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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (790) - Queens, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Draft: pours golden amber, thin white head, citrus aroma, mild hop bite, slightly dry finish, solid ipa.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rgf001 (142) - 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 (32) - - 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 (1384) - 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 (4164) - 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 (203) - 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 (371) - - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1057) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Draft pour average golden. Nose great mango and fruit hop. Some sweetness. Taste grapefruit up front. Citrus and mango with tropical fruit hop. Balancing mid palate sweet. Pleasing bitter through the finish. Fairly thick mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 6, 2014
Very hoppy, sharp grassy and citric hops, some more resiny ones, crisp biscuit malts. Sharp bitterness too, but I dig it a lot, it just works in this American combo, with my smoked bbq meat. (On tap at Stubbs BBQ restaurant Austin)

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TylerGreenDC (295) - - DEC 12, 2013
On draft. Faint aroma of soap. Slightly bitter, no particular flavors. Lots of malt. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1045) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
On tap. Poured a nice clear golden yellow with white head. A very well-made, crisp, clean IPA. Clean PNW-ish pine flavor, a little early. A little unbalanced on the hop end, but what do you expect from an IPA? Nice beer.


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