(512) Pale | (512) Brewing Company

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(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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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.52/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Tapped into a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy light brown body. Small offwhite head.

Smell - Mild, balanced.

Taste - Astringent body and finish and aftertaste. Front end has just enough hop to offset it, but not to balance it.

Mouthfeel - Light to mid bodied. Plenty of hoppy and effervescent bite. Nothing impressive though.

Overall Drinkability - Decent at best, lackluster at worst. Too much astringency is this beers downfall.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of AustinBeerLvr
2.93/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Tried this on tap at the Flying Saucer in Austin.

The body of this brew is right on par with one would expect for an American Style Pale Ale. Somewhat pale, dark amber color, with a good amount of head and some decent lacing.

This somewhat full looking body carries over into the nose, with a good dose of hops, but a very potent sweet, citrus flavor actually dominates the nose of this brew.

First sip is a hint of caramel and a very potent sweet, melon-like bubble-gum flavor. Hops are there, but for as sweet as this beer is, could stand to be stronger to help balance out the flavor. The sweet, bubble-gum like taste rides through until the end, but the hop bitterness does a decent job of cleaning things up at the tail-end of the sip. Mouthfeel is pretty good for the style, although a little more body wouldn't hurt.

The first time I tried this beer, I thought it wasn't too bad, but the sweet flavors of this pale are rather odd and just aren't doing it for me. This is a decent shot at the style, but the estery notes and hops just don't seem to meld well with the odd sweetness of this brew. There are much better pale ales to be had, as I couldn't see myself having more than one pint of this.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of gilgar
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It looked just fine, a nice orangely color with a little bit of white head. It had a decent smell to it as well, not strong like an IPA but not bad. I was not crazy about the taste, I mean it was okay but I might have well have been drinking a Budweiser or other regular ol' commercial american beer as it tasted rather similar to me. not bad at all, just nothing out of the ordinary.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of JDV
3.26/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice cloudy orange amber color with white head and some nice lacing. Smell is fruity malt and very lightly hoppy. Smell of dried apricot, and some yeasty musty funk to it. Taste is moderately hoppy with solid bitterness and a fruity apricot flavor. Perhaps some vanilla or some unexpected musty flavor. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Solid pale, but a bit odd tasting.

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Photo of beersheppard
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: orange/mahogany hue, with fluffy white head, decent head and lacing.

Smell: roasted malts, mango, citrus hops.

Taste: roasted malts, maybe too much it has that inadvertant mango flavor that I am not a huge fan of in Pale Ales, citrusy hops, apricot.

Mouthfeel: tingly, full, lingering flavor.

Drinkability: a decent brew, not great, I would get again, not in a rush though. Not my favorite 512.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 12/6/2009 (draft @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX):

Pours a turbid orange colored body, creamy white head, lasting. Cirusy hoppy aroma. Some pine, and some dryness. Creamy taste. Some hoppiness but balanced pretty good. Some dryness, and nutty fruitiness too. Hoppy and tasty.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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