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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rather than simply darken up our current IPA, we decided several months ago to design an entirely new beer from the ground up. The beer features our Organic 2-Row base malt accented by additions of Crystal 60 and Weyermann Carafa III malts. This last grain is a special type of de-husked roasted barley imported from Germany that lends a charred black color and notes of roasted coffee and chicory without any tannic bitterness that would normally be contributed by the husks. The hop additions are many and generous, featuring Apollo, Horizon, and Nugget, clocking the beer in at 70 IBU. Over 22 pounds of Nugget hops were added directly to the fermenter in our first ever batch. The sum of these parts is a befuddling, beautiful beer with an ABV of 7%. Big juicy hop flavors meld with rich roasted malts to create distinctively delicious ale. Hop bitterness is significantly more aggressive than our normal IPA, providing an interesting departure from the hop “niceness” that is our norm, all in all, something worth savoring, though perhaps not for the faint of heart.

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3.4
Ferris (16092) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle - Roast malts and hops. Jet black with a rich white head. Roasty malts with a hop bitterness that dominates to the finish. Although not quite a marriage, it is a hand off from dark to IPA.

3.5
djd07 (15282) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2011
On tap at the Petrol Station. Pours a very dark brown with a small beige head that lasts awhile leaving good sticky lacing. The aroma is a raisin malt and light roast. Medium mouthfeel with a smoke and coffee flavor. Easy to drink hiding the alcohol well. A very good black IPA from 512.

3.6
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, pine, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, citrus, caramel, grass, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.

3.3
deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2011
On tap at flying saucer Houston. Pour a clear deep brown with a khaki head that lasts throughout the beer and laces nicely. Aroma has a decent amount of roasted malt and pine hops. A bit clashing. Flavor begins with roasted malt and is joined by a bit of coffee and then pine in the finish.

3.6
onceblind (10096) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Deep clear dark amber with a ivory foamy top with loads of lace. Dark earthy but semisweet nose that’s a bit leafy and mellow. Smooth floral hops on the flavor with mellow citrus and dark roasty semisweet malts, and smooth cocoa malt finishes. Pretty nice albeit mellow.

3.6
drowland (8888) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2/25/12. On tap at the brewery during RBWG 2012. Black pour, moreso dark brown under the light, with a small tan head that fades. Light hop aroma with a bigger kick of roasted malts, coffee, etc. Roasted, light porter characteristics seem to dominate - roast, chocolate, a bit of acidity - followed by a touch of hoppiness. Not bad.

3.9
SudsMcDuff (8462) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 27, 2011
well, 512 in on the black ipa racket, lets see .. . Pours a deep brown with fantastic head, lacing is superb .. . the bastard gave him your home address .. . nice roastiness and a good dose of hops- this is how an american black ale should taste, balanced .. . another winner from 512 .. . My aunt gave me a walkie-talkie for my birthday. She says if I’m good, she’ll give me the other one next year.

3.7
Sledutah (7752) - Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2012
On tap at the brewery during RBWG
Dark brown with a nice sized dark tan head and good lacing. Lots of roasted malts, pine, chocolate and grapefruit. A nice Bipa.

3.6
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Dark brown color/ tan head. Mild roasty, black malt, pine sap aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Nice chocolate, light roast, dry black malt flavors with pine sap hoppage--good.

3.6
ben4321 (6607) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014
Location: Draft at BRC, 4/1/14

Aroma: The nose is more roasty than hoppy, some caramel, and light pine notes
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a lighter brown head and some decent lace
Flavor: The flavor is medium sweet, with a good amount of roast, and a light hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a clean, roasty mouthfeel, and a mild dryness
Overall Impression: I thought this example of a Black IPA was just a little bit light on the IPA part of the equation. Still, this is a nice beer.


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