(512) TWO - (512) Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served in a tumbler.
Man, Goose Island has me programmed or somethin', 'cause I kept referring to this as "312 DIPA" all night... Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear sunset amber topped by a finger or so of off-white foam. The nose comprises bright melon, grapefruit zest, sweet caramel, light honey, and a twinge of pine resin. The taste brings in more of the same, with some fruit rinds tossed in, the pine taking on a more needle-y character, and the caramel drying out a bit, though still retaining its decent amount of sweetness. A vein of alcohol is perceptible, but it maintains its furtive personality. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying-ish finish. Overall, a solid DIPA, one that tries to achieve a healthy balance in there, while still hitting you with plenty of hops. Not bad.
Serving type: growler
09-28-2013 03:00:10 | More by TMoney2591
3.83/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Solid brew from my hometown.
Appearance was fine, although I'm not terribly particular about the coloration as long as an IPA doesn't start looking like a porter. It poured foamy but settled quickly.
Smell was not particularly bold. It didn't make me say "wow that's a double IPA." Hops were apparent and slightly citrus.
Taste seemed to almost deteriorate. It went from pleasantly crisp to lacking something. I almost feel that this is a Double at 9% that tastes like a single at 7%. It tastes like a very good IPA, but not as hoppy as something like Myrcenary.
Mouthfeel is good. Overall this is a beer that I would love to order again in a pint.
Serving type: on-tap
07-29-2013 02:29:28 | More by Hovawart
3.79/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
32 oz growler from Growlers.
Pours an orange color, lightly hazy, with a eggshell colored head. Aroma was citrusy, but had a fairly predominant pale malt sweetness. Taste was citrusy, with a little pineapple, and a somewhat yellow cake-like malt sweetness. Good slick oily mouthfeel, with a medium body and good carbonation.
Fairly tasty, but not quite wowing.
Serving type: growler
06-05-2013 23:31:30 | More by EgadBananas
(512) TWO from (512) Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.