Tunnel Vision
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #731
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,190
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 7.82%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
90
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Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  14
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Tunnel VisionTunnel Vision
Notes: IPA with Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado oil.
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 90 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Stamped canning date is '08.17.20'.
Hazy, pale gold colored body. One finger of off white head. Leaves sheets of lacing on the non drinking side of the glass.
Aroma is muted, probably due to age in the can. Citrus and melon.
Taste is more expressive than the smell. Hop flavors of orange, melon, mango, and grapefruit. There is a crispness to the bite but no bitterness. Melon and papaya in the after taste.
Mouth feel is in the soft and pillowy sense. Slurpy. Good carbonation.
Rides the wave of softness, without the bitterness, and presents lots of citrus and tropical fruit expressions. Enjoyable for a beer in the New England IPA realm.

Nov 09, 2020
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mwilbur from Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from pint can into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy lemon hue with 1 inch bubbly white head with good retention.
S: Bright lemon and orange with sweet grapefruit and soft pine resin.
T: Pine resin is stronger here with lemon, grapefruit, and orange notes.
M: Light-Medium body with moderate bitterness throughout. Citrus sweetness with a hint of tart. Lingers nicely on the palate.
D: Overall a nice hazy IPA. Pairs well with a hot summer day.

Jul 23, 2020
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gatornation from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a white head.. Smell is tropical and fruity. Taste has melon ,papaya,citrus,orange and grapefruit some mango.Medium carbonation and mouth feel very nice.

Jun 06, 2020
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Found this beer online and was excited based on its description and the fact that it would be my first Tennessee beer. Very pleasantly surprised by the quality! 1/7/20 date printed on can. Pours a lovely hazy yellow color with lots of fluffy white head and small rings of lingering lacing. Smells great, fresh ripe tropical mango, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, orange and melon. Also some malt, creamy vanilla, bread and weaker floral and herbal hops. Taste follows the nose, excellent balance and great hoppy hit at the beginning with a sweeter malt backbone at the finish. Smooth, sticky, pillowy soft mouthfeel with good carbonation. Comparable to that Tree House soft mouthfeel. Very enjoyable!

Feb 21, 2020
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colts9016 from Idaho

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer marks the Tennessee slot, now I have two left before I check off the rest of the states including D.C. The beer is served in a pint glass. The beer is 44 degrees and served in a pint glass. The head of the beer is creamy and airy with fair retention. The head of the beer left zero lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is straw yellow with pale yellow hues. The yeast in the beer creates serious cloudiness. The beer appearance is good. The the lack of head retention is sad.


The aromas in the beer are oranges, yeast, lemons, herbal, floral, crackers, mangos, pineapple and honey like sweetness.

The flavors in the beer are crackers, yeast, oranges, bay leaves, floral esters, pineapple, honey, earthy, pine, and grapefruit.

The mouthfeel of the beer is crisp and astringent.

The body of the beer is medium, high carbonation, and a full finish.

The beer has this huge hop profile for an IPA. Citrus is prevalent first and foremost then follow by traditional hop flavors. Rich earthy malts gives the beer depth. This beer is a solid IPA with big bright hop profile. Balanced beer with great harmony.

Dec 24, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 12/22/17; drank 1/24/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a nice white head; a thick curtain of lace.

Pineapple, orange citrus, lemon, mild cane sugar & faint dry grass notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Orange citrus & lemon flavors up front; mild dry grass & faint cane sugar notes on the finish. Fruity, soft with a mild dryness for balance; NE IPA excellence.

Bravo!

Nov 10, 2019
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GregDBoston from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Strong lupulins. Very cloudy. Not quite sweaty socks, but delightfully in that direction. Well-balanced. A quintessential NEIPA. One of the best from BI.

Aug 08, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, orange-gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is apricot, guava, and grapefruit. Bitter, medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. Really tasty, juicy NEIPA. Prefer others from the brewery, but still good.

