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(512) TWO - (512) Brewing Company

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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(512) Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wagenvolks on 08-20-2010

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.
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Photo of GrayHam
2.31/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had this on draft at the Gingerman Austin on 9/3/10.

Firstly, I love DIPAs and I love supporting Austin breweries, but I really don't like this beer. Completely over the top and unbalanced. Way too much bittering hops and not enough finishing hops.

A: Best part of the beer. A dark red/amber with great clarity.

S: Very lacking for a DIPA. Quite a bit of alcohol apparent.

T: Cloying bitterness accentuated by a weak malt profile. Alcohol very apparent.

M: Fairly dry with little residual coating.

D: Didn't finish mine. Very disappointing.

Austinites are excited to have a new local DIPA but I challenge anyone to try this next to a Racer X or Ruination and not be disappointed with the TWO.

Photo of Tiernan
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of BeerHunter76
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of champ103
3.01/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On cask at the Anvil in Houston. My 1000 review. Lets see how this goes.

A: Pours a dark and hazy reddish/copper color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of sticky lace is left behind.
S: Big resiny pine up front and center. Citrus and a strong bitterness. A syrupy sweetness tries to balance everything out, but it does not work.
T: Again, a very large pine flavor up front. Resiny and syrupy. Big citrus and bitterness. A light sweetness and bready flavor lingers. Plenty of alcohol as well.
M/D: A medium to full body. There is good carbonation and creaminess, but to much of a syrupy consistency. Lots of alcohol with a strong pine, resiny, and syrupy presents makes this hard to drink. Without a doubt a one and done for me.

Pretty much a standard DIPA. Lots of resiny pine and bitterness without much balance or nuance. There is not a lot here that I would recommend.

Photo of Lawl3ss
3.21/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

(from notes)

On tap at the Alamo Draft house. Served in a 12 oz. tulip.

Look- Tangerine amber, opaque, but not particularly hazy. Ring of suds persists until the glass empties. Good lacing for 9%.

Smell- Biscuit, lemon candy, grass. Clean, but nothing special.

Taste- Follows the nose. Moderately bitter, mild tangerine, resin, dry pine finish. Not boozy at all. Again, it's clean and pleasant, but nothing special for a DIPA. +.5 for masking the above-average ABV. Too much bittering without substance for my liking.

Mouthfeel- Sharp carb, medium body, light feel. Moderate astringency.

Overall- Pleasant enough, but nothing special, and not easy drinking enough for a "subtle" beer. Feels like a few tweaks and a later hop addition would take this one over the top. Worth trying.

Photo of dumptruck81
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jxc5
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of johnhames
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of nloyless
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Duttonic
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 10/13/10. On-tap at Crickett's in Waco.

A- Burnt copper, lots of rich and very fine lacing. One finger of off-white head.

S- Caramel, toffee, hops, mildly floral, very sweet aroma.

T/M- Medium/heavy body, whip cream texture, caramel, hoppy finish.

D- Very entertaining and worth trying if you see it. It's not my favorite for the style, but it's pretty good. I will have it again.

Photo of roodie
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the Flying Saucer in Houston

Poured from the tap into a 10 oz goblet

A: pours a honey brown orange with 2 fingers of head, retains for quite a while, light lacing

S: fully of hops and pine resin, no real fruit or malt component.

T: Follows the nose, piney and bitter resin. Some fruity malty floavor rounds out the profile at the tail end.

M: bitterness lingers forever. nice carbonation adds a mild spiciness

O: a nice offering, glad I got to try it. Not your typical sweet DIPA, very hoppy and not much distracting malt profile

Photo of 2xHops
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have mixed feelings about this one.

It looked very appetizing. It had all of the hallmarks of what you'd expect to see in a double IPA. It even smelled very hoppy and full of citrus. It seems all good on that front, but there's one main problem.

The taste was, at least to me, very weak for a DIPA. It wasn't bad, and it was not terrible. It was simply not as hoppy and complex as I thought it should have been. I can taste the hops, the sweetness, and the alcohol coming through. However, it's not as nuanced and as hoppy as I thought it should have been.

Overall, if they are going to make it again, I hope they kick couple of notches up in the complexity department. With more practice, I'm sure 512 would do a very good job, though. Until then, I'll go elsewhere for a Double IPA.

Photo of obrike
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap at Lakecreek Alamo Drafthouse.

Served in an 11 oz tulip. Very pretty orange/copper color with a white head that left pretty decent lacing.

Got a lot of caramel malt and a good bit of citrus hops in the scent. OK, but certainly not nearly on the same scent level as the likes of Maharaja or Hercules.

Taste followed the nose with orange hops and a caramel base. I felt the combo was pretty spot on, but it was pulled back a bit...was hoping for more wallop! Had a medium body, not as sticky as I like most of my DIPAs; a little more carbonation than I expected as well. It certainly did a good job of masking the 9% abv.

Overall, an enjoyable beer, but not on par with the many other DIPAs one can get there hands on around here. I prefer the 512 IPA to this one.

Photo of armock
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Houston Flying Saucer during their 10th birthday party.

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

S - Is of caramel malt and a good bit of citrus hops

T - Follows the nose with citrus hops on a caramel malt base

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

D - I enjoyed this beer quit a bit sure it wasn't the best IPA I've had on cask but it was still a very drinkable beer worth grabbing if you see it around

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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(512) TWO from (512) Brewing Company
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