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(512) IPA - (512) Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

360 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 21
Gots: 41 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Jame515, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of armock
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a hazy copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of grapefruit and piney hops

T - Follows the nose with citrus and piney hops would like it better with more citrus

M - This beer has a medium body with higher carbonation to it

D - This is one good ipa that I'm really enjoying if 512s other beers are this good they'll do just fine worth finding to try

armock, Jan 12, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
Photo of JDV
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gorgeous, cloudy, glowing burnt orange color with smallish head. Smell is fruity, hoppy and strongly of dried apricot. Taste is fruity, hoppy and big on the dried aprictot flavor. Very flavorful and moderately bittered. Big hop flavor and with less bitterness. Medium to full body with soft to medium carbonation. This is a really well made IPA with big apricot flavor that drinks well. Easily my favorite 512 beer so far. Well done!

JDV, Sep 11, 2008
Photo of elNopalero
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear and golden into a shaker pint. Good finger of foam that holds up even over time.

This brew has a big piney hop aroma that --surprise--comes across on the palate as well. Its reminiscent of a forest, with pine notes dominating. Some pine, some resin, a little chew. Sharp, clean finish. Crisp and refreshing. If I had a lawn to mow I’d make this my lawnmower beer.

elNopalero, Oct 03, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

waiting4lunch, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64oz, Filled 5/5/13, Consumed 5/16/13
The Bruery tulip

A: Standard glowing orange color. Slight hop haze. Good carbonation still. Cap of slightly off white head. Sticky lacing sheeting.

S: Nice sweetness on the nose of apricot and maybe some peach. There is some pine hints. Some malts.

T: Up front, you get some pine like bitterness. Sweet apricot. Slight bitterness. Sweet malts. Dry close. Clean.

M: Medium bodied.

inlimbo77, May 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Hopmodium, Aug 26, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

Rollzroyce21, Apr 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

CoolEthan, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

brandon911, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

BeerHunter76, May 15, 2012
Photo of augustgarage
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

augustgarage, Feb 17, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

bbadger, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

PhatAtUT, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

SmellsofMahagony, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Danobold, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

redfox405, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

DoubleSimcoe, Mar 11, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden orange body with 2 fingers of creamy head.

S: Citrus and more citrus. Faint alcohol.

T: Heavy sweet citrus. Orange and pineapple. Big time flavor for a non-imperial IPA.

M: Well carbonated and creamy.

D: Great drinkability, pint was gone before I realized it. wanted another but had more to try on tap at the Whip-In in Austin.

deadliest, Dec 10, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Tiernan, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

hiphopj5, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
(512) IPA from (512) Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.