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Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA - Austin Beerworks

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Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA
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BA SCORE
88
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lawl3ss on 10-29-2013)
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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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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

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Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA from Austin Beerworks
88 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.