(512) Pale | (512) Brewing Company

73 Ratings

Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
With Organic 2-row malted barley, (512) Pale is a copper colored American Pale Ale that balances earthy hop bitterness and hop flavor with a rich malty body.

Added by wagenvolks on 07-04-2008

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.62/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Full orange color almost borders on red. Solid lacing from a solid head

S- Very fresh hop aromas with no distinct flavor but leaning towards grapefruit more than pine

T- Full flavor that lasts for as long as you could want it. Not too sweet, certainly not too bitter for a hophead

M- Pretty heavy feeling for a 5.5%ABV pale ale but remains refreshing with a silky carbonation

O- Solid beer with some of the freshest hop flavor I've had in a long time

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Photo of htdoerge
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of omnigrits
4.48/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Let me start at the end and work backwards.

I could drink this stuff until I fall of the chair. This is exactly the sort of beer that I like to sit down with and drink all night long. It's got plenty of character and bags of flavour. There's a vague hint of citrus but not too overpowering, and the hops don't hit you in the face. I like a hoppy beer but not purely for the sake of it - there's got to be a reason and a malt balance. If I was given this in a blind tasting I might almost call it Belgian, although I'd know that it wasn't.

(512) is one of the best reasons I can think of for living in Austin.

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Photo of champ103
4.27/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark red color. A two finger white head forms that sticks around for a minute. The foam recedes to a ring that sticks throughout. Plenty of lace is left behind.
S: Big citrus aromas up front. Grassy and floral hops that is lightly herbal and tea like. Very green up front. A great caramel, bread, and biscuit balance lingers on.
T: Follows the nose. Lots of citrus hop flavors. Grassy, floral, and herbal. A nice sweetness of caramel balances everything out. A substantial, but not overpowering bitterness lingers. Just every so slightly astringent though.
M/D: A medium body that is perfectly crisp and dry. Smooth at the same time. Very textured. Really easy and refreshing to drink. I can quaff several of these with ease.

A very nice APA. Ranks up there with Pecan Porter and the Wit as their best go to year round beers. Really enjoyable and highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.24/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Premo88
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from 32 oz. half growler into tulip (half growler filled Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at Harvey Washbangers in Hurricane Harvey-induced downpour)

L: murky gold, about as dark as gold can get without adding amber, like a dull light bronze; pushes up late-percolating creamy head of foam about 3/4 to a full inch tall; keeps thick collar and most of a skin; light sticking, no lacing

S: hoppy ... green hops, grassy, a little lime ... citrus note is strong, grapefruit ... yes, as it warms, more and more grapefruit; biscuit malt under the thick layer of hops, very subtle

T: mix of grapefruit, generic citrus hop flavor with a more pronounced biscuit malt flavor, almost bready malt; hops are juicy and only lightly bitter and are really smoothed out by that malt sweetness; bitterness shows up in aftertaste, lingering grapefruit peel, almost earthy

F: ale soft, almost slick, feels a bit light but there's enough carbonation to add a piece of heft to it; not sure if it lost a lot of carbonation overnight in the half growler, but ... well ... how shall we say? it's definitely an ale, not a lager (as it should be, no?)

O: lovely little hoppy beer, slightly soft mouthfeel but I could see some finding its velvety smoothness perfect; the grapefruit notes are spot on, and the light malt backbone is just enough to add a little sweetness

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Photo of BKotch
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of videofrog
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Plano Gingerman. The beer pours an orange-yellow color with an off-white head. The aroma is strong on the orange hops with some caramel malt mixed in. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of orange with some piney hops mixed in. The strong caramel backbone keeps the bitterness level low, but still allows all of the hop flavors to come through. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at (512) second anniversary party, 28 Aug 2010.

Served in a ~12 oz. TWO glass. Small light tan head. Minimal carbonation. Dark copper color, somewhat cloudy. Aroma is light, caramel and a little resin. Moderate caramel and citrus throughout. Sligh bit of resin too. Light to medium body. Moderate ethanol.

Refreshing light lingering bitter finish.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark gold (6+) draft pour with no cap and no lace; good clarity. Pineapples aroma. Pineapples and light hop flavors. Medium lite mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Overall, a light, juicy, tropical fruit linger That is quite enjoyable.

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(512) Pale from (512) Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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