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Uprising - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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87
very good

97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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California

5/5  rDev +28.9%

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

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01-22-2012 22:23:13 | More by djaeon
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California

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California

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California

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

06-04-2013 03:29:59 | More by jsmith6051
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ckollias

Maryland

4.51/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this out of a growler from Staples Corner Liquor in Crofton, MD

A: Pours a copper hue with a decent white heat that dissipates pretty quickly leaving a hint of lace.

S: Sweet, spicy, and hoppy.

T: Starts out a little tart and sweet followed by a malty smooth middle and finishes hoppy and tart.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Wow – phenomenal Belgian IPA! Yes Please.

Serving type: growler

09-14-2013 01:56:34 | More by ckollias
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New York

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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jdhilt

New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light grapefruit nose, flavor is well balanced with caramel and grapefruit hops. High ABV is hidden but this triple IPA is warming. 750ml bottle from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 22:47:17 | More by jdhilt
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Halcyondays

California

4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle,

A: Pours a deep amber to brown, much darker than I'd expect for a so-called tripel. Nice full white head, with spotty lace.

S: Grapefruit, dark bready malt, lots of green herb, a nice hybrid of styles.

T: Dark bread character with a heavy amount of hops. White grapefruit and melon rind, lemon zest, heavy citrus on the back end.

M: Full-bodied, rich and creamy with a pleasing booziness.

O: A real nice effort from Iron Fist. Tasty as Hell with a lot of flavours. Dominated by the hops but has a great yeast character as well. Balanced as you can get at this strength, I liked it a lot.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 05:02:49 | More by Halcyondays
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North Carolina

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KTeamLSU

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 04:02:24 | More by KTeamLSU
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someguyinohio

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a bomber.
New brand for me - IRON FIST out of Vista, CA.

Not usually a big fan of mixed breed beers, kind of like an El Camino, doesn't do truck or car very well, but this one is surprisingly good and very interesting because of the combination.

On pour:
Froth is excellent on pour, and lacing holds well to the glass.
Color is a very attractive opaque amber.
Smell is XXX Belgian, very little IPA. The sour notes are prominent.

Taste:
Right up front - Very Belgian. The IPA takes the proletariat seat in the back of the bus.
I'm not usually a Belgian fan, since the Belgian to my tastes can be skewed a bit too sour.. Perhaps this is where the malt and IPA hops rescue this genre of Belgians from the usual skew to the left of the revolution. The decidedly alcohol finish (12% ABV) is again prominent but still in line with the Belgian taste profile. It completes the Belgian style.

Summary:
UPRISING caught me by surprise. I have never been a fan of combo beers where you have multiple personalities which often result in a confused palate and a beer by the bureau with no singular attractive personality. UPRISING is a melding of two complementary political parties, that might drink at the same bar, but typically don't drink together. Here they do.

Not a classic Belgian, and certainly not an IPA, this beer like many other of my favorites, such as Dragon's Milk, Night Tripper and Blithering Idiot, "colors outside the lines."

UPRISING is one of the precious few exceptions where the combination of two differing political camps is a better effort together rather than apart.
More importantly, together, the two disparate parties create an UPRISING.

Viva la revolution! Well done IRON FIST.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 00:56:58 | More by someguyinohio
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BrlyHpsWtrYst

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Iron Fist. Draft only release

Desribed as a "Belgian Trippel IPA"
A: Pours a hazy amber/orange with an off white head
S: An enormous bouquet of Apple, pear and perhaps orange blossom, sweet esters, hardly any booze which is impressive to me
T:Follws the nose. Big sweet fruit flavors dominate which I am told is due to a very unique new hop that was used. Hoppy but not bitter, A very belgian yeast component on the finish. Warming but not hot in any way
M: Medium to full bodied, light carbonation
O: A very unique approach to this "style".. Belgian IPA's tend to taste, to me, like a west coast IPA pitched with a Belgian yeast strain, this is not that way. Unconventional and interesting

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2011 22:44:49 | More by BrlyHpsWtrYst
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vande

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

** notes from vacation week...

A: A hazy/cloudy brownish-amber pour with very little head.

S: For a pretty strong beer, the alcohol is not really evident on the nose. Sweeter presence of some fruit and floral notes.

T: Very easy to drink for a big beer. The fruit & floral notes are present; the Belgian yeast are evident. I'd like to drink this side-by-side a Belgian IPA from Belgium sometime. It'd be interesting to compare.

M: Medium to heavier/thicker bodied...little carbonation present. Very smooth pour.

O: Another tasty offering form a small brewery out on the West. I'm thinking Iron Fist will be one that will continue to hit the market with treats that many will continue to enjoy and look for!

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 03:46:40 | More by vande
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Uprising from Iron Fist Brewing Company
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