Ever Clever
Bearded Iris Brewing

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From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #859
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,780
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 7.19%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
69
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 23, 2023
Added:
Jul 07, 2017
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  7
Double IPA Simcoe, Mosaic, Motueka, Centennial
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Rated: 4.35 by lonestarshield from Texas

Dec 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.24 by BeerBeast from Florida

Jul 15, 2023
 
Rated: 3.78 by einman from Minnesota

Oct 28, 2022
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Another candidate for a "NE Imperial IPA style" Poured a hazy straw yellow color, with a good sized foamy white head with good retention. Some thin bands of lacing on the glass. Aroma and taste are mostly citrus (lemons and oranges) with mild bitterness. The grapefruit only shows up in the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and tart. Not a lot of bitterness but still a solid "feel". Don't notice the higher .abv at all!!! A good IPA!!!
Oct 25, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned 5/25/22 (3 months ago)

Appearance: Pours a mostly hazy (30% clarity) medium orange color with visible sediment floating in the glass. A mild white head. SRM of 8-9. (3.75)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of lemon citrus, orange citrus, some sweet pineapple and cantaloupe underneath. Lemon citrus brings a bit of life.

Flavor: Strong and juicy flavors of orange, lemon citrus, pineapple. Some citrus rind and flower.

Feel: A somewhat light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes balanced, neither sweet nor dry.

Compared to Bearded Iris Tunnel Vision 9/6/22: Pours clearer, more sediment. More orange citrus rind and lemon citrus. More pineapple. Less sweet mandarin orange and berry. Light and cleaner.

Compared to Bearded Iris Attention Please 9/6/22: Pours similar color, but clearer, more sediment. More orange citrus rind and lemon citrus. Less mandarin orange and OJ. Lighter and cleaner.

Overall: Of the 3 above, this one is the best. It has some nice lemon and orange citrus rind to bring a bit of life to the sweet OJ that were in the other two. Also softer than the other two with more complex flavors. Nothing spectacular, but for this brewery it's pretty decent. (Rating: 3.99)
Sep 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16 fl. oz. can, from Vinmonopolet Kvadrat. ABV is 8.5%. Double dry hopped. Slightly hazy pale golden colour, moderate white head. Nice hoppy aroma of citrus, tropical fruits and spruce. The flavour has some fruity sweetness, citrus and tropical fruits again, followed by a moderate grapefruity and resinous bitterness.
Aug 03, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
another great ipa from this brewery - this is a very hoppy beer with great hop flavors in every sip
Jul 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Jul 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana

Jun 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by desint from Belgium

Apr 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Apr 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by heysuz from Indiana

Mar 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Mar 24, 2022
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4 by BigIronH from Michigan

Dec 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by Newtobeet345 from Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 4.1 by Khaack from New York

Aug 09, 2021
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Ever Clever from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 69 ratings