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Dubbel Fisted - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -39%

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3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
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

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of drewone
2.28/5  rDev -38.2%
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...

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of PatrickSwayze
2.68/5  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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Tapestry in South Philly, Glad to see some new beer in Philly, which here, is a daily thing.

A- Dubble Fisted is a dark ass brown ale, mahagony even, dirty tap water, but an elegant look that's calming. A healthy burnt sugar white/slightly tan cap stays on top forever, leaving no lace.

S- For a dubbel, fisted comes off like a quad and alot of them. The sugar is just pumped up to the max and there are more candi like scents. Dark fruits with plums and grapes. A nice malt backing and a bit of yeast. Nuts and some roast.

T- The sugars dont come up as much in smell, so fist does not taste like a quad but there is some sweetness though. The roast and nuts are more up front competing with the dark dried fruit basket. A little bit of raisins and a whole lot of taste. A Belgian dubbel that does not tackle you with bready yeast. A slight twang on the finish.

M- Smooth and livelt at the same time, although this is above medium. Carb is nice and sparkling. The alcohol is not here but there is a warming effect near room temp.

D- I tried it, I enjoyed it and will try more from this brewery, if it's on tap.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of The3rdbeer
3.8/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of vande
4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
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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3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Iron Fist Brewery.

Review is from notes

A: The beer pours a dark mahogany brown with a ruby red hue. A half inch of off white head rose, then quickly settled, leaving light mild lacing.

S: I get whiffs of dark fruits, figs, dates, earthy hops, mild dark cacao, and Belgian yeast.

T: A bit more bread and caramel malts here upfront then the nose, but the dark fruit characters, plums, raisins, and yeast qualities come through in the middle, along with a slight dry hop bitterness in the finish. The alcohol is well melded in the flavors as well.

M: Light to medium carbonation, with medium to creamy mouth feel.

O: Pretty good. I enjoyed this style from their offerings, personally, bit more going here then some of the lighter sytles I've had from Iron fist, although those were soild as well. The yeast flavors are pretty consistent in their beers, but that's a good thing to me, since it provides a unique flavor profile, that is recognizable.

Dubbel Fisted from Iron Fist Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.