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Dubbel Fisted - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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83
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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Fist Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A dubbel with a "California Twist", which is that this beer is brewed without candi sugar.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 11-14-2010)
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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by PatrickSwayze:
Photo of PatrickSwayze
2.65/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a murky amber copper that had light head that ran away quickly

S: Deep intriguing spices mixed with light fruits and hint of cinnamon. Prolly not cinnamon but that's the best way i could describe it.

T: This did not resemble any type of dubbel that i have had previously. Maybe they introduced their own spin on style that included more bread and doughy flavors then actual blend of fruits and caramel. Herbal spices gently kick in at the end of the palate.

M: High carbonation for the bottle that i received that lay on the sweet side rather then the dry in which i prefer.

O: A decent spin on the dubbel but definitely nothing special and worth going out of your way to pick up.

PatrickSwayze, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Cynic-ale, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

mrelizabeth, Feb 18, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 ml. bottle poured into a goblet. Dubbel Fisted pours a medium brown in color, being a hazed mahogany in the light. Half an inch of bubbly off white foam builds for a bit then dissipates rather swiftly but does manage to keep a light cap with some agitation.

Malty nose with dark fruits and a bit of chocolate and spice with some agitation. Yeast notes are thin but do reveal themselves slightly with warming along with some brown sugar and a touch of alcohol. Bit thin largely due to the light carbonation I would assume, otherwise decent.

Taste is a bit thin up front but firms up through the palate. Another victim of carbonation woes as the taste is fuller after a fresh pour. Plum and roasted caramel with a light chocolate/hop bitterness and a hint of berry.

Feel is smooth but light though thankfully not too syrupy like many a stab at the style. Easy drinking as a result though I think a finer carbonation would yield more complexity throughout. This doesn't come across as a bottle conditioned beer, which surprised me given the expectations I carried into this brew and given the style it seeks to emulate, the bottle which contained it, and the price I paid for it. Bottom line, this beer needs more carbonation to kick it up a notch, and a firmer and more robust bottle conditioning is in order.

HalfFull, Jan 10, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

GRG1313, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

apasternak, Jun 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +37%

Snellgg5, Nov 18, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Amanda for lugging these beers back from LA!

Reddish brown, transparent with ample off white foam on the surface, sticking around for a good while. Spotty lace in the glass.

Sweet caramel and dry yeast phenolics, mellow and pleasant.

Caramel, brown sugar, spicy character from the Belgian yeast. Mellow body and smooth light carbonation gives it a slightly nectar-like feel. Overall pretty balanced and easy drinking for the style, though best shared.

emerge077, Feb 18, 2012
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3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry caramelized malt with light fruity ester and some dry raisins and plum notes is not as rich and enticing as I had expected. Taste is also dominated by dry caramelized malt with some light fruity ester and some dry raisins and plums notes. Residual sugar is quite lower then I would have expected for the style. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad overall but not as rich and sweet as I was expecting.

Phyl21ca, Sep 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

jdmandel, Dec 26, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served at the brewery into a thick Belgian tulip.

A - Dark amber to brown with foamy head. Lacing present, head didn't last long.

S - Chocolate and brown ale malts coming thru along with the Iron Fist belgian yeast (pretty sure its a house strain and not diff from one to the next).

T - Pretty nice actually, more brown ale like then most dubbels but the yeast character was quite nice here vs their other beers.
Still sweet but not over powering and seemed pretty well attenuated.

M - Thick start to a thinner finish. Slightly creamy.

D - This was a nice beer. I generally tend to not like dubbels so this was a surprise.

Dijeriduster, Feb 11, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

TheBaumer, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

claspada, May 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of Zorro
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Chill hazed brown colored beer with a very small white head. Very certain that this is a beer clean glass so the missing head is surprising.

Smells spicy with a strong brown sugar aroma. Mild coriander and cinnamon scent. Very faint apple aroma.

Starts off mildly sweet with some plum and cake flavor. Mild coriander and a chocolate cake flavor. Strong warming sensation in the chest but no flavor of alcohol. Mild brown sugar flavor. Pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall not a bad beer. Would score higher if the missing head could be found.

Zorro, May 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

yokken, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of t420o
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Iron Fist Dubbel Fisted

A-pour produces a 1-1/2 finger tan head resting on a deep amber body that is cloudy. Head recedes quick leaving little in the way of lacing 3.5 

S- brown sugar, ripe dark fruits like plum and fig, light chocolate, caramel, Belgian yeast 4

T- a little muted for my tastes. Similar to the nose it leads off with brown sugar and Belgian yeast. This is followed by ripe dark fruits, caramel, milk chocoalte, spices and molasses. There are also subtle notes of pear and green grapes which is surprising. It's good and the muted flavor makes this a very easy beer for gulping down given the abv, but I prefer to sip my dubbels anyways so this doesn't matter. 3.5 

M- light on carbonation and slightly syrupy mouthfeel 3.5

O- a good dubbel and easy drinking. It is pretty complex but muted at the same time. A good dubbel but nothing amazing 4

B  

t420o, May 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Drknight, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

speedvagen, Dec 06, 2013
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2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Consumed at the brewery tasting room, March 22nd, 2013.

Beer is a clear hue somewhere between caramel and amber. Nice beige/tan head quickly subsides to a thin skin of foam.

Not much aroma; just indistinct roasted malt.

Flavor is melanoidin-y amber malts, plums and a modest finishing bitterness. Lacking many of the traditional flavors associated with the guidelines of the style. Thick and chewy tasting, if that makes sense, though the mouthfeel is medium-bodied. A little under-carbonated, I thought,.

Nothing bad here, though nothing especially outstanding, either.

charlzm, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of The3rdbeer
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Bruery Tulip

A- very pretty red/orange color, red in the middle and orange where the light bends around the sides. almost no head and a little bit of foam around the edge lasting for a long time.

S- A lot of malt with some spice, with peanuts and a lot of peanuts in the smell, very strange but enticing.

T- Malt, almost pumpkin spice mixed with peanut butter and some hop bitterness that runs away fast. no booze here very lite and a refreshing new flavor.

M- Lite mouthfeel it has very lite carbonation and leaves a slight coating but its very thin, leaving soon.

O- Good and lite, I could drink this again, its interesting and a different from the norm for me. Its good enough to drink again.

The3rdbeer, Jun 06, 2011
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2.29/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a hazy deep amber to brown-ish color with a tan head. In the aroma, quite iced tea like, malty and sweet. In the taste, a small dry hop presence in sweet tea is the best way to describe it. A hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry lemon like citrus and tea in the aftertaste. Like sweet tea, notes of lemon, and different with a hop presence.

OWSLEY069, Jul 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

justintcoons, Feb 19, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Totally disapointing -this is the third iron fist beer I've had and all of them remind me of mediocre home brew.

A lot of carbonation, large bubbles over flow glass. Sickly sweet/alcohol smell. Nice fruit spiceness.

Thin stale taste - very disapointing ,some fruity plum,not so good astringency

Hmm...

drewone, Mar 17, 2012
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Dubbel Fisted from Iron Fist Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.