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(512) IPA - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) IPA
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

340 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 21
Gots: 35 | 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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1/5  rDev -75.6%

leonklaudi, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of campuschief
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
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

Rollzroyce21, Apr 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

hiphopj5, Jun 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

TexAggie011, Dec 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

CheChe, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of EGreen
3.06/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Nutty-woody aroma... (but somewhat inhibited from smelling right now). Mild caramel flavors with a not so subtle nuttiness. Very light on the hops.. Mild bitterness that dissipates rather quickly. I want hops in my IPA, not pecans. I was convinced that this wasn't an IPA, but the 'tender swears it is!

EGreen, Jun 18, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -23.9%

Carterwiese, Aug 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

mikebeer92, Feb 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
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3.29/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at a bar in Austin, Texas. Reviewed from notes. Cost was $5.00 USD.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a half finger wide head of nice creaminess and thickness. Decent lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a semitranslucent semitransparent copper of average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Floral hops, peach fruit, apricot fruit. Pale malts. Cream. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. A pleasant aroma of mild strength. The apricot is a highlight.

T: Floral hops, pale malts. Peach fruit esters. Cream. Pilsner malts. Balanced and subdued. Has a low intensity of flavour for the style. Average duration and depth of flavour. Not real complex or subtle. I do like it, but there's really nothing remarkable about it. It's got good cohesion.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Overcarbonated. Suits the flavour profile okay, but it doesn't seem custom-tailored specifically to it. Decent presence on the palate. Decent body.

Not oily, astringent, harsh, gushed, boozy, hot, or rough.

Dr: Drinkable, sure. It's certainly above average and is a likable IPA, but it's not world class by any means. I'll plan to revisit it for a more in-depth review; I did expect far better given its current high ratings. Hides its ABV well.

Low B-

kojevergas, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of JTahoe
3.43/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy, dull dark straw color, white head that sheets the glass nicely with slow melting lace.

S - Citrusy hops with slight tang of pine, some soapiness, and fresh dough.

T - Rich and fairly malty (all thigs considered) with lots of hop bitterness. More pine sap than citrus. Some tropical fruit goin on too.

M - medium thick body with quite a bit of stickiness. Moderate bright carbonation.

D - This one grew on me. Not especially refined, but with plenty of good qualities and obvious craftsmanship.

JTahoe, Apr 02, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

sigtau200ws, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

ssross, Jul 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

DuffMan32, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

jeisemann26, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

mcdsports, May 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

stumac, Jun 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

derryd, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Phil8352, Feb 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

FrizWhiz, Feb 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

BeerHunter76, May 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

jik18, Aug 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

travishardy929, Jul 23, 2012
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(512) IPA from (512) Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.