Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA | Austin Beerworks

very good
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Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks
Texas, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews by WTKeene:
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4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a Jester King Funk and Sour Fest Tulip glass. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance: Beautiful Golden liquid, a moderate head that leaves behind a persistent crown that lasts until the end of the drink.

Smell: Lots of Apricot, floral and tropical hops. This is really nice.

Taste: Tropical hops, the apricot comes through here too. Only moderately bitter, which is nice. Some bready malts help balance the hops, belgian yeast makes an appearance too. The bitter, hoppy aftertaste lingers quite a while.

Mouthfeel: A moderate level of carbonation, really works well for this beer.

Overall: A solid Belgian IPA. I'll be sure to pick up a four pack of Heavy Machinery, regardless of which edition it is, every time I'm in Austin.

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3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Herbal, Floral, Fruity, Yeasty

Pale yellow, some cloudiness, and a thin white lacing. Aroma is very yeasty and Saison-like, but with a big floral and herbal hop presence. Crisp and gritty upfront, smooth and creamy beneath. Some oiliness. Sweet, bready, grainy, with stone fruits, apples, floral hops, peppercorns, and a big, semi-astringent, yeasty finish and a bready malt and flowery hop linger. Alcohol is well-hidden. While the yeast provides some great aroma and flavor in this beer, there’s too much of it in the finished beer.

STYLE: Belgian IPA | ABV: 9.5% | AVAILABILITY: Limited

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #94 (NOV 2014)

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Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.64/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 ounce can poured into an oversized tulip.

A- Copper color with some haze and streams of carbonation. Frothy and sudsy head. Lace everywhere. 4.5

S- Zesty, peppery and floral yeast hits me hard. Grapefruit and some light sweet malt and vanilla. A bit harsh to the nose, although from a distance it smells deliciously fruity. 3.75

T- Zesty grapefruit and creamy sweet malt show most notably. A strong floral current tastes like walking into a flower shop. I enjoy the flavors but the floral quality is a touch harsh and lacking subtlety. 3.75

M- I pretty much covered it while describing the taste, but yeah, this is zesty, sweet and mostly creamy, if not for the loud floral feel that enters and lingers for a bit too long. 3.75

I've enjoyed many of the Heavy Machinery beers and this one is good, but would fall lower on the list if I had to rank them all.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another excellent brew by Austin Beer Works.

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Photo of lazyfrodo
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

At first blush the Belgian IPA was like a hopped up Belgian Trippel which is right in my wheelhouse. It was very similar to the Green Flash Le Freak which I loved as well. On to the formal review: It poured a light golden yellow with a pillowy white head. The fruity Belgian yeast notes are apparent on the aroma along with floral and grassy hops. The taste was pure bliss. Fresh fruity Belgian trippel tones were quickly followed by citrus and slight pine hops that added a flavorful bitterness while not totally overpowering the Belgian trippel notes. The Belgian IPA was a well crafted beer with the differing flavors playing off each other perfectly without one overwhelming the other while maintaining a full flavor experience. This is one phenomenal brew.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy golden pour with medium carbonation. Strong hop smell and initial taste. Lots of grass and pine throughout. Finishes with a good amount of bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA from Austin Beerworks
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