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Iron Fist Brewing Company

Iron Fist Brewing CompanyIron Fist Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 43
Beer Ratings: 823
Beer Avg: 3.71

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 7.07%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar ]

1305 Hot Springs Way #101
Vista, California, 92081
United States
phone: (760) 216-6500

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ironfistbrewing

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(Place added by: HalfFull on 09-12-2010)
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Reviews by captaincoffee:
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captaincoffee

California

4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I'll start off by saying that after 3 days of visiting SoCal microbrews recently, Iron Fist has suddenly jumped into my top 5 brewery list. All-round amazing stuff from what I assume is the youngest commercial brewer in the country.

Poured concrete floor, warehouse-style environment. This is definately a brewery and not a bar, club, or restaurant. In fact, the only food is from a different food truck that parks out in the lot each day.

The good part of that is it means they are concentrating on the beer and not the other crap. I loved the beer here and wholeheartedly encourage folks to go. I would spend a lot of time if I lived in San Diego.

01-11-2013 13:44:38 | More by captaincoffee
More User Reviews:
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Bonsall_Phil

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-19-2014 15:20:01 | More by Bonsall_Phil
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vma

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-24-2014 06:20:49 | More by vma
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carlmoberg

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-02-2014 21:03:13 | More by carlmoberg
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fox227

California

3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$

I had high expectations for Iron Fist, even though I've only had a few of their beers, they seem like a brewery that their stuff together and is on a very professional level. The tasting room is nice and open, with plenty of seating, which was good because there was a decent sized crowd, the space is nicely themed, albeit with moderation.

The beers available were their regular line up plus three special brewery only beers, which was excellent to see AND drink; I had Nelson the Impaler with Citra infused from a Randall, and also their Velvet Glove Imperial Stout with Vanilla and Brandy. Both were excellent beers.

My point in praise departure begins with service issues. The first beer I waited about fifteen minutes for, with three servers staffed. I just didn't get the impression that they were moving very fast to keep up with the demand. Later on, there were far fewer patrons at the bar and my girlfriend stood there for about five minutes and was never acknowledged, so gave up and decided that she didn't want a beer after all. The second beer took me forever to get... There was one server in particular who seemed clueless. The patron in front of me asked for a Velvet Glove and she seemed confused as to what that was, even though it's a regular beer for them. I thought, "great, and I want the special version." Sure enough, I asked for the special version of the stout and she was very confused. I figured out what tap it was on by looking at post it notes above them, so I had to point it out for her. I decided immediately to close my tab rather than wait for another ordeal. Then my bill was wrong, by double! I had to talk to another server to correct the mistake, and at least she was very nice.

02-09-2014 16:10:17 | More by fox227
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-29-2013 02:32:26 | More by jenray
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-15-2013 01:25:34 | More by Sparky44
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jwalden

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-14-2013 20:20:03 | More by jwalden
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Lucnifter

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-10-2013 17:39:20 | More by Lucnifter
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socalbrewlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-28-2013 17:35:34 | More by socalbrewlvr
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Iron Fist Brewing Company in Vista, CA
91 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.