Double Scatterbrain
Bearded Iris Brewing

Double ScatterbrainDouble Scatterbrain
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #848
ABV:
8%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,147
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 6.21%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
53
From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  5
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Double ScatterbrainDouble Scatterbrain
Notes: 100% Simcoe Double IPA
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 53 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by BEERchitect:
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

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.

Aug 30, 2019
More User Reviews:
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dflo32 from North Carolina

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

Dec 14, 2019
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 23, 2020
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Captain69 from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
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
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Wrigfen from South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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mschrei from Illinois

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.

May 25, 2019
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glf60 from Virginia

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

Mar 13, 2021
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Scottsbeer from Florida

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 12, 2020
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

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

May 03, 2017
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BirdsandHops from Oregon

4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Aug 19, 2017
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 14, 2017
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Mojopin88 from Mississippi

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 03, 2018
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kjkinsey from Texas

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

Sep 28, 2017
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crbnfbr from Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sep 02, 2017
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 21, 2017
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Texasfan549 from Texas

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oct 03, 2017
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Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 14, 2019
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addiwilliams from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 26, 2018
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paresis from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 31, 2017
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elkinbrown from Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Apr 08, 2017
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khargro2 from Tennessee

3.56/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 10, 2017
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1Sundown2C from New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 10, 2017
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vol4life88 from Tennessee

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 18, 2018
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Sheppard from Virginia

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.

Apr 09, 2017
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OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

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

Apr 20, 2017
Double Scatterbrain from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 53 ratings