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(512) Pale - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) Pale
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 07-04-2008)
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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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Tried this on tap at the Flying Saucer in Austin.

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
84 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.