Double Homestyle
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #184
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,490
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 6.47%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
109
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Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
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Double HomestyleDouble Homestyle
Notes: Double version of Homestyle... Mosaic for days
Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 109 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of MikeWard
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can into a pint glass. No canned on date, merely stamped "cold ice cream and hot kisses"

Looks good. Dull orange/apricot body with a decent white head which persists in some form throughout leaving excellent lacing.

Slightly musty stone fruit aroma.

Upon tasting, another extremely drinkable beer from these guys. Some fruit hits, good bitterness and a pleasing warmth.

Mouth closing in on full, finish a bittersweet wash leaning towards the bitter side.

Overall, another tasty beer from Bearded Iris. Dangerously drinkable given the abv. They show up a lot on Tavour, which I appreciate given I only get down to Tennessee a couple times a year. Hopefully they continue to succeed and consider Pennsylvania in distro.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can from brewery, 01/08/20. Cold Ice Cream and Hot Kisses.
Goose Island Nonic Pint glass.

Hazy but not juicy blonde color, creamy finger of head.

Aroma is armpit, diesel, passion fruit, tangerine, and apricot. Slight lemon and grapefruit rind.

Flavor definitely tastes like Homestyle, but brings heavier alcohol and a stiffer "hop wall" of greenery. Lots of heavy grainy malt as well, which I don't remember original Homestyle bringing. Okay, descriptors. Grapefruit opens this, followed by slight diesel, then drunken tangerine, slight ruby red, hints of passion fruit, lemonade, alcohol heat, and a finish of gasoline and lemon rind. It seems wrought with flaws, but it doesn't come across that way on the whole. I still think this is solid stuff.

Feel is numbing on the tongue, but brings great heavy biting carbonation with a tall order of acidity and heat.

Overall, this is even less like a New England IPA than original Homestyle, nodding more towards a traditional west-coast IIPA than anything. It is still insanely tasty though, and something to be tried at least once. It's not quite the home-run I expected, but it is by no means a poor beer. It is a mild level of juicy which keeps me drinking it. It does come across stiffly though, either due to the greenery of the hops or the intense malt wave, I can't pinpoint it. This would be a great beer for a fan of west coast Double IPAs looking to try something a little more east coast. It's really a mixture of both. If you do come across it, I recommend at least one can if you are going to be around a few days, but if you're just passing through, definitely pick up a 4 pack in case you enjoy it even more than I do. I prefer original Homestyle by a small margin.

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Strong scents of Mosaic hops blast the nose upon opening the 11 day old pounder can. Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a big, creamy head, but leaves almost no lacing through the drink. The taste is an absolute ode to Mosaic hops- tropical and dank, this beer is packed with these delicious hops. Full, but not thick, and definitely not pretending to be New England style. Bearded Iris' IPAs are extremely freshness sensitive, but when fresh, no one stands on a step above their beers.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 4.99. Canned 2/19/19. Served in a teku. Enjoyed 3/18/19.

Pours a hazy orange with a fluffy white cap. The head fades to some sparce trails around the edges but little other retention.

Smells vibrant and fruity. Berries, citrus, melon and fruitcake.

Flavors of blueberry skins, white grape, melon rind, citrus peel, vague mint and some cake. Dangerously low perceivable alcohol.

Medium feel with peppy carbonation. The bittersweet juicy finish is like melonberry lemonade.

Bearded Iris is proving themselves reliable when it comes to delivering delicious hops. Double Homestyle is a hazy celebration of Mosaic.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Somewhat cloudy golden orange with two fingers of white head.
Smells of pineapple, sweet citrus, some malts.
Taste follows with the pineapple, citrus is more bitter than the nose implies but not quite pithy. Malty backbone is present.
Medium bodied with good carb levels. Smooth with a dry finish.
Overall a tasty DIPA that I would gladly drink on a regular basis.

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(2018)

A: Pours orange-gold and hazy, but not turbid. I can still see the shadows of my fingers on the other side!

