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Uprising - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Iron Fist Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BrlyHpsWtrYst on 07-10-2011)
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Reviews by Celtics17:
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Celtics17

California

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

A - Pours a nice clear amber gold color with a finger of white fizzy head that dissipates really fast.
S - Big belgian yeasts banana. Maybe strawberry/ banana in the smell.
T - Very sweet caramel malt, some orange and pineapple a touch of pear, banana,
M - Alcohol burn, like mad dog actually.

This was interesting to say the least. Still not sure how I feel about this one.

12-14-2013 07:29:44 | More by Celtics17
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oberon

North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%

Pours into a large tulip glass a menacing looking burnt otange infused tea color with a billowing off white head atop,alot of chunkies and floaties.Alcohol and yeasty notes stand out mostly in the nose,some herbal/leafy hops linger as well,smells like a hot alcohol bomb.A full but mellow feel to the beer makes it go down pretty easily.Flavors of Belgian yeast,tropical fruits,and jet fuel although the jet fuel doesn't bite to overly hard.The hops are big and so is the yeast and alcohol,my first try of Iron Fist and I can see they don't play around.

08-15-2013 20:41:47 | More by oberon
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-15-2013 03:35:08 | More by HeyYoMar
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Brenden

Ohio

3.59/5  rDev -7.7%

This one is a hazy dark gold verging on amber with a soft whitish head between one and two fingers tall that holds itself together well and leaves nice, thick patches of lacing in good quantity.
The aroma displays both the Tripel and the IPA aspects, with a leafy and somewhat fruity hops bitterness alongside the sweet candi sugar-like notes and the clove, earthy and lightly spicy Belgian yeast notes. It's pretty well-integrated all in all on the nose. Alcohol is interestingly not too much of a factor.
The flavor gives much the same, but adds something the aroma conceals. There's a bit of a solvent-like or medicinal flavor underneath each sip that mars an otherwise good beer. As such, it also gives off a sort of misplaced sourness in the finish.
The feel is pretty good, a firm medium body holding it all together that could use a little more carbonation to provide a little more of both crispness and smoothness.

01-21-2013 21:52:15 | More by Brenden
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Tracy_A

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

08-03-2014 16:02:56 | More by Tracy_A
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-28-2013 03:31:34 | More by InfernoBoss
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

750ml bottle, with a back label blurb that seems to contain just a wee bit too much winking self-congratulation, methinks. Anyway, time to dig in, and prepare for the onslaught to come.

This beer pours a hazy, medium copper amber colour, with four fat fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat bubbly beige head, which leaves some splotchy, loosely webbed lace all around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells of toasted pale malt, a bit of caramel/toffee sweetness, big apple, pear, and lesser citrus fruit - of the sugary canned variety - mildly acrid earthy yeast, musty florals, a muddled, sort of peppery spiciness, and an initially quiet, but now growing perfumed booziness. The taste is zesty orange rind and bitter leafy hops, acrid Belgian yeast - more metallic than funky - crackery, dry bready malt, bruised apples, soused sultana raisins, and further musty, slightly dank florals, just the kind to quickly pick up that lecherous, lurking, but somehow innocuous-seeming alcohol warming.

The bubbles are just a bit edgy, in a pent-up frothy sort of manner, the body a solid medium weight, and while not exactly smooth, the opposite hardly makes a case for itself either. It finishes off-dry, just, the now biscuity pale malt bearing the barbs of the still pushy yeast, lingering "Euro" hops, and more polite than I have any right to expect metallic booze quotient.

Well, at the very least, what we have here is a well-rendered Tripel, ABV not yet a consideration - reservedly malty, yeasty, and fruity when it deigns to be. As for the hops - they do indeed show up to the party, subsequently puke on the host, and then cry in exile in the extra upstairs bedroom for the rest of the evening - they made their dubious mark, and that's it. Anyways, in the end, this does seem to evoke a certain old-school brewing prowess, the malt, yeast, (fruit, maybe), and alcohol all played off well enough against one other.

05-31-2014 05:25:55 | More by biboergosum
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-12-2014 04:04:59 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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augustgarage

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

On-tap at Little Bear - a 25cL pour served in a large tulip; brief review from notes:

Faintly cloudy burnt orange liquid with a beige half-finger of soft foam. Delicate lacing and good retention.

Spicy hop-oil aromatics - floral with winter fruit.

