Threadless IPA | Finch Beer Co.

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81
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596 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:
596
Reviews:
123
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
12.32%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
78
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 fl oz. can (1 pint) with no apparent freshness or canned on date present. Awesome can art; I've been eyeing this beer for a while now, and glad I finally picked up the four pack. I bought a couple Threadless t-shirts for my ex-girlfriend a few years back, not that that has any relevance to what's going on here. Anyway, my first beer from Chicago's Finch's Beer Co.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours two fingers of fluffy creamy off-white head which recedes to one finger with decent retention fairly quick. Body is a murky bright orange color with some fine light & dark sediment and some bubbles lazily crawling up the sides of the glass. Thin strands of lace.

S - Smell is your standard IPA: herbal pine resin, grapefruit, citrus, orange, pineapple, cat piss acidity, and some biscuit malt presence to round things off. A fairly simple aroma, but it hits it's mark.

T - Taste follows the aroma: juicy citrus fruits, grapefruit, oranges, herbal pine needles, earthy hop bitterness, and perhaps the slightest hint of spicy rye in the finish. Balanced nicely with the bready biscuit malts.

M - Feel is crisp, clean, and fruity, with some resinous hop bitterness lingering on the palate.

Overall, a nicely tailored beer, and a nice introduction to this brewery if I do say so. A fairly simple and standard IPA, but excellently balanced and tasty, and that suits me just fine. A beer I would happily drink again, and it's a shame that I slept on trying this for as long as I did. Nothing groundbreaking here, but well worth trying.

Finch's Beer Co. Threadless IPA ---4/5.

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Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #70 (November 2012):

Good call on the “tall-boy” can format. Very aggressive hopping here, a bit of a occupy our palates going on here and it works. Serious hop heads need try and anyone wanting to jump in with both feet. Each sip our taste buds get pummeled with hops and we can’t help but to go back for more. Very well done!

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 6.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Mildly hazed amber, excellent showing of lace

SMELL: Dried orange peel, stone fruit jam, kiss of caramel, biscuity, spicy, slightly estery, melon rind

TASTE: Smooth, slightly crisp, medium bodied, quite bitter, orange rind, mint, leafy, faintly vegtal, peppery, mild warming alcohol, grassy, caramel, bread crust, hop resin, hoppy semi-dry finish

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of JoeMans
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2/5  rDev -44%

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Holland
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of dleiner
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of oldvines
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of baklo
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of ordybill
4.17/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a tulip glass. The appearance is a cloudy dark yellow with a medium sized white head. The aroma is tons of hops. the taste is hops and some malt on the back end. Overall, a really strong beer.

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Photo of bcm75
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Coorsy
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Falcone
3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jak
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of JayQue
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of dsshuck
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Threadless IPA from Finch Beer Co.
3.57 out of 5 based on 596 ratings.
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