Threadless IPA | Finch's Beer Co.

BA SCORE
81
good
596 Ratings
Threadless IPAThreadless IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Finch's 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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Ratings: 596 |  Reviews: 123
Photo of smithj4
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was another of a major haul coming from my latest visit to Pinocchio's Beer Garden in Media, PA. I love their dedication to CANs and their understanding of The CANQuest (TM)!

The Crack revealed another craft CAN filled to bursting. I employed a gentle Glug and still came up with two-plus fingers of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was a hazy orangish-amber. Nose was pine hops with caramel malt underlying the mintiness. Mouthfeel was a bit thin and watery for the style, but I got an initial burst of pine hops on the tongue, followed by a smooth caramel malt sweetness. I was reminded of peppermint taffy or something akin to it. Finish was semi-dry and while tasty, I would have preferred more hops.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a tumbler at The Tribes.

Kinda mixed results thus far with Finch's, so I've gotta give their new IPA a shot. It pours a clear gold-ish straw topped by a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, lemon peel, grapefruit peel, caramel, and some honeydew in the background. The taste holds notes of light pine, vanilla, cream, lemon peel, and light-ish caramel. There's some sort of Creamsicle vibe going on here... The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, I'm a bit conflicted with this beer. It's not really bad in any way, but the strange Creamsicle character on the tongue is slightly off-putting, and the IPA-ness never really expresses itself outside of the nose. I'd generally drink another one, but I wouldn't excitedly recommend one to someone else.

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Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Finches from a can...the beer poured a hazy orange with an initial foamy head that settled and then became thin but laced nicely. The smell included citrus/pine hops of some sort.
The taste is starts bitter then a sweet malt kicks in followed shortly there after by more bitter. Have to like grapefruit juice to enjoy this beer. The mouthfeel is medium body with smooth carbonation. Overall it is a bit to bitter and rough for me.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I have to say that this IPA is not that interesting. Heavy earthy tone with a muddled overall character and very little hop influence dominate things; at least so far as I would expect an IPA to be. Not a very interesting interpretation of the style, I have to say.

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

Poured from the can into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

Deep orange amber, cloudy with a buttery looking appearance. Head barely makes one finger of light tan off white colored head. Thin bubbles and a little bit foamy, some minor lacing but settles to a nice simple collar.

Nose is weakened orange hop angles, and breakfast juice. A good bit of dank earth quality in the mix as well to go with it. Not bad, but nothing amazing.

Palate is very light on feel and almost watery but makes for easy drinking. Hop earth angle hits with a little bit of citrus sweetness of orange and tangerine to match. Finishes earthy and muddy dirt bitterness in the swallow but tolerable. Subsequent sips and swallows emphazise the earth more and give to a minty finish quality.

Overall not bad, quite an easy drinking IPA I must say, but perhaps not that memorable either.

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Photo of Billolick
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can

Pour is hazed darker almond amber, appropriate tiny bubble sheen , low sheeting and fine spotty lacing. Fresh hops on the nose - tropical with some pine

Well crafted IPA. Beefy citric and herbal hops. Yummy maple malt notes. Densely flavorful and sturdy brew.

This is the second brew I have tried from Finch's....impressed....maybe I should visit Chicago this summer...

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Photo of jwc215
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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Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.09/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Can purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

This one pours a medium dark amber, with a small head, and a few splotches of lacing.

Smells pretty malty for an IPA, toast and caramel, with some piney hops.

This is a very unremarkable IPA, all in all. It's far too malty and caramelly for an IPA, with only a minimal piney hop presence.

This is medium bodied, with a normal level of carbonation. Pretty crisp.

All in all boring and just not that well-done.

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Photo of tone77
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A thanks to woodychandler for another canned beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy tannish color with a 1 inch head. Smell is hoppy, pines. Taste is also very hoppy, pine, very bitter a bit unbalanced for my liking. There is some fruit flavor at the finish, a bit melon like. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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