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Dubbel Fisted - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 11-14-2010

A dubbel with a "California Twist", which is that this beer is brewed without candi sugar.
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Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 24
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5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I tried this beer at the brewery on tap, and thought it was good, but not necessarily exceptional. Nonetheless, I bought a bottle and took it home and kept it in the fridge for a few months for an occasion to share the big bottle. Much to my surprise, upon crackin it open, the taste and feel seem to have been much improved. I'm usually a dark Belgian fan, but this is a golden that I would definitely get again. Very rich, complex taste the second time around, much more akin to what you would expect from a true belgain style brew. Taste is sweet and nutty, but not overpowering. Feel is very nice, at least from the bottle. Not much head, but still well balanced. Very pleased with the improvement of a little bottle conditioning.

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4.68/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I really like this beer a lot. it's one I like to have around.

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4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: a deep, dark brownness that begs to be drank... although my wife doesn't like beer, this is by far her favorite color

S: some darker fruits, hint of chocolate, with a bit of carmel going on... mellow malt-hop blend that makes this a very pleasant botle to open..

T: where the nose leads, the palate follows. A great tasting dubble..some caremal w/ a hint of chocolate...blended with raisny-plum fruit notes... a nice little complex sipper!!

M: My mouth said yes! A great bodied beer here.

O: Although I can't buy it in Illinois, I'm glad I was able to get one out here -- Thanks Chris! Looking forward to trying the other Iron Fist offerings that were waiting for me on the doorstep after work... A beer, and brewery, it appears to keep an eye out for as I'm sure you'll enjoy-

** Sidenote: Each of my colleagues whom I've shared the bottle with today has enjoyed a new brew from the Westcoast... witha smile!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Iron Fist Brewing Company in Vista, CA.

Pours a murky dark brown with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, dark fruits, and brown sugar. Taste is of malt and brown sugar with a dark fruit finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good dubbel with some nice aromas and flavors.

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3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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