(512) IPA | (512) Brewing Company

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
(512) India Pale Ale is a big, aggressively dry-hopped American IPA with smooth bitterness (~65 IBU) balanced by medium maltiness. Organic 2-row malted barley, loads of hops, and great Austin water create an ale with apricot and vanilla aromatics that lure you in for more.

Added by wagenvolks on 07-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
482
Reviews:
80
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.92%
 
 
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28
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125
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Ratings: 482 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of HopHead84
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8/28/2010

A growler shared by womencantsail, thanks Andrew. My notes are brief on this one as I was reviewing on my phone with the glass in my other hand while trying to juggle and talk at the same time. The beer appears dark amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is completely unlike a San Diego IPA, but nice nonetheless. It's well balanced, exhibiting notes of rich and sugary caramel malt alongside aromatic grapefruit and pine. You can tell this is pretty damn fresh. The flavor displays the same balance between hops and malt, with sweet caramel malt, pine resin, and sugary grapefruit with a touch of orange pith. The mouthfeel is sticky and fairly dry. A nice IPA.

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Photo of weeare138
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to hopdog for sharing the growler...
Appears a hazy, dark orange toned amber with a small white cap that quickly fades into a mild collar and film.
Smell is of citrus, orange, herbal, creamy vanilla, and fresh dough.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with citrus and caramel standing out.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, spicy, bitey, juicy fruit bubble gum found in the finish.

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Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite readily available IPAs from Austin. 512 makes one of the most reliable out there, wish it was available in cans or bottles. It pours a nice deep golden color, with just enough pine and citrus on the nose. On the palate it is somewhat floral, but the malt is present enough to balance it out. A solid IPA.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of greenspointexas
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of WDJersey
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BGsWo22
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of markgugs
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of champ103
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy copper/orange color. A small white head forms, and leaves some sticky lace.
S: Citrus and piny hops up front. Grassy and floral. Lots of mouth watering hops in the nose without being overly bitter.
T: Lots of hops. Citrus, piny, grassy, floral. More bitter grapefruit than I got in the nose. Very light malty sweetness lingers.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Very dry and crisp. For me IPA's are hard to session. Though I can put a few of these away with little problems.

A really good IPA, and a great local Texas brew. If you have the means, I would recommend this.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In cask at The Flying Saucer in Houston. Very nice beer.
Served in a pint glass the beer was a hazy amber color with a thick off-white head.
Strong citrus aroma, sweet malt, and a sense of something floral.
Grapefruit and orange taste, sweet malt, and a hint of pine.
A balanced, mellow beer. Certainly not a hop bomb.
Easy to drink.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on cask in Houston. The beer is hazy, copper colored, with little head but as a contradiction there was a lot of lace on the glass. The aroma was great, very strong on fruity hops notes (peach, apricot), but well balanced with a toasty malt backbone. I love IPAs on cask, and this is right at the top of the style in my opinion. The bready/toasty malt tastes come through so well in a cask, I don't know the reason why but they do come through and it's delicious. Long lingering bitterness that's more tasty than acrid. Excellent beer, I ordered 2 despite a huge selection of taps.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured at Stubbs in Austin. Pours a cloudy golden orange with barely any head in my pint glass. Sweet light citrus aroma, but not much else going on. Big on the bitter pine, and really highlights that aspect of the brew. Medium mouthfeel with lower than average carbonation. A decent beer but a bit one dimensional.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of mig100
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(512) IPA from (512) Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 482 ratings.
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