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Austin Beerworks Heavy Machinery IPA Series #4 Wet Hop
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   ABV: -
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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastmaster (206) - Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 Beautiful out if can. Amber gold with thin white head. Good hoppy aroma citrus flavors that fit the higher than expected carbonation. Malt to hop balanced.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3316) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Brilliant clear copper with abundant carbonation holding a dirty, white head. The aroma is lightly malty, the initial flavor soapy... leading into a medium, floral bitterness. Airy, medium body with hints of malt again on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1187) - Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2014 Can: Thanks, Nick! Super hazy, brazed copper color with a gray-tinted & quite foamy head that nestles well on top, leaving some chunky lacing behind as it recedes. Aroma contains pungent, wet grapefruits, various citrus flesh & peels, moderate pine, resin, white pepper, & some finishing, herbaceous hop notes. Taste hits with bitter pine cones, wet grapefruits, & a staunch, pepper-like bitterness from mid-palate to finish. Slightly toasted malt adds some sweetness but its still a bitter monster. Orange peel, ashy leaves, & floral hops in the finish, slightly bitter & resinous mouth coating. Nice wet hopped ale, though it does tend to wear you down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2013
16 oz can courtesy of a trade. Thanks. Pours a nice dulled amber hue, darker body, decent haziness with some dark carmelized and bready malts. Touches of darker orange offer subtle glow on the edges. Mellow carbonation, cakey offwhite head atop stays as a firm layer, sticks around and laces ok. Aromas are a bit soapy, florals and fruit come in quickly, touches of gumball, tropical fruit, and citrus rind. Decent grapefruit, touches of orange and lemon. A bit bready, almost some Simcoe elements.. Initial is firmly dry, bitter, smaller body offers soap, florals and good grapefruit rind, juice. Smaller light body makes this comfortably crushable. Dry and bitter, firmly nice with soap, lemon, and fresh cut grass. Middle is more dryness, straight citrus juice, nice bitterness. Florals, some good dryness, soap and earthy dryness. Some gentle bready malts, touches of faint toast, biscuity malts as you settle in and round the corner. Some firm hoppiness, touches of soap, florals, earth, gentle powdery feel.finish is a bit biscuity, bready, still a good hop presence. Lighter body without just being straight hop juice, quite drinkable, nice albeit not the most complex hopping offered. Tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (5663) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
16oz CaN .. . pours a a deep gold amber .. medium head, lacing .. . lots of citrus, pine, and resin .. . nice crispness .. . a very solid ipa, liked it .. . . take on me. acid.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2215) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Got in a trade with Cyde. 16 ounce can into signature pint glass; no canning date but was just released. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity of bright citrus hop notes with a fair malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, orange rind, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor complexity of citrus hop; with a fair amount of malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent wet hop IPA. All around great complexity of hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4664) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Gold/amber with a cream head. Nose is fresh, dank, bitter, and citrus. Great palate, chewy hops, citrus, creamy, easy finish.


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