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Spice Of Life - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 17.21%
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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1/5  rDev -72.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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Photo of HopHead84


3.23/5  rDev -11.7%


On tap at Iron Fist.

A: Amber with a white head.

S: Quite floral, with strong coriander notes and some grains of paradise. Lots of orange

T: Lightly sweet with bitter orange peel notes. I detect coriander, grains of paradise, and some alcohol. The finish is lightly spicy, with orange and coriander lingering.

M: Lower high carbonation with a creamy and sticky mouthfeel.

Overall: A spiced Belgian Ale. Not a super drinkable style. There was nothing wrong with this beer, but it's nothing I would drink again.

11-22-2010 17:13:36 | More by HopHead84
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-18-2012 05:18:25 | More by yokken
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-14-2014 01:53:48 | More by Mrose78
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-16-2014 02:36:41 | More by Bonsall_Phil
Photo of Zorro


3.49/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

05-14-2013 01:38:26 | More by Zorro
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-28-2013 03:31:11 | More by InfernoBoss
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-29-2012 01:00:15 | More by ejimhof
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-24-2013 22:19:32 | More by Skrypt
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-30-2013 00:03:47 | More by dwagner003
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Photo of mactrail


3.63/5  rDev -0.8%

Interesting murky Belgian.

A little hazy in the chalice. Medium amber. Very fruity aroma, like peaches. Initial taste is sweet and spicy followed by surprising bitterness. Quite a load of orange flavor. Maybe the peel adds to the bitterness. Good carbonation in the mouth, leaves its trace on the glass. Hops are hard to pin down with all the spiciness, but are strong without any of the usual Pale Ale profiles.

Good drink with food, which was spicy sausage and bitter radicchio with brown rice. Kind of over-spiced for casual drinking but well worth a taste if you like interesting takes on Belgian styles.

03-26-2011 05:41:43 | More by mactrail
Photo of Retsinis


3.65/5  rDev -0.3%

First had this as part of a tasting flight at Iron Fist a few weeks back, but have since had it again from the bottle, enough that I am comfortable posting a review of the beer.

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Bruery tulip glass, shared with 2 others.

A: The beer pours a dark and hazy orange amber color, and a nice half inch of white head rose and settled leaving some lacing.

S: I some citrus, sweet malts, light tropical fruits, peaches, mild tangerine, yeast and clove.

T: Orange peel and coriander is quite prevalent in Iron Fist beers it would seem, and this one is no exception. Citrus notes upfront, and in the middle, some mild spice and herbal hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Light to medium carbonation, smooth, and dry on the finish.

O: Light and refreshing, with the alcohol well intergrated. Good summer beer for hot weather, as a number of Iron Fists offerings are so far.

04-18-2011 22:26:44 | More by Retsinis
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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

I apologize to IF for giving this a "false" bad review, but after careful consideration, I concluded that the bartender mixed this beer up with another one (Victory Saison du BUFF) when my wife and I ordered our drinks.

Anyway, this one was served in a ball-stem goblet, a hazy darker amber color with a small, fizzy, white head. Nose of citrus zest, caramel, spice, and barnyard funk. Taste is markedly Belgian in nature, notes of dried citrus rind, coriander and peppery spice--I'm familiar with the flavor of grains of paradise, and it was clearly present here--yeasty, and decently funky. Medium body, decently flavored and pretty nice overall, though admittedly by the time I got to this, my palate was still recovering from the terrible beer that preceded it.

05-14-2012 23:31:28 | More by Rifugium
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

On-tap at Iron Fist

A: The pour is a dark golden-amber color with a nice white head.

S: Lots of orange, especially in terms of the peel. The amount of orange aroma is actually impressive. There's also a fair amount of coriander. Strangely enough, I also pick up some fennel and dill, don't ask me why.

T: A good earthy and grassy flavor with plenty of sweet oranges. The orange peel provides a bit of a bitterness and some more citrus flavor. A decent maltiness and some strangely warming flavors.

M: the body is medium with a low to moderate level of carbonation.

D: I wasn't really expecting to like this one, but it was one of my favorite beers at this brewery. A nice blend of spice notes and the base beer.

11-14-2010 09:02:00 | More by womencantsail
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-21-2013 06:56:39 | More by SocalKicks
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Spice Of Life from Iron Fist Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.