Heavy Machinery Half IPA | Austin Beerworks

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90
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by inlimbo77 on 07-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
112
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
11.3%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a fascinating beer. I featured it on an episode of Locapour shot at Craft Pride in Austin. Watch the episode to experience it in full depth: http://locapour.tv/austin/austinbeerworkshalfipa

I call this beer fascinating because it presents on the front of the palate as a nice fresh pale ale but finishes with an almost musky taste that reminds me of sweat and working in a factory. Sounds weird I know but that's why I referred to it as a manly beer. You'll feel like doing manly stuff as soon as you start drinking it.

If you are looking for a new kind of summer beer I'd say give the Half IPA a go.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Heavy Machinery Half IPA from Austin Beerworks
4.16 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
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