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Heavy Machinery Double IPA - Austin Beerworks

Heavy Machinery Double IPAHeavy Machinery Double IPA

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%


Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: htdoerge on 06-06-2013)
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Reviews by nsheehan:
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nsheehan

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Heavy Machinery DIPA
Austin Beerworks
20130619
16oz can to Duvel tulip
DIPA
Bought on 06/14/2013 (canned around 06/02/2013)

A – Amber, a tiny bit cloudy. Somewhat translucent but very much not transparent. I poured it quite forcefully to get more head as my first can didn’t retain the head well. It’s a thick and billowy off-white and dissipates at a nice rate.

S – Hops and malt are pretty big on this one. The malt is more than I’d like. I pick up some pine, citrus, and dark resinous smell, maybe soap-like. For the citrus, mainly orange that I like with a little lemon zest. Getting a heavy malty-earthy smell too, like some nutty, woody, muddled smell. When I swirl it I get a light smell that’s fish-like. Fish and cheese. Unexpected.

T – Fits smell somewhat. Hops and malt, but I think the malt is actually dominant here. The main flavors I get are a nutty-woody flavor with a tiny lemon kick the whole time. This flavor is accompanied by a hoppiness that’s more resinous than piney or expressly bitter. There’s no bright, clear hop flavor.

M – Thick, kind of syrupy. Feels almost sludgy on the tongue. A bit of tingle on the tip of the tongue is the only sign of carbonation. It softly slicks the rest of the tongue like oil. Is close feeling on the sides of the tongue but kind of distant on the top and front. Definitely what I would call chewy. Thickest DIPA I’ve ever had.

D – Not high. It’s thick and cloying. Malt seems to star instead of hops. I want to like it but think this is a strikeout. Even if I disregard style, this is still just an average beer.
3, 3.5, 3, 2.5, 3.

Wait 45 minutes and revisit.
S – Citrus, alcohol, and another fruit. It’s watermelon. A tiny bit of pine and cabbage when I swirl it. A sweet nutty scent too. Smells a little better.
T – Malt forward still. A nutty, sweet thickness with hops in the background. Citrus zest is very, very tiny on the swallow. Alcohol is coming out.
M – Thick and syrupy, more velvety than before.
D – The smell, well, nothing really improved on the whole. My numbers are good.

Serving type: can

06-29-2013 16:03:35 | More by nsheehan
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Heavy Machinery Double IPA from Austin Beerworks
93 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.