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(512) IPA - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) IPA
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

318 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 21
Gots: 26 | 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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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

12-18-2011 05:13:19 | More by duff247
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Getalegup

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

02-09-2014 22:12:09 | More by Getalegup
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CoolEthan

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

11-17-2013 02:04:03 | More by CoolEthan
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corekneelius

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

08-16-2012 21:43:30 | More by corekneelius
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nataku00

California

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into a shaker pint glass. Beer pours a orange color, lightly hazy, with a finger of loose white foam head. Head dissipates a little after a few minutes with some minor lacing. A bit of carbonation floating up every now and then.

Nose is grapefruit and orange peel, and light pine hops combined with toasted malts.

Taking a sip, mainly bitter grapefruit pith, with the sweeter citrus and pine fighting to come through. Mid tongue, light toasted and caramel malt sweetness through to the dry finish with lingering grapefruit.

Light to medium body with gentle carbonation. Easy to drink IPA, but lacking the fruity hop flavors I enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2012 02:44:30 | More by nataku00
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FUNKPhD

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint with a Rudz Burger. Definitely a good combination.

Pours a hearty opaque amber, with a nice, creamy, one finger head that stays consistent throughout the whole pint, producing nice lacing. Has a nice hoppy aroma, but isn't too complex to me. The taste is as consistent with the smell, which is nice; hoppy, with a bit of a malty undertone towards the end. It has a nice, slightly carbonated hoppy bitterness in the mouth, which is pleasant.

A solid IPA. Not the best I've had, but I have been fortunate enough to be sipping some of the best the past few weeks. With that said, this is an IPA that would not put to the back burner, but would be happy to sip another.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2011 00:53:17 | More by FUNKPhD
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a nonic glass.

A- Poured a dark orange with a soapy off-white head that left minimal lace.

S- Pungent grapefruit, pine, and some light caramel malt. Pretty aromatic.

T- Big grapefruit and sweet caramel malt notes, quite a bit of soapy notes and moderate bitterness.

M- Soft carbonation, lighter bodied, and a slightly watery finish.

O- A decent IPA. I didn't care so much for the soapy notes in the flavor and the watery finish, but a decent drinkable IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2014 05:14:20 | More by Hoptometrist
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LittleDon

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pint at Red's Porch.

Pours cloudy amber with a head that has below average retention and little lace. Aroma is balanced between the malt and hops where there is interplay between caramel malt and and earthy hops. More east coast than west coast style. Nice hop bitterness on the back end but light on the aromatic hops. Carbonation is a bit on the high side. Medium body. Hop profile is less interesting than the 512 black IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2011 01:12:35 | More by LittleDon
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dgfair

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler poured into imperial pint glass. Thanks to jenray for sending this one as part of the IPA DIPA BIF.

A: Pours a hazy dark orange color with an off-white head that leaves tons of lacing all over the glass. Would prefer a little more clarity, but definitely not bad.

S: Nice piney floral hop character. Not really much citrus here, but a very sweet light pine that has hints of wildflower honey and a slight bit of grainy corn that is not entirely pleasant.

T: Fairly upfront bitterness with not a lot of nuances to the hop flavor. It's a very nice bite though, just not overly complex. I pick up a little peppery flavor on the tongue and a slight metallic tinge at the end, not unlike an English version.

M&D: The mouth is a touch overcarbonated for me, but the drinkable doesn't suffer too much. This is a very easy drinking beer that would do the job for a hop fix and allow you to savor the unbiased bitterness.

Serving type: growler

01-28-2011 23:39:17 | More by dgfair
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jamescain

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass at the Draught house in Austin, TX.

Appearance: Copper-orange with a fluffy white head that fades into a lacing on the top of the beer.

Aroma: Citrusy and floral, but dominated by the unmistakable aroma that is grapefruit. Just not complex enough for me.

Taste: Slightly malty background, but the usual high ratio of hops to malt, how I prefer my IPAs. The dominate taste, just like the aroma, is grapefruit. This in fact is the only IPA my girlfriend will drink, because it tastes like grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: On the higher end of carbonation, but a nice dry finish and a lingering bitterness.

Overall: I like it but I would choose other IPAs over this one. It is just too much grapefruit for me, I like grapefruit juice, but if I want that I would drink it. I wanted an IPA, not a grapefruit juice.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2011 17:43:59 | More by jamescain
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jbphoto88

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -10%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2011 17:41:19 | More by jbphoto88
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kennymule

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 64oz. growler from The Sugar Shack / Wholefoods, Sugarland, TX.
Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Poured fairly aggressively and ended up with about 2 1/2 finger off white foamy head that diminished pretty quickly. Color is translucent honey.

S: A faint apricot nose, not overpowering aromatics here.

T: Again, some apricot, citrus up front, followed by nice malt middle and dry pine finish,(not a bad thing.)

M: The carbonation is light to moderate with plenty of bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Nice peppery finish.

O: Really nice IPA that hides the ABV(7%) well and is easy to drink. Another nice offering from our neighbors to the West of H Town.

Serving type: growler

02-23-2014 18:13:54 | More by kennymule
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GrayHam

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at Draught House

I sampled this, Lost Gold, and Fire Eagle side by side. This was my second favorite, after Fire Eagle.

A: Nice, hazy golden/copper.

S: Grapefruit citrus.

T: A bit sweet, but nice balance.

M: A bit heavy due to the sweetness.

O: Nice IPA by a great local brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2011 23:03:12 | More by GrayHam
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matjack85

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2013 03:56:26 | More by matjack85
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javlin624

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-25-2014 03:36:18 | More by javlin624
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renaveg

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

03-29-2014 21:34:46 | More by renaveg
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HouvilleSwamp

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-14-2013 23:34:25 | More by HouvilleSwamp
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-09-2012 22:05:29 | More by zonker17
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

01-14-2014 23:23:15 | More by dexterk1
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

08-14-2013 20:43:17 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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StevenLaValley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-31-2013 06:42:18 | More by StevenLaValley
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jkoogler

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-26-2013 03:20:13 | More by jkoogler
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cosmonick

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-15-2013 22:35:16 | More by cosmonick
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dads_basement

Yukon (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-29-2014 15:33:05 | More by dads_basement
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JohnBender

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

11-16-2012 22:48:12 | More by JohnBender
(512) IPA from (512) Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.