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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

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Ranking:
#39,556
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
63
pDev:
11.56%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky yellow-orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain, earth, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with cracker, earth, and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but nothing really stands out about this one to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color Kolsch with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of clean crisp cereal notes with light butter notes. Taste is also dominated by crisp cereal notes with light buttery notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Well done for style with limited buttery notes and refreshing taste overall.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.09/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Anemic slightly sweet beerish stuff.

Giant stiff beehive of a head in a tall pilsener and a shorter glass. Totally foams up, though it doesn't dissipate like foamers usually do. Very flat in the mouth, though. On the cloudy side. Totally lacks crispness, which is why you would bother with a pale undistinguished sort of ale. Still, after it warms up it has some decent flavors. Faint hint of hops. More malty than a German Kolsch, I would think.

Quite drinkable, but carbonation melts in your glass, not in your mouth. More like decent extract homebrew. Utterly forgettable.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.53/5  rDev +2%
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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Photo of imbibehour
3.72/5  rDev +7.5%
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 flagmantho
3.74/5  rDev +8.1%
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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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zorro
3.53/5  rDev +2%
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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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.6/5  rDev +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 +3.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Dactrius
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of BDeibs
3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of notchucknorris
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
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 ordybill
4/5  rDev +15.6%
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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Renegade Blonde from Iron Fist Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 63 ratings
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