Art & Industry IPA (Fermented with Pineapple Juice) by Brewmaster Jack
Brewery: Brewmaster Jack
Beer Style: IPA (Fermented with Pineapple Juice)
Beer God’s Notes
Original Tasting Notes: This was definitely juicy. Not as cloudy as I expected, but really tasty.
This is a milder “juice bomb” compared to some of the juicy IPAs I’ve had recently. I drank most of this out of the can, so I didn’t know what it looked like until the end. I had the last third out of glass, and honestly I thought that this tasted better out of the can. It was reminiscent of Heady Topper (because it tasted better from the can), but it was filtered or partially filtered because it wasn’t hazy like the typical juice bombs.
The flavors in play in Art & Industry were obviously juice-based. Lots of pineapple and citrus attacked my tongue, but at the same time, it had a nice balance to it. It wasn’t overly sweet or bitter by any means.
Overall, Art & Industry reminded me of the very few Trillium beers I’ve had (even the label). And just like their other IPAs that I’ve had — this was really enjoyable.
After reading the pairing notes (today, not when I originally had it) I laughed because it said to pair it with grilled steak. Well, I was outside grilling in 40ish degree weather with 30+ mph winds making steak last night when I had this, and I finished it with my steak and they’re right — this hit the spot with grilled steak.
Art & Industry IPA is our first beer to be released in 16 oz cans. While only clocking in at 7% ABV, this beer is packed with flavor from the addition of pineapple juice during fermentation. While subtle, the pineapple juice complements the flavors of the Mosaic and Galaxy hops beautifully. The beer is named after our headquarters, a small space at the back of a clothing warehouse in the Arts & Industry Building in Florence, Massachusetts. The name also pays homage to our belief that craft beer is the perfect intersection of art and industry.
Serve At: 45 Deg.
Pair With: Smoked/grilled steak, brie