(512) Black IPA - (512) Brewing Company
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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
4.18/5 rDev +4.8%
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!
04-30-2011 03:37:26 | More by GarthDanielson
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
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
(512) Black IPA from (512) Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.