Torque Wrench
Industrial Arts Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #437
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,985
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 6.81%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
129
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Industrial Arts Brewing Company
 
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Photo of DIM
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wrench's second cousin, a bit less refined and he is bitter about it.

Canned around two weeks ago, so the unemployment checks aren't rolling in yet. Things have been tight.

Yeah the tropical fruit salad is here, but someone cut it too close to the rind. Gotta let the bitter pith go sometimes, no matter how torqued you are.

I don't regret the purchase, but I'm a regular Wrench guy.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I was just at Hunger-'n'-Thirst yesterday for their Black Friday event & a visit to their bottle shop unearthed some new CANs for The CANQuest (tm). I am supposed to be on a purchasing hiatus, but there are some for which I feel a sense of FOMO.

From the CAN: "Sticky/Tropical/Juice".

I was pleasantly surprised on the Crack! when it revealed itself to be a brimful craft CAN! I then instituted a slow, gentle C-Line Glug until I realized that it was futile & ramped up to a free-flow into the awaiting glass. This all resulted in the formation of two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with great retention. Color was a cloudy, turbid Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5), like a glass of eggnog or some such. Nose was wide-ranging, from sweet fruits like apricot & mango to bitter grapefruit with some pine sap thrown in for good measure. Oooh. Mouthfeel was medium, but very creamy. In my mouth & on my tongue, the peach/apricot flavors fought with the grapefruit for domiCANce with neither emerging as a clear victor. Until the finish. Then, it was all grapefruit & pine, causing me to sweat a little bit! Mmm. Man, I dig a good, hoppy, bitter NEIPA when it comes along! Finish was about as dry as I CAN handle, but that just made it all the more drinkable. YMMV.

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Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Absolutely outstanding offering from Industrial Arts !!
I’m sorry that I passed on this tough to find one in the past ..
Very juicy and I could smash these down with ease !!!
Highly recommended

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice golden hazy look with a slight but thick white head. Sweet grapefruity nose on this brew. Somewhat sweet yet biting with a lasting biscuit malt ending. This is tasty. Ok carbonation and a creamy feel.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 10-3-19.

A - Pours an opaque orange golden tan color with a dense ring of bubbly white lacing.

S - Juicy apricot and nectarine on the nose.

T - Juicy nectarine and apricot from start to finish and ends with some resiny pine lingering on the backside, finishes bittersweet with a slight nod towards the piney side.

M - Thick and chewy with a dry finish.

O - Another enjoyable D-IPA from the folks at Industrial Arts. Recommended.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can into a Heady Topper stemless snifter.

Nose is citrus, grapefruit, pine and grass. Aromatic. Soft. Beer opens grapefruit, dank pine, bark and citrus hoppiness. Some papaya and overripe mango in the middle with a juicy sweetness at the finish. Great balance. This one's delicious! Body is light with moderate to low carbonation. Smooth and foamy in the mouth and goes down soft with a light, lingering finish. Very easy to drink.

A NE IPA with a mellow hop bitterness in the back. That's how I wish they all were!

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a Willi Becher style glass, this beer pours out a hazy orange; in between bright and burnt. Two finger worth of tightly packed, tingy yellow bubbles sit on top.

The nose brings melons, citrus and orange all in front of a doughy biscuit background. Fruit like sweetness.

The taste is beautiful. Those melons are showing a lot over an accenting citrus orange. Biscuit background remains. A really nice balanced bitterness shows up about halfway through and remains to the finish.

This is smooth, full bodied and thick, creamy. A doughy biscuit like finish that leaves a thickness in the mouth.

Overall, this is a very clean brew. I could drink a lot of this.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a Guinness glass.

Look is a hazy cloudy golden with a thick white head.

Aroma is light and herbal with a little nutty malt.

Taste is super sweet concentrated orange tangerine juice.

