Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA | Austin Beerworks

BA SCORE
86
very good
65 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks
Texas, United States
austinbeerworks.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lawl3ss on 10-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.56%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of gilgar
2.9/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Karibourgeois
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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Photo of dasotelo50
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TxUltraRunner
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of atoulouk
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Heretic42
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of rockytop26
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of rdooley
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Roybert
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BaroomHero
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
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 Lawl3ss
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Lightly chilled 16 oz. can poured into a 33 cl tulip. No canning date, as typical of the Heavy Machinery series.

Look- Hazy golden hue, three fingers of foamy tight white suds. Decent retention, minimal lacing.

Smell- Light biscuit and melon with a bit of herbs and honey. Swirling brings out a somewhat sharper pine-fruit aroma, overall impression of green tea spiked with lemon and spearmint.

Taste- A little funkier than the aroma, grassy hops mix it up with subtle biscuit and a touch of honey. Aftertaste is floral, slightly dank. Overall impression of nectar, green tea, crushed basil, honeyed biscuit.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, low carbonation after the pour. Extremely light for nearly 10% ABV, crisp, light spice and moderate hopping leaves it dry-ish. Easy drinking considering. Juicy, smooth feel. Two and maybe even a third wouldn't be out of the question- dangerous!

Overall- Well, I'm not quite sure how "Belgian" it is, but it's definitely more Belg-esque than the other entries in the series. Light spice, balanced hopping, mildly assertive malt- works for me. Not fantastic, but a worthwhile offering.

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Photo of ptickle
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Dogleg
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of CSO
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishColonial
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
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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Photo of brentk56
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear amber capped by an inch of foam with good lacing action

Smell: Biscuity, with herbal and grassy tones

Taste: Biscuity, up front, with the herbal and peppery Belgian yeast battling with the hops (grassy and slightly piney) both in the mid-palate and the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Can't believe what a dumb idea it was to issue multiple beers using the same cans - as if everybody is going to keep track of the packaging; anyway, thankfully this was clearly the Belgian IPA

Thanks, duff247, for the opportunity

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA from Austin Beerworks
3.87 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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