Iron Fist Brewing Company

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Iron Fist Brewing Company
California, United States
Belgian IPA
3.88 | pDev: 12.63%
Nov 11, 2019
Jul 10, 2011
Very Good
Notes: None
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

2.57/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
October 3rd, 2015 - Hoppy and piney, this brew is fresh from the start, but it looks calm to the point that I'm afraid it is a little flat. The head is almost absent (though it is served in a taster glass) and the body is placid without any bubble traffic. And when I taste it, I confirm the body is a little thin, but not without texture. The aftertaste is most notable, with a long flavor of honey and just a bit of cough syrup. Focusing on that last note, I try to dissect the hop profile and find it pretty disagreeable with the rest of the beer, discordant and poorly matched.
Nov 11, 2019
Rated: 4 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Dec 12, 2017
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Rated by Ninersbeer from Arizona

4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Whoa, this beer is danerous
Apr 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Kevlee722 from Washington

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Thus is an interesting beer, I havent had what is considered a Belgian ipa that is so high in abv. Pours a murky bright orange with a small head that fell to nothing rather quickly, lots of sediment from the bottle conditioning. Lots of hops on the nose, more up front than I though. The Belgian aromas peak through as well with bananas, spices, and a little funk. Taste is pretty darn smooth, sweetness and tropical/stone fruit up front which leads way to some spiciness and bitter hops in the finish. Finish is a little dry, which is nice. Full body with some nice playful carbonation. I like this beer, it's very unique and kinda fun. Nothing I would drink on the regular, but fun to try.
Jan 03, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by TheSchwartz from North Carolina

Nov 03, 2015
Rated: 3.21 by Didier from New Hampshire

Oct 30, 2015
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Reviewed by MHurley from Arizona

4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark dark orange with a good lacing the sicks for quit awhile. Nice head on this beer. Smells of apples and wheats. The taste is throwing me off though... first you get hit woth the fruit flavors and wheats but them the ipa kicks in and destroys the greatness. Decent but not the greatest to me
Sep 13, 2015
Rated: 4 by kornkid8600 from California

Aug 20, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by bluehende from Delaware

Aug 16, 2015
Rated: 4 by Dilbert65 from Maryland

Jul 17, 2015
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Reviewed by ZakFaruki from California

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Poured from a 750 mL into a tulip, pours a dark orange-copper color, with a whooping 3-finger off white head, generous lacing occurs as well

Smell: Citrus and malt resonate with mild yeast, kind of like a lemon tart or similar pastry

Taste: Very classic Belgian-ale taste, sweet and malty, no real sign of hops, but the sweetness hides the 12% ABV well

Feel: Fairly thick with carbonation and head retention, its bottle conditioned so the high carbonation was expected.

Overall: Its a good Tripel, but I'm not getting an indication of an IPA inside. I think the guys at Iron Fist underestimated how overpowering the sweet malt character can be.
Jul 06, 2015
Rated: 4.16 by Mike-Harms from California

Jun 30, 2015
Rated: 4 by MarvinSnyder from West Virginia

Jun 26, 2015
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

Jun 18, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by Eziel from Ohio

Jun 04, 2015
Rated: 3.72 by bwarren82 from Illinois

May 29, 2015
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Reviewed by ClavisAurea from New York

4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Boozy and strong, hoppy and classically a West Coast interpretation of the Belgian IPA style. Be aware, that boozy alcohol kick needs some time to mellow out. Good Belgian IPA though.
May 20, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Pours hazy amber under a moussey 3” cream colored foam cap.
S: Light sweetness, citrusy, earthy hops. T: Hop, alcohol and yeast flavors are in balance F: rich and creamy with a medium full body and medium low carbonation with a light warming on the finish. Light fruit flavors mellow the hops slightly with malt flavors in the background.
O: This beer has a big Belgian texture with a west coast attitude towards hops that mask a potent alcohol punch.
May 19, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by jaydoc from Kansas

May 14, 2015
Rated: 3.95 by Moose90 from Washington

Apr 22, 2015
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Opaque bronze body, sudsy white head with spotted lacing. Big orange and lemon hops with decent bitters meet belgian yeast bringing earth, black pepper, and flowers, lingering apple slices, spices, and grass make for a sneaky complex nose. Taste is much the same, but booze leaks in a bit too much, phenols come out to play here near the finish. Feel reflects the booze too, feels too big for itself, want more refinement as the flavor complexion is good
Apr 06, 2015
Rated: 4 by Irrationalist from California

Mar 06, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by Idrankthat from Canada (SK)

Feb 07, 2015
Rated: 3.83 by AleHunter805 from California

Jan 27, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Jan 19, 2015
Rated: 3.4 by blinky1717 from Virginia

Jan 16, 2015
Rated: 3.67 by sillyhed8 from California

Jan 11, 2015
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Reviewed by travolta from California

3/5  rDev -22.7%
A: very nice crusty head, opaque apricot, great retention, spotted lacing.

N: Apricots, plum, crisp yeast, sour mash, lemon.

T: belgian bitterness, crispness with a dry middle and dry finish. hides all of it's alcohol. not much hops going on.

N: who knows what this is? How do you review something like this?
Dec 08, 2014
Rated: 4.52 by mhollo90

Nov 23, 2014
Rated: 3.65 by cjgiant from District of Columbia

Nov 07, 2014
Rated: 4.04 by hpthebull from California

Sep 17, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by johlac66 from California

Sep 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Aug 31, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Jenebauer from Tennessee

Aug 23, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by elkinbrown from Tennessee

Aug 23, 2014
Rated: 4.09 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 4.52 by bulldogops from Canada (AB)

Aug 16, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Molson2000 from Canada (ON)

Aug 06, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Tracy_A from California

Aug 03, 2014
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