51/50 IPA - Ironfire Brewing Company

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51/50 IPA51/50 IPA

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86
very good

126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ironfire Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 11-13-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Ironfire Brewing Company in Temecula, CA.

6.5% ABV per the listing at the brewery.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Knapp85
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a golden yellow color with a nice white. The retention is good and the lacing is very nice also. The smell is dank with pine and resin hops on the nose. The taste is also citrusy with some harsh pine and other earthy bitterness. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a smooth carbonation. Overall I liked this quite a bit. I don't feel this is malt forward at all. I think this is very underrated. Worth trying and I think you'll enjoy it.

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of mdfb79
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 12/12/13 notes. Thanks to nugganooch for sharing this one; thanks Dane. 22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a hazy burnt orange color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, tropical fruits, graepfruit, fruity malts, toasted malts, bread, and wheat. Nice nose; not super hoppy but the citrus hops are there and up front.

t - Tastes of grapefruit, simcoe hops, citrus hops, light pine hops, fruity malts, bready malts, and earthy malts. Nice, no bitterness, and slightly better than the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Very light bitterness on the mouthfeel.

p - Overall a solid IPA. Dane has had it several times and felt it wasn't the freshest bottle, but it was still enjoyable. I could see how the hops might be a little bit faded, but a decent beer none the less. Worth checking out, especially if you can get it fresh.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of HopHead84
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of vfgccp
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of FosterJM
3.24/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1723rd Review on BA
Bottle to Woodshop Snifter
22oz

Shared at Herbies party, not sure by who.

App- This was along the lines of please excuse me, A pee yellow after being a bit dehydrated. A good amount of yellows and golds. Really no head to speak of. More just a 1/8" of bubbles around the edges.

Smell- I was hoping for some diamond in the rough IPA from So.Cal. Not so much. More pure malts in the glass with a slightly earthy and grainy nose with some butter behind it.

Taste- This one was just better than average and really didnt do all that much for me. A slightly off grainy flavor with some grass clippings and a little unbalanced hops to it. A slightly buttery hop flavor as well.

Mouth- A slightly dense medium body with a medium carbonation. Way too grainy and grassy without a balance. A bit of buttery hops and grass clippings remain.

Drink- Better than average, but would have to have this on tap vs. bottle next time.

Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of srandycarter
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - 3.75 Nice light copper, clear, fair head, leaves to ring. Very spotty lace.

S - 4 fun blend of malt and hops, very vivid in the nose.

T - Less exciting. Nice malt and hops.

M - Good blending of flavors, nice carb, good balance.

D - A very session-able beer.

Photo of markgugs
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear golden color. A thin white head.

S: I get a lot of grapefruit pith, some pine and some hints of caramel malt. Smells pretty decent.

T: A light bodied, dry IPA that's bitter, but a bit unbalanced. A dry, piney hop bite right away that fades down, but never really changes into much else. Maybe a hint of bready malt in there, but it's way too faint to give this beer much dimension.

Photo of twenty5
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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51/50 IPA from Ironfire Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.