51/50 IPA | Ironfire Brewing Company

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184 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
184
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 184 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by DoubleJ:
Photo of DoubleJ
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Stebow1289
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of RDW
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Dawkins
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mmarcos
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

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Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
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 Avila1
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Job well done

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Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Jengal23
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Good solid IPA. A little malty for my taste.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Dirt
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BeerGainz
4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TrojanRB
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass, canned 12/14/15, 16 days old for this review.

A: Pours a very clear honey orange color with a bright white head, head lasted about 3-4 minutes, lots of carbonation, looks a little thin.

A: Papaya, guava, garlic/onion, hints of citrus like grapefruit, hint of malts, no alcohol on the nose.

T: Guava, garlic/onion, hit of citrus bitterness in the middle, grapefruit peel, hint of malts sweetness on the backend, finish is very dry, like sucking on grapefruit peels, some resin and pine, very tasty.

M: A little light, I would like to have some more body on this beer, very dry finish, after two glasses I have that raked palate feeling.

O: Pretty solid IPA, lacks a little body, but overall love the guava and garlic/onion with grapefruit peel flavors, also just released in six-pack cans which is great because I'm not a big fan of 22 ounce bottles.

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Photo of Booner818
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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51/50 IPA from Ironfire Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 184 ratings.
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