Judge, Jury & Executioner IIIPA
Ironfire Brewing Company

Judge, Jury & Executioner IIIPAJudge, Jury & Executioner IIIPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,599
ABV:
11.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #12,889
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 17.66%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
38
From:
Ironfire Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  7
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Judge, Jury & Executioner IIIPAJudge, Jury & Executioner IIIPA
Notes: The verdict is in. Normal IPAs have been found wanting. Enter the palete wrecking goodness of Judge, Jury and Executioner Triple IPA! Continuous hopping from mash tun to fermenter with seven high alpha hop varieties from three continents. Only extreme hop heads need apply, for this IPA Judges you not the other way around. Make sure your hop snobbery is on top of its game for if its not, the weak will be found Guilty for thier hop hating foolishness. The noose will be strung...the order will be given... and your palate will be swinging from the gallows. Brewed Once to Twice a year during the Summer months so enjoy it COLD, FRESH, and WHILE IT LASTS!
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TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4 oz taster at The Outpost (Ironfire’s tasting room in Old Town Temecula).
Clear golden yellow pour with short lived white head.
Aroma of pine resin, slightly floral, a bit of grapefruit.
The taste is where the action is - pine, resinous, a bit of grapefruit - less of the floral notes of the aroma - remarkably not excessively boozy ( but not pretending to be a lightweight either) - bitterness actually dominates the sweetness here.
Medium full mouthfeel but frankly the 11.2% is well hidden - lingering sticky resinous bitterness. Very enjoyable.

Feb 20, 2020
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dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

4.9/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Light golden straw color with an off white head that retreats and some spotty lacing too. Aroma of citrus and pine and something else that is kind of musty. The taste is predominately pine resin but the citrus makes its self known, but barely. Pretty clean, nice bodied triple IPA with just the perfect amount of bitterness on the palate. Overall, I would say that I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed this quite a bit!

Jan 14, 2016
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mactrail from Washington

3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The brewery blurb says this is made with "seven high alpha hops from three continents." It seems to have one intense, but clean hop note-- a fruity melon taste with honeysuckle nose. Clean flavor, and moderate bitterness. Amberish orange in the Delirium Tremens snifter with bubbles streaming. A little resiny at the finish. Overall, a fruit juice bomb that is really quite sippable. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Baron's Market in San Diego.

Jan 02, 2016
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Totalpackage411 from California

5/5  rDev +24.4%
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!

Aug 07, 2015
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BDeibs from Colorado

3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Aug 03, 2015
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GRG1313 from California

3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Aug 03, 2015
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gregb13 from California

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Aug 02, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Jul 30, 2015
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IGOTASIXPACK from California

4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
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!

Jul 26, 2015
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ryannaman from California

5/5  rDev +24.4%
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! !

Dec 21, 2014
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Kelmcl from California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

Nov 24, 2014
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Brolo75 from California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

Nov 16, 2014
Judge, Jury & Executioner IIIPA from Ironfire Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 38 ratings