Wrench
Industrial Arts Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #245
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
96
Ranked #836
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 7.18%
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
584
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Industrial Arts Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
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Year-round
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SCORE
96
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Notes: A pithy explosion of aroma and flavor, beyond hazy, and hopped with Mosaic and Citra to the point of stickiness.
Reviews: 157 | Ratings: 584 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can about 2 weeks old

Hops: Citra, Mosaic

Soft, peach juice. It's not mind blowing but it is a very well done NE style IPA. Wish we had regular distribution of this.

Nov 30, 2018
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.86/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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.

May 08, 2018
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Jsalz21 from New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Sep 09, 2017
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nugjuice from New Jersey

4.77/5  rDev +10.4%
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!

Jan 17, 2018
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aoampm from Hawaii

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Oct 17, 2017
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Billolick from New York

4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
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

Oct 03, 2017
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FBarber from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Feb 22, 2018
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Nov 23, 2017
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metter98 from New York

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
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

Sep 25, 2017
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colts9016 from Idaho

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I received this beer from a recent BIF. I never heard of this brewery and the notes provided was hilarious. I do not think I am cicerone, but I am working towards that title. The label has an industrious look to it. I cracked open the can and an immense amount of citrus aroma emitted. The temperature of the beer is 46 degrees and served in a tulip glass. A gentle pour of the beer into the glass produced a two finger head. The frothy foam on the beer is white. The retention of the beer is fair and left no lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 6 a deep gold color with amber hues. The clarity of the beer is hazy.

The initial aroma of the beer is tropical, peach, oranges, lemons and floral. Additional aromas in the beer are toasted malts, yeast, and grass.

The flavors in the beer are tropical, peaches, mandarin oranges, lemon, floral, herbal, toasted malt, yeast, and hay.

The mouthfeel of the beer is juicy and crisp.

The body of the beer is medium, medium-high carbonation, and a medium finish.

More I dive into these NEIPA more I am perplexed. I am used to the WCIPA, the hops that deliver the punch of grapefruit and pine. I am drinking beer with that are dripping with juice. The beer is high-grade with a strong malt backbone. I would have loved to have seen a persistent head on the beer. Overall this is a drinkable beer and a must for NEIPA heads.

Oct 14, 2018
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Wiffler27 from North Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Jan 13, 2018
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Oct 29, 2017
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CNoj012 from New York

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Jan 27, 2018
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2018-12-20 at the brewery and again on 2018-12-28 in Columbia, PA and 2021-0114 near Pittsburgh, PA from fresh 16 oz cans.

A - Hazy straw with a 2-finger white head and very good lace.

S - Sweet, ripe pineapple, peach, melon, cracker, flowery, hop bud smell without dankness.

T - Tropical. Pineapple, juicy-sweet tangerine, melon, graham cracker, touch of pepper, aspirin and pine, mild bitterness (about like Helles). Finishes with tangerine zest, melon, a bit of strawberry and mild wheat-malt sweetness. Delicious, balanced, awesome.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Fairly soft but there's a bit of resin too. Dries nicely.

O - A really excellent beer. One of the best NEIPAs I've ever had. So many flavors that I enjoy in an IPA but with the softness and drink-ability of a Kellerbier. Impressive.

Jan 04, 2019
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tkdchampxi from New Jersey

4.81/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Every bit as good as advertised. This is a top-notch, outstanding IPA with everything you want from the New England style, minus a little bit of haziness and mouthfeel. Flavor-wise, this is perfect.

Nov 26, 2018
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sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +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.

Dec 22, 2017
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Anthony for this one

Pint can dated 12/04/18 #59

Poured into a tulip pint at around 44F

Pours a murky pale orange with a noticeable green cast to it. Two fingers of fluffy white head sit atop, leaving sticky lacing as it reduces.

Nose is out-of-this-world juicy. Massive guava. Ripe pineapple, ripe mango, strawberries and kiwi, lychee, even some lime zest. It just smells like a tropic hop SMOOTHIE.

Palate - Man, after that nose, it still manages to not disappoint. On the palate, I get orange juice, with some bitterness from the rind, some pineapple and mango, definite fruity berry notes (I will bet physical currency with anyone who tells me there isn't Mosaic in here), and then big, dank, earthy grassy notes. Moderately bitter in a very fresh, green way. It's also beautifully balanced with its malt base. It's not sweet like honey, no, in fact, for the style, this is actually surprisingly dry. The dryness really let's those fresh, fruity hop expressions shine through, without being smothered by sticky malt sugars. A citrus rind bitterness builds at the tail end of the finish, making you think it will last forever, but then that bitterness just lifts off and away, with a friendly kiss on the cheek.

Mouthfeel on this is on par with some of the big league NEIPA guys (they both start with "T"). Soft, creamy. Smooth, but also with an acfeptuonally lively carbonation. This is nearly Tree House soft, but with a blast of bubbles. I love it.

Overall, I literally just realized that this was a gift (I'll add that up top) - this review was not me trying to be nice for someone, I was legitimately surprised by this beer. It has been a damn long while since an IPA took me by surprise. This is just so incredibly balanced, it's insane. Huge tropical hop flavors, a balanced bitterness, a wonderfully soft feel, but miles away from flat, and just insanely drinkable. I mean thirst-quenchingly drinkable. Even my favorite "T" IPAs are not this refreshing. Super flavorful, soft, creamy, AND refreshing? That's a whole lot of "yes" - and I have a new favorite IPA. Anthony, my friend, thank you so much for this awesome beer. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2019
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Nov 25, 2017
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Gkruszewski from New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 30, 2017
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SiepJones from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 02, 2020
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brocktune from Virginia

4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Feb 11, 2018
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gooddaydiablo from New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

look: half clear half hazy, I don't like this look

smell: orange

taste: orange, pine, bread, floral, a little bit of everything

feel: nothing bad, smooth and refreshing

overall: it's ok level of neipa, if you are in new york this might be a good choice (considering the fact that it's hard to get other better options)

Oct 29, 2020
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AD17 from New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 24, 2017
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Bluesfolk19 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 10, 2020
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T-34-85 from New York

4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Oct 23, 2017
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