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(512) Black IPA - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) Black IPA
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89
very good

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
An entirely new creation from organic 2-row, organic Crystal 60 and Carafa III, a huskless black malt that gives this beer it’s black color with notes of coffee and chicory without any tannic bitterness. The hop additions are many and generous, featuring Apollo, Horizon, and Nugget, clocking the beer in at 70 IBU. Over 11 pounds per batch of Nugget hops are added directly to the fermenter yielding a resiny herbal and spicy aroma. A hybrid style for dark beer fans who love hops.

(Beer added by: UTCengOwl on 03-12-2011)
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verset

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

09-13-2012 02:16:19 | More by verset
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-27-2014 04:28:06 | More by Tiernan
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

On tap at the Plano Gingerman.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a large tan head that sticks around until the beer is finished. The aroma is very nice. I get a nice mix of lightly roasted malts along with some pine and light citrus from the hops. The aroma is very balanced.

The flavor is also very nice. I get quite a bit of caramel and roasted malt with some strong pine hop notes. The bitterness is about medium. The beer finishes very dry and is easy to drink.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

04-07-2011 01:19:36 | More by Mora2000
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jbphoto88

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%

512 BIPA has the look of a porter, it pours an espresso brown almost black with a tan fluffy head. Rich in color when held up to the light with red highlights and a deep brown. What a pretty brew.

The smell is slight but what is there is right in line with what should be there. Roasted grains and plump hops give this a sweet smell but hints at a strong bite.

The taste doesn't disappoint as all the flavor and more carries over from the nose. Roasted grains that flow from a light coffee to chocolate and sweetened cereal are flanked by hop bite and touch of citrus. A lovely balance that compliments each other so well.

Mouthfeel rocks the house! It's smooth on the tongue and has a lovely sizzle f carbonation and hop bite that pinches the sides of your tongue. Great flavors that last into the finish this is a beer I can... and do order again and again.

05-14-2011 19:07:42 | More by jbphoto88
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-01-2011 05:13:56 | More by mhenson42
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Dwtucker90

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19%

07-08-2012 19:48:15 | More by Dwtucker90
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dumptruck81

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-20-2012 00:43:04 | More by dumptruck81
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3/5  rDev -24.8%

06-21-2012 15:50:31 | More by hiphopj5
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nickhiller

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -1.5%

A: black coffee black, big creamy tan colored head, thick swirls of lacing.

S: cat pee (sorry, it's true), stale smoke (it's not that bad though, just my honest first thoughts) fruity hops in the background.

T: cream soda, chocolate milk, Earl Grey or black tea, lots of sweet roasted malts and coffee beans.

M: medium-bodied, creamy and smooth, dry finish.

O: this one took me by surprise, much better than I was expecting. The only big drawback was the nose--it really smelled a little bit like a dirty cat-lady home--but the rest of the attributes saved it. I really like the style and I'm sort of on the fence regarding 512, but this was delicious. I highly recommend a try.

06-07-2011 12:58:48 | More by nickhiller
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-22-2011 06:17:07 | More by Beertracker
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Hawaii

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BruceBruce

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-16-2012 17:20:02 | More by BruceBruce
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stampfler07

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-23-2011 00:35:13 | More by stampfler07
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UTCengOwl

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +4%

Had this on tap at the Draught House. The website says it's a seasonal... but not what season. Any suggestions on how to list it?

Anyway, this was served in a pint glass. Dark body with brown hues when light would pass through. Decent head retention. Pretty standard for the style and company.

The nose was hops. I'm more of a fruity hops guy, so the floral and earthy character of this beer wasn't the best for me... but I understood where it was coming from.

The taste was also mostly hops. Still earthy and floral. However, they were well balanced. The roastiness came through in a subtle way and complemented the earthy notes. The taste was decent and the beer grew on me as I sipped away. This was highly drinkable and up to the high standards of (512). A good effort in bringing another solid IPA flavor to Texas... even if the blackness seems somewhat gimmicky.

03-12-2011 06:11:58 | More by UTCengOwl
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-02-2014 17:30:57 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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Austin_M

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

07-25-2014 16:11:01 | More by Austin_M
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-06-2013 20:39:40 | More by gtermi
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notalumberjack

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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StevenLaValley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

10-31-2013 06:39:35 | More by StevenLaValley
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Fenris244

Texas

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

04-15-2011 04:28:37 | More by Fenris244
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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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(512) Black IPA from (512) Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.