Heavy Machinery Half IPA | Austin Beerworks

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by inlimbo77 on 07-26-2013

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#7,722
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
114
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%
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Toasty, Tropical, Pine, Herbal

This isn't an IPA, it's a half IPA. So, a Pale Ale. It pours golden with a foamy head that quickly drops a lifeless lace. Aromas of toasty malt and floral hops precede soft, prickly carbonation with a firm and smooth body. Heavy Machinery is malty sweet with a juicy tropical fruitiness, light pine and resin character, and herbal notes that drive into the finish. To me, it drinks more like a 3/4 IPA, but who's counting. Light-ish with an average ABV, but packed with flavor, Half IPA is the new Session IPA. Spread the word.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #105 (October 2015).

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4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
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5/5  rDev +24.4%
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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
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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3.9/5  rDev -3%
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
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This drinks a bit like a session IPA. Light, smooth, and just the right amount of hops to be interesting. It subtle, but good.

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Heavy Machinery Half IPA from Austin Beerworks
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 114 ratings