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(512) IPA - (512) Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

351 Ratings
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90
outstanding

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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 22
Gots: 38 | 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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Photo of Plokhooy
4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fantastic IPA! Not overly hopped but still acceptable to the hophead. This is an extremely drinkable IPA comparable to any of the great IPAs available on the market. This was the first beer I've had by the Austin based brewer but I will be sure to try more.

Plokhooy, Sep 25, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

kevinscott, Feb 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

pauldevay, May 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

J_Dub, Apr 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

rozymegs, Jan 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Nightwish1094, Apr 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

bfizzy, May 31, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

DIPAHEAD, Aug 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

jbeezification, Sep 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

jl28r1, Jan 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

jennATX, Nov 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

wstitzel, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Squelch
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slight haze. Copper colored. Medium head.

Smell: Citrusy hops. Slight malty aroma.

Taste: Stellar balance between orange bitterness and malt sweetness. One of the best american IPA's I've had flavor wise. I attribute that to the freshness of having it on tap in Austin

Mouthfeel: Almost spot on. Could use a little more body. Carbonation perfect.

Drinkability: one of the better IPA's I've had. Great job

Squelch, Jul 13, 2009
Photo of rgf001
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Well...
I am writing this from München, while drinking a great Andechs Dopplebock Dunkel, and all I can say is I miss this beer. I am IPA biased so take this in consideration. This beer has the right combination of citrusy hoppiness and aroma. Most drinkable beer I have tasted (again for my taste). There are one-bottle (one-glass) beers that may rate higher in taste, but can you drink three glasses...
Never seen it in bottle so there is your excuse to go to Austin.

rgf001, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of brurevu
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a golden amber with plenty of hops on the nose. The taste veers more towards the citrusy hops, which could be why I like it so much. The (512) IPA starts with strong hops which gives way to a slightly sweet bready maltiness and ends with a good hop bitterness. It is a very smooth and well balanced IPA with a deep profile that makes this a highly drinkable brew. I can't hide that this is my favorite local core brew and IPA. Even better that it is easy to find on tap in Austin.

brurevu, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed 07.01.09 in notebook while traveling to the great city.

Nose is nicely hoppy - very uber-American - citric, pine, pungent... almost body odor strength pungency... and spicy hot. Smells heavenly.

Pours dark yellow / pale amber with moderate clarity. Nice head. Looks good.

The hops plunge into a soft foamy sea of malt - creamy, sweet, and toasty/biscuit. Nice hands-off bitterness via hop. Clean hop flavor, amazingly clean for the strength of hop. Also amazing is the balance. Lots of hops, but the malt steps up to take it. Great mouthfeel. Tart and quenchingly sour. Slightly oily. Hop flavor follows nose and is more restrained and less pungent/sharp. Tastes great. Feels great. Great drinkability.

The first time I tried this I found it to be so pungent that I didn't like it at all, I'm so glad a gave it a second try. I wonder if it was my palate or the beer that shifted...

MrHungryMonkey, Nov 07, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Dello, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Dwtucker90, Jul 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

hoppy91, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Xzfgiimtsath, Jun 21, 2013
(512) IPA from (512) Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.