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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
In case you’re one of the 3 people that haven’t figured it out yet, we at Iron Fist are fans of everything unfettered by and silly notions of "tradition". So our latest insurrection is a two-for. We brewed a huge Belgian style Trippel and hopped the (expletive deleted) out of it. Being the counterculturalists that we are, we decisively chose to use the finest imported European hops we could get our hands on rather than the ubiquitous West Coast style varieties. We even threw in some varieties so new they still have that new hop smell. A robust malt character helps balance this truly one-of-a-kind brew.
Brewed for KnB Wine Cellars 3rd Anniversary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2015. Slightly hazy golden beer with a rich offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, caramel, bready, hay, some fruits. Fruity malty flavor, grassy, boozy, hay, floral notes. A bit too strong for me, but with some nice touches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17353) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at pre GBBF 2015. Clear amber lasting beige head. Sticky hops. Quite bitter. Very hoppy bit hot. Hmmm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear copper with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and honey malt, light Sherry, pear and apple esters with light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet honey and toast, light earthy hops and bitterness, light alcohol, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evolutionary (472) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Tap at local cantina. Nose is sweet malt and color is nice amber. Very sweet - too much even. Smooth and silky with little froth head. A bit of hip bite but not too much. Not very complex for a tripel. Would look elsewhere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3999) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2015
small bottle sample, deep amber pour with a off head. nose of sweet caramel malts, slight candy sugar, floral hops, citrus, yeast, cut grass, apricots, sharp belgian yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Real great.hoppy aroma and that yeast spice along. Exceptional balance with the hops yeast malts and warmth of alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1681) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2015
cloudy orange pour. Aroma apricots, apples, oxidation. Tastes bitter lettuce, some grain bread, spicy hops, black pepper, slight yeast. Lots of savoury.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2881) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Amber pour with a white head. Rich floral and citrus nose. Nice. Oozes booze in the flavour. Tongue tingling flavours of bitter citrus and fresh herb. Quite a throat warmer. Huge, boozy finish. Exceedingly tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (664) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Growler fill at malt and vine, happy 4th, deep amber pour, lot of spice and bite on this one, great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1527) - CANADA - JUN 25, 2015
Appearance: clear pale amber with three fingers of rocky light tan head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: floral/herbal, tropical fruit, Belgian yeast, caramel/toffee malt. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, strong bitter. (7/10) Palate: full and sticky body, moderate carbonation, emphatically boozy finish. (4/5) A beast that certainly does not believe in hiding its light under a bushel. Big and bombastic in every facet: big sweet, big bitter, big head, big caramel colour, big body, big booze. They call it a “Tripel/IPA”, and it certainly has aspects of both styles, but I don’t think you’d be far wrong thinking of it as a “triple IPA” in everything that really matters. (Hops and booze. What? Is there anything else?) Lacking in subtlety - but so am I, so I like this a whole bunch. Kinda reminds me of Arrogant Bastard, actually… (15/20)

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