(512) Pale - (512) Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +7.8%
On tap at the Plano Gingerman. The beer pours an orange-yellow color with an off-white head. The aroma is strong on the orange hops with some caramel malt mixed in. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of orange with some piney hops mixed in. The strong caramel backbone keeps the bitterness level low, but still allows all of the hop flavors to come through. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
07-23-2010 23:33:11 | More by Mora2000
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
11-10-2008 19:46:01 | More by MiguelMandingo
2.88/5 rDev -22.4%
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.
The first time I tried this beer, I thought it wasn't too bad, but the sweet flavors of this pale are rather odd and just aren't doing it for me. This is a decent shot at the style, but the estery notes and hops just don't seem to meld well with the odd sweetness of this brew. There are much better pale ales to be had, as I couldn't see myself having more than one pint of this.
08-25-2008 04:28:58 | More by AustinBeerLvr
4.25/5 rDev +14.6%
A: Pours a slightly hazy dark red color. A two finger white head forms that sticks around for a minute. The foam recedes to a ring that sticks throughout. Plenty of lace is left behind.
S: Big citrus aromas up front. Grassy and floral hops that is lightly herbal and tea like. Very green up front. A great caramel, bread, and biscuit balance lingers on.
T: Follows the nose. Lots of citrus hop flavors. Grassy, floral, and herbal. A nice sweetness of caramel balances everything out. A substantial, but not overpowering bitterness lingers. Just every so slightly astringent though.
M/D: A medium body that is perfectly crisp and dry. Smooth at the same time. Very textured. Really easy and refreshing to drink. I can quaff several of these with ease.
A very nice APA. Ranks up there with Pecan Porter and the Wit as their best go to year round beers. Really enjoyable and highly recommended.
09-09-2010 02:20:46 | More by champ103
2.48/5 rDev -33.2%
Tapped into a pint glass.
Appearance - Hazy light brown body. Small offwhite head.
Smell - Mild, balanced.
Taste - Astringent body and finish and aftertaste. Front end has just enough hop to offset it, but not to balance it.
Mouthfeel - Light to mid bodied. Plenty of hoppy and effervescent bite. Nothing impressive though.
Overall Drinkability - Decent at best, lackluster at worst. Too much astringency is this beers downfall.
09-05-2011 16:53:50 | More by ZenAgnostic
(512) Pale from (512) Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.