S: Bright citrus mostly. Mainly peach and grapefruit.

T: Follows the nose for the most part, but with an extra malt kick, though this isn't to say that the malt takes over. The brighter fruit is in the forefront, while the darker fruit hides in the back.

M: Smooth and creamy with a little bite.

O: Pretty cool. Not as bitey as the original Homestyle, and not as creamy. But this is a great DIPA nonetheless.

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Photo of pimptastic
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had it this weekend at the brewery. Then had like 4 more! I'm not afraid to say that I think this is the best IPA I've ever had. Aroma was huge, hops kept going on and on in flavor. Dry beer. Light mouthfeel. Does not drink like a malty 8% DIPA. No off flavors and well fermented. I'm giving this beer a 5 all the way.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured a hazy straw yellow color with a white head.

Smell - The nose was pleasant grapefruit with light bitterness.

Taste - The profile was light grapefruit, with peppery spice, and a light booziness. It was sweet and warm to the end.

Mouthfeel - There was a thick chewiness to this IPA.

Overall - This is definitely one of the best Bearded Iris beers.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a foggy, cloudy orange with a finger of white foam. It looks rather stock standard for an IPA. Pouring the final ounces of the can into the glass gives the beer a little more of a haze, but it never turns murky. Aroma is light mango, papaya, and lemon zest with a huge hit of biscuit malts behind. Tropical fruit notes become more powerful as the beer warms up. Malts play a solid role, while allowing the hops to sing. Flavor profile is mango, papaya, tangerine, and lemon zest. Tropical fruits are more abundant in the flavor profile than the aroma. Biscuit malt plays a role, but not as hearty as the aroma. Mouth feel is smooth, and aside from a little fuzziness via a light graininess, is rather soft. It carries a medium thickness. Overall, fair hop notes mashed with a solid malt base give this beer a good character. The 8% ABV peaks through a touch when the beer is straight out of the fridge (~40F), but recedes as the beer warms a touch.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

They sporadically release this offering with little notice. When they did so this week I ran to the source to pick up a couple of four-packs.

Appearance: Pours hazy, but not opaque as a pure NEIPA, nor even as opaque as the single Homestyle. Color is yellow/orange. Finger head retreats but never fully goes away.

Smell: Citrus aroma doesn't jump out, but rather greets you when you put a beak on it. I recall mangoes and peaches more than I do oranges and their derivatives, which is a deviation from traditional Homestyle.

Taste: What sets Homestyle apart from your traditional attempts at the NEIPA is the oats used in the brewing process. It is that way here in its double version, writ large. It follows the nose in the sense that mango and peach is definitely there, but so is just a bit of lemon. The oats lend a biscuity taste that isn't really on the nose. That is this beer's piece de resistance, and that is why this is the best beer in Nashville. Underneath it all is earthy, grassy, dankness, but by no means does any flavor burst forth and take center stage. Alcohol is criminally well-hidden. A symphony of flavors. Vastly superior to regular Homestyle, which--when you consider how good regular Homestyle is--should tell you something about how great this is. An absolute, unadulterated triumph.

Feel: Rounds out clean, pillowy, soft, and resinous. There is none of the punch from the alcohol you'd expect at a beer with an ABV weighing in at above 8 percent. Nor is there any back-end burn from carbonation.

Overall: Mother of God.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy burnt orange color, tight slightly off-white head. Aromas are smash-mouth dank citrus hops - literally waves of dankness.

The taste is punchy, dank citrus hops, with tangerines and juicy pineapple prominent. The mouthfeel is “old school” IPA, with a nice bite and a dry finish.

