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(512) Black IPA | (512) Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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100 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#8,100
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
100
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3.13/5  rDev -20.6%
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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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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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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(512) Black IPA from (512) Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 100 ratings
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