Ever Clever
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #846
Ranked #4,337
4.19 | pDev: 7.16%
Apr 20, 2022
Jul 07, 2017
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Notes: Double IPA Simcoe, Mosaic, Motueka, Centennial
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4.1 by desint from Belgium on Apr 20, 2022
4.18 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Apr 14, 2022
4.25 by heysuz from Indiana on Mar 25, 2022
4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Mar 24, 2022
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4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mwilbur from Minnesota

Poured from pint can into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a slightly hazy lemon yellow hue with 1 inch frothy white head with excellent retention. Leaves a bit of lacing behind.
S: Fresh grapefruit and pine resin with some tangerine, white grape and melon. Subtle honey note.
T: Again leads with fresh grapefruit and pine resin. Around the edges you’ll find tangerine, honeyed melon, soft lemon, and white grape.
M: Light-medium body. Moderately bitter throughout with some citrus sweetness. Subtle oily feel. Lingers nicely on the palate.
D: A nice example of style and well executed brew.

Mar 14, 2022
4 by BigIronH from Michigan on Dec 12, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Hazy orange body, short white head, thins quickly to slight cap, thin line lacing.

S - Grapefruit zest and pith, just a hint of pine and citrus.

T - Open of bright fruit, mild pith over a decent malt core, mostly deepening the flavor, with a subtle bite in the finish.

M - Prickly carbonation, moderate weight, dry finish.

O - A lovely New England take on the DIPA, smoothed out the sharp edges, quite drinkable.

Oct 29, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Newtobeet345 from Georgia

tasted at the brewery. too many choices for one day. great hazy color with passion fruit and grapefruit notes and a nice slightly bitter finish. a great find

Sep 30, 2021
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3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by NiceTaps from New Jersey

On tap, 12 ounce serving, stemmed tulip glass.

Cloudy unfiltered pale yellow wheat in color. A 1f clean white cap hangs around and leaves wispy lacing.

Like its cap, clean aromas; grapefruit rind, lemon juice, a bit of berry, dankness.

Taste of more citrus; grapefruit, orange, mix of peels. There are pine and a bit on green onion from its abv.

Medium bodied, a bit juicy. Some bitterness. There’s an alcohol pop throughout the drink.
Dry grain finish.

It’s good but the 8.5% abv undermines its flavors and drink-ability-ness.

Sep 15, 2021
4.1 by Khaack from New York on Aug 09, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Captain Lawrence muffin top taster; canned 05/06/20, code FLIPADELPHIA.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, orange color with a one finger, off-white head, half finger retention, and, given the retention, surprisingly limited lacing
S: Sour side of tangy. Fruitiness then comes forth with aromas of white grapefruit (especially the zest) and dragonfruit with a definite caramel element.
T: Semisweet and sour. The palate follows nose closely with what I would characterize as the addition of a Pixie Stix element. Bitterness solid giving a bit more of a grapefruit sense..
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: Not what to make of this one (given the age). Certainly drinkable, but wondering how it would have tasted months ago. If you are going to ship cross country, quality control is a thing.

Aug 05, 2021
4.23 by prototypic from Ohio on Jul 17, 2021
4.05 by Balliet from Alabama on Jun 20, 2021
3.38 by cabsandking from Ohio on Jun 15, 2021
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4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I tried this beer at the brewery. What a find! It poured a hazy golden with white head that left some lace. The scent had tropical fruit peel notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bright tropical fruit presence and a clean slight bitter hop finish. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.

Jun 12, 2021
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4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

Super super yummy! Terrific nose bursting with juicy hoppy wonderfulness....smooth drinking .... Tastes great ... High ABV completely unnoticed...until later ;-)

Apr 17, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

16oz can poured into a snifter

A- hazy orange color with a one finger foamy white head that reduces to a film and leaves some lacing behind

S- pithy orange, grapefruit zest, pine resin, grass

T- juicy orange and zesty grapefruit, followed by some resinous pine, the finish gives some grassy notes and more citrus zest

M- medium body with moderate carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and finish

Apr 10, 2021
4.29 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Mar 27, 2021
4.24 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Jan 27, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Pentastar from New York

Look: Golden in color, not too hazy, medium white foam head.
Smell: Sweet citrus, mainly orange and grapefruit.
Taste: Grapefruit but with an off-putting onion flavor. Faded hops.
Feel: Medium bodied and carbonation.
Overall: Not fresh hops, not sure why.

Nov 11, 2020
4.25 by baklo from North Carolina on Oct 06, 2020
4.09 by DaveCash from New York on Oct 05, 2020
4.05 by jakea from Wisconsin on Jul 26, 2020
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3.13/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

On tap at Canton St

This tastes like tropical rubbing alcohol disguised as a beer. One has to wonder... why???

Jun 25, 2020
4.07 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Mar 23, 2020
4.06 by eljabak from Michigan on Mar 11, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

Picked this up a while ago while in Tennessee and as usual, took forever to get around to it! Nice can design and attempt to brew a beer that was not like something from either coast and in the end, it did work out as it had elements of both regions...

The pour to this was pretty much what I expected as the liquid was hazy, apricot, and somewhat thick. Not a lot of head topped this off but the lacing was very extensive as it covered a majority of the my pint glass, with rings faintly visible in the midst of all the suds. Citrus, dank hops, and tropical fruits filled up the nose as the taste was quite full, balanced, and not overly bitter. Vanilla and cream came into the mix as this warmed up and the taste was quite smooth and long-lasting, given how low the carbonation was. Hints of forest could be felt in the aftertaste but nothing was too strong here!

Plenty of booze in this one but you'd have to look at the label to find it. No, this wasn't fresh but there was little sediment to be seen as it was still enjoyable after all this time. Canned on 3/12/18 with "CLEVER GIRL' written above it, this was proof that people in the Volunteer State don't have to travel far to find an IPA that can hold it's own with similar offerings from the coasts...

Dec 20, 2019
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5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Khocolate from Tennessee

This is probably one of the best Double IPAs, I have had, so I don’t have a clue why is is Retired. So sad.

Sep 20, 2019
4.25 by John1985 from Tennessee on Feb 18, 2019
4.06 by Rammed96 from Maryland on Jan 21, 2019
4.5 by EEscobar from Tennessee on Jun 24, 2018
4.18 by rangerred from Tennessee on Apr 29, 2018
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4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by MittenBreezeMD from Tennessee

Wow, like most others, this is a PLEASURE. Normal sharp bright orange pour, with a malty body and the super sharp citrus scent. The beer carries its normal thick body, mid-weight bittering hop schedule, yet heavy late addition hops that help to cover the high gravity. One of the easiest high gravity beers i’ve had the benefit of drinking. If you see this beer in the store, but one. I need to clear up the local market.

Apr 03, 2018
4.35 by vande from Illinois on Apr 03, 2018
3.93 by 2beerdogs from California on Mar 26, 2018
4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Mar 18, 2018
4 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Mar 05, 2018
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Jan 03, 2018
4.15 by tommy5 from Michigan on Nov 30, 2017
Ever Clever from Bearded Iris Brewing
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