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Heavy Machinery Black IPA - Austin Beerworks

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Heavy Machinery Black IPAHeavy Machinery Black IPA

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very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 7.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: bundy462 on 05-05-2013

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This is one of my all time favorite Black IPAs and as the packaging says, this is just an IPA that happens to be black. It poured a deep black with a good tan head which was as expected. The aroma was tropical fruits and citrus hops with a slight hint of pine, and it was all IPA. The taste was as exceptional. This Black IPA was a monstrous mouthful of juicy citrus and tropical fruit hops that belittled its foreboding appearance. The finish held a lingering pine bitterness and a slight roast that was the only hint of it’s ebony appearance. The Black IPA was a fitting bookend to the fantastic Heavy Machinery IPA series and I hope they continue to release and re-brew these incredible IPAs.

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Pint can poured into tulip.

A : Deep black with medium foamy tan head.

S: Grapefruit and sweet chocolate.

T: Citrus hops and smokey chocolate malt. Good balance with almost no bitterness.

M: Thick and creamy. About as smooth as it gets.

O: I found this to be an excellent Black IPA. Heavier bodied than others I've had and very good flavor. Would absolutely drink this again and recommend to others.

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A: Pours a dark brown, ruby red color. A two finger beige head forms with good retention. Light lace is left behind.
S: Clean grassy, floral hops up front. Then some toasted malts, lightly bitter coffee, then finishes with bitter grapefruit. Two different bittering aromas that I am not a huge fan of.
T: Follows the nose up front. At first clean grassy, floral hops. That quickly fades to a more resinous and thick character. This becomes more viscous with some chocolate and molasses flavors. Toasted malt, bitter coffee, and again finishes with more bitter grapefruit.
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I love ABW. Though this falls to much into the trap of the dreaded "Black IPA." No definition of style or substance. Really, one of the better version I have had. If that makes any difference. Worth a try, but I am just not a fan of the style.

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Heavy Machinery Black IPA from Austin Beerworks
87 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.