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Dubbel Fisted - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%
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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mrelizabeth

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-18-2012 21:33:04 | More by mrelizabeth
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber with just a tinge of red and dusty clarity. Small off white head of half a finger with minimal retention and flakes of lacing.

Malt forward molasses and toffee not too syrupy or cloying. Rich candied dates and plum with a bready pie crust and Belgian yeast adds a tinge of powder and attic must.

The same as the nose, fairly malty without being overly sweet. Tightly wound caramel and brown sugar, not a hint of graininess. Dried red fruit, cherries and plums with a spice bill including coriander and a steely powdery twinge. Lingering phenols.

Medium carbonation and a slightly hefty body, the malt sticks to the palate like glue. Alcohol is warming and occasionally rears up.

As an American Dubbel this is pretty good, a tasty and not cloying malt bill with enough dark fruit esters to keep things lively. Not something that can compete with a Trappist brew but my Belgian itch has been stated.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2014 07:16:12 | More by rawfish
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watermelon

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a shaker pint.

A: Mahogany body with an off-white head. Minimal lacing with excellent head retention.

S: Nose is dominated by dark fruit.

T: Heavy carmel malt, and dark fruit flavors.

M: Malty body with very low carbonation.

O: Its decent, but not for the price. I would drink again if offered or If I saw it on sale.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 21:23:48 | More by watermelon
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superspak

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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours moderately cloudy deep ruby red color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, plum, fig, pear, apple, grape, clove, pepper, toast, brown sugar, light chocolate, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of yeast notes with a fair amount of malt presence; and good strength. A bit too fruity on the nose. Taste of caramel, plum, fig, pear, apple, toast, brown sugar, clove, herbal, light chocolate, brown bread, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark and light fruits, caramel, toast, brown sugar, light chocolate, brown bread, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of fruity yeast and dark malt flavors; with a good malt/fruitiness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall the is a very good Dubbel style. Good balance and robustness of malt and fruity ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 04:12:36 | More by superspak
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Phyl21ca

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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.

Serving type: bottle

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Dubbel Fisted from Iron Fist Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.