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Judge, Jury & Executioner IIPA - Ironfire Brewing Company

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 30
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 18.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ironfire Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 05-17-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 30
Reviews by DoubleJ:
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Photo of Kelmcl
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Draft at local craft beer spot.
Light golden in color with little head.
Floral notes with alcohol presence in nose. Citrus tones.
Very drinkable for an iiipa.
As expected, has a hop forward flavor and an alcohol finish. Surprisingly malty for an IIPA, but certainly strong enough to suit the class of beer. Alcohol is the main aftertaste but still drinkable.

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Photo of gregb13
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very smooth, creamy and drinkable for the 11.2% ABV. Nice IIIPA flavors all around, reminiscent of others such as RuinTen and Maharaja. Plenty of oniony/garlic dankness to go around. Very nice. First one from this brewery and I can't wait to try others! Recommended.

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Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of GRG1313
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear yellow gold with a very fast fading white head. Nose is mild lemon and citrus with nice amount of pine. Not bad. Mouthfeel is medium carb and full bodied. Flavor profile is thick cooked honey and big piney hops with cooked sweet fruit. Not as appealing as it sounds but decent. Big beer! This is one of the few I'd serve more towards the cooler temp.

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Photo of kmoen
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Catracho5
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Serving: 22 ounce bomber poured into a Belgian tulip glass

Appearance: Pours a golden orange color with tons of tiny bubbles in the head, the head is white, disappears quickly, lots of lacing on the glass as I enjoy this brew.

Aroma: Big citrus on the nose, not getting any alcohol for an 11% beer, lovely aroma, I would say this is one of the best smelling IPAs I have ever smelled, great aroma.

Taste: Just like the nose, big citrus flavors, some bitterness, slight sweet malts on the backend, I am getting no alcohol burn at all. Very smooth flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, dry finish on the palate, nothing impressive with this, not a juicy IPA.

Overall: This beer is really good, it's a triple IPA and I am not getting an overwhelming bitterness or alcohol on the flavor. My only beef with this beer is that once it warms up, it loses a lot of the citrus aromas and flavors, it got flat later on. One caveat is that this is my first IIIPA, so I really don't know what to expect. I have tried a few IIPAs and I have found them to be sweet and malty. I didn't get any sweet and malty favors from this beer. It's worth a try.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

3rd time I've had it all out of a 22oz. Buy it. $7.99 22oz 11.2%.... Clean pour. Clear dark yellow. Floral and big making it sweet with a nice bite. I'm not an IPA lover. But this one makes me appreciate the hops. Great job iron fire! I drank it all myself. 22oz. I'm gonna ride my bike around the block at midnight wooo!

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of ryannaman
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Impressive, Triple IPAs are not typically what I seek out because most tend to be unbalanced and don't have the same hop flavor and aroma that most stellar breweries bring to the table with their doubles.

Judge is an extremely balanced triple IPA! !

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Photo of MickeyHops
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of sheenisgod
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BDeibs
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow and has a nice hop aroma. There is a strong presence of hops in the taste and a good deal of bitterness as well. Nonetheless it is still fairly smooth going down with a. But that lingers for a while in the mouth.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thing rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, grapefruit juice, earth, onion, garlic, and herball hop aromas. Taste is much the same with onion, garlic, citrus zest, grapefruit juice, earth, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an emphasis on onion, garlic, and herbal hop qualities and a noteworthy booziness with each sip.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of James_Cody
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic IIIPA. Alcohol well hidden considering its 11.2%. Like all pale ales, best when fresh. Highly recommend.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of Totalpackage411
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one packs a delicious punch! A very nice strong IPA, one of the best from Ironfire. You'll be feeling good after this one. All killer no filler!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Nichols33
2.48/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sucks, not sure how else to describe it.

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Judge, Jury & Executioner IIPA from Ironfire Brewing Company
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