51/50 IPA | Ironfire Brewing Company

51/50 IPA51/50 IPA
BA SCORE
69.7%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 185 ratings
51/50 IPA51/50 IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ironfire Brewing Company
California, United States
ironfirebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
With its pungent and dank hop flavor, 51/50 IPA isn't for those looking for a "balanced" beer. Classic San Diego style IPA with minimal malt flavor so the hops shine through. Why call it 51/50? Because we have to be crazy to put this amount of hops in a beer.

Added by DoubleJ on 11-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,607
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
185
Liked:
129
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
10.88%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 185 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of sokol_1993
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jera1350
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stratusjeans
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RDW
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TrojanRB
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KingBovril
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TH28
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can. 6/8/16 can date. Appearance: Golden and very clear, with a moderately thick white head and nice lacing. Aroma: Dank, resinous hop aroma that has that touch of cat pee and ammonia. Also has a bit of candied fruit. Taste: Starts with a light candied fruit and caramel maltiness, quickly turning to a sharp resinous bitterness that is intense with a bit of grassiness and ammonia. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Finish: Strong resinous bitterness, very dry, with a touch of caramel. Overall: Pretty typical west coast IPA, with a strong, dry, resinous and grassy hoppiness overpowering a light caramel maltiness.

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Photo of tpauer
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrStiffington
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anon
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erjaq
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rblib
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An assault of nice tasty bitter bitter hops from start to finish. Well done Ironfire.

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Photo of HD88
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bumchilly25
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Total Wine Palm Springs for $2. Pretty solid stuff.

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Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An unapologetic hop forward West Coast IPA. Reminds me of Green Flash or Ballast Point. The hop bitterness is very sharp on the front end. More pine hops than citrus hops. A very sticky, long lasting bitterness on the finish. There is a nice malt backbone so this is not entirely off balance as far as hop vs. malt go but make no mistake this is a very bitter beer. This is not my favorite kind of IPA but if you are a die hard "hop head" you will definitely like this one.

note: the main description says this is a 7.2% ABV but the bomber I just got says "6.5% ABV"

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Photo of smiiith
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LAkingsFan31
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebrood1987
4.84/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very tropical smelling with that "dank" quality in the background. I also am getting caramel malt smells. It tastes like hops all the way with notes of peach, strawberry and grapefruit. The caramel malt comes in and leaves quickly with the tea, herbal and pine like qualities from the bitterness.

Very awesome IPA. I would be really proud to call this one my year round if I was a brewmaster.

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51/50 IPA from Ironfire Brewing Company
Beer rating: 69.7% out of 100 with 185 ratings
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