Week 104 | Industrial Arts Brewing Company

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

Style: American Brut IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A sub-zero, super fermented, so-called "Brut IPA". Nose is dense, dank tropical forest but the ultra-dry body and low bitterness make it poundable.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 31
Photo of Samlover55
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16ozcan into Nonic Pint
Canned on 8/16/18 (drank on 9/25/18)
Bright clear light blonde with white head
Pine, peaches, nectarines, mango
Dry bitter with subtle stone fruit and again dry finish
Dry and bubbly as advertised
Overall a solid IPA, although I wouldn't have 'known' this is a new style if I hadn't been told.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall tulip, the appearance was a yellow glossy color with a moderate transparency about it. Some !easy filmy lace appeared.
The aroma had some sweet grass, candied oranges, wax, apple candle and some smooth crisp breadiness.
The flavor melds everything sweetly with a clean biscuity. Sly aftertaste of bitter hop leaf.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Finish was a bit sweet.
Overall, it's a pretty nice beer all around but I'm still trying to find my bearing on this style.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a crystal clear straw color with a foamy, voluminous white head. Fruity, dank tropical aromas dominate the nose.

The taste features the tropical hops, and the crisp mouthfeel makes this feel sessionable, but as you work your way through the pint, the gravitas of this beer becomes apparent. Truly a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one pours a basically completely clear light yellow, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells potently like marijuana and grassiness, with sharp grapefruit, soft orange and pineapple, and a bit of crackery malt.

I think this is the first time I've had a brut IPA, and it's leaving me a bit puzzled. It's bone dry, but also somehow not that bitter. It's grassy, fresh, and lightly citrusy, with a little bit of maltiness.

This is very light bodied, and fairly drinkable, with a good level of carbonation.

This is definitely a peculiar and interesting beer (style).

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Photo of bret717
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 8/15/18, reviewed 9/23

Look- clear, pale golden color; looks like a pilsner. Fluffy white head and sheets of lacing

Aroma- citrus and dank weed along with a hint of light, grainy malt

Taste- dank weed, citrus, white grape juice and light graininess along with the slightest hint of bitterness in the finish

Feel- light bodied with moderate carbonation and a very dry finish

Overall- Very full flavored IPA that is surprisingly refreshing despite it's 7% ABV

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to DEdesings57 for this can.

A - Bright and very clear medium gold color with creamy dense white lacing.

S - Bright tropical citrus aroma.

T - Citrus and some pine with a balanced finish.

M - Thick body and viscous.

O - This is an easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of Premo88
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can poured into nonic
(packaged on 8/15/18 printed on can label; courtesy of @TongoRad)

L: pale yellow, very light for an IPA, almost clear save for a little bit of sediment on the bottom of the can that snuck in to my glass; topped by thin head of white foam, no taller than about 1/4 inch; surprisingly sticks some off that little head, and it laces a little off a very thin collar

S: grapefruit, peach, super sweet lemonade ... more than anything else a sweet grapefruit bomb

T: muted grapefruit juice -- not overly sweet or bitter with all of the flavors in a middle level range; there's a light biscuit malt sweetness that grows a bit as it warms, but that sweetness gets shut down very quickly by an earthy/citrus peel flavor; very interesting mix, similar to the average grapefruit bomb American IPA but with everything dialed down just a hair; the aftertaste does get bitter, very earthy, orange or grapefruit peel

F: looks on the softer side as you pour it, but it's plenty carbonated ... bubbly and crisp at times, a full middleweight with a nice ale slickness; the little prickly bubbles on the finish of each swallow reminds me of a very fresh cask ale ... very, very enjoyable

O: Week 104 fits the style almost perfectly; I've had IPAs that could live in the "Brut IPA" category, but there's no question about this one ... quite dry yet not overly bitter or earthy, a hard mix to pull off but Week 104 nails it; very, very nice beer and one I would buy in a heartbeat if it lived in my part of the world

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Photo of Kendo
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 8/16/18; consumed on 9/15/18, making this one just about a month old.

