(512) Black IPA - (512) Brewing Company
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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by snax:
4.33/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed for the first time at the (512) Brewing Spring Party 3/19/2011
A - dark black, tan to light brown head, good head stand
S - slight hint of roasted chicory, full hop nose
T - bittersweet/dark chocolate notes
M - well-balanced with surprising lack of tannic bitterness
Overall - Although a bit subdued for an IPA, makes for a great IPA session beer for fans of light-moderate malt backbone with hop fullness in the flavor and aroma.
Organic 2-Row base malt accented by additions of Crystal 60 and Weyermann Carafa III malts contributes to the charred black color and notes of roasted coffee and chicory. Typical tannic bitterness absent. Hop additions include Apollo, Horizon, and Nugget.
Serving type: on-tap
03-21-2011 20:53:28 | More by snax
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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.