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Austin Beerworks Heavy Machinery IPA Series #2: Double IPA

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This monster of an IPA is loaded with Simcoe, Citra, and Ahtanum hops, giving it huge citrus and pine aromas that pack as much punch as Sam Elliott’s mustache. The beer is light amber in color, and features a strong caramel and Vienna malt backbone to complement those intense hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2069) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Clear light amber pour. Nice malty and hoppy nose. Nice mouthfeel. Bitter and hoppy. Citrus and onion. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RRistow12 (394) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2015
Tasted from can. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with big fluffy white head with tons of lacing. Big citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Ton of grapefruit and lemon rind. Taste is also very citrusy with a little pine. A caramel and honey malt backbone. Moderate bitterness with mild to moderate sweetness. Overall and excellent imperial IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2478) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 20, 2015
Aroma: Grainy, Piney, Mildly Malty Appearance: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Piney, Malty Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Abner (130) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2015
Can. Pours a golden orange color; messy lacing all over the glass after a few sips. Smells of resinous hops; tropical fruits, and some citrus. Medium to heavy sweetness contrasts the medium bitterness. Medium bodied and sticky; average carbonation; the sweetness lingers alongside the bitterness. A bit too sweet and sticky for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (524) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2015
Tap at brewery. Amber pour, lacy white head. Aroma of citrus, strong pine, honey. Nice aroma. Taste is piney, citrus and grapefruit hops. Balanced with honey / caramel hops. Nice bitter, crisp finish. Slightly oily palate. Solid beer. Too bad the customer service at this brewery sucks donkey balls. It’s like Oscar the grouch is bartending. I’m sure the labor pool in Austin is deep. Get some new bartenders. These ones are literally fucking trolls. Especially the chick with the shoulder tattoo. Total bitch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4438) - Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Poured an orangish amber color with aromas of dank hops, light caramel, big pine and resin notes as well. Flavors were light malt then punched in the mouth with hops. Big pine and resin flavors with some light citrus and tropical fruit notes. A solid beer where the abv is hidden well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (576) - New York, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Can, NoLa hotel room during Yazz Fest 2014. Pours a hazy orange/amber with a med white head. Aroma is huge mango, pineapple, grapefruit... tropical hops. This thing is a gooey tropical fruit / hop bomb, very nice. Well balanced, medium (gooey) mouthfeel..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2575) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a hazy golden color with a one finger white foamy head that leaves some light clingy lacing. There is some light carbonation softly moving up. The smell was sweetened pine with a nice allocated caramel lightly touching the nose together. The taste was sweet and bitter bursting through fairly harsh on the taste buds. There is a good bittersweet pine aftertaste leading into a dry finish. On the palate, it sits about a light to medium on the body. This one’s got the right amount of carbonation for a DIPA to have an ample amount of bitterness to lead to a great harshness on the tongue and mouth, ABV - what ABV, I barely notice it, what great drinkability. Overall, this is a very well done DIPA well worthy of having again and I would love to have this again especially next time right outa the can as it would make a great beer to sip on while fishing on the pier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 26, 2014
Re-Release? thanks to angrypirate06. Pours with a hazed golden orange hued body and a large white head. Great lace and retention Hoppy aroma with marmalade, citrus, pine, and lightly tropical. Medium crystal, mild esters. Alcohol evident. Flavors are citrusy, mild toasted malt, a bit sticky, floral, tropical, pretty dry. A bit malt heavy for my tastes, but not bad at all. Medium body fuller carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2852) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2014
Pours a hazy copper from the can with fluffy off-white head that leaves good lace. Aroma is strong resinous hop funk, cat piss and grass, a hint of caramel malt. Taste follows, resinous hoppy awesomeness with a bitter finish. Medium carbonation, a bit of a burn on the way down. Wow, this is pretty darn good.

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