Apr 28, 2019
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BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Cloudy blond, with 1 finger of head. Gorgeous IPA

S - Citrus, pineapple, passionfruit, and grapefruit

T - Citrus notes dominate, every citrus fruit in the book. Tasty as hell.

F - Medium body and good carbonation.

O - An awesome NE style IPA. As good as it gets, brewed in the South

Mar 23, 2019
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argock from Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I DECLARE BANKRUPTCY!!!! CANNED 03/20/18.
Hazy but opaque lightly orange yellow with short 1-finger off-white head that falls away quickly.
Aroma is aggressive with pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, guava, resin, pine, garlic/onion on a substantial nondescript pale malt background.
Flavor is similarly aggressive with huge citrus and guava/passionfruit flavor with herbal note on the end. Malt contribution is very slightly sweet and grainy. No yeast esters and bitterness is medium to high. It is hard to know if it is the alcohol or esters in the finish/aftertaste, fuel-like.
Feel is also aggressive but it's bark is a lot worse than the bite as there is not biting mouthfeel, but some bracing bitterness.
This beer is not messing around -- it is going for (your) the throat.

Apr 04, 2018
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I think this is my first IP with hop oil.. hmm. Canned 12/22/17. ‘Prison Dementors.’

Pours a hazy orange, just like Oaj. Very thin white head and not much lace to begin with.

Sweet citrus rind, malt.. brings back memories of some Grimm Artisanal beers I’d tried awhile back. Smooth and intriguing aromas.

More malty, sweet citrus rind. Hops, some citrus as well. A well-rounded, powerful flavor profile. Finishes smooth.

Light-medium bodied. Smooth, even carb. Overall a surprisingly positive experience. First time with Bearded Iris, and I’m officially intrigued.

Jan 12, 2018
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
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: 11/27/17

Poured into a Yazoo glass a very nice cloudy orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger 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, melon, slight lemon), pretty nice little diesel like. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, melon, slight lemon), pretty nice little diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. A little bit different than other's I've had from BI. Addictive! Orange Julius! Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Thanks John!

Dec 21, 2017
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

New favorite beer. My BFFs (they don't know it yet) at Bearded Iris are teetering on the edge of perfection. The beer pours hazy almost like apple cider in color, the nose is heavy of citrusy hops. Tart, bitter, juicy, hoppy...great IPA .

Jul 08, 2017
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mntlover from Tennessee

3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky golden color, could be the fruit pulp floating, just kidding. Small white head falls pretty quick from an aggression pour not much lace either.

Aroma is pineapple juice, lemon pulp, and some orange thrown in for good measure with a little something thrown in a touch of spice or earthiness?

Taste is like the nose pretty much definite lemon zest going on can see the melon more in the flavor then the nose. Finish is lightly hoppy with that light spice earthy note that I smelled coming out.

Mouthfeel is only medium not as full bodied as it looks carbonation is lightly peppy and seems to aide with lemon zest.

Overall eh not there best IPA but it is a little different if that what your looking for, not bad just wouldn't go to it again.

Jun 26, 2017
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brunsojw from Tennessee

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Homestlye is still king but this isn't bad.

Orange haziness that isn't off putting.

Very soft on the pallet. I get a lot of lemon and spice. Very zesty.

Very sweet finish.

Apr 18, 2017
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass. Very hazy/slightly turbid golden color with a generous white head. Big fruity aromas: pineapple, melon, tangerine, raspberry. As expected, fruity and crisp tasting. All of the aforementioned flavors plus a dank undercurrent. I got berries on the finish. Dry and light on the palate. Very nice!

Mar 28, 2017
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John1985 from Tennessee

4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Second product, I've tried from Bearded Iris. NE cloudy appearance with decent half inch head with lacing. Aroma is refreshingly citrusy, and sharp. Taste is crisp and juicy, with a nice zing of piney and citrusy bitterness. Malt was a little hard to access but the Oats came through in the feel, very silky and and soft. Very easy to drink, almost tonic-like but still seems hop forward (watch the 6.8%!!!). I could drink this on a regular basis.

