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The Resistance - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Fist Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-18-2011)
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

ineva, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

djaeon, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of jsmith6051
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

jsmith6051, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is full of tart green apple, peach, apricot, white grapes, wheat, oak, vanilla, citrus hops, Brett, and a touch of booze.

T - Starts off with some tart peach and apricot with some sour green apple and some wheat and vanilla. Through the middle, some oak comes through alongside some funky Brett flavor. The finish is a mix of tart lemon, peach, and apricot with funky Brett character, some oak, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium bodied with heavy carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart, funky, and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced with some good Brett character. Nice finish.

ngeunit1, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of dannyhipps
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a nice golden with a pretty white cap that is small and loose with large bubbles in the 1/4" foam. The cap hangs around for the entirety of the drink, with nice lacing.

S- Immediate and pleasant brett funk hits the nose, oak and bright white fruits follow. Zings of fantastic fruity esthers swirl about.

T- Pleasant funk, tart white wine oak and delicious fruits swim on the palate. Flashes of white wine grapes, pears, and juicy fruits are tempered by an appropriate, ever so slightly tannic, bitter in the end, leaving a luscious, strawberry-banana aftertaste hanging in the background.

M/D- Absolutely brilliant. Thanks to the crisp tight carb, the wonderfully balanced flavors of funk,oak,and fruit leave the palate clean, and my tongue literally waters for the next sip. Neither too cloying/rich, or thin. Perfect.

O- Light,bright,and refreshing. Balanced and fantastic. Should be a gateway for many into the style, given the incredible balance.

dannyhipps, Nov 27, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

JRod1969, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tumbler glass.

A- pours a dark golden with a 1" white head. minimal lacing.

S- caramel, huge citrus and melon aromas.

T- sweet caramel and honey, lots of citrus (lemon, watermelon, cantaloupe) with some spices.

M- medium body and carbonation. Very smooth and creamy.

O- very good beer but not a wild ale. More of a funky saison that's very smooth and citrusy.

kawilliams81, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

CheapBeerBuzz, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of liamt07
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Zach, 750ml 2011 vintage (Sept 3, 2011).

Murky orange, with a light white head. Mild retention. Nose of soft bretty, white wine, subtle citrus and a a bit of oak. Taste has a nice sweeter malt character, dough, citrus, more white wine, light brett and a bit of alcohol in there. Soft and full feel, some texture. A nice BA'd blonde, really nice bretty and fruity notes.

liamt07, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of phichifiji00
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Golden straw color, subtle white head that fades quickly, moderate lacing.

Smell: slightly tart, white wine, grapes, sour apples, pear, chardonay.

Taste: slightly tart, white wine, chardonay, a bit malty, sour apples, peaches, subtle oak presence.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp.

Overall: A good beer. This was my first from Iron Fist. I wish I had picked up another bottle to see what it does with age.

phichifiji00, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

nmann08, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

goatas4, May 02, 2013
Photo of portia99
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle (bottled 9/3/11 - #689) poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours with a firm haze over a glowing golden body. Two fingers of fluffy, pillowy head slowly fizzes away after a minute or two and leaves behind some foamy lacing on the glass.

S - White wine barrel aging is very evident here. Oak with its vanilla-y and woody aspects and lots of tart, fruity wine wine character - apples, pears especially. Also, some earthy and funky yeastiness. Smells great.

T - Flavor is almost 100% in line with the aroma. Mildly tart with fruity apple and pear white winey flavors. Soft vanilla oaky-ness. Balanced with earthy and funky yeast character. Mildly bready malt behind everything else.

M - Lighter body with a medium carbonation that really is quite soft and subtle. Wine-like flavors dominate but there is enough tart, funk and earth to make things interesting. Tartness makes this rather refreshing on a hot day.

O - Interesting wild ale...very heavy white wine barrel influence here. Wild yeast gives some character, but remains fairly mild overall up against the other flavors. Malt presence is mild and there really is no discernible hop impression in this beer. Rather enjoyable and goes down very quick in this hot weather today. Not sure it was worth the $27 price tag, but glad to have tried it. Solid, but a notch below the finest American wild ales.

portia99, Jul 05, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

Golden/amber hue. Clear. Two fingers of white head. Retention and lacing are decent.

Smells quite vinous. Good white grape character, some green apple.

Grape skin, smooth oaky tannins, apricots, some melon. Not as sour or tart as I expected. I thought there were some metallic notes at first, but once it warms they went away, so I'd definitely recommend letting it warm a bit.

The mouthfeel is probably my biggest criticism. Should have been more carbonated for sure. Also, wanted it to be more tart.

Not bad. More tartness and carbonation would be nice, but otherwise pretty solid.

billshmeinke, Dec 06, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- cloudy yellow with hints of orange pure white head

S- Lots of Apple. Hints of lemon. Chardonnay, white table wine hint of sweetness

T- Fairly complex but also lIghtly balanced. Apple cider up front. White wine, Chardonnay and the oak really comes through. Brett funk and dryness. Mild hop bitterness and bready malts.

M- low to mild carb out of the bottle. Liked the carb better on tap. A little thin. But the ABV is hidden. Tastes more like 5 percent then 7.

D- Overall super drinkable session tasting beer with brett, oak, fruit and citrus and wine notes. Reminds me of a non-sour Russian River Temptation but with higher Brett, wine and barrel characteristics. Flavors are slightly subdued but I think the barrel and wine flavors are where this shines. Good intro to beer for wine lovers.

mikedashg, Nov 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

thewimperoo, May 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

n2185, Apr 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

crbooher, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

LambicKing, May 31, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour for Best Damn Night Of The Barrels held at The Beer Company in San Diego, CA.

Batch 1. Bottled 9/3/11.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruity and mild nail polish remover aromas. Taste is much the same with grainy and fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but seems unrefined.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

ezperkins2, Oct 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

BeerShman, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of GrumpyJunglist
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip from the bottle. Bottle #790.

A: Pours about 3 fingers worth of head, very frizzy like a soda but takes a little longer to dissipate. Pours a rich mildly hazy golden brown color.

S: Immediately when pouring it had big aromas of sour apples, pears, and Chardonnay/Sauvignon blanc.

T: Initial taste you definitely taste the aroma flavors, but its very toned down. Definitely taste a lot of the wine barrels in this. The aroma hyped me up for this one, but the flavor is kind of bland.

M: The mouth was nice and citrusy but afterwards it had that kind of old wine taste, for those of you who drink white wine you may get what I am saying.

O: I think it is a pretty decent sour, I applaud Iron Fist for their attempt. I have a couple more I am aging to see if this develops for the better. I look forward to try another attempt from them.

GrumpyJunglist, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Bright golden yellow with a thin white head that eventually leaves spiderwebs of lace down the glass. Pretty.

A fairly faint aroma consisting of mild funk, a bit of stinging sourness, and some white and bright fruits, namely apple and lemon. Very simple but pleasant enough.

The Brett yeast is the most dominant flavor, providing a mild barnyard funk. There's some apple and lemon flavors and a mild acidic sourness throughout, but most of the flavors are quite faint. Decent enough I suppose for a first effort.

Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. I would have preferred a thinner body with higher carbonation.

There's nothing bad about this beer, but there's really not much very good either.

ehammond1, Nov 15, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

ygtbsm94, Mar 13, 2012
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The Resistance from Iron Fist Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.