flavor and less sweet caramel malt would benefit this beer. As it is, it's pretty one and done for me.

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Photo of Brevbin
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AAG
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.32/5  rDev -7%

Photo of nimrod979
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16oz can into an oversized weizen glass.

Appearance: Glowing hazy orange. Unfiltered with lots of sediment floating around. Small white head settles to a thin ring and thick lacing on the glass.

Smell: Floral and citrusy. Hoppy with biscuity undertones.

Taste: Hops out front, floral and leafy. orange rind citrus, hop oil juiciness. Quite bitter with enough of a malt backbone to hold it all together.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, oily hopiness coats the mouth. Medium bodied, carb is ok.

Overall, decent IPA but it's unforgettable and inconsistent, Probably wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of Etan
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a pint can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a caramel brownish orange, with a nice off-white head. OK retention and lacing.

S: Weak nose of caramel malt, a bit of citrusy hop.

T: Big dose of pale and caramel malt, with some moderate piney hop and bitterness.

M: Not a bad body, but undercarbonated.

O: Doesn't taste bad, but looking for more hops and carbonation. Certainly drinkable though.

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3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of matjack85
3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with slight haze. Aroma is lacking but detect maybe some citrus aroma, not what I would expect for an IPA with this high of gravity. Taste is slightly more hoppy than aroma with not a lot of complexity. Mouthfeel is best part of this beer. Overall an average IPA

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Threadless IPA from Finch Beer Co.
3.57 out of 5 based on 597 ratings.
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