Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA - Austin Beerworks
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA from Austin Beerworks
87 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.