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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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-18-2011)
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billshmeinke

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 06:49:17 | More by billshmeinke
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dannyhipps

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 11:52:10 | More by dannyhipps
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Kshock

California

2.73/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Bright light golden color with a pearl white head that resides for a little then goes away.

S- White wine, little oak, very sweet. Not bad, but not too impressive either.

T- white wine, little bit of oak, very sweet like the nose led onto. Too sweet for me.

M- light and fluffy, the better aspect of the beer.

O- Not into this really, and now that i remember i paid $25 for this, im pissed. the price doesn't reflect quality in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 20:44:45 | More by Kshock
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mikedashg

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 03:58:11 | More by mikedashg
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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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2011 15:52:04 | More by ehammond1
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HopHead84

California

2.63/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

11/6/2011

On tap at Iron Fist.

A: Transparent gold with a small white head.

S: White grape and aromatic apple with a touch of oak. Lightly lactic with a hint of leather. Very simple.

T: Ripe golden apple with a little acetone. Light oak notes and a little white grape. Not a lot going on to be honest. There's a whisper of acidity and more acetone in the finish. Very light Brett notes.

M: Medium body with low carbonation. It definitely could use a lot more carbonation on draft.

Overall: A very mild aroma and an okay flavor until the acetone kicks in. I'm shocked Iron Fist is charging $23 a bottle. That's outrageous. 

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2011 23:10:03 | More by HopHead84
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The Resistance from Iron Fist Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.