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Heavy Machinery Half IPA - Austin Beerworks

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Heavy Machinery Half IPA
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: inlimbo77 on 07-26-2013)
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Reviews by nsheehan:
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4.69/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Heavy Machinery Half IPA
Austin Beerworks
20130813
16oz can to modern pint
Canned around 07/16/13, bought 08/10/13

A – A very clear, slightly greenish, darkish gold. Spotty burnt white head. Bubbles rising lazily.

S – It smells like I’m between a tropical oasis and a super clean, vegetation only farm, which I really dig. Citrus and tropical fruits, with a pinch each of pine and floralness. I think the floralness can be described as similar to a lily. Light hop spices and a light malt sweetness that really lends itself to the fruits; the sweetness seems to comes more from the fruit than malt, as if the fruit was freshly cut up a few yards/meters away. Papaya, guava, some pineapple and orange, it’s quite amazing.

T – Wow, almost as good as the smell. Despite a bit less oomph, this one still punches like a pro. A lot of hop fruitiness and floralness, with some spices, and it’s pretty balanced. Mainly getting citrus and pine, with some grass. The flavor really comes out on the swallow and the aftertaste lingers with just the right amount of bitterness, and a good chunk of the flavor. In fact, the bitterness the whole time is very good. The flavor is supported by the bitterness, not obfuscated by it.

M – Heavy-light bodied, good amount of pep from the carbonation, especially on the swallow, though it’s never needle-like. A pretty wet finish, though the tip of the tongue and back of the mouth are dry, lending itself to a refreshing yet soothing feel.

D – I am fully digging this beer, like it’s the younger brother of the Enjoy By 7.4.13 that I really liked. I can see it being great in the morning, with most dinners, during a day of drinking (yard work, football, etc.), perhaps even as a perky night cap. Considering going to buy more before it’s gone, even though the place with it is quite a bit farther than my usual places. I want to have another and send a can to my friend in CA. I tried a sip from the can and even that tastes great, a solid 4, if not 4.25. For an APA, this is world class. It’s leagues above some great IPAs I’ve had. If this was not a one-off, I’d buy it regularly, which I only say very rarely.
4, 4.75, 4.75, 4.5, 4.75; 4.65.

nsheehan, Aug 16, 2013
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Heavy Machinery Half IPA from Austin Beerworks
90 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.