51/50 IPA - Ironfire Brewing Company
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
Wow, another new brewery in the Southland. On-tap at 38 Degrees, to the beer:
Looks paler orange with yellow and red hues and a solid retaining head on top. Hope is brought in from an inspiring nose. There's passionfruit, orange, pineapple, some of my favorite aromas in an IPA. It doesn't quite reach the crescendo of greatness, but it's still very appealing.
This is a dry IPA. It starts dry at the start, then the wave of hops come. Crackery dry malt at the base, hops coming through and painting a picture on the canvas in the form of orange and passionfruit. Its texture is smooth and is medium bodied, but surprisingly isn't bitter. Dry and crackery in its aftertaste.
This was a delight to drink. A very good IPA that's not far from being a great one.
11-13-2012 17:20:11 | More by DoubleJ
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +29.9%
Hands down the best brewery in Temecula and one of the best in a large radius! Everything they do is fantastic! The Ballast Point pedigree is apparent yet, like with a son and his father, eventually the apprentice becomes the master! This is a phenomenal IPA! A seamless blend of several hop varieties makes for a crisp, dry, piney, citrusy bomb that you would never suspect came from a year-old brewery! There's a reason these guys are blowing up and a reason they have an absurdly loyal following!
05-23-2013 21:35:37 | More by mmarcos
3.95/5 rDev +2.6%
Poured into a flute glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass leaving slight lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops, grapefruit, faint biscuit malt. Flavor is very hop forward; grassy, herbal and citrus hops. Light biscuit malt body that supports the hops surprisingly well. Finish is somewhat dry with a long, lingering herbal hop finish. Medium bodied with hints of creaminess. I usually don't like light malt body in my IPAs, but 51/50, which is very up front about the malt taking the back seat, seems to be designed around this and I really enjoyed this IPA. A very nice balance of hops that stand on their own. It's a sign of a good brewery when they can make you enjoy a style that you are normally not excited about. I'll check out their other ales.
11-15-2013 00:31:36 | More by LiquidAmber
3.86/5 rDev +0.3%
Feeling crazy, drinking straight from the bottle, so can't say what the "color" is...but have to report this offering represents the SoCa "West Coast" IPA scene very well! My bottle has 6.5% Abv (not 7+% as Ba states), not that it matters, as it makes an excellent session brew and one I'm currently enjoying...in-laws and all!
07-03-2014 04:36:52 | More by TheRougeBastard
51/50 IPA from Ironfire Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.