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(512) Brewing Company
Style | ABV
American Black Ale
Limited (brewed once).
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.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap at Opal Devine's served in Chimay chalice, I keep getting Chimay chalices for my beer from them... I think they're on to me...
Jet black with a thin light tan head, great retention and some thick lacing
Odd smell, chocolate, roasted malts and hops? Strange indeed, the roasted malt aroma takes a backseat to the chocolate and hops pleasant but odd smell.
Damn, toffee, chocolate and hops all over. The toffee hits first with some chocolatey flavors coming in next and a wave a hops comes in just before the finish and lingers well into it. The coffee flavor shows up but is well dispersed throughout.
Pretty light in body with a smoothness I wasn't expecting, carbonation was adequate.
Overall a pretty good intro for the style, was kinda intimidated by the black IPA thing but was pleasantly surprised by the flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
04-15-2011 04:28:37 |
More by Fenris244
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
thanks to jenray for the growler.
a: opaque black - fine off white finger of head that lingers
s: pungent american hops - grapefruit and pine. finishes with hint of something bland and mealy, my only association with this is generic white cake, but that's quite on point. apologies for the lack of vocabulary, but this isn't an unpleasant lingering smell
t: grapefruit bitterness. possibly nugget? (had some NN very recently so it's fresh on my mind.) A touch of coffee and smoked malts (similar to dfh chicory.) The finish leaves an interesting play between hop bitterness and dark-malt bitterness.
m: medium body with a lingering finish. very porter like. no roasted barley stickiness but there is a slick mouthfeel. didn't taste oats or smell diacetyl though.
o: i'm still not convinced i like the cda/bipa style, but this is a very good beer. I wouldn't hesitate to order it, and will probably have more than one pour from the growler tonight.
Serving type: growler
04-01-2011 03:13:48 |
More by pitasoup
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
1. On tap at The Major League Grill in Beaumont, TX
2. Black, Dark Black Awesomeness
3. Coffee, chocolate, Piney hops
4. Rich dark chocolate and coffee that finishes with an awesome hop flavor and aroma.
5. Mouth coating like a great chewy dark brew should.
6. This was my first Black IPA and I am hooked. It was a trip on the senses. You see this beautiful dark beer and first you get the roasted coffee and chocolate then you are hit with piney hoppness that finishes smooth and making you want more. Great beer 512 now send some in bottles to Beaumont.
Serving type: on-tap
06-25-2011 00:40:28 |
More by jeremy2027
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed for the first time at the (512) Brewing Spring Party 3/19/2011
A - dark black, tan to light brown head, good head stand
S - slight hint of roasted chicory, full hop nose
T - bittersweet/dark chocolate notes
M - well-balanced with surprising lack of tannic bitterness
Overall - Although a bit subdued for an IPA, makes for a great IPA session beer for fans of light-moderate malt backbone with hop fullness in the flavor and aroma.
Organic 2-Row base malt accented by additions of Crystal 60 and Weyermann Carafa III malts contributes to the charred black color and notes of roasted coffee and chicory. Typical tannic bitterness absent. Hop additions include Apollo, Horizon, and Nugget.
Serving type: on-tap
03-21-2011 20:53:28 |
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