(512) Black IPA - (512) Brewing Company
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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Fenris244:
3.9/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap at Opal Devine's served in Chimay chalice, I keep getting Chimay chalices for my beer from them... I think they're on to me...
Jet black with a thin light tan head, great retention and some thick lacing
Odd smell, chocolate, roasted malts and hops? Strange indeed, the roasted malt aroma takes a backseat to the chocolate and hops pleasant but odd smell.
Damn, toffee, chocolate and hops all over. The toffee hits first with some chocolatey flavors coming in next and a wave a hops comes in just before the finish and lingers well into it. The coffee flavor shows up but is well dispersed throughout.
Pretty light in body with a smoothness I wasn't expecting, carbonation was adequate.
Overall a pretty good intro for the style, was kinda intimidated by the black IPA thing but was pleasantly surprised by the flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
04-15-2011 04:28:37 | More by Fenris244
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4.26/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
16 oz. pint glass on tap at the Hay Merchant in Houston
L: black not backlit; dark black-brown amber up to sunlight; good lacing off short head, then little lacing as you drink it down
S: dark hops ... burnt citrus, burnt barley; lots of sweetness in there but also a no-doubt burnt note
T: so burnt, has that same (512) pecan porter burnt-out-malt flavor that's so good because it sweetens out big time, only this black IPA obviously doesn't have any of the pecan flavor; a ton of hops, citrusy kind, with bitter bite up front; just a hint of pine; lots of chocolate malt as it warms up. honeslty, what a "black IPA" sounds like it should taste like
F: a bit slick (watery?) with lots of carbonation. not bad at all, not a world-class award winner.
O: awfully good with a great mix of hops and malt, I'd love to get this at home. i wouldn't travel to the ends of the Earth looking for it, but where available, it's VERY worth the try, especially if you like/are interested in the black IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
06-17-2013 19:37:05 | More by Premo88
(512) Black IPA from (512) Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.