Threadless IPA | Finch Beer Co.

BA SCORE
81
good
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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Redrover
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can poured into my Black Hook porter glass, the beer is a very chill hazed bronze/orange with a thickish beige head.

The beer has a bracing aroma of pine sap and some tropical fruit.

It’s an IAP all right, nicely bitter with some pine resin, a whisper of juicy fruit gum like tropical taste all backed by some caramel malts. It’s a little earthy in the finish and that is my only real nitpick with the beer as I would like a bit of a cleaner ending after the nice start.

The mouth is a touch oily and coating.

I like getting an IPA in a large can format, great for taking on the boat or when canoeing.

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of brentk56
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber with a modest head that leaves a few strands behind

Smell: Toasted malts with a dankness that is hard to describe - slightly piney and slightly medicinal

Taste: Toasty, up front, with the dank bitterness building through the middle; the bitterness is medicinal and metallic, with a hint of vanilla and balsa; the finish continues with more of the same, leaving a somewhat astringent flavor behind

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Well, it has the bitterness one would associate with an IPA but little of the appeal that fruit and pine flavors bring to the best of them

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of rangerred
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass out of a growler.

Pours a nearly clear medium copper with a one finger white head. Some light lacing on the sides of the glass along with a small layer of fizz on top of the beer.

The aroma is much more Earthy than fruity with tree bark, soil, and an overall dank quality about it. A touch of pine is thrown in but the aroma is far from piny.

The flavor continues this earthy character. I pick up on the dankness much more in the flavor along with more pine and tree bark. There is perhaps a touch of overripe orange but the fruit is very understated. Bitterness is on the high side with a good mouthfeel and just a touch of stickiness on the finish.

Overall, a good IPA but there is really nothing about it that makes it stand out from all of the others out there. Good to drink but forgettable afterwards.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Photo of maxcoinage
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 16oz can into imperial pint glass (no date on can) with a 2 finger head that settled fairly quickly and left some good lacing on the glass. Color is a cloudy orange,some noticeable sediment.

Aroma has some citrus/grapefruit, also bready

Taste - there's a good amount of malts here balanced out with a bitter hop bite. some citrus is noticeble, grassy, and there is a somewhat unpleasant bitter finish

Mouthfeel - medium-low body, decent carb, crisp

Overall - I'm not sure how old this is, so it's tough to judge if the age has something to do with the flavor or not. My wife got it for me from Xmas, might have to revisit later

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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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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazed copper with a white head that slowly becomes a floating island. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of grapefruit and other citric fruits with a hint of pale malt and touch of caramel.

The taste is of bitter hops backed by biscuity malt and some caramel. It has a refreshing bitter finish.

It is smooth and rather chewy.

A nice representation of the style.

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3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the can. Sampled on December 9, 2013.

The pour is pale golden yellow with a lot of cloudiness and a lingering foamy off-white head.

The aroma has nice roasted biscuit malts with a little grapefruit and citrus and a piney, floral hop note.

The body is light to medium but also rather creamy.

The taste has a pleasant roasted malt character up front and the bitter hops roar in at the end. This reflects the high-hopped American IPA standard but still seems a little less pronounced.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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