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Rockslide IPA - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Rockslide IPA
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87
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 02-28-2007)
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-28-2013 22:54:15 | More by RandyKemka
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California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-24-2013 02:56:24 | More by pkalix
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California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-19-2012 06:44:22 | More by Swervine44
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mikechance

California

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We visited this brewery after a day of playing in the snow. It's a very nice place --- it keeps a low profile in quiet and beautiful Truckee, CA. As a BIG fan of IPAs I had to give their IPA a shot. What a wonderful treat! Beautiful color leads to a fabulous citrus and hoppy smell that is heavenly. The taste is the complete package --- full body, smooth and a nice mixture of hops/malt creating the right bitterness. I don't get out this way too often, but I'm looking forward to my next visit to this fairly undiscovered beer haven.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2011 01:47:00 | More by mikechance
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-17-2014 23:26:34 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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Wowcoolman

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-28-2012 02:45:37 | More by Wowcoolman
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

09-26-2012 22:40:30 | More by t0rin0
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creez

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-22-2012 22:38:11 | More by creez
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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at the brewery two nights ago, growler to a pint glass

Pours a very hazy gold with almost no transparency. Vibrant amber in the middle thinning out to a more tangerine on the sides and bottom of the glass. Little carbonation, alright lacing- not bad but incredibly thick on the eyes

Aroma of grapefruit, lemon, lots of pine, and a sweet but balanced malt. Not super pungent, but come together well, even if you have to stick your nose down pretty far in it.

Taste of strong upfront hops, grapefruit, pine, and a wide range of citrus. A sweet malt backs it all up which, like the nose, is able to keep a fine balance. All comes together well, solid tribute to the style

Mouth is consistent with the rest of the beer, medium body with a high bitterness. Nice sticky and dry finish, alcohol very well concealed. Super drinkable, killing a 64oz growler of this for memorial day will be no problem

Overall this stuff is really good, strong hop profile balanced well with a subtle yet rigid malt backbone. Good to know fiftyfifty is good for more than just Eclipse, can't wait to drive back to drink there

Serving type: growler

05-27-2013 21:06:09 | More by lordofstarside
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Craft Day Afternoon. Stange-like taster.

A - A finger of off-white foam that has a good retention and leaves glass-coating less tops a murky dark orange body.

S - There's a light chive note that I tend to get from Citra hops. However, it's largely overshadowed by grapefruit and orange zest. There's minimal malt character in the periphery - very West Coast aesthetic here.

T - Tastes nearly identical to the aroma. Heavy grapefruit and zesty notes, with light pine and a hint of green onion. A bit of crackery malt in the background. Not quite as defined - doesn't have the same "pop" as the aroma.

M - Pleasant zesty carbonation, medium body, resinous dry finish.

D - A very good San Diego Pale Ale. Not sure why there are such negative reviews. I'd have this one regularly if it were on tap around here (and hopefully it will be).

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2011 14:22:45 | More by MasterSki
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My first ever 50/50 brew, I think it may have been at the Truckee beer festival years ago. Not important.

Glowing orange pour, and smack of dry hopping, I knew this was the closest thing to high quality ipa anywhere near Northern Nevada (yeah, there's some good ones in Reno, but not in this upper echelon). Maybe its just bc its from truckee, but its not a stretch to smell some good buds in this one.

Taste, so light on its feet, yet so much hop mouthfeel and bitterness. I would guess simcoe is all up in this brother, along with some cascade hops for the classic feel. Really, all the stuff you loved from ipas decade+ ago, and the new wave of hop varieties you get in the newbies, that instead of the usual citrus, you now have lots of pine (and citrus grapefruit).

I think I've come to like the ryepa a little bit more, but given all the slide variation ipas, the rye and the 5 or so stout varieties, this is my favorite "local" brewery (unless Sierra Nevada counts, but its like 200 miles from me. . .)

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2010 04:51:37 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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shoebacca

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got the growler from the brewery in Truckee, CA during my weekend of skiing. Pours a cloudy orange, which is good because it reminds me of fresh-squeezed apple cider. Head is foamy and dissolves soon to a bed of lace. This is a classic IPA: hoppy in aroma and in taste! You can taste the cascades here, and it's got a wonderful fresh floral taste. Little if any malt balance. All about hops, baby.

Serving type: growler

01-11-2009 23:24:03 | More by shoebacca
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elNopalero

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This poured the color of a malty amber with some light foaming. I found an aroma of toffee and pineapples to dominate. It’s intensely bitter with a lingering sweetness. The malt balances out the candied pineapple, caramel and toffee notes from the hops.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2014 00:09:08 | More by elNopalero
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MFauver35

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-19-2013 10:57:55 | More by MFauver35
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-22-2014 04:56:56 | More by waddellc2
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MisterFuzz

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-28-2014 03:15:20 | More by MisterFuzz
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-12-2012 22:08:02 | More by rbrefbeerman
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Beerenauslese

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at FiftyFifty.

Body is hazy, opaque medium brown. Was poured in a pint glass with a half inch foamy head, with decent retention and lacing.

Smells of bready malt and citrus hops.

The taste is of thick bready malt, with a huge bitter citrus/pine hop character.

Body is medium, with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall, rather too bitter for my pleasure. It was good enough with pizza, though I wouldn't drink much on its own.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2011 18:59:25 | More by Beerenauslese
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-10-2011 02:52:21 | More by klipper
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-03-2014 04:25:01 | More by GClarkage
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-15-2012 03:02:07 | More by bonkers
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-14-2013 18:49:47 | More by PittBeerGirl
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Jnet0125

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-16-2014 23:36:28 | More by Jnet0125
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Rockslide IPA from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.