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Austin Beerworks Heavy Machinery IPA Series #3: Half IPA



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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Hereís a secret: This is really an American Pale Ale. But we call it Half IPA because we do what we want. Light hop additions during the boil and tons of dry hopping with Centennial and Citra mean the bitterness is low, but the hop flavor and aroma are high. Made specifically for summertime in Austin, itís great for sitting poolside or dockside.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1388) - Corinth, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Crystal clear golden pour with a nice white head. Aroma is piney with a lot of citrus zest. Taste follows with a little malt sweetness. Smooth bitterness. Light crisp body. Very sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (6542) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Can at kernel. Many thanks to Leighton / fly. Clear yellow golden coloured pour with a lasting white head. Aroma is light caramel, pine and grassy hop with a little dank. Flavour is composed of caramel and bisvuity malts, grassy piney hop. Palate is light and crisp, little sweetness, highish carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (19650) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
22nd August 2015
Can. Thanks to Leighton. Almost clear gold beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Very light palate, semi dry with a light crispness. Airy thin malts, super light creamy sweetness. Hop spice. Light lemon - orange. Light pine. Some orange peel and a trace of sweet peach. Light finish. Very light and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (4738) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Can shared at Kernel by generous Leighton, provided by generous Fly! It pours a fully clean golden color with large white head. Aroma is sweet danky juicy tropical fruit hops, some metal and grains. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter with more danky fruity tropical hops, metal, grass and flowers. Medium bodied with good to soft carbonation. Overall, very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (10041) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Can thanks to Fly, via Leighton. It pours clear pale gold with a thick white head. The nose is fresh, juicy, bready malts, floral, sweet grain, herbal and mild grass. The taste is crisp, bitter - sweet, toasty grain, cereal, citrus zest, grassy, pepper, straw, white grape and bread with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Well rounded and pretty drinkable. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Can shared at the Kernel. Big thanks to fly for providing! The nose holds a bit of piney and rindy hops, dry ple malts. Light sweet flavor with bitter pine needles, crusty pale bread, straw, lemon rind. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with more piney hops, rindy bitterness, more dry bread. Not bad overall. Drinkable stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrunkSanta410 (733) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Amber pour, clear. Aroma is piney, light grass, slightly floral. Taste is lightly bitter, light pine, grass. Definitely "half" the flavor of their other IPAs. Donít really dig it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastmaster (370) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Came in a four pack of cans in a box at heb. Seasonal. Beautiful light orange yellow pour with fluffy white head. Well carbed. Sweet hopy aroma, citrus heavy, tangerine, Orange, lemon zest. Taste is a little blander than aroma but still has a solid hop zest body.low bitter. Lost of head still present 10 min in. Not sure if Iíve seen that before. Great summer ipa (apa).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1578) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Tallboy. Funny labeling. Deep gold orange. Some citrus hops. Fairly malty, with some pine and citrus hops. Dangerous for the ABV,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Can. Pours clear pale gold with small head that quickly subsides, and lively carbonation. Aroma is pleasant citrusy and grassy hops and pungent mango, very nice and interesting how specifically that mango note jumps out. Taste is sweet and juicy with lots of mango/tropical character and white grape, then fading into pine and a semi-dry finish crackery finish. Not very bitter, and good body. If this were a local for me Iíd seek it out again.

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