Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA - Austin Beerworks
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
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
4.29/5 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
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.