1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

(512) Black IPA - (512) Brewing Company

Not Rated.
(512) Black IPA
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
89
very good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Mora2000
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.

Mora2000, Apr 07, 2011
Photo of mhenson42
4/5  rDev +0.3%

mhenson42, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of dumptruck81
4/5  rDev +0.3%

dumptruck81, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Beertracker, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +0.3%

JamLand, May 01, 2014
Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +0.3%

gtermi, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of greenspointexas
4/5  rDev +0.3%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of obrike
4/5  rDev +0.3%

obrike, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of ChaseTheAce
4/5  rDev +0.3%

ChaseTheAce, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of bbadger
4/5  rDev +0.3%

bbadger, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Jame515, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of bentwookie
4/5  rDev +0.3%

bentwookie, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of TerpBax
4/5  rDev +0.3%

TerpBax, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of casapy
4/5  rDev +0.3%

casapy, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of acbe
4/5  rDev +0.3%

acbe, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of TXhomebrewer
4/5  rDev +0.3%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of phishbone23
4/5  rDev +0.3%

phishbone23, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of ATXboozer
4/5  rDev +0.3%

ATXboozer, May 23, 2013
Photo of vmdominguez
4/5  rDev +0.3%

vmdominguez, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of kspongeworthy
4/5  rDev +0.3%

kspongeworthy, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of jenray
4/5  rDev +0.3%

jenray, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of ScubaSteve00
4/5  rDev +0.3%

ScubaSteve00, May 10, 2013
Photo of Kornoms
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Kornoms, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of johnhames
4/5  rDev +0.3%

johnhames, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of LittleDon
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pint at the Whip-In, Austin.

Black, hard to tell how opaque, but great head retention and lace. Not as hoppy as a typical modern IPA, much greater roasted malt profile. Think of it as a hopped porter rather than a dark IPA. The front is more malt than hops, but the roasting comes off as on the lighter side. Hops show up in the middle and end, particularly at and after the finish, where you get bittersweet chocolate characteristics. Carbonation profile is also interesting in that is shows up and builds starting at the middle rather than the start.

LittleDon, Mar 13, 2011
(512) Black IPA from (512) Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.