Wrench | Industrial Arts Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Industrial Arts Brewing Company
New York, United States
industrialartsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Reformulated in 2017 with an increase in ABV and change style from APA to IPA.

Oh, you're a certified Cicerone? That's cool. After you drink this, you'll be a certified JuiceWolf. This one is seriously over the top, forever hazy with intense peachy and citrus notes that will wash over you like a waterfall of flavor.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 10-19-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#588
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
234
pDev:
5.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
70
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Ratings: 234 |  Reviews: 59
Reviews by DoubleMalt:
Photo of DoubleMalt
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jsalz21
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hyped for this, and slightly nervous. Not sure how many attempts at New England IPAs that I've had lately I could say really hit the mark that weren't TH or Trill. We shall see...

Starts out totally looking the part. Opaque pineapple juice with a slightly fizzy head. Uniformly NE.

Big, sweet tropical scent of pineapples, Mango puree, maybe even bananas. Maybe even a slight Vidalia onion aroma?

First sip and it's banana/mango/tropical puree with an almost nonexistent bitterness. It would be fair to say it could compete with Trill and other NE IPAs. A slight dry hopping burn and constant fruitiness are ever present.

Feel? It's a NE IPA, and not just that, but that it is a valiant attempt. Anyone who happens to be craving a NE IPA and has no time for a road trip? Get this, because I can honestly say it doesn't just pay homage to the low bitterness and tropical character, but it literally is it.

In all honesty, you should know what I think of this overall. It's highly comparable to any IPA from any of the awesome breweries from MA to VT. It is awesome and I'm thrilled to know that we have it so close by.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drop the mic. This beer is beastly.




Canned 4/25/18.

Hazy, murky, turbid mustard glow with a tall stark white head of 3 fingers, receding slowly and leaving a lot of nice lace on the glass as it recedes. It is a sight to behold. Five.

Aromas of pineapple cores, mango skin, grapefruit, papaya, slight herbal bitterness. slight lemon aroma. Very fresh, very clean, very fruity.

Damn! This beer is freaking delicious. A calm current of herbal bitterness lies quietly underneath a total explosion of juicy fruits - mango, pineapple, navel orange, banana, muscat, tangerine, faint lemon/lime. Faint hints of biscuit/bread malt hover in and out. The finish borders on the earthy side but never cancels out the total wave of juice insanity.

Feel...like a milkshake. So thick, creamy, delicious, with a nice soft supple carbonation and a faint resin pinching the tonsils on the finish.

Overall, the NEIPA game is getting hot, and I think Wrench just stepped it up to a new level. This beer is insane. Are you paying attention? Because you should be.

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Photo of Billolick
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can, Packaged 9/27/17 (4 or 5 days in the can, yeah, it's fresh)

Typical NE IPA look, yellowy cloudiness, fine off white cap and lace left on the glass.

Mango in full force on the sniff.

Super tropical fruity, more mango, ripe pineapple abounding....highly enjoyable and tasty creation...I hope this one goes into their regular production rotation. Go get some

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Photo of metter98
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is extremely hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that left wispy lacing on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and lots of lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with some notes of tropical fruits—oranges, grapefruit, and papayas seem to stand out in particular.
T: The hops contribute moderate to strong flavors of grapefruit, mangos, oranges, and papayas to the taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a slight amount of crispness.
O: This is a nice and "juicy" example of a New England IPA. There were really nice aromas and flavors from the hops but there was hardly anything in the way of bitterness.

Serving type: growler

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Photo of nugjuice
4.77/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my absolute favorite NEIPA's...hell, one of my favorite beers, period. Always grab at least a few cans whenever it comes around.

IMO one of the most perfect examples of a beer in this category right now.

A total unashamed juice bomb - a TON of pinapple, mango, passion fruit hits like BAM, with just a tiny bit of earthy dankness coming through in the rear.

The hops really shine through in this one. Malts balance out the beer perfectly adding just a touch of sweetness without taking away from the stars of the show one bit.

...and to top it all off, it hits this amazing depth of flavor at 6.8% - right in that PERFECT 6.5-7.0% threshold that I'm always on the lookout for in a daily drinker.

Just wish it came around more often and didn't disappear so quickly when it did!

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

pours a hazy turbid pale orange. like a murky pineapple juice, very nice looking NE IPA. not obscenely turbid but turbid enough. murkiness honestly depends on the glass you use.

smell is fruity and full of pineapple/mango.

taste is damn nice, full of fruit and solidly sweet yet bitter with lots of hop flavor. at 6.8% this is very easy to drink. one of the better beers i've had in the last few weeks.

randomly saw this in the store and checked BA and found it had crazy good stats. i am not disappointed at all, it's a damn good beer.

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Photo of Damian
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Drank on tap at Krust Pizza Bar, Middletown, CT
Served in a snifter

Beautiful, dramatic appearance. The opaque, pale straw yellow body was topped by an inch-tall, super tight and creamy, bright white crown that slowly fell to a lasting cap. Multiple rings of thick, sticky lacing coated the glass.

