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(512) IPA - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) IPA
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

338 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 21
Gots: 34 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

waiting4lunch, Dec 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

CoolEthan, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Hopmodium, Aug 26, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

Rollzroyce21, Apr 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

BeerHunter76, May 15, 2012
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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.

augustgarage, Feb 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

bbadger, Nov 27, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

brandon911, Jul 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Canada_Dan, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

PhatAtUT, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

SmellsofMahagony, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Danobold, Feb 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

hiphopj5, Jun 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

CGMLS3, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

csfcmitchell, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

DoubleSimcoe, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Tiernan, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

redfox405, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Beertracker, Nov 22, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev -3.7%

From notes, on tap at Ginger Man in Austin on $3 Texas pint night. Clear, active, copper/orange, modest white head, spotty lacing. SMELL fairly sharp grapefruity hop presence mellows and blends with malty support. TASTE slightly skewed toward grapefrity hoppiness, but fairly balanced with a tocuh of sweet maltyness. Not overly bitter, but it lingers some. FEEL medium body, slightly viscous, drying bitter finish. OVERALL not especially aggressive, tasty, balanced IPA. Texas should be proud of this one.

sprucetip, Nov 14, 2009
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Ajlvt, Nov 25, 2012
(512) IPA from (512) Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.