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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastmaster (349) - Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Appearance is a little lacking in clarity. Well balanced but I feel like I deserve more hops. Perhaps this keg is old? Otherwise decent.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3310) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2015
On tap at Stubbs, Austin Pours a clearish light amber with a small white head. Sweet with a light dryness. Light hoppy aromas of spruce. Tiny hints of brown sugar. Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Light dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1610) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Draft. Amber golden. Floral and Citrus hops. Slightly bitter. Slightly sweet malt. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4748) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Dark amber. Lightly syrupy in the West Coast style. Big grapefruit and pine resin flavor. A good IPA. Tap at The Holy Grail.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (808) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
On tap. Hazy golden orange with white head. Smell is citrus and pine. Taste is light caramel with fruit and tropical fruit followed by hoppy pine and citrus and floral. Dry with medium bitterness and low carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rgf001 (163) - München, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
4.68/5 rDev +14.1% Well... I wrote this from München, while drinking a great Andechs Dopplebock Dunkel, and all I can say is I miss this beer. I am IPA biased so take this in consideration. This beer has the right combination of citrusy hoppiness and aroma. Most drinkable beer I have tasted (again for my taste). There are one-bottle (one-glass) beers that may rate higher in taste, but can you drink three glasses... Never seen it in bottle so there is your excuse to go to Austin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tommynh (56) - - MAY 10, 2014
Decided to try a local IPA on draft, this was good. Not too bitter but a nice aftertaste, went down smooth and was a good local beer (was in Houston) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1666) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6339) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Draft - Peach and huge tropical fruits. Cloudy orange with a thin beige head. Perfumy and fruity with a light bitterness. Very fruity and fun.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gkeh (279) - Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
On tap at Hay Merchant Houston. I had heard great things about this, but honestly was underwhelmed. It was maltier than I like my IPAs. Not a great aroma. Just ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjohnny (402) - - FEB 22, 2014
Draft into a shaker. Hoppy and sweet aroma. Slightly cloudy gold with thin white head. Nicely balanced. Hoppy but not overpowering. Orange, grapefruit, pine. Very smooth medium bodied. Clean finish.


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