Torque Wrench
Industrial Arts Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #521
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,789
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 6.59%
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
212
From:
Industrial Arts Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  8
Gots
  39
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Torque WrenchTorque Wrench
Notes: Presents with pale haze, intense aromas and a chewy mouthfeel that bites you back. Torque blows up the tropical base of Wrench and then tightens it with a big old dose of that CRYO SIMCOE.
Reviews: 68 | Ratings: 212 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a bright golden color with a 1/2inch head. Smell is of grapefruit, some mango. Taste is grapefruit, pine, a touch of mango, moderate bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Jul 18, 2021
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cjeep from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not bad but not in 94 territory in my book. lots of better options in this category. packaged 5/13/21, consumed 7/4/21, so freshness not an issue.
L: drinking from the can. it's a looker.
S: not bad. lemony citrus. tropical fruit.
T: grapefruit and tropical fruit but overall the flavor is a bit muted. if it hits you as "balanced" you might enjoy it a lot. i prefer stronger flavors. dry and bitter finish that is not so pleasant.
F: smooth.
O: it's ok but barely 90+ in my book. lots of other worthy contenders in this crowded (and delicious) style.

Jul 05, 2021
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Manta200 from Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Single can from Half Time
Pours a hazy deep gold with a massive foamy head. The head recedes somewhat quick but a finger thick cap remains for a long time.
Aroma and taste have a good fruity note to it. Hops are not as aggressive as expected and that makes this quite drinkable, despite the 8.2%ABV
Glad I was able to try this one!.

Jun 16, 2021
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ANIMOUL from Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can; no date indicated. Pours translucent yellow with decent amount of initial foam head that rapidly recedes. Light tropical fruit with subtle bitterness. Good. Worth trying.

May 09, 2021
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Industrial Arts Brewing Co. "Torque Wrench"
16 fl. oz. can "PKG:01/27/21 #40 14:40:43". Sampled 04/16/21
$5.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: This is an 8.2% ABV double IPA "with notes of sticky & tropical juice". It's poured a cloudy golden orange body beneath a finger's width of rocky white foam. The aroma is resinous, which I'm guessing is the "sticky", and fruity with notes of berry, peach, orange, and guava. The flavor delivers additional pineapple, grapefruit, mango, apricot/nectarine, passion fruit, piney resins, and earthiness. It's a little spicy which might be from the alcohol, and there's definitely some hop burn to it. A firm bitterness rounds that out and it finishes dry and spicy with a dollop of sweet malt fading, and some citrus, earthiness, and grassiness lingering. I'm really impressed with this. It's a bit aggressive to some extent, but at the same time it's readily accessible and easy to drink. In the mouth it's medium to medium-light in body and zesty. Really well done. Nicely balanced and rounded.
Review #7,304

Apr 16, 2021
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BillRoth from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall a nice IPA.
But disappointed that ramped up Wrench was more like ramping up Pocket Wrench to an IPA.
Reasonably attractive and has some body ( after getting to cellar temp)...
But taste and nose are less enjoyable than Wrench. Huh??
Had really hoped this would be a big time Wrench... but it’s just an average.

Apr 15, 2021
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Jaasoares from Virginia

4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with a solid head. Tropical notes on the nose, particularly pineapple, mango and hops. Excellent taste, specifically a nice balance of fruitiness of pineapple, mango, citrus, resin with the bitterness of pine, resin and grapefruit. Excellent brew!

Apr 06, 2021
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Single pint reviewed as part of a four-pack copped from Bottle King in Livingston. Pours a thick cantaloupe hue with heavy frothing. Pungent aroma replete with notes of grapefruit, citrus and marshmallows. Similar overall flavor profile. Powerful stuff.

Apr 06, 2021
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Gajo74 from New York

4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours an appropriately hazy sunset yellow, tint of orange, color. A large foam head retains well and yields lots of lacing.

I smelled this one for quite some time, before drinking, enjoying the intensely fruity and dank aromas. Very tropical with notes of pineapple, mango and papaya, as well as citrusy notes of orange, lemon and lime. Also herbal, with notes of grass, pine, and yes, lots of cannabis.

Juicy to say the least, with notes of grapefruit, orange, lime, pineapple, mango, and peach. Very bright and tangy, with a string herbal spices, including sharp pine, grass, pepper and resin. The malt bill is biscuity and cracker like, and mostly acts as support to this hops intense beer. Although juicy, the palate is dry, especially as the hops burn kicks in, bringing forth bitterness.

Medium to full bodied and moderately carbonated. The mouthfeel alternates between the slightly creamy texture of the malts, and the crispness of the hops spice. The finish is quite dry and very spicy, with lingering notes of resin that beg for a follow up sip.

Wow! This was utterly quenchable for a 8.2% ABV; I didn’t even notice the alcohol. An absolute explosion of hops, that was nothing short of delicious.

Mar 06, 2021
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harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky light orange with a small bubbly head that leaves a lot of lacing.

On opening the can I smell citrus and floral piney hops. In the glass, I smell more pineapple and citrus.

Tastes of pineapple, mango and tart grapefruit with a slightly bitter hop, alcohol warm finish.

Medium body with light carbonation. Light, clean, dry mouthfeel.

This is a very drinkable mild mannered fruit forward NEIPA !

Feb 02, 2021
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plaid75 from New York

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Typical NEIPA setup with excellent retention and lacing. Pine and tropical fruit dominated the experience with a lingering hop spice. Soft malt throughout. Clean mouthfeel and finish.

Jan 31, 2021
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brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Luke's in Plymouth for about seventeen dollars. My second brew reviewed from these guys. This was very good, price point a bit high.