My first beer from these guys, this is world-class, IMHO.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 3.12.18

Crowler poured into a frosted mug

Clear golden liquid, think soapy two finger white foam cap, sticky lacings

Aroma of citrus, oranges , tangerine

Citrus hop taste

Smooth mouthfeel , very low sudsing, a quaffable IPA,

Excellent beer

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Photo of 2beerdogs
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Buck89 for this Nashville gem. A surprise beer is always good. But this beer is great.
Pours beautifully a hazy golden tinged orange. Sandy foam bursts high with a tight foam. Sticky, sticky lacing.
Nose brings an overall citrus palette that eventually moves from a slight juiciness to an earthy tropical hint.
Taste begins with some gentle citrus (not pithy) and subtle fruity notes along the line of melon or mango. Then finishes with a slightly piney note that hints at dank. Really complex. Really nice.
Mouthfeel is almost fluffy. Glorious.
Overall, a stunning DIPA.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to Buck89 for this brew.

Revisit: 09/01/18
16 oz. Can
Canned On: 08/14/18

Poured into a Tree House glass a very nice cloudy orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a really nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, guava), pretty nice diesel like. The taste is really nice, hoppy, malty, very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, guava), very nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Orange Julius! Addictive! Milk Shake! Glad to have gotten a chance to try it again. Thanks John!

Thanks goes out to Buck89 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 07/10/17

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a very nice cloudy orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus 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, pineapple), pretty nice diesel like. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple), pretty nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Addictive! Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Thanks John!

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Photo of cjgiant
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 5/18:
Pours a quite hazy tan golden. Head gains half the glass with a quite aggressive pour. Curtains of lacing from this, more sparse under the body as the cap shows all the way down the glass.

Nose is sweet tropical notes like papay and sweet mango, blueberries, and a spicy dank bitterness, with even a light little mint note.

Taste starts with a medium sweet and lightly spiced mango. The dull pithy to piney bitterness seems to be lying in weight. A little canteloupe to honeydew give a late sweeter flurry before the more spicy than dank bitterness takes over. Although the bitterness gains traction, it doesn't dig in and run with it. A nice pillowy (to almost creamy in the back) mouthfeel is a nice partner for this ending balance of flavors.

Really enjoyed this one - liked that it had some juicy notes as well as some bitter notes and leaned a little towards the latter. Nice mouthfeel sort of makes up for this not getting a little more bitter in the end.

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden yellow. Creamy head
S: Citrus, honeydew and candied pineapple
T: Citrus rind, melon, papaya grapefruit juice
Mf: juicy but not sweet. The yeast burn is less pronounced here than on single Homestyle.
O: A good but not great example of the NE DIPA.

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Photo of brunsojw
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another amazing DIPA from these guys. I liked this a lot better the second time around.

Typical amount of juice, but something not quite the same as Homestyle.

Still a great beer and I think once tweaked will be even better.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into tulip glass canned on 2/11

A: Murky, orange yellow body with a small white head that disappears immediately.

S: Citrus, oranges, pineapple, light yeasty smell cantaloupe, grass, lemons

T: Lots of juicy citrus, orange, pineapple, mango, cantaloupe, honeydew, yeasty finish

M: Medium bodied low carbonation slightly thicker body.

O: This is a nice juicy fruit forward IPA. Huge juicy cantaloupe, pineapple, mango and a slightly too yeasty finish. Good beer but it needs to be a little cleaner.

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Photo of Thedusanmandic
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Here we go. I think the higher alc/longer hop seep really matches the aftertaste burn with the pineapple bitter feel mid. the nose is phenomenal and these dudes are doing really big things, little umami feel on the backend too.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Its like, if biscuits are good then double biscuits would be better. If southern hospitality is good, then double hospitality would be twice as good (well, maybe...), or if light beer is good, then more would be better (giddy-up!). Its this mantra that makes the Bearded Iris brewers itch with envy knowing that with their Homestyle IPA that less isn't exactly more. Maybe more is more!

West Coast versus Midwest, versus New England-style. Now we can add a new region to the IPA debate. The Southern brewing team at Bearded Iris won't be left out as they jump on the hoppy bandwagon with a fruity, grassy and gullet gripping bitter taste that'll have hopheads crawling from all over the Southeast.

