Red Handed
Bearded Iris Brewing

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From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 11.03%
Ratings:
64
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 01, 2019
Added:
Jan 14, 2017
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  11
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Double IPA w/ Amarillo, Simcoe, Citra, & Chinook. (Rumor has it, when Habit was "retired," this beer took its place.)
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4.27 by jera1350 from Minnesota on Sep 01, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by timmy2b from New York

Thanks @jasonja1474 !

Jun 16, 2019
 
4.28 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Apr 30, 2019
 
4.5 by fredmugs from Indiana on Mar 22, 2018
 
4.21 by alexsergio from New York on Mar 11, 2018
 
4 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Mar 06, 2018
 
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Mar 02, 2018
 
4.1 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Feb 16, 2018
 
4 by Tilley4 from Tennessee on Feb 03, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by richj1970 from Alabama

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
 
3.46 by T_Hass from Georgia on Dec 27, 2017
 
4.67 by abjones22 from Tennessee on Nov 29, 2017
 
4.25 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Sep 26, 2017
 
4.04 by Dankacheese from Illinois on Sep 15, 2017
 
4.53 by EEscobar from Tennessee on Sep 03, 2017
 
4.15 by crbnfbr from Kentucky on Sep 02, 2017
 
4.16 by Thedusanmandic from Ohio on Aug 31, 2017
 
4.25 by axf4129 from Indiana on Aug 11, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Wasatch from Colorado

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
 
4.09 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Jul 24, 2017
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4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

32 oz growler from Buddha from Jez. Dank n weedy. So good!

Jul 16, 2017
 
4.02 by rangerred from Tennessee on Jul 15, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ArrogantB from Colorado

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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4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

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
 
4.25 by c-rum from Missouri on Jul 04, 2017
 
4.45 by malfunxion from New York on Jun 06, 2017
 
4.04 by Daver32nh from Massachusetts on May 18, 2017
 
4.2 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on May 13, 2017
 
4 by ilikebeer03 from Texas on May 10, 2017
 
4.16 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on May 10, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Maestro0708 from Kentucky

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
 
4.23 by GaToWyo from Colorado on May 01, 2017
 
4.68 by TNCraftBeer from Tennessee on Apr 28, 2017
 
4.57 by BeerDoc44 from Tennessee on Apr 27, 2017
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4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by johnwesley2001 from Tennessee

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
 
4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Apr 08, 2017
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1.21/5  rDev -71.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by cavedave from New York

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
 
4.55 by Johntomk from Tennessee on Apr 07, 2017
 
4.33 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Apr 01, 2017
 
4.5 by Blinkyoureyes from Tennessee on Mar 22, 2017
Red Handed from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 64 ratings