(512) IPA - (512) Brewing Company
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Ratings: 317 | Reviews: 68 | Display Reviews Only:
3.95/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: growler
02-17-2011 02:38:20 | More by augustgarage
3.95/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: on-tap
11-14-2009 03:06:15 | More by sprucetip
(512) IPA from (512) Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.