(512) Black IPA - (512) Brewing Company
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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SWMeyer4141:
4.35/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance-Black w/ no light seeking through at all. 1 finger of foamy head that leaves some incredible lacing.
Smell-When the bartender put this beer in front of me I immediately smelt hops. Floral Hops along with some roasted malts and chocolate. Hints of grapefruit seeking through as well.
Taste-For as much as there is going on in this beer, this beer is very balanced. Upfront you get roasty malts, followed by some big time floral hops and a very clean finish with some sweet chocolate and some slight citrus. This all works really well together. The hops makes it know that they are there, but don't overwhelm you. Very nice drink.
Mouthfeel-Medium bodied, not too much carbonation and well balanced.
Overall-Excellent beer. I get the best of both worlds in this beer with the floral hops and with the roasty/chocolate. I hope 512 starts bottling.
Serving type: on-tap
05-14-2011 13:02:51 | More by SWMeyer4141
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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.