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RATINGS: 110   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2013
750 mL bottle - pours ruddy, cloudy, red-orange with nice, full, white head, lasting. Big fragrant aromas of candied fruit, citrus, peaches, and good yeast. Creamy plate, with decent orange fruit, numbing bitterness at the finish that fills the mouth. Long finish that continues to change. Very nice and drinkable at high ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1749) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
750 mL bottle from Tasty Beverage Co., Raleigh, NC. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of Belgian candi sugar and light citrus hops. The sweetness hits the tongue first but then finishes with a healthy amount of pineapple and grapefruit. The booziness lingers long after each sip. Truthfully I am not a huge fan of Belgian-style IPAs for the most part. It was my error that saw this on the shelf as Triple IPA rather than Tripel IPA. However, in this case it was a nice error. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamah (214) - - JUL 29, 2013
Aroma of spice and fruit, I got pear and banana as well as a bit of the alcohol. The is a clear amber color with a light quickly dissipating head. The taste is very sweet but followed by some bitterness. There is flavor of sweet mango, and citrus and pine. The beer is medium bodied and little sticky an d flat. The beer is very interesting smells like a Belgian and tastes like an IPA. Unfortunately it is cloyingly sweet and a little too boozy for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Hazy golden orange pour with a small ivory crown. Citrus, honey, alcohol. That’s pretty much it. Not terribly dynamic or complex. Alcohol crosses the eyes and a bit aggressive. Quick recommendation...don’t light a match! Flash fires are dangerous. Would re-approach this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bomber at a bottle share. Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Nose is spice; flavor follows with earth, fruit, alcohol. Medium bodied. Not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hapjydeuce (996) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottled. Deep gold color and a thick white head. Aroma of clove, pear, banana and some citrus. Belgian yeast noticeable. I can smell the cloying sweetness before I taste it. Yep. Pretty damn sweet. Flavor has notes of mango and bad rum cake. The sweetness is clashing with the hop profile. Not too sure what was intended here. Overall a bit difficult to drink. Props for trying a Belgian IPA but I think the balance needs some work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
375ml bottle. Lots of sweet malt in the nose and taste. Full bodied but hop profile is really dialed back. I like my imperial IPAs with a strong malt backbone but this is missing the hops IMO. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (4018) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
Bouteille de 75cl. Bière de couleur orangée avec une mousse blanche. Au nez cette bière semble plus sucrée que houblonnée, en fait comme le dit le brasseur; il ne fait pas dans la tradition. La bouche est lourde, sucrée, trop sucrée. Elle manque de fraicheur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimhilt (2541) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light grapefruit nose, flavor is well balanced with caramel and grapefruit hops. High ABV is hidden but this triple IPA is warming. 750ml bottle from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Amazing IPA on tap at the brewery. Aroma is of grapefruit, some spice like pepper, candied sugar and pine. Yum!

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