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Uprising - Iron Fist Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

35 Reviews
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Reviews: 35
Hads: 136
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 24.61%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: BrlyHpsWtrYst on 07-10-2011

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Reviews: 35 | Hads: 136
Reviews by KTeamLSU:
Photo of KTeamLSU
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a pint glass

A: Nice light brown hazy color with small amount of off white head that dissipated very quickly

S: Holy $%$ the nose on this beer is awesome, can really smell the hops, citrus and floral

T: Good solid Tripel, caramel flavors abound with a little malt, no real hops translate from the nose though...

M: low carbonation, but enough to give this beer a a little zip

O: My second American Belgium hopped Tripel... I'm getting a bit more accustomed to what this style is attempting to do, and while I like this more than Cocodrie... I'm just not a huge fan of all the malt with no hops.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pkalix
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

only 39 reviews? but I purchased this bottle, like, 3 months ago . . . . it says bottle-conditioned. I wonder if it 'conditioned' anymore in that time?
pours a nice dark-golden honey with a great explosion of bubbles beneath the surface which seem to roll out to the sides. produced a nice head on top which didn't stick around too long but left a nice little layer.
tangy sweet aroma associated with a Belgian styled brew. 12% ? ?
bitterness right off. some sweetness at the end, but bitter at the beginning and all around. the taste is alright, especially for a whopping 12%, but it seems 'rookie'. very easy to swallow, very easy to drink (so far). getting a little heat from the alcohol. the rookie impression comes from the thinness of the brew, or maybe that is some genius in not making it too thick. it does border on 'syrup-y' though, if you can figure out how i'm trying to say all this.
overall, it's pretty good. I think they were trying to manufacture a high-abv brew and make it taste good and use the hops to hide the taste. it has a little delirium tremens in it. a little la chouffe in it....for such a high-abv brew, the taste is relatively accomplished. for tonight, however, I'm feeling like a few lower-abv brews that aren't so 'warm'.... but I feel I still evaluated this one fairly.

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Photo of oberon
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of pat61
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy amber under a moussey 3” cream colored foam cap.
S: Light sweetness, citrusy, earthy hops. T: Hop, alcohol and yeast flavors are in balance F: rich and creamy with a medium full body and medium low carbonation with a light warming on the finish. Light fruit flavors mellow the hops slightly with malt flavors in the background.
O: This beer has a big Belgian texture with a west coast attitude towards hops that mask a potent alcohol punch.

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Photo of HeyYoMar
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Brenden
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Tracy_A
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of augustgarage
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Hardcore
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of timjim1327
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of penginpunk
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of jlisuk
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of AleHunter805
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.88/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smakawhat
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of jdmandel
5/5  rDev +29.5%

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Uprising from Iron Fist Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.