Double Homestyle pours a near turbid hazy orange and copper marriage. Its scent emerges from a frothy white foam with tropical fruit, citrus, orchard fruit and a tropical blend that wafts onto the nose with the same lushly malt scent of toasted poundcake. Sweet on the tongue, its caramel, honey and angel food taste roll into a smooth and savory maltiness.

As the sweetness digresses slightly and the hops begin rise, a bold taste of ruby red grapefruit, blood orange and a kiss of lime represent the citrusy upstart. But as the taste develops, its tropical flavors take command with staight mango, apricot, papaya and pineapple puree. Bold lime, lemon and cantaloup fruitiness complete the fruit display before the herbal grasses, tea leaf and soothing pine close the show.

Malty dry and moderately bitter, the imperial IPA holds onto its caramel and cake while a soft resinous hop bitterness facilitate a tangy fruit taste that's no more assertive than an average grapefruit juice. Smooth grassiness plays on the tactile sensations for an added peppery bite.

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Photo of BEER88
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 2/6/17 poured into an IPA steamed glass. Beautiful hazy orange color with a pillowy white head (I love the look of this beer). Smell is stone fruits, light breadiness, nectar! The taste follows but more peach, mango, orange shine through the more you drink. Feel is all balanced with soft juiciness, light pine bite, and a touch of dryness. Now I see why this is their best DIPA. Seek this one out if you can it's great. Cheers.

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Photo of Statonxyb
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured Double Homestyle (2/6/17 date) into a Treehouse tulip.

L: Hazy and opaque with a dark orange and gold color. Finger and a half of white frothy head with moderate lacing.

S: Mango, pineapple, and earthy. Definitely some grapefruit scent in there. Definitely a very juicy smell to it, where the tropical fruit and earthiness makes it seem as if have the fruits themselves in front of you.

T: Taste is similar to the nose with some curves. Definitely grapefruity and tropical tastes to it, with a bitterness and dankness included. The earthy scent definitely is here in the taste, with it complimenting the grapefruit tang well. Malt backbone is strong here.

M: Medium body and nice in the mouth. Goes down well and soft.

I've had several beers from Bearded Iris so far (Homestyle, Attention Please!, and Chasing Rainbows), but this is by far the best I've had. It's a tasty, hazy juice bomb that isn't afraid to deviate from the usual grainbill that you'd expect from a Treehouse or Trillium. It has a unique taste that I appreciate. I can't wait to head to Nashville and grab some more. Superb beer.

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Photo of Gambit23
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Reserve these ratings for the Heady Toppers and the like. This beer is outstanding and there simply are not enough adjectives to do it justice so I'll just say very crushable and juicy juicy!

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Photo of mecmd
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 2/6/17.

Poured from 16 ounce can into Bearded Iris tulip.

Hazy and golden-orange. One and half finger frothy head that dissipated over a few minutes to a nice ring and partial cap with some nice legs/lacing.

Huge aromas of mango and pineapple with some hints of sweet blue berries. Also some earthy and dank aromas.

Taste follows the nose with lots of tropical fruits, berries, and dank notes with some hints of pine.

Juicy. Soft. Medium body.

Wow! I loved Homestyle but this is even a little better.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not surprisingly (but thankfully) very similar to regular Homestyle, with some ramping up in various areas, most noticeably extra resin and juiciness in the aroma, and extra pine bitterness in the taste. Look is pale gold with a cloudy, pulpy haze and a frothy, bubbly white head that provides some faint lacing. Smell is tropical citrus and sharp grapefruit, very pungent and sweet. Super juicy aroma. Big bursts of pine and citrus rind, as well, making for an extremely dank overall aroma. Taste is dank and bitter, dominated by pithy and puckering grapefruit, some sweeter citrus, a solid biscuity backbone, and grassy and herbal notes. Perhaps not quite as juicy (taste-wise) as Homestyle because the bitterness is ramped up considerably. Feel is quite pillowy and velvety, with lots of carbonation and a very soft texture. A little harsher than regular Homestyle, which I guess isn't surprising given the ABV difference. But still fantastic and delicious.

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Double Homestyle from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 109 ratings