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Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA - Austin Beerworks

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Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA
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BA SCORE
87
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lawl3ss on 10-29-2013)
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: can

05-23-2014 23:45:01 | More by brentk56
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-01-2013 02:33:16 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-01-2013 02:30:36 | More by Texasfan549
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

11-21-2013 05:14:56 | More by superspak
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-16-2013 02:03:49 | More by BGsWo22
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-25-2013 01:37:30 | More by cdwil
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.3%

12-30-2013 01:15:31 | More by jenray
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JamLand

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-01-2013 11:30:20 | More by JamLand
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-06-2013 04:12:04 | More by 2dogbrew
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-11-2013 05:02:29 | More by Dicers
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-08-2013 02:06:35 | More by zonker17
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

11-01-2013 14:13:44 | More by inlimbo77
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JohnBender

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

12-09-2013 02:25:06 | More by JohnBender
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-03-2014 20:01:43 | More by Kurmaraja
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-07-2014 22:27:44 | More by greenspointexas
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-01-2013 22:53:19 | More by PhatAtUT
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-25-2013 14:26:36 | More by kew
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-10-2013 22:05:36 | More by Tiernan
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wtkphoto

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-12-2013 00:34:27 | More by wtkphoto
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.3%

03-08-2014 14:24:17 | More by Karibourgeois
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Mike

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-14-2013 04:32:09 | More by Mike
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GregSVT

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

11-02-2013 06:05:02 | More by GregSVT
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rdooley

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-19-2013 05:55:00 | More by rdooley
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Lawl3ss

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Serving type: can

10-29-2013 08:23:57 | More by Lawl3ss
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atoulouk

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

11-07-2013 18:34:09 | More by atoulouk
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Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA from Austin Beerworks
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