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(512) Pale - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) Pale
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 63
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 23.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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(512) Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) | 5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wagenvolks on 07-04-2008

With Organic 2-row malted barley, (512) Pale is a copper colored American Pale Ale that balances earthy hop bitterness and hop flavor with a rich malty body.
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Appearance - This brew pours a transparent golden orange color, and produces a 1 1/2 finger head. As the head dissipates it leaves behind moderate lacing.

Smell - The smell shows off the malt build - malty, bready, caramel, and crackers. There is a note of distant bittering hops. Strap yourselves in - get ready for a malty pale ale!

Taste - I really like how this pale ale stands apart from the other pale ales here in Texas. It has malty front end leads nicely to a pleasant bitter finish. More English style in it's approach I would say. Very striking, there aren't too many pales out there like this. Notes of toffee and caramel in the front. Almost pinelike in the finish.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is pretty good here. There is a bitterness lingers after the brew washes over the tongue. Prickly carbonation. This brews is neither oily nor sticky.

Drinkability - The drinkability on this pale is pretty good. There are a lot of choices when it comes to pale ales in Texas, but this is a very unique Texas pale. Nice malt build with a bitter finish - 'nuff said.

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The body of this brew is right on par with one would expect for an American Style Pale Ale. Somewhat pale, dark amber color, with a good amount of head and some decent lacing.

This somewhat full looking body carries over into the nose, with a good dose of hops, but a very potent sweet, citrus flavor actually dominates the nose of this brew.

First sip is a hint of caramel and a very potent sweet, melon-like bubble-gum flavor. Hops are there, but for as sweet as this beer is, could stand to be stronger to help balance out the flavor. The sweet, bubble-gum like taste rides through until the end, but the hop bitterness does a decent job of cleaning things up at the tail-end of the sip. Mouthfeel is pretty good for the style, although a little more body wouldn't hurt.

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(512) Pale from (512) Brewing Company
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