Dec 21, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 10/16/20, tasted 12/8/20. I liked this more than the single IPA "Wrench", although the latter is nice for a little lighter and more hop-forward experience. Torque Wrench has a hazy orange look with a small/moderate amount of foam. Fairly creamy body with lots of lingering carbonation. The aroma when the can was cracked was excellent, although that faded to a more muted, chalky smell a few minutes after pouring. Taste had a a good amount of bitterness, some fruit flavor although nothing specific that jumped out at me. A solid imperial IPA, but not bursting with flavor.

Dec 08, 2020
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woodchipper from Connecticut

4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can labeled "PKG 10/05/20" to a Nonic at fridge temp.
Orange haze body sits below a white head that laces nicely.
Aroma is dank citrus with hop notes.
The sip starts sweet and quickly becomes a hop smack that is really nice.. slow fade to sweet orange finish.
A well carbonated body distributes these flavor transitions well.
Great beer.

Nov 14, 2020
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gooddaydiablo from New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

look: the texture and color are very like pineapple

smell: pineapple, apricot,

taste: pineapple and grapefruit, maybe some peach

feel: decent, a little bozzy but acceptable

overall: a nice hazy double ipa, a very good choice if you are in NY

Oct 24, 2020
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.54/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger fluffy white head. The head has stubborn retention, leaving a crown of cobweb lacing as it settles into a thick cap of foam.

The aroma is a bit faint, bringing notes of orange candy, grapefruit, and honeydew melon.

The flavor brings notes of oranges, pineapple, mango, and honeydew melon. The cracker malt is present on the back with a subtle, earthy finish.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Relatively soft, creamy and smooth. Quite boozy.

Overall, this is a pretty good DIPA. There's really nothing special about it but it's not bad by any means.

Sep 16, 2020
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Pentastar from New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Hazy orange with fluffy white foam top.
Smell: Lemons and oranges with a hint of botanicals.
Taste: On the citrus side of the flavor spectrum. Grapefruit and orange with zest and pith.
Feel: Nice and light for a DIPA.
Overall: A worthwhile beer, try it.

Sep 07, 2020
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cyginsberg from New York

4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Goes down quickly but leaves a nice sticky almost spicy aftertaste that lasts for a minute or so. Overall flavor is pretty good not especially amazing though. I was a little disappointed with the nose which was somewhat more subtle than I expected.

Aug 28, 2020
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looked promising--nice hazy gold. Pine and resin flavor up front with some nuance. But before long, this beer's imperial alcohol content takes over way too much.Boozy and unbalanced, this one had me excited at first sip, and disappointed by the last.

Aug 23, 2020
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer with Cyro-Simcoe hops. Great look- cloudy golden color with a 4F head in a Spielgelau IPA glass.
Aroma is earthy and citrus.
Smooth, MF.
Taste: earthy, citrus, sweet, some banana.
Not too hoppy. The cyro hops bring broad Simcoe flavors.

Aug 19, 2020
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Mugman8 from New York

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 7/15, opened 8/13. Pours a hazy yellow with minimal head and some lacing. Aroma is thick citrus and pine. Taste is a complex blend of tropical fruits and piney hops. Hint of bitterness but finish is smooth and crisp. Mouthfeel is big and slightly sticky, but this is not the juice bomb like others in the segment. At 8% ABV, there's a definite kick. This is an outstanding brew!

Aug 13, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 6.23, opened 7.26

Can poured into a teku

Two finger rocky, craggy, big bubbled white foam cap, good lacings, good retention over a hazy pale orange liquid with carbonation. Settles to a solid layer

Aroma is a orange citrus, tangerine, grapefruit pith

Taste is orange citrus, hint of pine

Medium sudsing, bit of alcohol taste

Good beer

Jul 27, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No can date
Pours a large frothy fizzy 1+ finger head with moderate retention, fair lacing, hazy cloudy opaque pale-orange color

Nose brings citrus, a bit of tropical fruit, very pithy with some chalky minerals, a bit of doughy malt, bright tropical fruits with mango, big guava, a bit of pineapple

Taste brings more citrus and tropical fruit, as well as that pithy citrus, and some chalky minerals, a bit overboard on those I think, a bit of a creamy juicy soft malt, doughy, pillowy even, hops bring a touch of bitterness but also a bit of a spicy green flavor, mango rind, guava, papaya, some citrus zest, a light alcohol flavor as well, finishes a touch drier a little sweet with more alcohol heat and green spicy hops lingering

Mouth is med bod, med-high fluffy foamy carb, a bit of warming alcohol

Overall not bad, very typical of the style although a bit overboard on the chalky minerals trying to soften it, and a bit of that green spicy hop character

Jul 26, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves good lacing

S: Citrus, pine, and tropical fruit up front along with a very subtle floral note

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine. Moderately bitter. Picks up some lighter floral and resiny notes towards the finish

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Definitely on the stickier side

O: A very good NE DIPA that is super easy to drink given the abv. Definitely worth checking out

Jul 22, 2020
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a finger plus sticky white head, that slowly settles leaving thick patches lace, canned 6/10/20. 4.5

Smell is tangerine, papaya, passionfruit, and some apricot. 4.25

Taste follows tangerine, papaya, passionfruit, and apricot really balanced with little bitterness. 4.25

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium, a tad sticky but not dry, soft gentle carbonation, and at 8% extremely easy drinking. 4.5

Overall this really nice, I split it with a buddy on a boat so I couldn’t give it my normal attention but I liked it for sure. Thanks JZ for this can.4.25

Jul 06, 2020
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