The aroma was really hoppy and smooth. Super fruity. Peach and mango were immediately noticeable. Lots of juicy citrus too. Orange flesh came to mind. Some melon appeared as well. Quite fragrant and exotic.

The flavor profile was also fruity and bright. Tangerine came through big time. Fairly tart and tangy. Lots of juicy orange too. Pineapple appeared in the center. Some tart lemon and wheatiness as well. Grapefruit appeared on the back end and trailed into the finish. Hardly any perceivable bitterness.

Lighter bodied, frothy mouthfeel. Creamy, slick and smooth on the palate. Perhaps a touch thin. The liquid contained a fine, subtle effervescence.

Super juicy and immensely crushable, Wrench is another terrific take on a New England-style IPA. While there was nothing exactly groundbreaking about this beer, I am grateful I had the opportunity to try it on tap.

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Photo of FBarber
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden color with a frothy bubbly white head. Head dissipates slowly but not completely. Sticky white lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma has notes of orange, pineapple, peach and cracker malts. Aromatic but pretty straight forward.

Taste follows the nose with. notes of pineapple, peach, mango, and orange, with a cracker malt backbone. Almost no bitterness in the flavor. Tad on the sweet side with a juicy juice like sweetness.

Medium to full bodied with a very smooth feel. Mild carbonation. Spot on for the style. Semi-dry finish.

Overall a very nice NE style IPA. I'd certainly drink this one again.

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Photo of aoampm
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a snifter. Canned three weeks ago.

Look is a murky orange juice color. Under a finger head that vanishes quickly. Good amount of lacing.

Smell is mostly sharp citrus zest, melon, and grapefruit.

Taste is more citrus and grapefruit along with lemon, cantaloupe, mango, bitter pine, and tangerine.

Feel is crisp yet full bodied. Not overly carbonated. Nice and refreshing yet has a creamy aspect to it.

Overall an excellent NEIPA! I'm still new to this style but so far I've enjoyed all these hazy hop bombs greatly.

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Photo of sjones5045
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/22 home

Pours hazy yellow, no sedament. Fantastic look

The smell is the definition of a NEIPA. Wow, the juice and hops hit you strong and remain. I can just sit here and smell this all night.

Taste is great. Nice juicy upfront. Guessing lots of Citra or Mosaic or both. The hops are so smooth and balanced. The aftertaste is none. Each sip I'm already looking forward to the next.

Very impressed with just how well this is put together. Might be one of the top IPAs out there. A must have.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a very hazy golden orange, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This smells like orange, peach, and mango, with a hint of pine.

This has such a deep and fresh juicy citrus flavor, so delicious, with a great resinous bitterness to balance it all out. This is one of the best new NE-IPAs I've had in a while.

This is super drinkable, crisp and clean, with a good level of carbonation.

Industrial Arts absolutely nailed the style here.

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Photo of thebeers
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy light orange with three fingers of near white head. Heavy, soapy lacing.

Delicious aroma of peach skins, tangerines and white wine grapes.

White wine, melon and more peach skin in the taste with a lingering moderate bitterness. There's also an herbal note, that lends a distant burnt toast character. Semi-dry finish.

Dense, fluffy mouthfeel with strong carbonation that adds a prickliness to the mix.

The best one I've had from these guys. Just a notch or two below Trillium in terms of what a NEIPA should be.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a very cloudy bright yellow color with a two finger, sudsy, bright white head. Retention is above average for the style and there are sticky rings and mosaic webs of lacing left all over the glass.

Smell is bursting with pineapple, tangerine, mango and dank grapefruit pith.

Taste is similar, but not quite as bright as the smell suggests. The bright fruitiness is there right at the beginning, but it is swept aside mid sip by bitter grapefruit pith that carries on into the aftertaste.

Feel is light, smooth and creamy with a touch more carbonation than is the norm for the style. Super easy drinking.

Overall this is a very good beer. Not quite on the level of Trill/TH/OH as far as NEIPAs go, but definitely hot on their heels.

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Photo of woodchipper
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 4/25/18 to a nonic.
Hazy gold body, medium head fades rather quickly to medium lacing.
Nose is astringent fruit.
Flavor is strong pineapple, hint of citrus rind. Basically real sweetness followed by a mouth cleaning hop bitterness. Only a remote sense of the alcohol after the mouth clears.
Mouth feel is very creamy, even with the significant carbonation.
I really like this beer. One of the better NEIPAs I have had. Still have not had a bomb from this brewery. This is the best yet.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jes167
4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JC333
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a snifter glass last night. Beautiful hazy orangey tan color. Pretty nice whiff of hops from the fluffy head, decent dankness with a lot of fruit and a good raw hop bit. Flavor is really spectacular, it's tough not to draw parallels to Tree House all the time, but there it is. Lots of raw hoppiness up front followed by a ton of juice and fruit good pineapple here. Malts are basically nowhere to be seen. Smooth mouthfeel, a hair dry, sits nice in the stomach. This is a spectacular beer and I'm glad they distribute to CT.

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Photo of tappangordo
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yossle
4.73/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of acurtis
3.71/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at the Industrial Arts tasting room

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Photo of MaxBrown718
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twizzard
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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