Tools Of The Trade
Industrial Arts Brewing Company

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From:
Industrial Arts Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #518
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,738
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 8.18%
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
132
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 08, 2022
Added:
Aug 28, 2016
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  41
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Crispy and dry. Fresh and bright. TOOLS OF THE TRADE Extra Pale Ale brings alluring aromas of citrus grove and a clean, snappy bite that keeps you coming back for more. It’s brewed with whole hop flowers and a single pale malt. Simple but polished, this is the one that we drink every day.
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Rated: 3 by Noelito76 from New York

May 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.91 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania

Apr 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Mar 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Spike from England

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can.
L: Pale yellow/gold with a faint haze, a thin head and spotty lacing.
S: Understated floral nose.
T: A zesty mouthful of yellow grapefruit, lemon pith and honeysuckle. Bitterness is light.
F: Light body, subtle carbonation, crisp mouthfeel, dry finish. Exceptional for a sub 5% American ale.
O: A very nicely crafted, fresh & fruity, everyday pale ale. Perfect beer for a summer afternoon. Won’t knock you out, won’t leave you bloated, will leave you refreshed. Demands a second pint.
Nov 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.95 by SFHbeerME from Maine

Oct 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Jul 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Single can from Half Time
Clear golden with a very nice frothy head, Great retention and beautiful lacing.
Floral hop aroma with a hint of lemon.
Clean and crisp with a nice hop note, I like it!
Jun 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Slightly hazy straw color, some head and lace. Aroma is pleasant blend of citrus and hop flowers. Taste is smooth and creamy, citrusy lemon and slightly tangy. Moderate carbonation and low ABV of 4.8%. A decent brew but way overpriced. Prefer others from the brewery (Wrench, Torque Wrench, Yes Farms).
Mar 24, 2021
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Reviewed by jockstrappy from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pint can, package date of 9/4/20. Extra pale ale...”bright & snappy citrus”.

Pours a hazy yellow straw with a creamy white head, moderately laces the glass.

Nose is citrus forward, grapefruit and orange rind with a grassy hop note.

Flavor is simple...citrus rind bitterness and lemon zest up front, giving way to a floral hop flavor that sees you to a crisp finish.

Light on the palate. Carbonated appropriately for the style. Mild lingering bitterness on the aftertaste.
Feb 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Sinister from New York

Feb 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by wildman69 from New York

Dec 27, 2020
 
Rated: 3.82 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Nov 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.05 by paresis from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.01 by chiefz1 from New York

Oct 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Sep 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.3 by NappyB from Illinois

Sep 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.19 by SaveWaterDrinkBeers from Maine

Sep 04, 2020
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16 ounce can poured into a Duvel tulip glass. The can foamed over when opened, spilling an ounce or two on the counter.

L---Bright, light gold color. Massive, rocky white head that had very good retention and left excellent lacing. A real looker.

S---Sweet, fruity & citrusy aromas. I'd say peach is dominant, with orange, lemon and banana in the background.

T---Follows the nose,. Peach, banana, orange and lemon in order of prominence.

F---Fairly light. Maybe light/medium body. Very well carbonated (see, foamed over comment).

O---An excellent offering. My 1st from Industrial Arts, but I have two different ones in the fridge. Hoppy, fruity & refreshing. There's a whole lot going on here for only 4.8%.
Aug 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by ajdemma from New York

Aug 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Jul 31, 2020
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
NO can date
Pours a med fizzy head with med retention, a bit of lacing, very hazy light gold color

Nose quite hoppy, floral and a bit grassy, herbal and dank as well, fresh hop aroma, very dank musty herbal but not skunky or oniony like, a bit of citrus and fruit but not a ton, light sweet malt

Taste brings more hops out front, fair herbal floral hop character, grassy, again getting a little dank and musty like, mild citrus zest, light sweet malt, a little grassy noble like hop as well, drier finish, with a bit of bitter finish, med bitterness late, a little spicy and hint of pine even

