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(512) Pale - (512) Brewing Company

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.59%
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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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Full orange color almost borders on red. Solid lacing from a solid head

S- Very fresh hop aromas with no distinct flavor but leaning towards grapefruit more than pine

T- Full flavor that lasts for as long as you could want it. Not too sweet, certainly not too bitter for a hophead

M- Pretty heavy feeling for a 5.5%ABV pale ale but remains refreshing with a silky carbonation

O- Solid beer with some of the freshest hop flavor I've had in a long time

EnojysAnyBeer, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of htdoerge
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

htdoerge, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of omnigrits
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Let me start at the end and work backwards.

I could drink this stuff until I fall of the chair. This is exactly the sort of beer that I like to sit down with and drink all night long. It's got plenty of character and bags of flavour. There's a vague hint of citrus but not too overpowering, and the hops don't hit you in the face. I like a hoppy beer but not purely for the sake of it - there's got to be a reason and a malt balance. If I was given this in a blind tasting I might almost call it Belgian, although I'd know that it wasn't.

(512) is one of the best reasons I can think of for living in Austin.

omnigrits, Jan 06, 2009
Photo of greenspointexas
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of champ103
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

champ103, Sep 09, 2010
Photo of bfizzy
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

bfizzy, May 31, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Texasfan549, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of legalag11
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%

legalag11, Yesterday at 09:46 PM
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Mora2000, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of mhenson42
4/5  rDev +7.8%

mhenson42, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

bubseymour, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

magpie2020, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of ATXRyan
4/5  rDev +7.8%

ATXRyan, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Joepez
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Joepez, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of bentwookie
4/5  rDev +7.8%

bentwookie, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of BrutalSusan
4/5  rDev +7.8%

BrutalSusan, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of acbe
4/5  rDev +7.8%

acbe, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of attometer00
4/5  rDev +7.8%

attometer00, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev +7.8%

drummermattie02, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of cultclassic89
4/5  rDev +7.8%

cultclassic89, May 23, 2014
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at (512) second anniversary party, 28 Aug 2010.

Served in a ~12 oz. TWO glass. Small light tan head. Minimal carbonation. Dark copper color, somewhat cloudy. Aroma is light, caramel and a little resin. Moderate caramel and citrus throughout. Sligh bit of resin too. Light to medium body. Moderate ethanol.

Refreshing light lingering bitter finish.

htomsirveaux, Aug 29, 2010
Photo of MiguelMandingo
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

MiguelMandingo, Nov 10, 2008
Photo of jamescain
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at the last (512) open house.

Appearance: Orange-yellow with a fluffy white head that lingers before fading to a nice lacing on the top of the beer.

Aroma: A nice amount of hops here, citrus, grapefruit, and a small amount of pine. Straight forward and to the point but enjoyable.

Taste: There is a nice lingering bitterness, more like an IPA than a pale ale. Grapefruit is the predominate flavor with a sweet malty backbone.

Mouthfeel: Dry finish and a lingering bitterness. It has medium carbonation and a medium body. Nice easy to drink, especially on hot days.

Overall: I generally am not that big of a fan of IPAs, because if I want hops I head for IPAs, but this one I enjoyed, it was like a baby IPA.

jamescain, May 16, 2011
Photo of JayAre46
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - deep translucent honey color, creamy off white head that leaves great lacing.

A - the aroma is fresh grass, light pine and some big citrus (orange pretty much) with a caramel malt backbone

T - ok I have never consumed the orange influenced cleaning products whatever they are called but I can imagine it could taste similar if it were diluted & chilled... Maybe not but you get the point. I think the heavy orange citrus and combo of pine create this. It's got a good malt presence for balance and although my first thought was cleaning product it's not bad. Dry finish, no alcohol present.

M - meh.... Medium body minimal carbonation, slight crisp feel. Refreshing and easy to drink.

O - I find it strange that the aroma is so much bigger than the flavor, this beer is not bad maybe more complexity among fruitiness and different hop profiles would help or less of the current. I'd get it again, I think. Possibly tastes like my first unborn pale ale homebrew

JayAre46, May 06, 2011
Photo of DerekSmigelski
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

DerekSmigelski, Sep 24, 2014
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(512) Pale from (512) Brewing Company
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