A: Poured from the can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is crystal clear, bright, glowing goldenrod yellow with a small white head on top.

S: Very floral, fruity and sweet. Modest grainy malt. Tropical fruit. Touch of pine needles.

T: First impression: "clean." Not a ton of IPA flavor at first - seems more like a Session IPA both in feel and flavor, which can be dangerous at 7% ABV. After a couple sips, however, I get the hops: ripe melon, tropical fruit, white grapes, green apple skins, lemon, and a touch of grass. Heat from the ABV is not noted at all on the palate, but is felt in the belly right away.

M: Carbonation is quite active but fine-bubbled, modestly prickly. Call it light-to-medium in heft, though that may be more based on the impression I get from the looks of this rather than the actual feel.

O: Interesting. Drinks in some ways like a Noble-hopped pilsner, in others more like a dry, sparkling white wine. Supposedly the "next big thing" in IPAs. I suppose we shall see, but kudos to Industrial Arts for trying something different - and doing a nice job with it.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draught at the brewery. Pint pour. It pours a hazy, golden straw color with a half finger of foamy, bright white head with good retention, and a thin, creamy sheen of lacing. The nose features lemon, grapefruit, light pine needles, and floral hops. The taste opens with tart, dry lemon, lime, a hint of apple, and white wine grapes. There is a hint of Sauvignon Blanc. The hops add great flavor without much bitterness. There is a slight sweetness from the apple and malt which is nice for the style. This ale is crisp and dry with lively carbonation, and the 7% ABV is barely noticeable. When Industrial Arts says this ale is crushable, they aren't puffing. Overall, this is one of the best Brut IPAs I've had. The feel is outstanding and there is just enough sweetness to make it interesting. Very well done!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Industrial Arts Brewing Company "Week 104"
16 fl. oz can, "PKG ON : 08/15/18" and sampled on 09/04/18
$4.99 @ DeCicco & Sons, Brewster, NY

Notes via stream of consciousness: So this will be my first Brut IPA. It's poured a clear straw-gold colored body with almost fingerprint-through-the-glass clarity beneath a short head of white foam. It looks like a Pilsener. As I've typed that in the head has begun to drop which is OK but certainly not great. In the nose it's got plenty of fresh and bright tropical and piney hop notes.It's not the boldest IPA that I've ever smelled but it's certainly full; and beyond the hops it's quite clean. The flavor follows with some basic, sweetish, grainy malt but the hops still have a solid presence. I'm finding mango, pineapple, citrus, apple, pine, and earth. A firm bitterness anchors it and it finishes dry and bitter with some pine and earthiness lingering. In the mouth it's light-medium in body and crisp. It very much reminds me of a north German pilsner in appearance, intensity of aroma and flavor, and bitterness and dryness. Of course it's totally different in hop and yeast choice and strength but there is a similarity. It's interesting, and I'm enjoying it. I had my doubts about Brut IPAs thinking that they'd be lacking in malt and unbalanced but that's certainly not the case here. Worth trying!
Review# 6,218

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Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dank hops are present in the nose along with notes of stone fruit.
T: The taste has flavors of green grapes, lime citrus, pine, and stone fruit along with a light amount of associated bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. There is lots of dryness in the finish.
O: I really enjoyed the dankness and dryness in this IPA.

Serving type: can

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Photo of jykleo
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 8/15. First try of the "BRUT IPA" for me.
On the can, it said "DRY, BUBBLY, ZESTY

Poured to Birrateque IPA 18OZ Glass on 8/31.
A: Almost clear, yellow and one finger of cloud and disappear soon.
S: Vety light pine and citrus was felt
T: Light citrus and pine. Expected more strong carbonation but was moderate.
M:Light body. Clear and crisp. Balanced citrus and hops notes. Very light and drinkable.
O: Good balanced. Good for lunch ?

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Week 104 from Industrial Arts Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 31 ratings