Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA - Austin Beerworks
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
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
4.11/5 rDev +5.1%
16oz can. ABW can glass
A: Slightly chill hazed bright yellow orange color. Half finger of big bubbled bright white head. Sticks around in proper glassware. Sticky lacing.
S: Getting nice fruity notes. Some grapefruit. Apricot. Belgian character is more slight than I was initially expecting. Dry and spice.
T: Nice sharp initial burst of hop bitterness. Then you get some of that Belgian yeast character meshing in. Slight bubblegum actually. I really enjoy it. Finish is dry. Crisp. Some lingering hop bitterness. Can't believe this is 9.5% (?)
M: Lighter side of medium.
11-01-2013 14:13:44 | More by inlimbo77
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
Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA from Austin Beerworks
87 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.