Double Scatterbrain
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #908
Ranked #4,777
4.18 | pDev: 6.22%
Dec 01, 2021
Mar 26, 2017
Notes: 100% Simcoe Double IPA
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Rated: 3.79 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Dec 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Good Lord! These people make great beer! I've just recently discovered this brewer and every beverage made by these folks that have crossed my lips has been top notch and this is no exception. Big thumbs up!
Jul 01, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Apr 15, 2021
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by glf60 from Virginia

Mar 13, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by nmann08 from Virginia

Mar 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Taybeh from Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a month old tall boy into a tulip. Dense and thick and bright yellow-orange with a chalky white head that subsides quickly, leaving next to no lacing. Lots of juicy and pulpy mango on the nose, maybe a little fleshy passion fruit, a little orange blossom, a little fresh creamsicle sweetness. Taste follows and brings just a touch of resins my bitterness in at the end. A bit one-note without layers...but it is a good note. Carb is a little low, body is full, and mouthful is only a little bit lively on the back half...not sure it hits the “pillowy” standard. There’s a bit of heat, which I could do packs a punch.
Mar 03, 2021
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy bright yellow with an orange tint. Nice white cap leaves good lacing. Aroma is citrusy but rather faint. Flavor is full of citrus fruits with some melon. Slight hop bite in the finish. Feel is medium bodied with fairly low carbonation. Overall an above average beer with a more than above average price.
Mar 03, 2021
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
nice flavoring of citra hops - hoppy taste to the finish , this brewery makes some great beers
Feb 15, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by petewheeler from Maryland

Feb 15, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Nov 12, 2020
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from pint can into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a clear yellow hue with moderately active carbonation jets fueling a 2 inch frothy white head with good retention.
S: Mango cream with soft pine resin. Hints of orange and white grape.
T: Moderately bitter and dank pine with mango cream and soft orange.
M: Light-medium body. Soft and slightly creamy feel with moderate bitterness and balancing citrus sweetness. Lingers nicely on the palate.
D: Good example of style. Refreshing and well crafted.
Sep 13, 2020
Rated: 4.41 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Sep 06, 2020
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop cooler 6-5-20 for $3.99. Canned on 5-27-20, consumed 8-19-20. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured a hazy golden orange with a very nice white head that has some nice hang time.

Nose is a very nice combination of dankness and tropical fruit.

Taste is a pretty good size malt base that is infused with orange and passion fruit. Finishes with a nice pine and rind bitterness; 7/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is delightfully light and refreshing. Doesn't get much better than this.

Overall i am very impressed with my first brew from these guys. They are on par with my favorite AZ brewer. I look forward to future offerings!
Aug 19, 2020
Rated: 4.41 by Raptor66 from Oregon

Jun 10, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by dflo32 from North Carolina

Dec 14, 2019
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
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.
Aug 30, 2019
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
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.
May 25, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by bl00 from Pennsylvania

Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

Feb 14, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by Mojopin88 from Mississippi

Dec 03, 2018
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Rated by GregDBoston from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Serviceable, but not as interesting as it could be with just a little more hopping. More bitter than it needs to be, too.
Nov 02, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Jul 09, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by addiwilliams from Virginia

Apr 26, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Mar 18, 2018
Rated: 4.43 by vol4life88 from Tennessee

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Feb 15, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Oct 03, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Sep 28, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by crbnfbr from Kentucky

Sep 02, 2017
Rated: 4.65 by Wacobear18 from Georgia

Aug 22, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Aug 21, 2017
Rated: 4.39 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Aug 19, 2017
Rated: 4 by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

May 03, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Apr 23, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by smcel371 from New York

Apr 21, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by Warren2621 from Indiana

Apr 20, 2017
Double Scatterbrain from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 55 ratings