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(512) IPA - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) IPA
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332 Ratings

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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 20
Gots: 30 | 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)
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Reviews by matjack85:
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3.74/5  rDev -8.8%

I got this as part of a flight of 5 Texas beers at the Flying Saucer Beer Emporium in downtown Houston. Since it was part of a flight, I only got to sample 5 ounces worth, but I guess that's enough to give it a review.

The beer poured a cloudy golden/orange color with a small ½-finger of white head. Retention was OK, but it only left a moderate amount of lacing.

The beer was full of citrus hop amorma - both orange peel and apricot, with some vanilla underneath.

Mostly bitter pine flavored with a little citrus (grapefruit) mixed in. A fair amount of caramel malt adds some sweetness and balance.

Between light and medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

It wasn''t my favorite IPA, but it's still pretty good.

02-07-2013 03:56:26 | More by matjack85
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-18-2013 21:41:48 | More by Tiernan
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1.6/5  rDev -61%

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.

04-23-2013 03:22:08 | More by campuschief
Photo of lordofthewiens


4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

10-22-2010 01:20:43 | More by lordofthewiens
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-19-2013 06:53:17 | More by Todd
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-22-2013 02:43:41 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-18-2013 18:11:24 | More by Jason
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

02-15-2010 21:02:34 | More by Mora2000
Photo of zingerhophead


5/5  rDev +22%

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!

08-19-2010 04:46:50 | More by zingerhophead
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-24-2012 19:35:08 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-06-2014 05:11:53 | More by Catfish0807
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-22-2013 05:37:57 | More by Janis_Hoplin
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

12-27-2011 01:25:06 | More by sigtau200ws
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

05-26-2014 04:40:39 | More by Dello
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-22-2012 15:32:49 | More by wo87810
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

02-26-2014 22:40:41 | More by mikebeer92
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-23-2013 02:08:00 | More by Isotope
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-23-2014 01:44:42 | More by bdk1417
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3.7/5  rDev -9.8%

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.

04-01-2011 17:41:19 | More by jbphoto88
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3.92/5  rDev -4.4%

08-16-2014 20:16:02 | More by RobertH50
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-25-2014 03:36:18 | More by javlin624
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-22-2014 23:15:51 | More by hsus0225
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3.95/5  rDev -3.7%

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.

02-17-2011 02:38:20 | More by augustgarage
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5/5  rDev +22%

12-01-2011 05:13:04 | More by mhenson42
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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%

Very nice IPA. This is absolutely the best Texas beer i've had. The bartender says that 512 is in a class by themselves in TX. This IPA has a Northern CA feel and smell to it. If you like what comes from the northern coastal area you'll like this one. To the eye it looks like a typical IPA/Amber, but the nose and taste are first class. Slightly bitter but that's why it's not a BIC brew.

05-19-2013 21:48:28 | More by Hopine
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(512) IPA from (512) Brewing Company
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