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Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
American Pale Ale
4.11 | pDev: 6.08%
Jun 16, 2017
Apr 03, 2017
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Notes: East Coast/West Coast Pale hopped with Vic Secret, Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, & Chinook
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Rated: 3.52 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Jun 16, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

May 20, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by paresis from Massachusetts

May 17, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by GaToWyo from Colorado

May 01, 2017
Rated: 4 by Johntomk from Tennessee

Apr 29, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by Grizzarky from Tennessee

Apr 25, 2017
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Reviewed by brunsojw from Tennessee

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Least favorite of the BI Pale Ales

Very acidic and bitter, as the name might suggest.

Very grassy.

Nothing wrong with it, per se, but just not my favorite.
Apr 24, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by mecmd from Tennessee

Apr 22, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Warren2621 from Indiana

Apr 20, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Apr 17, 2017
Rated: 3.97 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Apr 16, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Apr 15, 2017
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hitting the hoppy styles from all angles, the Bearded Iris team of hopped up beer makers take on a random but bold hop blend for an American pale ale that tries to redefine the style while giving southern hop heads the lupulin laden tipple that they deserve.

Acid Test pours with the rich vegemite pour of slurry, unfiltered fruit juices and perhaps a squeeze of mud puddle. Despite its opaque visual heft, the beer's aroma is of fresh vegetation, tangy under ripened fruit and a bold perfume of freshly shaven pine. Pound cake, caramel and honey frame the beer's moderately toned malty early palate.

As the ale embarks upon the middle palate, the malt sweetness quivers and the hops step up. The beer's tangy demeanor hangs on the taste of tart red berries, under ripened orange and pink grapefruit and with the succulent twang of passionfruit and kiwi. The hops quickly turn from fruit and toward spruce as the beer's assertive bitterness is cast in a shadow of fresh grass clippings, muddled pine needles and soft peppery resins.

Medium bodied but trending light and dry, the beer's malt sweetness eveaporates well before the finish but its starchy graininess continues to support the hops and create a slightly hop forward pale ale taste. Not as bitter as IPA, the beer's finish is smooth, creamy and crisp in the same sip. Its medium length aftertaste is of leafy vegetation, berry-like pectin and soft spruce.
Apr 14, 2017
Rated: 4.6 by elkinbrown from Tennessee

Apr 14, 2017
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Apr 08, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by tykechandler from Kentucky

Apr 03, 2017
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 16 ratings