Moderately bitter, earthy, husky, and fruity flavor profile. The variety of flavors is good, but they are poorly integrated. Alcohol is well hidden throughout, there being additional body and flavor but no solvent-y notes in the nose or on the palate.

Lightly carbonated, creamy, and warming mouth-feel.

A decent ale, though it comes up lacking compared to the best examples of the style. Worth re-visiting in the bottle, as I find most Belgian styles better with bottle conditioning.

12-11-2012 17:11:36 | More by augustgarage
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

3.64/5  rDev -6.4%

Billed as a triple IPA. Poured from a 22 into a pint glass.

A- Dark amber with a decent head depending on the pour
S- Sweet malts. Where is the HOPS?
T- Roasted Malt. Sweetness of brown sugar.
M- Smooth and well rounded
O- Overall I get sweet malts. Even though it is high ABV, it isn't boozy.

05-25-2014 02:55:31 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-26-2013 01:24:58 | More by Hopdaemon39
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-12-2013 07:08:32 | More by Hardcore
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timjim1327

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +28.5%

09-11-2013 01:53:32 | More by timjim1327
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Nage37

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-11-2013 01:53:56 | More by Nage37
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penginpunk

California

5/5  rDev +28.5%

12-12-2011 09:34:51 | More by penginpunk
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-15-2013 02:33:36 | More by GRG1313
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jlisuk

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-18-2014 10:03:23 | More by jlisuk
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

04-24-2014 03:31:36 | More by VeganUndead
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.86/5  rDev -26.5%

Bottle: Poured a deep orangey color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of citrus hops with quite a bit of residual sugar with light spicy notes. Taste is also dominated by citrus notes with light spicy yeast notes and an overly sweet aftertaste. Body is quite full with carbonation that is a bit too low for style and no apparent alcohol. Original concept of this beer appears interesting but lack of attenuation and overly sweet finish ruins it for me.

11-06-2013 20:50:03 | More by Phyl21ca
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

Large. Just the first thing that come to mind is that giant thick head. Four fingers, supper thick and creamy, white tan and banana like yellow to it as well, it just wont quit. Body is a dull brown to red amber with some faint carbonation, but the head is the star as it looks like whip cream.

Nose is fascinating. Giant banana esters, tropical mushy fruit. Hints of vanilla. It's a god darn sundae not a beer I tell you. Spicy hop of spruce like pine action and sharp clove as well, with some of that Belgian candi sugar coming out as well. Quite impressive.

The palate has at first boozy heat. Then the flavors thick and rich overwhelm it. Creamy mouthfeel really exceptional on that, with the matching Belgian sweetness this screams dessert with it's vanilla hint of sweetness, and waffle cone and sundae creamy goodness. THen the hops kick in and everything you though gets turned upside down. Hinted just like from the nose, pine and spruce, huge dry bitterness on the finish. Lots of creamy character, but the hops surprise, even though you know it says tripel IPA on the bottle.

A real interesting creation, impressive. Not my ideal cup of tea, but can't knock that this is very unique and in a way a mad creation that I am sort of attracted to.

08-12-2013 23:40:38 | More by smakawhat
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jdmandel

California

5/5  rDev +28.5%

12-26-2011 10:43:31 | More by jdmandel
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured into a Stone Brewery flute glass. Pours a slightly burnt orange amber with a thin head and light ring around the glass, no lacing. Very estery aroma of apple, pear and light stone fruit, bready and caramel malt, a bit boozy. Flavor follows with nice sweet mixed stone fruit and apple juice, caramel malt, grassy, slightly floral hops, Belgian yeast and spicing; warming with a bit of alcohol noticeable under the flavors. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nice Belgian hybrid ale, exhibiting the intense fruitiness of triple IPAs with quite a bit of Belgian character. Not as intensely hopped as an IPA and leaning more towards a quadruple than a tripel (the label calls this a "tripel/IPA"; Belgian spicing is present but not as dominant as in a classic tripel). A powerful, but flavorful American take on a Belgian strong ale. I enjoyed it.

11-13-2013 04:08:33 | More by LiquidAmber
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kk73

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-17-2014 18:18:47 | More by kk73
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koakley

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

02-16-2014 18:10:25 | More by koakley
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Mattpratt13

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.5%

04-06-2014 16:18:14 | More by Mattpratt13
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Uprising from Iron Fist Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.