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 tempest
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 16oz can at Capone's for $3.75, poured a hazy amber with little floaties. This is a good beer, but not a great IPA. There's a little bit of malt syrup barley backbone that's too big for a hoppy beer. The grassy, citrus hops pop out, but get rolled over the sweet malt. It's drinkable and pleasant, but needs to dry out a touch and amp up the hops.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Pawola22 for sending me this can.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma has quite a bit of biscuit malt and the resulting sweetness, as well as some pine and a little bit of orange citrus. The flavor has a lot of toffee and caramel malt in it, with some pine and a hint of grass from the hops. Low to medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Nichols33
2.5/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of plaid75
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Nina's Pizza, Northport, NY.

Poured a hazy copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a solid grapefruit aroma and slight grassiness.

The taste offered the same citric hop with a touch of doughiness.

The mouthfeel was clean with a vigorous carbonation.

Overall a tasty and quaffable ale.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finch's Beer Co.
Threadless IPA

LOOK : 16.9oz can. Unfiltered but not too cloudy, white head forms and leaves plenty of lacework. Copper colored brew.

SMELL: Smells hoppy, resinous, vegetal and pungent.

TASTE: Pine and grapefruit rind are the key flavors with a light toasted/caramel malt base. Citrusy with muted notes of other tropical fruits such as papaya. Mild but complimentary bitterness, the beer finishes juicy.

FEEL: On the light side of medium bodied, moderate carbonation and a silky smooth feel. Small hop bite.

OVERALL : A decent example of an IpA. This is what a great IpA was 15 years ago, but this straightforward brew seems behind the times. Still quaffable and delivers on the IpA promise.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BARFLYB
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A Can into a pint glass

A- Golden with some small bronze hints with a bright white head. A nice cap afterwards and some nice spiderweb stick, very clingy

S- For a fresh IPA, this seems pretty muted. Hardly any hop aroma and strong on the pale malts. Small citrus hints with a touch of grass.

T- Mimicks the smell in that the taste is for the style is muted. Im thinking str8 pale ale but the small amount of alcohol and the malt presense leads towards IPA. Faded C-hops with small citrus, light pineapple, grapefruit. Pale malts lead the pack. It's not as sweet as most East coast IPA's though so there is that.

M- A step down from medium, nice malt build, not very bitter, carbed up well, what more do you want to know?

D- A nice easy going IPA, Not over the top and drinkable. A small grassy taste in the after

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Photo of puboflyons
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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of pat61
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%

Malt and fruity, herbal hops on the nose. Pours Hazy gold-amber with a 1” lightly gold tinted foam collar. This is a hop driven beer that features melon, orange and citrus flavors over a malt backbone and finishes with some hop astringency that complements the hop bitterness. Medium body and medium low carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a dim marmalade color. Head is frothy and timid. It does leave consistent lacing webs. Body is lightly hazy.

S-Candied apricots and sweet clementine flesh. Soft fruity hoppiness. Not very piney. The candied apricots are stressed. Malt makes this one very balanced.

T-The taste beats out the nose easily. More pronounced than the aroma. Plenty of candied apricots and clementines. Nice light grassiness. Caramel malt is significant. A bit of bread too. Light bitterness that lingers but is not too noticeable.

M-Lighter and sessionable. Soft carbonation. Booze masked excellently. Drinks very easy. Almost feels creamy.

O/D-I enjoyed this to a certain extent. The 'balanced/candied fruit hop IPA' is not my favorite interpretation of the style, but this one is still quite tasty. Too pricey for a 4-pack. Overall this is a mediocre-to-slightly above average IPA.

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Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -9%

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

(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer has a spongy antique white head on a slightly hazy orange body. There is a strong carbonation of big bubbles popping off the bottom of the glass.

S- The soft mellow green citrus hops are all that come out of the clean aroma and they turn more orange as it opens but remain very soft.

T- The caramel malt note turns more biscuit as it opens with some mellow green hops turning pungent after the dry finish.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This is a nice mellow British ale that shows a good malt character but the hop pungency is bitter and really covers and dominates the whole flavor. It is a bit hard to drink because of the bitterness.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of barczar
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden light copper color with a half inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving lines of lacing.

Earthiness, pine, fresh cut grass, and a touch of dank resiny hop begin the aroma. There's an underlying bready, nutty malt character, along with some grapefruit.

More earthy hops are evident in the flavor, along with herbal, grassy notes. There's a lemony citrus underpinning. Floral hops add intrigue, and a substantial bready, toasted malt backbone ties the various hop characters together. The finish is slightly bitter and almost stale.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and a touch of astringency. Alcohol warmth is present, but restrained.

Overall, a bit malty for the style. Finish isn't as bitter as some, which is fine with me. Hop flavors are all a little subdued, though.

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