Mar 27, 2017
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.17/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Grizzarky for this one, from his NBS BIF#5 box. 16oz can, poured into Bearded Iris goblet. Poured a solidly opaque orange-yellow color with just over a half-inch of white head that had moderate retention and left decent lacing.

There was a very light malt base in the nose, but the scent was dominated by fruity hops. The label called for lemon and melon, but I got more orange and a touch of floral. Pretty similar taste profile, with the addition of a touch of grapefruit on the finish.

The body was light-medium, and finished dry. Drinkability was good, my can was gone without any struggle. Overall, a solid brew, one I would likely revisit on occasion if it were local to me. Worth trying if you see it.

Mar 26, 2017
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

All oiled up and noplace... Actually, Bearded Iris goes in a lot of directions with Tunnel Vision as the use of Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado hops layer upon an oaten malt base for a plethora of tropical, citrus and herbal action.

Tunnel Vision comes as hazy as tapioca. A burnish golden color and a creamy meringue top the glass while a host of radiant citrus comes through in a strong lemonade kind of way. Backed with succulent tropical fruit and a grassy, herbaceous and woodsy scent, the ale rolls onto the palate with a creamy caramel, honey and fructose laden sweetness.

Bright and strongly fruit forward on the middle palate, the malt and creamy oats relax slightly and allow the hop oils to take full control. As the taste of white and pink grapefruit, lemon and lime saturate the palate, the ale once again trails with pineapple, kiwi and cantaloup. Closing with an herbal bite, the ale trends tea-like with muddled lemon leaf, fresh cut grass and freshly shaven sassafras.

Peppery and woodsy, the medium bodied IPA is on a drying track, but the bready malts and creamy oats pull back in a slight cakey fashion. Its bright and spicy finish carries a pang of hop derived astringency and an overall vegetative character that stems from the hops in a way that's agreeable to taste. A long bitterness is piquant and juicy with the rinds of all those glorious tropical and citrus fruits.

Mar 23, 2017
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BEER88 from Washington

4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 03/06/17 poured into a large steamed fluted IPA glass. The color is almost a light brown, but a dark goldy murky color. The white head is nice and fluffy, the lacing rings the glass all the way to the finish. The smell is great: ripe juicy pineapple, sour sap, mango, light dank, soft bread. The taste follows but in layers and in complete balance. The hop bite in the finish is completely inviting and coats your mouth. Nice thick full mouth feel but not chewy! Overall I am loving me some bearded iris cans and chose them over treehouse in a blind tasting. Cheers.

Mar 21, 2017
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mattmarch from Tennessee

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tunnel Vision never looked {or tasted} so good.

Very clean, fresh cut grass, mango and lemon. Smells lite and bright almost like a saison.
Taste follows with bright citrus lemon and honeydew, minimal bitterness and a hint of grass and onion, dry so you need another sip, and that signature biscuity finish.

Canned 3.06.17 "Relax and Take Notes"

Mar 17, 2017
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Somewhere in between Homestyle (best) and Scatterbrain (weakest IMO, though still a very solid beer) on the spectrum of Bearded Iris NE IPAs. Hazy but not pulpy look with a pale golden body and foamy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lacing. Smell is tropical, dank, citrusy, and sharp. The El Dorado oil is certainly coming through, as the lemon presence is strong and makes for more citrus than tropical fruit overall. Still grassy and biscuity. Taste is crisp, juicy, and pithy, with a ton of piney and citrusy bitterness. A touch of sweetness at the front of the sip, then astringent and minerally, with the sweetness falling off dramatically. Very grassy and herbal, with a lasting lemon pith. Oats come through in the feel, making it very silky despite a light-ish body, making for a medium mouthfeel overall. Minerally and soft. Overall an easy and great drinker. Definitely more bitterness and sour lemon candy notes versus BI's previous NE IPAs, which for my palette is slightly less appealing. But it's still damn tasty.

Mar 16, 2017
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 90 ratings