RateBeer
overall
95
93
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The (512) India Pale Ale is a big, aggressively dry hopped American IPA with smooth bitterness (~65 IBU) balanced by medium maltiness. 100% US malted grains, loads of hops, and great Austin water create an ale with apricot and vanilla aromatics that lure you in for more.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2010
On tap at Cedar Door in Austin. Pours hazy dark orange/amber with smallish head. Great nose shows lots of citrusy hops and a hint of apricot. Smells like it’s gonna be malty as well. Taste is a bit overwhelmed with the sweet malt, but it still packs a nice mean bitter punch at the end. Palate feels a bit heavy.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2626) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2010
On tap at the Gingerman in Fort Worth. Hazy amber pour with a nice head. Aroma is sweet, hoppy, lots of citrus, and maybe some melon. Taste is bitter up front followed by that same fruit goodness. Dry, hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Tap at Gingerman Dallas. Pours out a cloudy dark copper with a two finger off white head. Aroma is of pine, grapefruit, citrus and some light fruity notes. Taste is very complex with notes of nice bitter grapefruit, citrus, light pine and some tropical fruit hiding in there too. Definitely a solid IPA, not what I’d be expecting from Texas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a golden amber color with a big white head and some spotty lacing. S: A nice bit of sweet tropical fruits and citrus on the nose along with a substantial caramel malt base. A fair amount of grapefruit notes and subtle pine. T: The flavor tends toward the sweet side initially, mostly caramel and some brown sugar. The hops come shortly after and have a nice bitterness to them. Some slightly bitter and slightly sweet grapefruit, too. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. Kind of heavy and chewy for an IPA. D: For a sweeter IPA, I found this one to actually be quite drinkable and enjoyable. A very nicely balanced beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pershing (477) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Pours Murky orange probably due to the dry hopping. The aroma is of Pine and Grapefruit. Medium hop bitterness for an American IPA. Lingering bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Cloudy copper pour, nice head and lace. Hoppy fruity aroma. Nice carb, with a medium pine hop. Some light strawberry fruit, and a minimal alcohol bite. Good medium IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (2571) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
Pours a cloudy orange-red, the aroma is Tropicana sweet orange drink - quite off-putting! Fortunately the palate adds loads of green herby sharp hops. There’s a long green hoppy finish. Not impressed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Pours an orange color with a large foamy off white head. Notes of citrus, faded hops, cardboard box, and cat piss. Not holding up.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Pours a cloudy gold with a short white head which leaves a coarse lace. Medium, but very fine carbonation. Cut grass nose, medium body, minimally sweet. Pine, fruit and floral hops (in that order), toasty middle and finish. A good session IPA and one of the top beers in Texas.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
On tap at the Flying Saucer. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Nose was not impressive on this. May have been too cold. Not enough citrus. More an earthy, nutty aroma. Taste was earthy and nutty with some pine. Mouthfeel was dry and bitter. OK. Not impressed by nose, but a good texture in the mouth.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  9  10 11 12 13


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50