Habit
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #938
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,248
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 7.8%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
39
From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  7
SCORE
89
Very Good
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.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 39 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by funkydrumma:
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funkydrumma from Tennessee

3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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
More User Reviews:
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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WynnO from Florida

3.05/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Jun 23, 2016
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 14, 2015
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JTahoe from Oregon

3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
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oldvines from Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 28, 2015
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AlexFields from Tennessee

3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Feb 06, 2017
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siege06nd from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 12, 2015
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crob3888 from California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 14, 2015
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SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 09, 2016
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elkinbrown from Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 04, 2016
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imyourhero21 from California

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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mecmd from Tennessee

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 27, 2016
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ironchefmiyagi13 from Tennessee

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 23, 2016
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CTJman from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 08, 2015
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buzzy from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 15, 2016
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SomethingClever from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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
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jebrew from Maine

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 17, 2016
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Washuffizi98 from Tennessee

3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 02, 2015
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edhizdeid from Washington

4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 03, 2015
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tommy5 from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 17, 2015
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heystevec from Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 12, 2015
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Jutjut from Missouri

4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dec 11, 2015
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GeorgiaBeerMoose from Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 03, 2015
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 22, 2015
Habit from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 39 ratings