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51/50 IPA | Ironfire Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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187 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
Ranking:
#12,025
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
187
pDev:
10.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Knapp85
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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4.3/5  rDev +11.7%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOK: Pours a light golden color with a white head that laces the glass well. Pretty good clarity, and a nice looking beer it is.

SMELL: West coast all day with tropical hops. Grapefruit, pineapple, papaya, and some malt sweetness like fresh sticky brown sugar,

TASTE: Solid bitterness and grapefruit and pith. Brown sugar, iced tea, and caramel is all found from the malts, but balanced with plenty of hops. The malt is light enough to let the hops be on display. Not so much piney, definitely moreso tropical.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied. Medium carbonation and a slight hop bite. The hop flavor lingers on which is a good thing when so tropical.

OVERALL: Pretty solid IPA here. Big ups to my friend Shadlin for getting this to me from San Diego. Cheers to the West Coast, good beer here!

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of HopHead84
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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51/50 IPA from Ironfire Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 187 ratings
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