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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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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.

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3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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(512) TWO from (512) Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.