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(512) IPA - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) IPA
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91
outstanding

352 Ratings
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90
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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 22
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
(512) India Pale Ale is a big, aggressively dry-hopped American IPA with smooth bitterness (~65 IBU) balanced by medium maltiness. Organic 2-row malted barley, loads of hops, and great Austin water create an ale with apricot and vanilla aromatics that lure you in for more.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 07-04-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 352 | Reviews: 68 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by lwootton:
Photo of lwootton
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured a hazy copper with a thin head of foam. Left broad rings of foam on the sides of the glass as I drank it.

Aroma: Floral and hoppy.

Taste: A pleasant floral taste, bitter but not overwhelmingly so.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and smooth.

Overall: IPA's are not really my thing but even so I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. A solid IPA.

lwootton, Oct 26, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Tiernan, Jun 18, 2013
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1.6/5  rDev -61%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Smells like wet dog...and tastes like it as well. It's on tap at the Flying Saucer in Houston. Perhaps the lines were dirty or mot cleaned after the previous keg but this beer was undrinkable. I'll try again somewhere else. There's really not much more I can say about this beer.

campuschief, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In cask at The Flying Saucer in Houston. Very nice beer.
Served in a pint glass the beer was a hazy amber color with a thick off-white head.
Strong citrus aroma, sweet malt, and a sense of something floral.
Grapefruit and orange taste, sweet malt, and a hint of pine.
A balanced, mellow beer. Certainly not a hop bomb.
Easy to drink.

lordofthewiens, Oct 22, 2010
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Todd, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

SmellsofMahagony, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Jason, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Uncle Billy's in Austin.

The beer pours an orange color with a rather large white head. The aroma is citrus hops. The flavor is citrus hops with some nice caramel malts to add a little balance. Medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

Mora2000, Feb 15, 2010
Photo of zingerhophead
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured with a nice head and orange hazy color. Aroma had a fruit hop character. The finish was more than just your typical piney IPA finish. More citrusy, light fruit hops...which gives it its uniqueness and makes it a favorite.

This is definitely one of my favorite IPA's and one I highly recommend on tap.

Incredible IPA that is hard to compare to anything.

The cask is also sweeet!

zingerhophead, Aug 19, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

IrishGermanAmerican, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Catfish0807, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Janis_Hoplin, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

sigtau200ws, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Dello, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

wo87810, Jun 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

mikebeer92, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of Isotope
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Isotope, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

bdk1417, Jan 23, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the flying saucer, Addison. The beer is the color of iced tea and has the slightest haze. The cap is the color of whipped eggs and almost as firm. A solid raft of foam that has some lasting power.

The nose is an hebal citrus and sweet malt. A clean crisp smelling IPA that is nothing special but does have a solid scent. It does dip into a little mustiness but very minimally.

Taste is nicely hopped right from the get go. A citrus flavor burst followed by a slightly toasted sweet malt. The musty scent isn't carried over to the taste which is a bonus. The carbonation and hops make a nice acidic wash that really compliments the style.

That bitterness really finishes the beer well giving you a nice pucker after each sip. It has a little creaminess that really gives this one some nice body and balance with a carbonatied sizzle. A great feeling IPA but the taste is lacking. I find the flavors muted and boring after a few sips. A good beer but not my favorite. However it's solid enough to be one I'd order again and again. A nice satisfying IPA.

jbphoto88, Apr 01, 2011
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3.92/5  rDev -4.4%

RobertH50, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

javlin624, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

hsus0225, Apr 23, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +0.5%

jackedobmeier, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of augustgarage
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to lnashsig for the opportunity to try this one. Growler opens with a healthy hiss, and my pour (into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass) yields a substantial old lace head that recedes to a lasting half finger with a climbing collar.

Very dark burnt orange (almost mahogany) liquid with princeton orange highlights. Lightly hazy, good retention, soapy lacing.

Pleasing soft aromatics, with light pine, clay, and candied apple in the nose.

Hops are right up front, and while delicate compared to many West Coast IPAs, do not overwhelm the palate like some examples of the style. Moderate bitterness with a gentle herbaceous touch of evergreen, iced tea, and menthol along with an earthy resinous quality that bleeds into the malt bill quite well. Mostly pale malt throughout, though there is an underlying caramel quality as well. Finishes medium-dry with a faint toffee note returning in the aftertaste.

Slick yet a bit light-bodied, good carbonation overall.

Very refreshing and the alcohol is well hidden. Well balanced (though some hop fanatics may find it a bit sweet) and quite tasty ale.

augustgarage, Feb 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

mhenson42, Dec 01, 2011
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(512) IPA from (512) Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.