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(512) Black IPA - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) Black IPA
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89
very good

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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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Caruvana

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

05-28-2014 05:56:31 | More by Caruvana
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OakedCanuck

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Flying Saucer, Ft.Worth. Pub shaker

A - Pours a nice dark brown to black. Very nice head retention, tan brown, small bubbles. Ringed lacing the whole way

S - More of a hoppy nose, pine, grass and lemon. Minor pepper. Roast was not as predominant as you would expect.

T - Decent balance between the nutty roast and the herbal hops. There wasn't too much depth of flavour in this beer, more of a roasty Pale Ale.

M - Medium to thinning. ABV was hidden very well.

O - A decent product for a black IPA, I think they could have gone a little bolder and really hopped it up, however, it was easy enough to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2011 20:28:09 | More by OakedCanuck
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BruceBruce

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

03-19-2012 18:02:24 | More by Bluestar
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

12-12-2011 22:15:12 | More by drummermattie02
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-10-2012 00:42:51 | More by t0rin0
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Getalegup

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-09-2014 12:42:17 | More by Getalegup
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Renegrenade

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-20-2012 21:08:55 | More by Renegrenade
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zbooks

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

03-08-2014 19:03:30 | More by zbooks
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pitasoup

Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks to jenray for the growler.

a: opaque black - fine off white finger of head that lingers

s: pungent american hops - grapefruit and pine. finishes with hint of something bland and mealy, my only association with this is generic white cake, but that's quite on point. apologies for the lack of vocabulary, but this isn't an unpleasant lingering smell

t: grapefruit bitterness. possibly nugget? (had some NN very recently so it's fresh on my mind.) A touch of coffee and smoked malts (similar to dfh chicory.) The finish leaves an interesting play between hop bitterness and dark-malt bitterness.

m: medium body with a lingering finish. very porter like. no roasted barley stickiness but there is a slick mouthfeel. didn't taste oats or smell diacetyl though.

o: i'm still not convinced i like the cda/bipa style, but this is a very good beer. I wouldn't hesitate to order it, and will probably have more than one pour from the growler tonight.

Serving type: growler

04-01-2011 03:13:48 | More by pitasoup
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Fenris244

Texas

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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nickhiller

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2011 12:58:48 | More by nickhiller
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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2011 01:19:36 | More by Mora2000
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-01-2011 05:13:56 | More by mhenson42
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dumptruck81

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-01-2014 22:37:15 | More by JamLand
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-14-2013 16:33:35 | More by greenspointexas
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obrike

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-27-2013 22:26:28 | More by obrike
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-20-2013 01:37:39 | More by bbadger
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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-23-2014 00:22:53 | More by Jame515
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bentwookie

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-14-2011 17:24:18 | More by bentwookie
(512) Black IPA from (512) Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.