Renegade Blonde | Iron Fist Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Fist Brewing Company
California, United States
ironfistbrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by womencantsail on 11-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
11.21%
 
 
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2
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11
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0
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of TLieu
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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Photo of mrelizabeth
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 OZ bomber into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden yellow color with a small white head. the aroma is mild citrus hops.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pale, cloudy golden color with a puffy head that lasts pretty nicely. Good lacing as well.

S: Pale malts, a bit of grassy hops and some pear.

T: This doesn't have fantastic reviews for some reason, but I thought it was pretty decent. It has some nice spiciness along with the pale malts and a pretty good pop from the hops that leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste. I'd say it's worth a try.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into my Uerige stick.

Faintly hazy sunglow liquid (I suppose this is unfiltered so I won't dock too much for the lack of clarity) topped by a half finger of soft magnolia foam. Light sticky lacing, excellent retention.

Light winter fruit (apples and pears) in the nose - tart and subdued. Faintly floral note, though not much if any malt.

Delicate malt in the palate entry, though this gives way to wave of minerals, white grapes, and apple skins. Slightly grassy, well attenuated, slightly dry finish - some hops peek out from behind the semblance of fruit, though they don't seem to contribute much bitterness.

Light-bodied, yet creamy, with a soft but lasting carbonation.

An easy style to get wrong I think, and Iron Fist presents this one free of off notes. I was sort of expecting more of a blonde ale, with an emphasis on malt, but I'm pleased to report that this beer is about as close to a proper Kölsch as I've had from a domestic producer (excepting 32/50). As others have mentioned this isn't the best value though...

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Photo of Hardcore
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of mwayne
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of flagmantho
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap in a pint glass at the Hillside in Seattle.

Appearance: nice golden hue with minimal haze and relatively little head. There is a nice lace on the glass, though.

Smell: lightly malty and sweet aroma. There seems to be a hint of toast as well. Light, but not bad.

Taste: a bit of sweet malt flavor with a hint of grain and a dash of lagery yeast character. Bitterness is a tad high for the style, but overall it's quite nice.

Mouthfeel: light body with a nice carbonation and creaminess for the style.

Overall: it's a tad bit on the bitter side but overall it's a highly refreshing and drinkable beer. Good stuff!

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Photo of smakawhat
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a stange glass.

A hazy body, slightly dull, but with a darker orange and mostly deep peach yellow color. Some cola carbonation in appearance, most of it rising very quickly. Head barely forms a finger, soapy white, but settles to a thin puck.

Lemon lime scents on the nose in a nice citrus way. Slight grass and crisp malt sensations. Light and a little bit effervescent gas. Fairly alright.

Clean tasting on first sip. A bit of sharp bitterness while finishing but controlled with some clean malt sweetness. Slightly dry. Some nice crisp qualities to this, with a bit of missing malt density.

Overall though not a great kolsch but not a bad one either, certainly enjoyable.

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Photo of d_kizzle
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WeedWolf
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Acquired this bottle a year and four months ago and let it sit until today -26/8/15- on account of its bottle conditioning.
Has a nice orange, honey color with small, quickly dissipating, head with little retention and some sediment.
Has little aroma other then a bread-y malt ,lager like, quality with a hint of fruity sweetness.
Tastes very different then other Kolsch styles I've had. More complex, almost like a Pilsener Blonde hybrid, with more fruit and honey characteristics with a Lager like body.
The feel left something to be desired. A bit watery with little carbonation.
Overall I enjoyed it though. Not one of my favorite styles to begin with but this one proved interesting.
Wish I'd have let it sit a few more months though. Might have gotten more honey fruit notes. Next time!

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a medium gold with a solid white head, some fair lacing.

S: Bready malts, white grapes and pears. Fruity.

T: Dry bready malts dominate with a good fruit flavour. Kolsch "grapes", some light apple and pear, is well made to style.

M: Light-bodied, crisp, fairly smooth.

D: A nice Kolsch, my first from Iron Fist. Well made and to style, not mind-blowing in any way at all. Solid drinking beer, frankly I don't get the bottle prices, glad I got to try it on-tap.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11/21/10

On tap at Iron Fist.

A: Appears slightly hazy straw yellow gold with a white head.

S: Light pear and orange notes with some grainy malt and a mild sulfuric quality. Light noble hop bouquet

T: Moderate noble hop bitterness with light pear notes and some yeastiness. There's a little sweetness, but on the whole the beer is quite dry. Malt is grainy and subdued. The finish is crisp and clean.

M: Light bodied with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Carbonation is at a lower high level.

Overall: This is on the upper end of the ABV spectrum for the style, but it still manages to be light and refreshing. This was the best beer I sampled from Iron Fist.

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Photo of Retsinis
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Iron fist

Review is from notes

A: The beer pours a semi clear to light hazy golden straw yellow color, with a small quarter of an inch of white head, that pretty much sat on top most for the most part. Light lacing on the glass.

S: I get scents of light apples or pear, light hops, and some sweet bread malt.

T: A light crisp orange citrus flavor up dront, with a solid bready malt undertone in the middle, with a yeasty dry finish.

M: Light to medium mouth, with medium carbonation and a dry finish

O: Clean, refreshing, though I've yet a Kolch that wasnt, (I'm sure their out there) good easily have more than one, but it's not too complex for me. Good start, or palatee cleanser in a tasting flight for me.

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Photo of Zorro
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mildly chill hazed golden colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells light and mildly sweet with a little fruitiness and a grassy hop aroma. Nice noble hop with a base of biscuit malt. Toasted grain aroma, it is a good lager scent.

Starts out mild and yeasty. Moderate hop bitterness. Mostly toasted grain with some fruity elements. Hops are grassy.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a pretty decent and refreshing beer. An excellent choice for summer.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of womencantsail
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Iron Fist

A: The pour is a hazy golden yellow color with a thin white head.

S: A lot of orange notes come through on the nose, both in terms of fruit flesh and the peel. There's a fair amount of yeastiness to this too.

T: Far more bitter than you'd expect for a blonde/kolsch. A moderate amount of bready sweetness along with the same strong orange character exhibited in the nose. Fairly "heavy" for this sort of beer, but I'm not exactly complaining.

M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: They call this a kolsch, but I don't know if that's necessarily the best classification for it. In any event, nice flavors and pretty easy to drink.

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Renegade Blonde from Iron Fist Brewing Company
3.48 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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