Double Scatterbrain
Bearded Iris Brewing

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From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #937
ABV:
8%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,797
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 6.22%
Ratings:
55
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 01, 2021
Added:
Mar 26, 2017
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  5
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Notes: 100% Simcoe Double IPA
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Ratings by Nichols33:
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2020
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3.79 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Dec 01, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

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
 
4.35 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Apr 15, 2021
 
4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Mar 20, 2021
 
4.4 by glf60 from Virginia on Mar 13, 2021
 
4.37 by nmann08 from Virginia on Mar 06, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Taybeh from Minnesota

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 without...it packs a punch.

Mar 03, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

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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3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Captain69 from Illinois

nice flavoring of citra hops - hoppy taste to the finish , this brewery makes some great beers

Feb 15, 2021
 
4.25 by petewheeler from Maryland on Feb 15, 2021
 
4.18 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Nov 12, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mwilbur from Minnesota

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
 
4.41 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin on Sep 06, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by arizcards from North Carolina

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
 
4.41 by Raptor66 from Oregon on Jun 10, 2020
 
4.25 by dflo32 from North Carolina on Dec 14, 2019
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4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

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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4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by mschrei from Illinois

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
 
4.38 by bl00 from Pennsylvania on Apr 21, 2019
 
4.34 by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia on Feb 14, 2019
 
4.38 by Mojopin88 from Mississippi on Dec 03, 2018
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4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GregDBoston from Massachusetts

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
 
4.21 by needMIbeer from Virginia on Jul 09, 2018
 
4.15 by addiwilliams from Virginia on Apr 26, 2018
 
4.19 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Mar 18, 2018
 
4.43 by vol4life88 from Tennessee on Feb 18, 2018
 
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Feb 15, 2018
 
4.28 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Oct 03, 2017
 
4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas on Sep 28, 2017
 
4.1 by crbnfbr from Kentucky on Sep 02, 2017
 
4.65 by Wacobear18 from Georgia on Aug 22, 2017
 
4.21 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Aug 21, 2017
 
4.39 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Aug 19, 2017
 
4 by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia on May 03, 2017
 
3.83 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Apr 30, 2017
 
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Apr 23, 2017
 
3.75 by smcel371 from New York on Apr 21, 2017
 
4.14 by Warren2621 from Indiana on Apr 20, 2017
Double Scatterbrain from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 55 ratings