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Photo of jykleo
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 3/06. Poured to Birrateque IPA 18OZ Glass on 3/16.
A: Typical NE IPA colour. Peach and light orange. one and half fingers of clouds. Slightly big bubbles.
S: Tangerine, weak peach. In general, not strong aromas.
T: Pineapple first, some peach with pungent hops bitterness. A little bit bite feeling.
M:Medium body. Medium Carbo, Smooth.
O: Slightly bitterness in front. Very different from "brother WRENCH".
Warmer temp result better soft balanced notes.
8.2% ABV 240IBU Est.Calc.

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Photo of Sprowt20
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A near cousin of Wrench, but "torqued" up, Despite the design, it's a bit underwhelming. The beer looks beautiful with a thick, nearly orange haze. The tropical smells are present, but do not assault the senses as one might expect,. Likewise, the beer tastes a bit milder than one might expect for its ABV.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange with soft, soapy head.

Smell is juicy and citrusy, with notes of passionfruit and some melon.

Taste is balanced and juicy, with notes of melon, oranges, pineapple and a hint of grapefruit. Moderate bitterness that is very well integrated and a long finish. No sign of booziness at all.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice DIPA, easy to drink despite the ABV.

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Photo of beertunes
3/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to TongoRad for this one from the Secret Santa BIF. Fully murky and turbid orange. Lots of Froot Loops type hops in the nose. Some bitterness on the palate. No malt or grain apparent. Typical medium-thin body. Semi-dry finish. Overall, J.A.M.B: Just Another Murk Bomb.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with two fingers of white head.
Smells of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, some dank resinous hops. Also getting light peach and a touch of mint.
Taste is predominantly citrus getting lots of grapefruit pith, especially on the finish. Mango, pineapple, resin also there in a very balanced flavor assault. The pith lingers.
Medium body with ample carbonation, very well balanced.
Overall a great presentation of a citra/mosaic hop bomb!

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Photo of Tucquan
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2018-12-20 at the brewery and again on 2019-01-05 in Columbia, PA from a fresh 16 oz can.

A - Hazy golden-straw with a 3-finger solid white head and good lace

S - Dank (Simcoe?), ripe pineapple, cracker, melon, tangerine.

T - Hop bud forward; oozing with grassy/herbal and gooey hop oils. Then some pineapple, tangerine zest and flesh and a hint of bread before a significant-spicy bitterness asserts itself with some mint, pepper and a resurgence of the fore-mentioned gooey hop flavors, which all linger a long time. This beer is stuffed with hops.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Resinous, acerbic and fairly dry.

O - Definitely an amped-up Wrench. Bold and tasty and bitter, but it doesn't have the beautiful balance of Wrench. Worth seeking out though.

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Photo of Navinjohnson
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy double ipa. Has a little bite. Which I like. Still hazy like their wrench with more bitterness. In my option this is Industrial Arts real gem. If I could only drink 1 beer for the rest of my life, this may be it?

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Photo of mkh012
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 16 days ago.

Pours deep orange with a persistent off-white head and lacing.

The nose is peach and pineapple.

The taste is peach, pineapple, and a decent dose of yeasty bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium. Semi-dry from the yeast.

Overall, a good-to-great NE-DIPA, but I prefer Wrench, the Single IPA version.

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Photo of Psaulnier
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful hazy dark straw color that pours with a solid head. The smell is prominent and fresh. The taste and mouth feel is lush with spicy fruit and a long finish with just enough bite. The best I have had from Industrial Arts.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Total juice bomb which pours like a glass of grapefruit juice and has an abundance of dank grapefruit aromas, as well as some mango.

Those are the prominent flavors as well, with the grapefruit taking a bit of a grapefruit zest slant, which is even better, IMHO. I’ve only had a couple of beers from Industrial Arts, and I’ve really enjoyed them.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can sent from Beercheology.

Juicy hazy darker orange juice color with a fluffy head of 1/2 finger.

Aromas of orange juice, lemon and lime peels, mango slice, slight grass, and slight pineapple.

