Industrial Arts Brewing Company

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IPA - American
4.04 | pDev: 5.69%
Industrial Arts Brewing Company
New York, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: Collaboration with Two Roads Brewing Company

Hibiscus New England IPA
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 54 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16oz can with a canned on date of 8/30/18; into a pint glass.
Appearance- an unfiltered, hazy rose color with plenty of bubbles peaking through the haze. Head is a soapy medium thin white with just a hint of pink. Lacing is patchy, but plentiful!
Smell- very floral with traces of tropical and citrus fruit.
Taste - sweet and bitter with hibiscus flowers and a sweet green tea flavor predominantly and a touch of lemon; very unique!
Feel - sweetness overrides the bitterness just a bit too much, but still a pleasant mouthfeel.
Overall - not your typical IPA, as this goes heavy in the floral department and leans more on sweetness as opposed to bitterness; I like the outside the box thinking though.

Sep 22, 2018
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cavedave from New York

4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a turbid pinskish tan with slow to retreat off white head that eventually sits as thick cap surrounded by whipped creamy lace on glass.

Med. strength aroma that is pink grapefruit, pineapple, sort of general melon notes, neutral sweet, hints of generic tropical and floral, and also some doughy sweet that form a wonderful bouquet.

Full flavored, featuring that wonderful bitter pink grapefruit, with all the other flavors in the nose here as well as supporting cast. Sip ends with just enough pith bitter to balance it perfectly. Complex and tasty.

Soft on palate, low carb., med. viscosity, full bodied, with an excellent clean linger.

Delicious beer that has perfect bitter to keep this NEIPA from being too sweet or uninteresting. Highly recommended.

May 06, 2018
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MacMalt from New Jersey

4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at the brewery. Pint pour. It has an unusual muddy, pinkish-brown color akin to pink grapefruit juice, with a half finger of long-lasting, creamy, ecru-colored head and abundant lacing. The smell is subdued: mostly grapefruit, melon, hibiscus flower, bready malt, and light floral hops. The taste opens with tart, sour grapefruit and lemon, balanced by a touch of melon and the unique taste of hibiscus that gives it a tea-like quality. There is a nice dose of moderately bitter hops and a touch of pepper at the finish. This ale is medium-bodied with pleasant carbonation, and at 6.4% ABV, a second pour is no problem at all. Overall, this American IPA presents a unique combination of flavors. It's very refreshing and would pair well with soft cheese on crusty bread and fresh veggies.

Jun 09, 2018
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Billolick from New York

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tall can....packaged on 8-25-18

Nice soft peach hue to the clouded NEIPA pour....rocky cap left behind, leaves some thicker strands of larger pebble froth.

Fruited up sniff, with melon and lime notes.

Delicious creation from the chief....more lime, pineapple, melon all abounding in this fresh and flavorful brew...great drinking stuff....go get some.

Oct 07, 2018
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Feb 12, 2019
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent & slightly hazed amber wiyh 2+ fingers of ceam colored head. Below average head retetnion & lacing

S: Citrus aplenty, a little mango, fades a bit once warm

T: Guava, orange, a little mango, dryness & a little grapefruit up front. Tangerine, orange slices & dryness as this warms, some leafy bitter notes in the background. Finishes with sweet citrus, dryness & a little mango

MF: Medium body, moderate carbonation, lovely balance

3 months old, but still drinking great, maybe some day I will luck into fresher

Dec 11, 2018
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz. Can
PKG: 30AUG18

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice cloudy dark orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, papaya), hibiscus. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, papaya), hibiscus, nice little sweetness. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Glad to see it around here.

Nov 14, 2018
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TLA from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 18, 2018
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BillRoth from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single from Ma and Pa's. Interesting. Disappointing appearance with fizzy/non existent head. Overall beer was fine. Nothing really stood out other then the floral nature of the hibiscus which was interesting but not compelling. Glad I tried but would not go back.

Sep 02, 2018
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Brad007 from Vermont

4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy reddish-blonde hue with a thin head into my glass. Flowery, earthy essence in nose with citrus. Dreamy, crisp, lush citrus and hibiscus essence. It just melds together perfectly in the mouthfeel, creating something unlike what I've seen. It has me wondering what other flower combinations can be had, such as lemongrass or elderflower? Well worth what I paid for it. No regret.

Sep 29, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 7/27
Light fizzy head, very hazy murky reddish orange color

Nose very nice, juicy citrus, pineapple, hint pine, papaya, generic tropical, hint flowery hibiscus, faint onion earthy notes perhaps

Taste sweet toasted malt wheat biscuity, doughy, very rough toasted wheat, big citrus, tropical fruit, idle grapefruit, mild floral hibiscus, candied hibiscus, touch of pine and earthy notes, mild spicy

Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy carb

Overall not bad, hops start nice then get a little piney weird

Aug 27, 2018
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Daniellobo from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 06, 2018
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SFC21 from Florida

3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

May 24, 2018
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whatthehull from California

4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter/tulip/wine hybrid glass

A - very murky pinkish blood orange, with half finger off-white head and very slight lacing.

S - Not as awesome as the taste. Slightly sour, musky and some funk. very sweet floral , fresh squeezed orange juice and orange blossom, citrus/floral/earthy hops, dry yeast, lots of sugar and almost zero booze.

T - Orange juice with hibiscus flowers, slight sour/funk, nice bright bitter hops, orange rind, west coast style yeast, lots of sugar like on the nose and only a slight booze. Tastes almost like a ruby red squirt beer.

M - Medium body, well balanced, nice complexity, medium minus carbonation, medium plus acidity and a orange juice heavy beer from top to bottom

D/O - Very easy to drink, almost slammable, which is awesome. The taste far outweighs the smell and the color on this style is always strange to me. There is unfiltered and than the NE and Juicy styles. Who knew that flowers, sugar and orange juice would taste so darn good together? Throw in a little yeast, you come out with bloomerang.

Final thoughts - This was a gift, so I don't know the price, the ABV is eh, but the taste is seriously awesome.

Sep 17, 2018
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TheGent from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 12, 2018
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harrisjohnson from Maryland

4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 02, 2018
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alexsergio from New York

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 03, 2018
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RodSmith from District of Columbia

3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 25, 2018
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Reddish orange hazy be with a tall white soapy head that leaves random globs of lacing. A little citrus and flowers in the nose but muted. The taste is the same. A little citrus, a little sweetness and a little flower. It's ok.

Sep 07, 2018
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 12, 2018
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bloomerang - Industrial Arts
NE IPA with Hibiscus - 6.4% abv
Purchased for $5 at Threes’ Bottle Shop
Canned 4/26/18 (24 days ago)

L - 2-finger offwhite head atop a pinky orange body.

S -citrus, flowers, pine.

T - citrus followed by flowers. Low bitterness, moderate sweetness, low sweetness.

F - medium-light body with high carb.

O - not a fan of the hibiscus. But would be ok out in the sun on a 90 degree day.

May 20, 2018
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BubbleBobble from New York

3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 20, 2018
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fosters9 from New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 05, 2018
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warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 11, 2018
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Gkruszewski from New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 24, 2018
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