Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA | Austin Beerworks

BA SCORE
86
very good
64 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:
64
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 10
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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 superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into signature pint glass; no canning date, but is a recent release. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peach, pineapple, tangerine, lemon zest, apricot, bubblegum, light banana, clove, pepper, floral, grass, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big peach, pineapple, tangerine, lemon zest, apricot, bubblegum, light banana, clove, pepper, floral, grass, light pine, light honey, bread, and floral/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, pineapple, tangerine, apricot, lemon zest, bubblegum, light banana, clove, floral, light honey, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of hop and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a great hop/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian DIPA. All around great complexity and balance of malt/hop/yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

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4.07/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.8%

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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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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Heavy Machinery Belgian IPA from Austin Beerworks
3.87 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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