(512) Pale - (512) Brewing Company
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
3.28/5 rDev -11.6%
Pours a nice cloudy orange amber color with white head and some nice lacing. Smell is fruity malt and very lightly hoppy. Smell of dried apricot, and some yeasty musty funk to it. Taste is moderately hoppy with solid bitterness and a fruity apricot flavor. Perhaps some vanilla or some unexpected musty flavor. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Solid pale, but a bit odd tasting.
08-02-2008 16:57:30 | More by JDV
3.33/5 rDev -10.2%
Appearance: orange/mahogany hue, with fluffy white head, decent head and lacing.
Smell: roasted malts, mango, citrus hops.
Taste: roasted malts, maybe too much it has that inadvertant mango flavor that I am not a huge fan of in Pale Ales, citrusy hops, apricot.
Mouthfeel: tingly, full, lingering flavor.
Drinkability: a decent brew, not great, I would get again, not in a rush though. Not my favorite 512.
04-26-2010 14:19:24 | More by beersheppard
3.38/5 rDev -8.9%
Reviewed 12/6/2009 (draft @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX):
Pours a turbid orange colored body, creamy white head, lasting. Cirusy hoppy aroma. Some pine, and some dryness. Creamy taste. Some hoppiness but balanced pretty good. Some dryness, and nutty fruitiness too. Hoppy and tasty.
01-15-2010 04:01:59 | More by jujubeast6000
3.73/5 rDev +0.5%
Served on-tap at the Crown & Anchor Pub. Pitcher into a standard pint glass.
(512)'s Pale pours a deceptively hazy amber-orange body with a big, fluffy head that doesn't budge for quite some time. Minimal lacing, but that's likely a result of the glassware. Enticing aroma, with fresh fruit and piny hops dominating. A modest backbone of biscuit & caramel malt makes an appearance, but the sweet, lighter yeast & hop notes are the showcase here.
Flavor falls a bit outside of the Pale Ale style, as a lengthy hop bitterness pushes the IBU's into the IPA range. Malts taste a bit roasted and slightly burnt, but a floral hop kick and sweet fruit notes of mango and apple make for a tasty flavor profile overall. However, the body is a bit on the thick side, and although it's well carbonated, the bitter finish wears at the drinkability. Overall, a decent Pale Ale by an up-and-coming Austin brewery. Made for some easy drinking on a hot May afternoon.
05-15-2009 00:55:38 | More by wagenvolks
(512) Pale from (512) Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.