RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
THAT’S IT! We’re throwing down the gauntlet. Literally. If you haven’t tried craft brewed beer before, put the bottle you’re current-ly holding down and start somewhere else. This is not a good place to start. The Gauntlet is one seriously intense beer that should be reserved for only the boldest beer revolutionaries in the world. The inordinate amount of hop flavor and aroma that radiates from this creamy, froth covered liquid is enough to make this Brewmaster blush. If that sounds good to you, you can safely break your time on this earth down into 2 categories; the time before you tried The Gauntlet, and the time after. If not, the $5.00 50 packs are on the left

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (2163) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2011
On cask. End of the cask...cloudy with suprising carbonation. Low lacing, brown. Mouthfilling body with dried fruit notes and almost belgian qualities. De-licious.

Lazerlobe (37) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2015
I’ve expected big things of Iron Fist but this delivers. Pine and citrus on the nose, and though the taste. Sticky but not too overwhelming for the palate. I can do it!

Craftbrewhaha (80) - - OCT 1, 2015
I’ve been waiting to try an Imperial IPA from Iron Fist for a long time and I was not let down. Huge hop aroma, great malt backbone, hidden ABV. Big citrus, juicy, slight pine. Dangerous beer in the best sense of the word. Loved it!

Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Excellent xxipa. Big hop aroma of pine grass etc.also great yeast strains they use here. Someyesstbelian going on. Really added to this freshly hopes xxipa.

Smokey_P (15) - Currumbin Valley, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2015
Mellow bitterness and plenty of melon in the aromatics and flavour department. Lots of booze for me.

TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours a hazy golden with a medium creamy white lacing head. Aroma of caramel, cardboard, light citrus. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, cardboard and lots of caramel.

Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Very intense hop bitters great aroma huge hop dominance, mostly peppery and spicy hops, if you like hops this is for you, great brew.

StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2015
From a bottle. Big biscuit aroma and huge hop flavours with a thick mouth feel, pine finish. It’s a very big beer and not for the faint of heart.

ben4321 (6840) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Location: 750 ml bottle from State Line, 1/24/15, Rating #4250

Aroma: It has a fruity aroma, a bit of astringency/cleaner, with resin and pine coming through later
Appearance: It pours an unclear orange color with a small beige head and some spotty, coating lace
Flavor: Flavor-wise, there’s a decent hop bitterness, slightly astringent, with a mild sweetness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a soft-to-average carbonation, and a rather dry, astringent finish
Overall Impression: This is an alright DIPA, but it falls short for me. The hops and hop flavors are not all that well rounded. I found it a bit too flawed. Too much astringency. Still, its a decent beer, but in this style, it is on the lower end for me.

alberti92 (159) - - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a pale, hazy orange with a good lasting head and a Sweet malty aroma. It has a velvet texture on the tongue and has massive hop finish with big hints of pine accompanied with slight roasty characters. Get a fist in ya!

jandd1983 (4690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2014
It poured a cloudy brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was moderate to heavy earthy hops. The taste was medium to heavy hoppy bittersweet with a good bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very tasty.

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