Double Scatterbrain
Bearded Iris Brewing

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #973
Ranked #6,084
4.19 | pDev: 6.68%
Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
Double ScatterbrainDouble Scatterbrain
Notes: 100% Simcoe Double IPA
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 39 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Old school, cat pee and tastes-like-weed- the Simcoe hops are still getting a bad rap. But in stead of backing away from the polarizing hops, the Bearded Iris brewer doubles down. Taking their Scatterbrain New England styled IPA and strengthening it, double dry-hopping it and delivering at the peak of freshness brings out even more of what the hop is all about.

Oddly appealing to the eye, Double Scatterbrain pours with the translucence of scrambled eggs but with the glow of grapefruit juice, the beer's blanket of retention and sturdy lace is frothy and inviting. Juicy, bright and with the tang and succulence of tropical fruit, the nose radiates with honey, pine and bouquet of herbal grassiness. Just as juicy is the malt taste of agave, honey and shortcake cake in a firm grain sweetness on the front of the tongue.

As the sweetness starts to drift, the remaining fruit flavors are rife with a tart and spicy. Empowered flavors of passionfruit, pineapple, kiwi, cantaloup, grapefruit and orange simply bounce off of the middle palate. Growing bitterness is smooth like English bitters laced with Curacao liquor, muddled peel and a collection of gin-like botanicals.

Creamy and medium full to start, a moderately malty sweetness finishes malty dry, crisp and bitter with herbaceous grasses. With a mild grip on the throat, the beer's balance favors the bitterness but with a strong rebuttal from cereal grains even late. With an drying aftertaste of citrus and tropical fruit with fresh tea leaf endures in a medium long hop spice.

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4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Over three month old can do not the fairest review. Still plenty of hop presence, but definitely muted and would love to rate a fresher one. Cloudy dark orange with mildly creamy lacing. Hoppy, juicy smell with quite a bit of malt presence. Citrusy hops aren’t very strong, but I can tell they were much more prevalent before. Bitterness from the hops and a bit from the malt. Feel has some good alcohol on it, mid-point of dry/mouth watering, still sippable. May rerate if I have a fresher can.

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Photo of brunsojw
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this beer way better than regular Scatterbrain.

Definitely more juicy than regular scatterbrain. Pine resin at the end. Kind of a surprising bitterness at the end.

Bearded Iris is cranking out some great brews!

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Photo of Sheppard
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep golden hue. Some melony aroma. Double Scatterbrain has some unripe mango, blueberry, and honey dew. It's good for a knock of NE style IPA but you put it next to a real one and it's incomparable. Not in a good way.

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Double Scatterbrain from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 39 ratings