Chasing Rainbows
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #723
Ranked #3,075
4.26 | pDev: 7.28%
May 30, 2023
Feb 11, 2017
Chasing RainbowsChasing Rainbows

January is over and it’s time to seek new freshness. After all, good things come to those who chase. IPA packed with tropical sway? Chase it. Vibrant fruit forward hop expression? Chase it. Adventurous levels of hand-selected Strata and Cashmere? Chase it. By now, you know what’s at the end of this one. So keep CHASING RAINBOWS.
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Rated: 4.02 by craigbelly from Iowa

May 30, 2023
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The '90's had us chasing waterfalls, but they didn't have hazy IPA back then. So today Bearded Iris ups the ante by having us chase rainbows instead. Their Strata and Cashmere variety gives us colorful flavors to set 2023 in lofty motion.

Chasing Rainbows rounds the nose with a soft and creamy fruit display of citrus and tropical fruit with a softness of vanilla and coconut. Lightly herbal, the scent soon gives way to a light and doughy taste of angel food cake, agave, cereal and honeysuckle.

Hazy gold and hedging with straw accented hues, the beer caps off with a creamy white foam just as the middle palate gets back to its hoppy ways with lighter orange, white grapefruit and a lemony twinge. More tropical flavors of pineapple, guava, passionfruit, papaya and kiwi carry an herbal bite of lemongrass, verbena and green tea before finishing off with hemp and peppery resins.

Light for hazy ale, the beer finishes smooth yet with a hoppy bite to ensure crispness, refreshment and semi-dryness for a solid sense of drinkability. A hint of hop derived astringency keep the session from utmost cleanliness as the ale lingers with herbal flavors and green fruit peels.
Apr 14, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by DOCRW from Washington

Apr 03, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Mar 08, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by hockeypuck from Maine

Feb 22, 2023
Rated: 3.7 by rangerred from Tennessee

Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 4.11 by George2744 from Pennsylvania

Dec 09, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Dec 01, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by bcsbeer from Florida

Nov 22, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Oct 26, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Oct 18, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Feb 17, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by BeerDoc44 from Tennessee

Nov 04, 2018
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Reviewed by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L - 1-finger offwhite head atop a near-opaque orange body.

S - strong grapefruit, herb.

T - lovely grapefruit flesh with some bitter rind. Earthy middle, with a hint of dough and flowers. Moderate bitterness. No sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - love the aggressive bitterness on this one.
Oct 06, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2018
Rated: 5 by will_cathey from Georgia

Jun 30, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by Jimmylikesbeer from Michigan

Jun 10, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by ladle69 from Florida

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by MGoeltz from Tennessee

Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 4.55 by aletrailky81 from Kentucky

Oct 23, 2017
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Reviewed by strohme2 from Michigan

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is Chasing Rainbows Three, canned 10/2/2017. Poured pale orange, hazy with a fluffy off white head into a tulip. Great lacing. Sweet orange and grapefruit, florals on the nose. It's mandarin oranges, sweet grapefruit, mango and papaya, some faint graininess. The feel seems just a bit less cloudy and chewy but overall this is hugely drinkable. Lets face it, overall, the smell and taste is what sells beer and this nailed it.
Oct 11, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Aug 29, 2017
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I think I found the hop rainbow! Very citrusy and hoppy. Great overtones of grapefruit with a bitter hoppy aftertaste. Smooth taste and gentle on palette.
Aug 14, 2017
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Rated by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Fruity, melony, dank
Aug 05, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by Beernoobie from California

Jul 31, 2017
Rated: 5 by Cheezus from Kentucky

Apr 09, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by Johntomk from Tennessee

Apr 07, 2017
Rated: 4.6 by malfunxion from New York

Apr 02, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Mar 29, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by BMart from Pennsylvania

Mar 27, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by GDawgs34 from Georgia

Mar 24, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by brunsojw from Tennessee

Mar 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Swettenham_Shire from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Nailed the east coast hazy look. Taste is a little weak, flat finish. But the promise is there, should improve over time. This is more of a standard pale, I would like to try some DIPA's next.

Yazoo still owns Nashville, but Bearded Iris is coming on strong. Excited to visit both whenever I roll through town.
Mar 16, 2017
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Reviewed by SomethingClever from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16 oz can poured into pint glass canned on 2/6

A: Milky brown yellowish body very turbid body, almost no head just a small film.

S: papaya, honey, apricot, cantaloupe, some lemon, light yeasty smell

T: Lots of sweet mango, pineapple, honey, cantaloupe, and then lots of oats and grain cereal like taste.

M: Very chewy thicker bodied Low carbonation.

O: This is a pretty juicy fruity beer but the cereal grains taste is a little strong on the finish. Otherwise this is awesome, if you are anywhere in Nashville and you see Bearded Iris on tap it's going to be your best option.
Mar 04, 2017
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Feb 28, 2017
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Reviewed by mattflippin from Tennessee

4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a tulip glass. Looks like pulpy orange juice- extreme yellow haze with a white head. Tropical notes on the nose- lots of citrus and other tropical fruits. Taste follows the nose: quite tropical, prominently citrus, and a soft, pillowy malty backbone. The malt is more prominent here than in their other IPAs, but it's quite nice. Velvety, smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Balanced overall, a great NE style IPA.
Feb 28, 2017
Rated: 4.73 by canadamish from Tennessee

Feb 27, 2017
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Reviewed by BEER88 from North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Can dated 2/06/17. This is my favorite color for an IPA, nice cloudy yellow ipa with a soft white head. Smell is of ripe tropical fruits, pine notes, and maybe breadiness?!?! Taste is a juicy fruity IPA with that bite that does not stick around. Nice soft velvety feel that is very inviting. Overall I want to go to the brewery because their beers are making my palate happy.
Feb 26, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by elkinbrown from Tennessee

Feb 25, 2017
Rated: 4.37 by Truck67 from Tennessee

Feb 25, 2017
Chasing Rainbows from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 46 ratings