(512) TWO | (512) Brewing Company

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(512) Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our 2nd Anniversary release is an Double IPA heavily hopped with over 4 lbs/bbl of Simcoe, Magnum, Nugget and Ahtanum. This is a big, malty ale with delicate hop and rich malt aroma, complex hop flavor and sustained smooth hop bitterness. Hops are added from beginning to end during the brewing process and, like most (512) ales, this one is made using over 80% USDA certified organic ingredients. Not to be missed.

Added by wagenvolks on 08-20-2010

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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 23
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at the Flying Saucer in Addison.

The beer pours dark reddish-copper color with a white head. The aroma is great. I get a lot of pineapple, oranges and pine notes. This is definitely going to be a hop bomb. The flavor is a lot of piney hops, but I also get some caramel malt and orange citrus notes. Medium to high bitterness. Not the beer for the faint of heart, this beer is coming at you with a lot of hop bitterness and hop flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very good Double IPA that I found very drinkable. My glass was gone before I knew it. One of the best beers I have tried from 512.

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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried at the Addison Flying Saucer, taking from short hand notes, so describtions will be short.

First off: this was the end of the keg. I got about half a chalice of it, but I got that for free!!! So free beer is always good.

Being the end of the keg, there was tons of head, but when that died off, the beer was burnt orange.

I was in a bar, so my already weak nose can't give a review of this.

The flavor doesn't have much of a hop bite, maybe this is because it's the end of a keg, but that was a disappointment. The rest of the flavor was a nice carmel malt flavor with a decent bitter finish. The mouthfeel was a nice solid body to it.

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3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano tx. The beer pours deep whiskey red with a luscious khaki head that sticks to
everything. The suds calm to a thin skin of lace and froth.

Smell is very satisfying with loads of malts and tropical fruit. It's got the scent profile of a subtle hop bomb mixed with biscuit grains.

Taste starts with those sweet heavy grains but quickly reveals it's hoppy underbelly. Pineapple and light grapefruit own this beer. Delicious.

The mouthfeel is a little rough. I'm all for a hop bitter beer but I find this one to be prickly on it's approach. There is a nice pinch to the tongue that fades into a dry malt finish which is very nice. A smooth carbonation doesn't distract and really let's the flavors shine. All in all a damn fine beer.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Freetail, first pour form the keg!

A: Dark amber caramel color. Soft, dense, and creamy, white head. Good lacing too. Head dissipates but there is still a soft thin head left behind.

S: Resiny pine and caramel malt. Fairly one dimensional for me but my nose isn't that great. Still a good double IPA, meaning lots of pine and lots of caramel. No real alcohol in there which is good.

T: Lots of pine. I didn't get as much pine in the aroma as I do in the taste. Sweet pine and caramel. It is kind of like eating a pine tree, or at least it's needles. Slight alcohol in the finish.

M: This is on the fuller side for a Double IPA in my book. It does however have a good dry finish.

D: Very good. I really like this beer but I wouldn't say it is a great double IPA. I just think more hop aroma is needed and less body. If you can get it go for it, but don't break your back.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EgadBananas
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

32 oz growler from Growlers.

Pours an orange color, lightly hazy, with a eggshell colored head. Aroma was citrusy, but had a fairly predominant pale malt sweetness. Taste was citrusy, with a little pineapple, and a somewhat yellow cake-like malt sweetness. Good slick oily mouthfeel, with a medium body and good carbonation.

Fairly tasty, but not quite wowing.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of hayalex6
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: on tap it doesn't have a huge head on it, which the quickly dissipates. As one drinks it, TWO creates beautiful lacing all along the glass. It pours a beautiful dark amber color.

S: sweet pine-y hops, and lots of them. There doesn't seem to be a lot of malt in the nose, but I don't consider that a problem at all.

Taste: so much pine flavored hop flavor, I love this. It's not overwhelmingly bitter though, as there is a noticeable balance of pine hops and caramel hops. The hops linger on the pallet after drinking.

Mouthfeel: carbonation seems to be spot on, with nice small bubbles.
Drinkability: scary good. This is a dangerous beer that you just want to keep drinking.

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4.69/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a copper/amber with a finger-width dun head. Decent lacing. The nose is citrus but not overwhelmingly so--very balanced and appealing--makes you want to get to the tasting.

The taste is similar to the regular (512) IPA in that the malt is much more dominant than you might expect in this style. That said, the malt is perfectly balanced by hop bitterness, making this an extremely drinkable DIPA with no hint of the higher ABV. I can put more of these away in one sitting than I ought to.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy honey colored pour with a minimal head. Big piney and citrus aroma. Taste has strong pine and resin flavors upfront that are balanced by a solid malt backbone. Can also taste light citrus, pineapple, caramel, and bread. Finishes with a juicy pineapple and resin bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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(512) TWO from (512) Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 94 ratings