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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 10
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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.

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Heavy Machinery Black IPA from Austin Beerworks
87 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.