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The Resistance | Iron Fist Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
34
pDev:
14.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour for Best Damn Night Of The Barrels held at The Beer Company in San Diego, CA.

Batch 1. Bottled 9/3/11.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruity and mild nail polish remover aromas. Taste is much the same with grainy and fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but seems unrefined.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of Dan. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a fairly clear peach color with a good white head and just a touch of lacing. The nose carries a good amount of peach and a bit of wheat plus some light acidity. The flavor is very mellow wi no really acidity and faint peach. Almost light a like Berliner. Light body and lowish carbonation. No real acidity. Decent beer but certainly not an American Wild.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From 01/02/12 notes. Thanks to Nugganooch for this one; poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a hazy orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of brett, white wine, oak, fruity malts, peaches, and light citrus hops. Pretty nice and sour, I like the nose quite a bit.

t - Tastes of oak, light fruity malts, a bit musty and muted, and earthy notes. Not horrible, but not sour and lost that brett/white wine that the nose had.

m - Thin to medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit watery and thin.

o - Overall a pretty average wild ale. I actually liked the nose quite a bit, but the taste went downhill as it was very bland and lost all the white wine and brett from the nose. The mouthfeel is a bit too think too. Wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
2.77/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared by mdfb79. Thanks Dan.

The beer is slightly hazy and appears golden orange hued. The head is thin and wispy, quickly fading to virtually nil. The aroma brings a heavy dose of citrus among some wild yeast. The flavor takes a downward turn. Unbalanced and a bit off. Some acetone and off flavors in the finish. Hopefully, some recipe tweaks are in store for this beer. As of now, I can't recommend it.

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Photo of liamt07
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Zach, 750ml 2011 vintage (Sept 3, 2011).

Murky orange, with a light white head. Mild retention. Nose of soft bretty, white wine, subtle citrus and a a bit of oak. Taste has a nice sweeter malt character, dough, citrus, more white wine, light brett and a bit of alcohol in there. Soft and full feel, some texture. A nice BA'd blonde, really nice bretty and fruity notes.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yourefragile
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle shared by Dan.

Pours a hazy peach golden color with a light, wispy white head. Oak, white wine, brett, peach and mild sourness throughout the aroma. Medium light body, with light carbonation and a watery presence throughout into the finish. Oak and light tannic presence in the flavor but no sourness. Strong wheat taste, grain and dry, with minimal fruit. Too watery and bland to be recommended.

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Photo of HopHead84
2.65/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

11/6/2011

On tap at Iron Fist.

A: Transparent gold with a small white head.

S: White grape and aromatic apple with a touch of oak. Lightly lactic with a hint of leather. Very simple.

T: Ripe golden apple with a little acetone. Light oak notes and a little white grape. Not a lot going on to be honest. There's a whisper of acidity and more acetone in the finish. Very light Brett notes.

M: Medium body with low carbonation. It definitely could use a lot more carbonation on draft.

Overall: A very mild aroma and an okay flavor until the acetone kicks in. I'm shocked Iron Fist is charging $23 a bottle. That's outrageous. 

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of n2185
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of ehammond1
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Bright golden yellow with a thin white head that eventually leaves spiderwebs of lace down the glass. Pretty.

A fairly faint aroma consisting of mild funk, a bit of stinging sourness, and some white and bright fruits, namely apple and lemon. Very simple but pleasant enough.

The Brett yeast is the most dominant flavor, providing a mild barnyard funk. There's some apple and lemon flavors and a mild acidic sourness throughout, but most of the flavors are quite faint. Decent enough I suppose for a first effort.

Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. I would have preferred a thinner body with higher carbonation.

There's nothing bad about this beer, but there's really not much very good either.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is full of tart green apple, peach, apricot, white grapes, wheat, oak, vanilla, citrus hops, Brett, and a touch of booze.

T - Starts off with some tart peach and apricot with some sour green apple and some wheat and vanilla. Through the middle, some oak comes through alongside some funky Brett flavor. The finish is a mix of tart lemon, peach, and apricot with funky Brett character, some oak, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium bodied with heavy carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart, funky, and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced with some good Brett character. Nice finish.

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Photo of thewimperoo
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of portia99
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle (bottled 9/3/11 - #689) poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours with a firm haze over a glowing golden body. Two fingers of fluffy, pillowy head slowly fizzes away after a minute or two and leaves behind some foamy lacing on the glass.

S - White wine barrel aging is very evident here. Oak with its vanilla-y and woody aspects and lots of tart, fruity wine wine character - apples, pears especially. Also, some earthy and funky yeastiness. Smells great.

T - Flavor is almost 100% in line with the aroma. Mildly tart with fruity apple and pear white winey flavors. Soft vanilla oaky-ness. Balanced with earthy and funky yeast character. Mildly bready malt behind everything else.

M - Lighter body with a medium carbonation that really is quite soft and subtle. Wine-like flavors dominate but there is enough tart, funk and earth to make things interesting. Tartness makes this rather refreshing on a hot day.

O - Interesting wild ale...very heavy white wine barrel influence here. Wild yeast gives some character, but remains fairly mild overall up against the other flavors. Malt presence is mild and there really is no discernible hop impression in this beer. Rather enjoyable and goes down very quick in this hot weather today. Not sure it was worth the $27 price tag, but glad to have tried it. Solid, but a notch below the finest American wild ales.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.27/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tumbler glass.

A- pours a dark golden with a 1" white head. minimal lacing.

S- caramel, huge citrus and melon aromas.

T- sweet caramel and honey, lots of citrus (lemon, watermelon, cantaloupe) with some spices.

M- medium body and carbonation. Very smooth and creamy.

O- very good beer but not a wild ale. More of a funky saison that's very smooth and citrusy.

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Photo of billshmeinke
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

Golden/amber hue. Clear. Two fingers of white head. Retention and lacing are decent.

Smells quite vinous. Good white grape character, some green apple.

Grape skin, smooth oaky tannins, apricots, some melon. Not as sour or tart as I expected. I thought there were some metallic notes at first, but once it warms they went away, so I'd definitely recommend letting it warm a bit.

The mouthfeel is probably my biggest criticism. Should have been more carbonated for sure. Also, wanted it to be more tart.

Not bad. More tartness and carbonation would be nice, but otherwise pretty solid.

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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The Resistance from Iron Fist Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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