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(512) IPA - (512) Brewing Company

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92
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318 Ratings
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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 21
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
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(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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

08-10-2012 00:46:21 | More by t0rin0
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womencantsail

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Robert for this one. A very generous thing to do. Shared at Lost Abbey.

A: The pour is a golden amber color with a big white head and some spotty lacing.

S: A nice bit of sweet tropical fruits and citrus on the nose along with a substantial caramel malt base. A fair amount of grapefruit notes and subtle pine.

T: The flavor tends toward the sweet side initially, mostly caramel and some brown sugar. The hops come shortly after and have a nice bitterness to them. Some slightly bitter and slightly sweet grapefruit, too.

M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. Kind of heavy and chewy for an IPA.

D: For a sweeter IPA, I found this one to actually be quite drinkable and enjoyable. A very nicely balanced beer.

Serving type: growler

08-31-2010 07:44:31 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-01-2011 17:51:32 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

11-15-2011 20:41:56 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-19-2014 17:29:20 | More by kylehay2004
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

01-12-2013 19:47:09 | More by spycow
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-18-2013 18:11:24 | More by Jason
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2010 21:02:34 | More by Mora2000
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kojevergas

Texas

3.29/5  rDev -20%
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-

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2013 23:11:08 | More by kojevergas
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to hopdog for sharing the growler...
Appears a hazy, dark orange toned amber with a small white cap that quickly fades into a mild collar and film.
Smell is of citrus, orange, herbal, creamy vanilla, and fresh dough.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with citrus and caramel standing out.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, spicy, bitey, juicy fruit bubble gum found in the finish.

Serving type: growler

06-10-2009 01:42:11 | More by weeare138
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served on tap at The Holy Grail Pub in Plano, TX.

A: Pours a hazy to cloudy amber with a finger tall white head. The head dissipates quickly leaving a thing ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass only. Small amounts of lacing present.

S: Lots of hops - citrus, grass, grapefruit, and pine notes are present.

T: Complex flavors - grassy, pine, and citrus hops but not super intense. Well balanced and definitely not too hoppy. Proper amount of bitterness and a nice flavor profile.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation but slightly on the thin/watery side.

O: Very easy to drink, likely because the hops and bitterness are not too intense and over the top. Pairs very well with spicy food as both accentuate the flavors of each other.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2012 01:14:17 | More by dbrauneis
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at the Flying Saucer.

Served with 1 finger of creamy beige head. Good retention with some lace left as well. Color is a hazed amber orange.

Aroma; Fresh floral hops. Earthy and fresh. Bready malts at a minimum. Nice.

Taste: Floral earthy hops. A touch of onions. Bready malts. Light amount of fruity citrus.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and bitter. Medium bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Ends bitter and sticky.

Overall, a nice cask ipa. Bitter and creamy light it should be. Pretty drinkable. Ends a bit dry, but other than that it was pretty drinkable.

Serving type: cask

12-01-2010 16:23:16 | More by mothman
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

08-12-2012 19:21:20 | More by dmorgan310
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-27-2012 01:28:56 | More by PEIhop
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HopHead84

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8/28/2010

A growler shared by womencantsail, thanks Andrew. My notes are brief on this one as I was reviewing on my phone with the glass in my other hand while trying to juggle and talk at the same time. The beer appears dark amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is completely unlike a San Diego IPA, but nice nonetheless. It's well balanced, exhibiting notes of rich and sugary caramel malt alongside aromatic grapefruit and pine. You can tell this is pretty damn fresh. The flavor displays the same balance between hops and malt, with sweet caramel malt, pine resin, and sugary grapefruit with a touch of orange pith. The mouthfeel is sticky and fairly dry. A nice IPA.

Serving type: growler

08-30-2010 00:31:41 | More by HopHead84
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on cask in Houston. The beer is hazy, copper colored, with little head but as a contradiction there was a lot of lace on the glass. The aroma was great, very strong on fruity hops notes (peach, apricot), but well balanced with a toasty malt backbone. I love IPAs on cask, and this is right at the top of the style in my opinion. The bready/toasty malt tastes come through so well in a cask, I don't know the reason why but they do come through and it's delicious. Long lingering bitterness that's more tasty than acrid. Excellent beer, I ordered 2 despite a huge selection of taps.

Serving type: cask

02-24-2010 12:22:31 | More by TurdFurgison
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-12-2011 22:15:28 | More by drummermattie02
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasting notes from 9/11/10

Enjoyed on tap at Gingerman in Austin, TX.

Poured in to a pint glass with a medium orange colour.

The nose was full of crsip juicy citrus, with hints of grapfruit and tangerine. A very nice nose.

The palate is bitter citrus hops with grapefruit and orange notes. A subtle sweetness from the malts provdes a nice compliment.

Light to medium body. Light carbonation.

This is a very good IPA. I am happy that I asked the bartender for an IPA recommendation!

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2010 01:47:50 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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champ103

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy copper/orange color. A small white head forms, and leaves some sticky lace.
S: Citrus and piny hops up front. Grassy and floral. Lots of mouth watering hops in the nose without being overly bitter.
T: Lots of hops. Citrus, piny, grassy, floral. More bitter grapefruit than I got in the nose. Very light malty sweetness lingers.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Very dry and crisp. For me IPA's are hard to session. Though I can put a few of these away with little problems.

A really good IPA, and a great local Texas brew. If you have the means, I would recommend this.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2010 02:07:21 | More by champ103
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FosterJM

California

3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1689th Review on BA
Draft to Pint

@TheGingerMan
Plano, TX

App- Standard coloring of a deep DIPA. The oranges and yellows all balance out. A bit of a nice dense center with some darker center. A small 1/2" white capped head was there and left okay cling.

Smell- This was a nice and resiny DIPA. The hops are balanced with a good amount of dry grassy bitter and the citrus adds a layer of tropical fruit (Not much). This had a bit of a boozy note and not sure why with only 7%

Taste- I enjoyed this DIPA. It was more akin to what I am used to in So.Cal. A deep bitter and piney resin balanced out by the semi creamy malts. A bit herbal/grassy on the finish. Nice and semi-balance.

Mouth- A good and deep medium body and then more of a full medium carbonation. This one fills you up. A lot of the piney and resin remain on the back with some citrus.

Drink- I really enjoyed this. Made me think I was back in SD enjoying a good west coast IPA. Id have this one again when I come back to TX.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2013 01:24:44 | More by FosterJM
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler acquired in trade with lb4lb (thanks for answering my call for this one!).

Poured a medium and hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, and all around floralness. Tastes of citrus, pine, floral, lighlty earthy, and some caramel. Had a lighter sweetness to the bitterness.

Serving type: growler

04-26-2009 14:43:38 | More by hopdog
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While in Austin I was able to enjoy a glass of this at the Whip In.

I am very glad to see that the state of Texas is discovering the use of hops in their beers. This version was pretty nice.

The beer is a hazy light amber with a finger of off white head that leaves a lot of lacing behind.

Aroma is fruity, some yeast

Flavor also brings a fair amount of fruit flavors with some citrus/lemon and even a touch of peach. Fairly bitter, but not extremely assertive.

Prickly light carbonation, pretty nice.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2010 22:41:23 | More by Reagan1984
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.15/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: cask

10-22-2010 01:20:43 | More by lordofthewiens
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Exiled

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-14-2011 03:13:03 | More by Exiled
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-13-2012 18:45:02 | More by Gagnonsux
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(512) IPA from (512) Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.