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Uprising - Iron Fist Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 1
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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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.86/5  rDev -26.7%
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.

Phyl21ca, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev +2.6%

InfernoBoss, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Rimbimhoot, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Ego
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
slowly crackling head, a white mist that retreats quickly, semi lazy carbonation meanders to the top in loosely organized columns, burnt orange hue with slight murk, certainly looks the part of the style mash up

nose...
immediate bready banana notes, some mango and lemon notes under the main fruit blanket, the bottle brags they hopped the F out of this...
but those euro hops are hard to detect here in the nose

taste etc...
very thin carbonation, very sweet like most tripels but the hops help to bend this trend as to not overwhelm you, the hops are kind of in the front and then leave slipping you into the sweeter sugar flavors, of course like the nose there is a banana flavor here as well, it has
good weight in the mouth even if the carbonation is a bit lacking in bite, the ABV is very well concealed here...

verdict?
still a bit too sweet for me to love but a nice beer, nothing really ground breaking, in fact some of the belgians that dabble in more hops have produced better efforts (la chouffe ?)

Ego, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of bennetj17
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

bennetj17, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of sbanacho
3/5  rDev -23.1%

sbanacho, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of vermilcj
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

vermilcj, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

JohnnieNepal, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of ckollias
4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

ckollias, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of timjim1327
5/5  rDev +28.2%

timjim1327, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +2.6%

oriolesfan4, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4/5  rDev +2.6%

yourefragile, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.86/5  rDev -1%
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.

oberon, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

GRG1313, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.9/5  rDev 0%
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.

smakawhat, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Daniellobo, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4/5  rDev +2.6%

RedneckBeerz, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Adamah_Adonai
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Adamah_Adonai, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of HumphreyLee
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

HumphreyLee, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of rawfish
4/5  rDev +2.6%

rawfish, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Zbeetleman
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of pkalix
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

pkalix, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Jmick28
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Jmick28, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Nage37, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of jsmith6051
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

jsmith6051, Jun 04, 2013
Uprising from Iron Fist Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.