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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (2045) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Pours cloudy orange into the glass, with a nice eggshell head that reduces to thick ring lacing. The nose is of musty orange citrus. Flavors are well-bittered from beginning to end, with orange and lemon upfront, and a decent grain bill hitting mid-palate. The close is nice and of lingering peppery bitters. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a juicy palate and medium-soft carbonation. Drinkability and complexity meet in the middle, with a substantive nature that goes down very nicely. Well-bittered for the hop head, this is a nice IPA!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5098) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Rich, super cloudy amber and copper coloured body with a nice two centimetre tall tan head - very nice looking. Aroma of fresh grassy hops, alcohol, a good malt backbone, some light fruits and a very herbal and slightly resinous note. Medium-bodied; Very bitter hops up front showing grapefruit that have no depth at all - very mild after the first initial sip with not much malt coming through and only a touch of fruit or strength, the hops hit hard at first but are left with almost nothing just a few seconds later. Aftertaste shows the grassy and herbal hops with a little pale malt and very little else - not much going on, and not much complexity at all. Overall, a decent IPA with some good smells and a quick bitterness that basically fades to just about nothing at the end aside from herbs and grass. I sampled this sixteen ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 30-March-2014 for US$2.79 sampled at home in Washington on 30-May-2014.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bookman10 (734) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Pours a cloudy, pale, golden yellow, with minimal head. Aroma has some hops and some citrus zest. Flavor is very grassy, the hops are pretty muted, and there’s a fairly sweet undercurrent. Not one of the better IPAs I’ve tried.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nsquishee (630) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Smells dank and orangey. Pours an orange-tinted blonde color with a thin, quickly-diminishing head. Very smooth bitterness up front, but leaves an oily hop bitterness on the finish. Tastes like a dank, west-coast IPA. It’s ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyforce (678) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Ok IPA. Great aroma and beautiful amber pour with a nice white head. Flavor is hoppy and aftertaste is a bit too bitter and alcoholic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (624) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2014
16oz can. Pours a copper amber with an off white head, light lacing. Aroma and Taste is of floral citrus hops, caramel malt, yeast and bready notes, fruity. Palate is a medium body, moderate carbonation. Finish is caramel malt, yeast, citrus orange notes with moderate floral citrus hops bitterness on the end. Overall fairly good IPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhp40219 (374) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Can poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a hazy orange with a one finger fluffy white head that has great retention and leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, wheat, and caramel malt. Pine and caramel malt come on strong up front with tangerine, grapefruit, wheat, and white bread backing it. Great long bitter, dry finish of caramel malt, citrus and pine. Medium to light body, smooth somewhat creamy texture, lively carbonation. What I like about this is very hoppy, but it isn’t over hopped. Excellent hop balance. Very fresh and crisp. I may have found a new go-to IPA for this summer!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2540) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
16oz can shared by Dan P. Pours a hazy orange color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma of sweet citrus fruit, grapefruit zest, and caramel malt. Taste is much the same. Bitter citrus skins, grapefruit rind, and sweet caramel malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4682) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2014
16oz can from Crossroads. Poured a cloudy nectar orange body under a dense foamy light beige head. Aroma of oranges, potpourri, tea bagsand some baby aspirin. Chalky medium body with a drier finish and softer to average carbonation. Flavor is citrus rind, old oranges, wet toast, tea, brown bread. Not great but not bad. Straight out of the can would probably make this even better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2014
On tap at East Nashville Beer Festival 2014. Dark red pour with nice head. More bitter than fresh or citrusy. Not my style of IPA.


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