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(512) TWO - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) TWO
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88
very good

90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our 2nd Anniversary release is an Double IPA heavily hopped with over 4 lbs/bbl of Simcoe, Magnum, Nugget and Ahtanum. This is a big, malty ale with delicate hop and rich malt aroma, complex hop flavor and sustained smooth hop bitterness. Hops are added from beginning to end during the brewing process and, like most (512) ales, this one is made using over 80% USDA certified organic ingredients. Not to be missed.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 08-20-2010)
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4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: on tap it doesn't have a huge head on it, which the quickly dissipates. As one drinks it, TWO creates beautiful lacing all along the glass. It pours a beautiful dark amber color.

S: sweet pine-y hops, and lots of them. There doesn't seem to be a lot of malt in the nose, but I don't consider that a problem at all.

Taste: so much pine flavored hop flavor, I love this. It's not overwhelmingly bitter though, as there is a noticeable balance of pine hops and caramel hops. The hops linger on the pallet after drinking.

Mouthfeel: carbonation seems to be spot on, with nice small bubbles.
Drinkability: scary good. This is a dangerous beer that you just want to keep drinking.

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4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a copper/amber with a finger-width dun head. Decent lacing. The nose is citrus but not overwhelmingly so--very balanced and appealing--makes you want to get to the tasting.

The taste is similar to the regular (512) IPA in that the malt is much more dominant than you might expect in this style. That said, the malt is perfectly balanced by hop bitterness, making this an extremely drinkable DIPA with no hint of the higher ABV. I can put more of these away in one sitting than I ought to.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at the Flying Saucer in Addison.

The beer pours dark reddish-copper color with a white head. The aroma is great. I get a lot of pineapple, oranges and pine notes. This is definitely going to be a hop bomb. The flavor is a lot of piney hops, but I also get some caramel malt and orange citrus notes. Medium to high bitterness. Not the beer for the faint of heart, this beer is coming at you with a lot of hop bitterness and hop flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very good Double IPA that I found very drinkable. My glass was gone before I knew it. One of the best beers I have tried from 512.

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4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Opal Divine's Marina. Just happened to swing by after work and TWO as it was being tapped. First pull from the keg.

Shows a deep, chestnut-copper body with the slightest hint of haze. The well-retained cap of custard head deposits thick rings of lace along the inside of the pint glass. Aroma doesn't knock my socks of with hoppiness, but instead packs nice balance of caramel malts and floral, piny hops. A bit biscuity as well.

TWO could easily be mistaken for SN's Bigfoot (think 2 months old as the aggressiveness of the hops just start to fade). It's that good. Big notes of resinous, piny woodenness from the hops with some slight brandy-like booze. The malts taste equally as impressive, with honey biscuit and lightly toasted toffee. Full-bodied mouthfeel and a tightly-packed carbonation level. Never gets too heavy on the tongue, though, like some IIPA's tend to do. All in all, another well-crafted release from the talented (512). Not the hoppiest version of the style, but fans of Bigfoot will achieve beer nirvana. Definitely recommended.

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(512) TWO from (512) Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.