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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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.76/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, gingerbread like malt and a small pine hop. In the taste, gingerbread like malt, small pine hops, and quite English like. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange rind and small gingerbread like malt in the aftertaste. Mellow hops and quite English.

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2.76/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BellsFan
2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In a nut shell: just average.

Appearance. Wife aggressively poured it into my "McCrackHaus" dry stout pint glass. The pour created significant foaming that quickly dispersed but left consistent lacing on the glass.
Aroma. Nothing interesting here. Hops of some sort.
Taste. Slightly below average with only a hint of bandaids. Enjoymeny is possable because it's not too hard to get passed the bandaids.
Mouthfeel. Crisp. Thick (for an IPA, just right for a double). Good.
Overall. Just about average but, I'm glad to have tried it!

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2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up on a recent trip through Ohio...

A: Pours a nice cloudy amber honey color with about a half finger of head. The foam settles really quickly, leaving behind just a few wispy bubbles.

S: I get big pine, big malt, and big acne-pads. Another Finch's can, another astringent brew.

T: This beer starts out sweet, but then the acne medication makes a huge appearance. It's terrible. In the back end I can pick up some pineapple, lemon, and peach notes. The bitters linger for a bit with some resiny pine hitting you in the face.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet to start and the hops are intense in the finish.

O: This is another real bummer for me. The astringent nature completely blanks out any nuance in flavor. Infact, it's hard to really taste anything at all. Hopefully these can are just old. But who knows?

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2.96/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.99/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was greatly disappointed in this beer in which I found a very malt forward IPA with little or nothing else coming through in my glass. There was nothing from the hops to even give a clue as to what hops were used in this brew. If you like a malt bomb than this beer is from you.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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