Habit
Bearded Iris Brewing

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From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 7.82%
Ratings:
39
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 23, 2017
Added:
Mar 31, 2015
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  7
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: A ripe, juicy beer, Habit boasts composed bitterness tempered with resinous papaya, grapefruit, and mango. This IPA continuously delivers the forward, yet satisfying hit of hops every IPA drinker craves.
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3.94 by aletrailky81 from Kentucky on Sep 23, 2017
 
4 by brunsojw from Tennessee on Mar 16, 2017
 
3.59 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Feb 06, 2017
 
4.5 by elkinbrown from Tennessee on Dec 04, 2016
 
4.19 by mecmd from Tennessee on Nov 27, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JTahoe from Oregon

Definitely among the better craft beers made in Nashville, and one of the better IPAs I've tasted from this region of the US. A bit lacking in the nose, but respectable flavor profile from front to finish.

Nov 22, 2016
 
4.09 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Nov 20, 2016
 
4 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2016
 
4.21 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Sep 15, 2016
 
3.75 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota on Sep 15, 2016
 
4.25 by Markc72 from Illinois on Aug 16, 2016
 
3.75 by JeffKowalek from Tennessee on Jul 14, 2016
 
3.05 by WynnO from Florida on Jun 23, 2016
 
4.3 by derekgw123 from Kentucky on May 31, 2016
 
4.25 by jebrew from Maine on Mar 17, 2016
 
3.75 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan on Mar 09, 2016
 
4.21 by ironchefmiyagi13 from Tennessee on Feb 23, 2016
 
4.11 by Jutjut from Missouri on Dec 11, 2015
 
4 by SoSawcy from Tennessee on Dec 06, 2015
 
3.96 by Washuffizi98 from Tennessee on Dec 02, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Bearded Iris Brewing "Habit IPA"
on tap at The Pharmacy Burger Parlor, Nashville, TN - 6 April 2015
$8 for a 10 oz. glass

So am I to understand that this is the only beer that Bearded Iris makes? Wow! At least they're doing it right. And that's just a-OK with me, if you can do one thing absolutely right you'll get ahead. Out of all of the beers I had on my recent trip to Nashville this is the one that stood out. --- NOTE: This is NOT the only beer they make. I just found out and now I want to try them all!

It was delivered to me in a snifter with a hazy golden body beneath a white head of creamy and rocky froth. The bold aroma sucked me in with notes of resin, pineapple, lemon, mango, melon, and papaya. It was tropical, citrusy, and floral all at once, and all of that carried over into the flavor with a sweetish straight-forward malt base that was perhaps just slightly wheaty. It was fully hoppy in the flavor but not overly bitter at all, as a double IPA can be, and despite the malt it retained a dry finish with some very nice mineral and citrus pith-like chalkiness.

Oct 05, 2015
 
4.09 by tommy5 from Michigan on Sep 17, 2015
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4.89/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Atogrye from Tennessee

DIPA is not available yet. Brewery scheduled to be completed by the end of October. A real good balance of bitterness, texture and smell.

Sep 12, 2015
 
4.3 by DubJ7 from Tennessee on Aug 07, 2015
 
4.21 by siege06nd from Virginia on Jul 12, 2015
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4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by SomethingClever from Ohio

Bearded Iris Habit IPA poured into tulip glass

A: big creamy head slightly hazy with a light orange hue

S: light melon a little grass and maybe lemon

T: a little murky maltiness edges out the bright fruity hops but it's there with the melon and grass

M: medium to lighter

O: pretty nice beer good hoppiness not as bright as I would like but it's pretty solid

Jul 05, 2015
 
4.43 by GeorgiaBeerMoose from Georgia on Jul 03, 2015
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by imyourhero21 from California

The First batch was better, hope they figure out the real sweet spot for the recipe when they get to brew on their own system !

Jun 29, 2015
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3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by funkydrumma from Tennessee

So hazy! This looks more like a hefe than an IPA. But once you take a taste the charade is over. Nice tangy bitterness but at only 7.5% none of the burn you might get in a DIPA. Good balance and lingering hops on the back of my tongue. Very tasty. ** Update: Flying Saucer says the sediment in my pour was probably from the keg and the ABV is not over 7% yet. Will definitely taste again when they get their high grav license. **

Jun 29, 2015
 
3.7 by oldvines from Illinois on Jun 28, 2015
 
4.29 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Jun 22, 2015
 
4.19 by Buck89 from Tennessee on Jun 19, 2015
 
4.25 by crob3888 from California on Jun 14, 2015
 
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Jun 14, 2015
 
4.25 by CTJman from Connecticut on Jun 08, 2015
 
4.2 by heystevec from Maryland on Apr 12, 2015
 
4 by helios7 from Oregon on Apr 12, 2015
 
4.31 by edhizdeid from Washington on Apr 03, 2015
 
Habit from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 39 ratings