Chief Of Chiefs
Bearded Iris Brewing

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From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #524
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,063
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 7.06%
Ratings:
53
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 14, 2022
Added:
Apr 23, 2017
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  4
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: DIPA dry hopped with Mosaic, Citra, & Simcoe
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4.25 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Apr 14, 2022
 
4.25 by Samnem from Georgia on Feb 24, 2022
 
4.39 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee on Oct 31, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

Every. Signal. Time. I just recently discovered this brewer, and everyone I've had from them has been top notch... I think I have lost track of the excellence between beverages... This is not my fave of the ones I have had, but still excellent.. This is another good one find it and enjoy!

May 23, 2021
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5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Khocolate from Tennessee

Wow........Very Good. Enough said.

Feb 28, 2021
 
4.1 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Dec 12, 2020
 
4.31 by dflo32 from North Carolina on Nov 27, 2020
 
4.35 by Khaack from New York on Oct 14, 2020
 
4.09 by mig100 from Texas on Oct 01, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mwilbur from Minnesota

Poured from pint can into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a fairly clear yellow hue with active carbonation jets fueling a 1 inch bubbly white head with decent retention.
S: Mango, orange, soft grapefruit, lemon, and soft pine resin.
T: Soft sweet grapefruit, mango cream, mild pine resin, orange, and a hint of lemon and white grape.
M: Light-medium body. Citrus and tropical fruit sweetness with mild hop bitterness. Effervescent. Lingers nicely on the palate.
D: Lovely hop expression. Hits the sweet spot on the ABV. Refreshing with a bit of complexity.

Sep 13, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by titty_mcbitty from Tennessee

A: Great NE style look: opaque yellow-orange hue with a dense fluffy head on top of it all. Lovely lacing left on the edges after swirling it around.

S: It's weird because this kind of smells like a red ale or some other darker, hoppy ale. There's hops and dankness, and it's very earthy.

T: I'm no hop expert, but to me it seems that either the simcoe or mosaic hops dominate here. It has an earthy taste to it. Pine, malt, and grapefruit show up.

M/F: Consistency is velvety smooth with a good hop bite. Finishes with earthy hops and biscuit.

O: Great beer! This one's not as 'bright' as you'd expect, if that makes any sense. At the same time, the ABV is well-hidden, and it really makes those hops shine.

Sep 03, 2020
 
3.99 by gbiello from Massachusetts on Aug 30, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by beergoot from Colorado

Bright orange juice looking body; thick and creamy white head; sticky sheets of foam cling to the glass. Strong dank and herbal hop aroma; very earthy. Dull tropical fruit and grapefruit flavor; oaty and biscuit-like; intense hop bitterness at the finish. Heavy body; thick and smooth; fairly dry with a stinging undercurrent.

A rock solid DDH DIPA that should satisfy fans of the style.

Aug 18, 2020
 
4.05 by PKasten_OhioBeer from Ohio on Jun 02, 2020
 
3.92 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Jun 01, 2020
 
4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on Nov 11, 2019
 
4.33 by KeepTahoeThirsty from California on Jun 28, 2019
 
4.28 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Apr 01, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by donspublic from Texas

Poured from can into tulip,

Jan 03, 2019
 
4.46 by Walty102 from Massachusetts on Dec 14, 2018
 
4.35 by TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania on Mar 15, 2018
 
4.25 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Jan 12, 2018
 
4.5 by BEER88 from Washington on Jan 03, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Many thanks to Knapp85 for this can. Canned on 9/18/17.

A - Hazy medium orange color with dense, moderately thin lacing.

S - Melon, tangerine, grapefruit.

T - Some tangerine and pithy, spicy grapefruit.

M - Medium body.

O - I don't understand what all the hype is about this beer.

Oct 18, 2017
 
4.43 by Amb3do from Mississippi on Oct 08, 2017
 
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Oct 04, 2017
 
4.53 by aletrailky81 from Kentucky on Sep 24, 2017
 
4.25 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Sep 18, 2017
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4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours cloudy and apricot nectar colored with a one finger head; decent stickage and lacing

Smell: Tangerine and lime with a hint of grapefruit

Taste: Tangerine and lime forward, with a pithy lemon and grapefruit bitterness developing; moderately bitter, after the swallow and into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Not as juicy as the other beers I have tried from this brewery, this is still a quality DIPA

Thanks, WPZY, for the opportunity

Sep 03, 2017
 
4.27 by Thedusanmandic from Ohio on Aug 31, 2017
 
4.5 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Aug 29, 2017
 
4.36 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Aug 22, 2017
 
4.32 by DioS from Georgia on Aug 19, 2017
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4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

Seven and a half never tasted so good. Notes of Lebanon, grapefruit, and oranges carry this beer. Unbelievable taste in such a cloudy look. Bearded iris has the New England style figured out!

Aug 14, 2017
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5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Chizzlethespeez from Indiana

Very juicy. Cloudy orange. Fresh as it comes. Most Ipas are bitter and happy. This one has all the flavor of the hops but mellow bitterness. So easily drank that you wish it came on 6 packs. One of the better Ipas I've had. Best thing I've had from bearded iris to date.

Aug 07, 2017
 
3.78 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Jun 16, 2017
 
4.75 by malfunxion from New York on Jun 06, 2017
 
4.06 by JamesStreet from Louisiana on May 28, 2017
 
4.25 by Blinkyoureyes from Tennessee on May 25, 2017
 
3.73 by Beerbom from California on May 18, 2017
Chief Of Chiefs from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 53 ratings