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Heavy Machinery Black IPA | Austin Beerworks

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Ratings:
78
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
26.61%
 
 
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Heavy Machinery Black IPAHeavy Machinery Black IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks
Texas, United States | website

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bundy462 on 05-05-2013

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 78
Reviews by popery:
Photo of popery
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours coffee black. Opaque. The head is tan and foamy, medium to medium-small in size. Bubbles stick around for some time. Maybe, it's just selection bias, but I get the sense that cans do good things for a beer's head. The aroma is fresh and bright with hops. It's a pleasant mix of floral, spice and grass hoppiness. Sweet caramel malt in the background. Little to no aroma of darker grains. The beer has a very pleasant mix of caramel sweetness and that same bright hoppiness. There's a little more grapefruit rind to the hop character in the taste, but there's still plenty of grass and pepper. Again, little to no roasted malt presence - perhaps, just a touch in the finish. I would guess that Sinamar or a similar product was used in this beer, and I highly approve of that for this style (of course, I'm not a big ABA/BIPA/CDA fan). Mouthfeel is smooth with some light hop oiliness. Tasty beer. It's not exactly blowing me away, but it's pleasant and appealing and has little roast flavor.

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Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Jeffreyeye
4.72/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Piney with a hint of sage or cardamom. Swxy pour with felt-like head. Let it slip past the sides of your tongue, then over top dead center. Mangia. Disfrute.

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Photo of JC333
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergorrilla
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bmurray10
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChristianT
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of jeisemann26
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenLaValley
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BGsWo22
3.02/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kevinscott
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Theortiz01
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Zaphog
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brurevu
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of masterofsparks
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark black pour with a brownish one finger head. Smell is floral and citrus hops. Lots of grapefruit bitterness upfront. Body is very bitter with pine and grapefruit being the strongest flavors. Medium body also has a slight hint of roasted malt. Finishes with a lingering bitterness and a dark, roasted edge.

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Photo of TomTown
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MrHolden
2.95/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Heavy Machinery Black IPA from Austin Beerworks
84 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.