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Heavy Machinery Half IPA - Austin Beerworks

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 104
Avg: 4.23
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: inlimbo77 on 07-26-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 104
Reviews by Locapour:
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3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a fascinating beer. I featured it on an episode of Locapour shot at Craft Pride in Austin. Watch the episode to experience it in full depth: http://locapour.tv/austin/austinbeerworkshalfipa

I call this beer fascinating because it presents on the front of the palate as a nice fresh pale ale but finishes with an almost musky taste that reminds me of sweat and working in a factory. Sounds weird I know but that's why I referred to it as a manly beer. You'll feel like doing manly stuff as soon as you start drinking it.

If you are looking for a new kind of summer beer I'd say give the Half IPA a go.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 ounce can into a tulip glass. Picked up in Austin at the end of July and I'm not sure what the canning dates are.

Bright copper-colored beer with substantial head and lacing. Surging carbonation shows through the pristinely clear body. 5

Lighter in aroma than I remember on tap. Faint dankness and resin meets sweet malt and citrus. 3.5

Again, not quite as magical as on tap. Less fruity and tropical. It's still got a bit of a sweet fruity funk, something melon-like, but it's not nearly as potent or pronounced. A floral, resinous mix does most of the interplay with the malt here and it's actually pretty nice and drinkable, so I can still enjoy this. 3.75

Light enough but still showing a medium body and foamy feel with each sip. There's some sweetness to the brew and the bitterness is very low-key. 4

I wish I'd taken notes after having this on tap to compare to this canned version. I feel it's two different beers in a way. But this brew ain't bad at day's end.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It’s a more quaff-able IPA with an assertive hop flavor and full hop aroma. The Half IPA poured a crystal clear golden yellow with a substantial white head which made it appear very crisp and vibrant. The aroma was of dank and fruity hops that were strong and thick. The hop flavors are all upfront with some dank flavors a hint of citrus and tropical fruits that quickly fade and leave a light impression on our palate. For a Half IPA it takes you on a surprisingly deep hop ride from the aroma to the taste but stayed light on the palate hence a Half IPA.

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Heavy Machinery Half IPA from Austin Beerworks
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