Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA - Austin Beerworks
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by WTKeene:
4.29/5 rDev +9.7%
Poured from a can into a Jester King Funk and Sour Fest Tulip glass. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance: Beautiful Golden liquid, a moderate head that leaves behind a persistent crown that lasts until the end of the drink.
Smell: Lots of Apricot, floral and tropical hops. This is really nice.
Taste: Tropical hops, the apricot comes through here too. Only moderately bitter, which is nice. Some bready malts help balance the hops, belgian yeast makes an appearance too. The bitter, hoppy aftertaste lingers quite a while.
Mouthfeel: A moderate level of carbonation, really works well for this beer.
Overall: A solid Belgian IPA. I'll be sure to pick up a four pack of Heavy Machinery, regardless of which edition it is, every time I'm in Austin.
10-31-2013 04:26:23 | More by WTKeene
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +4.9%
16 ounce can into signature pint glass; no canning date, but is a recent release. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peach, pineapple, tangerine, lemon zest, apricot, bubblegum, light banana, clove, pepper, floral, grass, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big peach, pineapple, tangerine, lemon zest, apricot, bubblegum, light banana, clove, pepper, floral, grass, light pine, light honey, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, pineapple, tangerine, apricot, lemon zest, bubblegum, light banana, clove, floral, light honey, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of hop and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a great hop/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian DIPA. All around great complexity and balance of malt/hop/yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
11-21-2013 05:14:56 | More by superspak
3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear amber capped by an inch of foam with good lacing action
Smell: Biscuity, with herbal and grassy tones
Taste: Biscuity, up front, with the herbal and peppery Belgian yeast battling with the hops (grassy and slightly piney) both in the mid-palate and the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Can't believe what a dumb idea it was to issue multiple beers using the same cans - as if everybody is going to keep track of the packaging; anyway, thankfully this was clearly the Belgian IPA
Thanks, duff247, for the opportunity
05-23-2014 23:45:01 | More by brentk56
3.68/5 rDev -5.9%
Lightly chilled 16 oz. can poured into a 33 cl tulip. No canning date, as typical of the Heavy Machinery series.
Look- Hazy golden hue, three fingers of foamy tight white suds. Decent retention, minimal lacing.
Smell- Light biscuit and melon with a bit of herbs and honey. Swirling brings out a somewhat sharper pine-fruit aroma, overall impression of green tea spiked with lemon and spearmint.
Taste- A little funkier than the aroma, grassy hops mix it up with subtle biscuit and a touch of honey. Aftertaste is floral, slightly dank. Overall impression of nectar, green tea, crushed basil, honeyed biscuit.
Mouthfeel- Medium body, low carbonation after the pour. Extremely light for nearly 10% ABV, crisp, light spice and moderate hopping leaves it dry-ish. Easy drinking considering. Juicy, smooth feel. Two and maybe even a third wouldn't be out of the question- dangerous!
Overall- Well, I'm not quite sure how "Belgian" it is, but it's definitely more Belg-esque than the other entries in the series. Light spice, balanced hopping, mildly assertive malt- works for me. Not fantastic, but a worthwhile offering.
10-29-2013 08:23:57 | More by Lawl3ss
Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA from Austin Beerworks
87 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.