Iron Fist Brewing Company Uprising – Belgian IPA at 12% ABV

Iron Fist Brewing Company Uprising Belgian IPA at 12% ABV (C$14.95 at Sundance Wine Market, 750 ml, no bottle date or best before)

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)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze

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