Mouth is med bod, med frothy fizzy head

Overall not bad, not quite "extra" pale ale, not really that bitter, but nice hop profile, and drinkable
Jul 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.79 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Jul 23, 2020
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Reviewed by mnj21655 from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a lightly hazy pale straw yellow in color with a finger and a half of bone white head. Aroma is citrusy with subtler herbal and pine notes. Taste has orange, lemon, pine, and some herbal and earthy notes. There is a light, crisp malt underneath. Medium-light body with moderately high carbonation. Overall a pretty tasty beer.
Jul 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.77 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Jun 13, 2020
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Rated by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pretty solid APA, if u like hazy IPAs, u will probably like this one.
Jun 08, 2020
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
A: slight haze; pale gold in color; 1 finger finely pored white head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: orange, pineapple, lemon, and banana;

T: almost no flavor; a hint of lemon from the middle through the finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: refreshing, but the lack of flavor was a definite turnoff;
May 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.72 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Apr 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.14 by Khaack from New York

Apr 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Apr 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a soft glossy yellow color with some transparency about it. A semi-rocky foamy head roamed about while escaping gracefully to leave a messy lace.
The aroma had some floral hop notes meeting a semi-zesty grassy hoppiness. Smooth pine and herbal to subtle lemon tones come forward just before a clean malt base starts to shine through with some warmth.
The flavor moderately blends the sweet hops to the malts adding a touch of zestiness. Mellow dry lemon to piney aftertaste with a kiss of bitterness.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Nice enough carbonation with some dryness. Finishes crisp with some dry-ish grassy to piney hop tones, somewhat zesty with a little bit of bitterness.
Overall, nice APA, clean and well built. Worthy of more pours.
Mar 01, 2020
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Reviewed by moodenba from New York

3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Industrial Arts Tools of the Trade Pale Ale growler tasted in February, 2020. This beer has the character of a session IPA, with a big modern hop aroma and flavor. The malt body is subdued. I'd say it is a little too aromatic for my tasts.
Feb 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.88 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.86 by caffeinelogic from New York

Nov 12, 2019
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
The CANQuest (tm) now segues from a collab between Two Roads and Industrial Arts to I.A.B.C. itself. I originally had this during a mini-tasting with Samm Portelli hosted by Joe Cimorelli at Joe's place of business, Harlan Beverage in Malvern, PA. Now, I have a whole pint CAN all to myself for review!

From the CAN: "Extra Pale Ale"; "Bright/Snappy/Citrus".

The Crack! of the vent revealed this one to be a squirter, unleashing a stream across my fingertips and onto the nearby glass! 8=O The cause turned out to its being a brimful craft CAN, which was fine by me - like getting a Baker's Dozen! My slow, gentle C-Line Glug produced two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with excellent retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4), like sunshine in my glass! The haze might have been either low-filtration or my reefer being too cold. Either way was okay. Nose was really bright & citrusy! 8=O Truth in advertising! Whoda thunk it? It was really beautifully grapefruity with biscuity undertones. Mmm. Like a step up & away from a Czech Pils, which is a Lager. Mmm. Each whiff smelled even better! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was restrained in terms of its grapefruit citrusiness, but it worked beautifully in CANjunction with the biscuity malt. It had a clean, crispness that I normally associate with BoHo/Czech Pilsners, but here it was in a relatively low-ABV ale! Mmm. Plus, I.A.B.C. makes a GER Pils (Metric) which I already really liked. 8=O Finish was clean, crisp, dry & "snappy"! I CAN suddenly envision a cooler filled with this & Metric when headed to the beach or on Hula In the Coola Day (01 Febrewary, annually). Mmm. YMMV.
Sep 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.8 by Nunya from Ohio

Sep 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by odenbr12 from New Jersey

Aug 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Aug 12, 2019
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear yellow with a half inch white head that left minimal lacing. Smells of citrus and grass. Tastes of grapefruit, lemon, grass, herbal notes, pine and light malts. Light bodied, medium carbonation, crisp and clean. Tastes more like a hoppy pilsner than an APA to me.
Aug 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Wannabekicker18 from New Jersey

Aug 04, 2019
Tools Of The Trade from Industrial Arts Brewing Company
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