Big juicy flavors of orange juice, orange pith, lemon peel, not-quite-ripe mango, mint, grass, and pine.

Feel is crisp and has a substantial CO2 burn, with delicate creaminess underneath. Resins hang on to the edges of the mouth but aren't overly intrusive.

Overall, I don't think this is quite as "WOW" as the original Wrench, but it's a good second choice. It's supposedly an imperial/double version of wrench, but as I say, don't mess with a good thing. Regular Wrench is superior.

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Photo of cavedave
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours turbid, with some chunks, gold, and a finger of thick off white foam atop. Thick lacicles left behind on glass as it grows more empty.

Mmm many sniffs along the way of this glass being consumed have brought to mind so many flavors I feel like I will be disbelieved to name them all. Grapefruit, lightest mint, sweet orange, lemon zest, honeydew melon, papaya, mango, pineapple, all wrapped in a peachy, doughy, slightly yeasty tart sweet. Quite a full aroma that is making my mouth water.

Wow full flavored blast that is a balanced blend of all the aroma flavors. As it warms and opens up I can pick them out, even the mint, but they are more blended than they were in the bouquet. To your mental image of the taste add some righteous herbal and citrus pith bitter that hardly overpowers, but balances it perfectly, and is a clean drying end to the sip. Now you have it. Just delicious.

Super soft on palate, not in the least watery, med. bodied, med. viscosity, low carb., and the perfect finish for style, clean as a whistle with long lingering goodness.

I have a feeling that unlike its brother, Wrench, this beer will benefit from a week in the can. It is drinking amazing now, so that is hard to process, but there you are. Highest recommendation, get it if you see it.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Melzingah Tap House in Beacon, NY.

This one pours with an exceptionally murky and hazy look to it, with an orange hue, a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like sticky and dank hops, orange juice, pineapple, and sweet grapefruit.

This is a big explosion of flavor, with no indication of the strength of the ABV. It's mildly bitter, with a bit of weediness. It's mostly just juicy hop explosion however, with tons of pineapple dankness, grapefruit candy, OJ, and sticky sweetness.

This is medium bodied, creamy and juicy, with a good level of carbonation.

This isn't quite as good as Wrench, but it's pretty close. It's an awesome beer here.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Going in to this I was hoping to get really blown away but overall I think this comes close to regular Wrench without really getting ahead of it. Big tropical flavors, lots of bitterness, sticky mouthfeel. It's a nice beer but don't sleep on Wrench just because there is Torque Wrench.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 5/1/18 (25 days ago)

L - sparse 2-finger head atop an opaque yellow body.

S - orange, grapefruit, cotton candy.

T - orange and grapefruit candy. Somewhat earthy middle. A slight herbalness. Low bitterness. Low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - very well balanced.

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Photo of metter98
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very cloudy pale light yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles that covered most of the surface and a narrow ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pineapples and grapefruit are present in the nose—peaches also become prominent as the beer begins to warm up.
T: The taste has moderate flavors of peaches with notes of grapefruit and hints of pineapples and ever so faint bits of pine in the finish. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked the aromas and flavors of peaches in this IPA. You need to let it warm up a bit to let them develop. It drinks rather easily and only faint bits of alcohol are noticeable in the taste.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: It has that sordid watered-down mimosa color...just really a dull, dusky light gold. Head is a fading, gauzy disappointment.

S: Tangerine, apricot, peach, strawberry. Some pretty sweet nectar reminiscent of late Spring.

M: Zesty, creamy and smooth, and warming come to mind. Med-full body with prickly carbonation

T: Everything has been sampling like peaches lately. This being no exception, the opening peach salvo is accompanied with pineapple and an tantalizingly tart citrus. Sweet husky, honey cracked wheaty malt parlays between an comparatively puckerish uptick of pine, pink grapefruit and peppercorn finish. Spiced ginger and lemongrass come o mind.

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Torque Wrench from Industrial Arts Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 129 ratings