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Spice Of Life - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Fist Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with bitter orange peel, coriander, and grains of paradise.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 11-14-2010)
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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of coriander, orange peel and paradise grain is quite sublime with light caramel malt notes and some residual sugars. Taste is also dominated by grain of paradise with some orange peel and some light coriander with light caramel malt. Body is about average with good carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer and probably the best I tried from this brewery with great balance between all ingredients.

Phyl21ca, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of ImperialStout
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ImperialStout, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of rand
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 750 mL bottle to Lost Abbey tulip glass

Amber in color, super-frothy head. The nose is sweet, toffee-malts, oak, fresh garden herbs, citrus zest. The added cilantro comes out on the palate, adding zest and harmonizing with the brew's funky undertones. Flavors are nicely reigned-in given the added spices, with malty sweetness at the front of the palate. The finish is relatively short, with lively phenols lingering.

This was a lot better than expected, given the reviews. We've been sitting on this bottle for six months or so, I wonder if it just needs some time.

rand, Oct 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

brianmandell, Sep 27, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -13.7%

Tonka, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

UlfAndreas, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

retry4z, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

watchnerd, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

madtrixter787, Jun 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Mrose78, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

Evil_Pidde, Apr 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Bonsall_Phil, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

tbeq00, Dec 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

bvlaminck, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

speedvagen, Dec 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

dwagner003, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

InfernoBoss, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Strega007, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Skrypt, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

jsmith6051, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

claspada, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Dactrius, May 16, 2013
Photo of Zorro
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chill hazed brassy amber colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smell is fruity and spicy with a honey like malt aroma. Orange, grains of paradise, mild ginger. Finally mild coriander.

Starts out semi dry and spicy, grains of paradise mostly. Apples and some orange flavor. Coriander is in here but it isn't a strong flavor. Overall this is tame for the style and that is a good thing Bière de Garde can get quite funky.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a good beer. This beer is nothing if not easy to drink.

I REALLY wish the fad with grains of paradise would go away I'm not that fond of it.

Zorro, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

SocalKicks, Feb 21, 2013
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Spice Of Life from Iron Fist Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.