(512) Black IPA | (512) Brewing Company

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99 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Spring

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.

Added by UTCengOwl on 03-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
99
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
11.56%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the Ginger Man in Fort Worth, TX. Beer was poured in a pint glass, and this brew pours like a stout. Jet black with a one inch, milk chocolate colored head that settles into a film. Good lacing on the glass as you drink. The nose is heavy in dark fruit sweetness, coffee, and a slight hoppiness. The smells are very sweet and rich. The beer has a hoppier taste then the smell previews. The beer is smooth bodied, with a dry crispness on the tail end. Hoppy dryness throughout. Roast and coffee highlights throughout with a hoppy and toasty aftertaste and slightly bitter finish. The beer gets heavier with the dark sweetness and bitterness as it warms. Delicious!

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.27/5  rDev -43%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of champ103
3.13/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Queen Vic in Houston.

A: Pours a dark black color, almost opaque. A two finger tan head forms with good retention. Plenty of sticky lace.
S: Resiny hops up front. Soapy and oily. Herbal, grassy, and citrus aromas come out next. Dark fruits and a light sweet malt aroma lingers.
T: Follows the nose. Resiny, soapy, and oily. Citrus and grassy hops are dominate. After the hops fade this is really sweet. Finishes with a large grapefruit bitterness.
M/D: This has a medium to full body. Good carbonation. Though this is overly thick, syrupy, and oily. Not hard to drink a pint of, but a one and done for me.

For me, this is pretty typical of this "style." If this is your thing, than this is a good one. Though I don't really get it. A dark beer that is overly hoppy. Nothing special and a little over the top.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of elNopalero
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This appears a dark cola color with a thin layer of foam. It has a light hop aroma, present but not dominant, reminiscent of grapefruit citrus zest. There’s a big, upfront bitterness which comes off as a welcome surprise as well as an upfront roast which dies down into a long malt finish. The hops are grassy and grapefruity, and there’s enough dark roast notes as a contrast. Simply delicious.

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3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Whip In in Austin, TX on 3/18/15

Appearance - Served up in a clear, plastic pint cup with a quarter finger of light khaki head. The brew itself is cola brown in color, and the head settles to a thin layer.

Smell - Citrusy aroma with light pine and a touch of bread and caramel.

Taste - Follows the nose. Citrus hops with lesser notes of pine. Malts are distant, but hints of roast and chocolate do peak through briefly.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with a nice bite from the carbonation. Slick texture, going down smooth before a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Good brew, but nothing particularly unique or noteworthy about it.

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3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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(512) Black IPA from (512) Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 99 ratings.
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