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(512) Black IPA - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) Black IPA
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BA SCORE
89
very good

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-01-2011 17:48:40 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-30-2012 01:31:34 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-08-2013 17:43:54 | More by spycow
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%
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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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the Ginger Man in Fort Worth, TX. Beer was poured in a pint glass, and this brew pours like a stout. Jet black with a one inch, milk chocolate colored head that settles into a film. Good lacing on the glass as you drink. The nose is heavy in dark fruit sweetness, coffee, and a slight hoppiness. The smells are very sweet and rich. The beer has a hoppier taste then the smell previews. The beer is smooth bodied, with a dry crispness on the tail end. Hoppy dryness throughout. Roast and coffee highlights throughout with a hoppy and toasty aftertaste and slightly bitter finish. The beer gets heavier with the dark sweetness and bitterness as it warms. Delicious!

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2011 03:37:26 | More by GarthDanielson
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champ103

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Queen Vic in Houston.

A: Pours a dark black color, almost opaque. A two finger tan head forms with good retention. Plenty of sticky lace.
S: Resiny hops up front. Soapy and oily. Herbal, grassy, and citrus aromas come out next. Dark fruits and a light sweet malt aroma lingers.
T: Follows the nose. Resiny, soapy, and oily. Citrus and grassy hops are dominate. After the hops fade this is really sweet. Finishes with a large grapefruit bitterness.
M/D: This has a medium to full body. Good carbonation. Though this is overly thick, syrupy, and oily. Not hard to drink a pint of, but a one and done for me.

For me, this is pretty typical of this "style." If this is your thing, than this is a good one. Though I don't really get it. A dark beer that is overly hoppy. Nothing special and a little over the top.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2011 00:43:37 | More by champ103
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

06-24-2013 00:19:38 | More by Gagnonsux
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

11-16-2011 15:16:49 | More by jenray
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-20-2012 23:10:12 | More by wagenvolks
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JamLand

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This appears a dark cola color with a thin layer of foam. It has a light hop aroma, present but not dominant, reminiscent of grapefruit citrus zest. There’s a big, upfront bitterness which comes off as a welcome surprise as well as an upfront roast which dies down into a long malt finish. The hops are grassy and grapefruity, and there’s enough dark roast notes as a contrast. Simply delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2012 22:35:30 | More by elNopalero
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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

02-23-2014 00:22:53 | More by Jame515
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3/5  rDev -25%

05-15-2012 22:04:04 | More by BeerHunter76
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

12-14-2013 16:33:35 | More by greenspointexas
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3/5  rDev -25%

06-21-2012 15:50:31 | More by hiphopj5
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stampfler07

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-23-2011 00:35:13 | More by stampfler07
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phishbone23

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

01-25-2013 13:49:42 | More by phishbone23
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

12-13-2011 15:33:20 | More by TXhomebrewer
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wtkphoto

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

06-20-2013 00:21:31 | More by wtkphoto
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(512) Black IPA from (512) Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.