Red Handed
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
Imperial IPA
4.26 | pDev: 11.03%
Sep 01, 2019
Jan 14, 2017
Red HandedRed Handed
Notes: Double IPA w/ Amarillo, Simcoe, Citra, & Chinook. (Rumor has it, when Habit was "retired," this beer took its place.)
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Rated: 4.27 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Sep 01, 2019
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Rated by timmy2b from New York

4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks @jasonja1474 !
Jun 16, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Apr 30, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by fredmugs from Indiana

Mar 22, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by alexsergio from New York

Mar 11, 2018
Rated: 4 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Mar 06, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Mar 02, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Feb 16, 2018
Rated: 4 by Tilley4 from Tennessee

Feb 03, 2018
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Reviewed by richj1970 from Alabama

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 16 oz can dated 1/16/2018. I’m Mary Poppins y’all inscribed on the bottom.

A: Cloudy golden yellow with one finger white head. Nice retention and moderate lacing.

S: Soft tropical citrus mixed with dank resinous hops. Mango, passion fruit, and tangerine.

T: Mango, passion fruit, grapefruit, and resinous pine. Tons of hop flavor without being overly bitter.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Slight lingering hop bite.

O: Another outstanding beer from BI.
Feb 01, 2018
Rated: 3.46 by T_Hass from Georgia

Dec 27, 2017
Rated: 4.67 by abjones22 from Tennessee

Nov 29, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Sep 26, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by Dankacheese from Illinois

Sep 15, 2017
Rated: 4.53 by EEscobar from Tennessee

Sep 03, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by crbnfbr from Kentucky

Sep 02, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by Thedusanmandic from Ohio

Aug 31, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by axf4129 from Indiana

Aug 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks goes out to Buck89 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 06/19/17

My second from this brewery.

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a very nice cloudy orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), pretty nice pineyness. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), pretty nice pine note. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Addictive! Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Thanks John!
Aug 01, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Jul 24, 2017
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Rated by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
32 oz growler from Buddha from Jez. Dank n weedy. So good!
Jul 16, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by rangerred from Tennessee

Jul 15, 2017
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Reviewed by ArrogantB from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark hazy orange, a touch of lace. Piney aroma. Fruity and piney flavor with something odd on the finish. A bit prickly on the mouthfeel. A decent IPA but not one I'd seek out unless I was inTennessee.
Jul 12, 2017
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Hazy in color, very hazy. The nose is heavy of hops. The taste has way less juicy than other Bearded Iris beers and has more bitterness...which is ok too. I like this as a more typical IPA than the New England style....but still prefer Tunnel Vision
Jul 09, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by c-rum from Missouri

Jul 04, 2017
Rated: 4.45 by malfunxion from New York

Jun 06, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by Daver32nh from Massachusetts

May 18, 2017
Rated: 4.2 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

May 13, 2017
Rated: 4 by ilikebeer03 from Texas

May 10, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

May 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Maestro0708 from Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16 oz can, dated 4/7/17

Pours a murky golden orange, generating a pleasant white head
Nice lacing coats the glass.

Lots of tropical notes on the nose: mango and pineapple meet with a piney, resinous hop aroma.

Hop flavors dominate here, more tropical mango and pineapple balanced well by dank, resinous, and pine character. There is a slight sweetness.

Mouth feel is smooth and fuller in body. Alcohol is warming.

Very nice DIPA here. Appearance is through the roof and the stage is set for a really good juicy, hoppy, tropical DIPA with a smooth mouth feel.
May 07, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by GaToWyo from Colorado

May 01, 2017
Rated: 4.68 by TNCraftBeer from Tennessee

Apr 28, 2017
Rated: 4.57 by BeerDoc44 from Tennessee

Apr 27, 2017
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Reviewed by johnwesley2001 from Tennessee

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
It was tough to decide between this and Attention Please for best DIPA by Bearded Iris.

Very different than AP though. Much more pine and grassy flavor. Still incredibly smooth.
Apr 18, 2017
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Apr 08, 2017
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Reviewed by cavedave from New York

1.21/5  rDev -71.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Could be this is an off can since this experience doesn't match others, though butter appears in reviews here and on other sites. YMMV

Some there are who likely think this beer a murky mess, but I am not one of those I must in truth confess. This chunky monkey turbid beauty looks to me like gold, and in its cloudy depths a hoppy future is foretold. A sniff reveals a hit of diacetyl's butter smell. This isn't a good sign, I guess. What does it foretell? Buttered popcorn strongly smelled is not just in my mind. Diacetyl beer is not a happy thing to find. Ugh, the taste confirms it, this is not a decent beer, and soon I shall dispose it in the sink, I sadly fear. More sips confirm the verdict, diacetyl is at play, no matter how I wish that it would simply go away. And so beware all those who seek Red Handed IPA. I think you won't enjoy it is 'bout all there's left to say. But that's how beer is sometimes, and ya know, I am not vexed. And now the only thought I have is hmmm, what beer is next?
Apr 08, 2017
Rated: 4.55 by Johntomk from Tennessee

Apr 07, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Apr 01, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Blinkyoureyes from Tennessee

Mar 22, 2017
Red Handed from Bearded Iris Brewing
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