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:
6
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -48.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of lohyewcheong
2.95/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Nice white head. Less aroma than say Deschutes Fresh Squeezed or Stone IPA.

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Good solid IPA. A little malty for my taste.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 22 oz brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. No obvious freshness date.

A: Clear honey gold with 1-finger sticky, off-white head with decent retention and a scraggly strip of lacing.

S: Mainly herbal, honeysuckle, and grapefruit aromas on a fairly dense medium caramel sweetness.

T: Flavor is dominated by straight, blunt bitterness, big resin blast with honeysuckle notes and raw without much nuance. Too much caramel for me makes it sticky.

M: Tacky and sticky with medium body.

O: A very stiff IPA with a lot if raw bitterness but not a lot of finesse.

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3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopHead84
3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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