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(512) TWO - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) TWO
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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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