51K IPA | Blackrocks Brewery

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287 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackrocks Brewery
Michigan, United States
blackrocksbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Brian700 on 09-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
287
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
8.44%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
59
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 287 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of chippo33
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malty
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Gazing into the slightly chill hazed, filmy gold liquid, a beautiful spritely race of fine-medium carbonation streams from the base of my traditional pint glass. The 1" fluffy bone white head settles to 1/4" after a few minutes. Blotchy, dripping, torn curtains of lace go all the way down the glass. She's sturdy and poised, and she smells...

Bountifully fruity, seeping with notes of the tropical variety: mango, pineapple, and a smidgen of banana (custard). Floral; white flowers in the sunshine - breezy and welcoming. This breeze brings with it some baby pinecones, still a little sappy. And a surprisingly tart cherry scone at the end.

Canned on 6/30/17, I'm happy to have the pleasure of tasting 51K in the first 100 yards. A perfect mixture of lush aforementioned fruit, with a nice counterbalance of rustic, perfumey pine at the tail end. Just the right kiss of fresh vanilla shortbread and a handshake of grapefruit complete the experience.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a lively encompassing of playful carbonation. The malt spine carries this brew without holes, and the tantalizing hops pull at the inside of my cheeks, making the long, flavorful, somewhat dry finish a delight to behold.

Overall this brew makes me even more proud to be a Michigander, (brewed in the Upper Peninsula). This brewery seems to be doing all the right things in creating solid, intentionally simple(r) beer with precision and humility.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. From the can into a pint glass, the appearance was a slightly cloudy, golden-amber color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within about forty five seconds. A decent amount of stringy lacing stuck and then slid into the body. The smell had a sweet grapefruit, strong piney hops, becomes slightly tropical and then lets in an ample amount of caramel-esque to slight biscuit malts. The taste took the previously mentioned flavors and added a light zesty grapefruit peel. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable quality about it. Its got a slight crisp yet dry finish. Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good IPA I’d take to the dome again.

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Photo of Angerhaus
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of El_Brujo_de_A2
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two finger thick white cap on this bad mofo.Pours deep amber,light brown.Nose and taste are one in the same with this brew.Piny and floral are the hallmarks I've come to expect in an IPA and they are present here in spades.

Strong hop presence in the taste.Quite a sharp bite in there too. Ancho chiles blended with bitter grapefruit. This should be a DIPA. yum? taste does not disappoint. 7% ABV and there is no hiding it here.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dharmelink
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kinney1989
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to strohme2 for this brew.

12 oz. Can

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small creamy off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, some malts, citrusy. The taste is hoppy, kinda malty, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erocket
4.98/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Excellence in brewing from da UP eh?

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Photo of LionHeart88
4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timc32
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stu_Grimson
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VaTechPhilly
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warlock_with_a_backpack
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachT
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Omnium
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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51K IPA from Blackrocks Brewery
4.03 out of 5 based on 287 ratings.
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