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(512) Pale - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) Pale
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Ratings: 58
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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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.48/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

ZenAgnostic, Sep 05, 2011
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
(512) Pale from (512) Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.