Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
IPA - American
3.97 | pDev: 6.8%
Sep 05, 2017
Jul 15, 2017
Very Good
Notes: Tiny IPA hopped with Enigma, Simcoe & Palisade
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3.84 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Sep 05, 2017
4.14 by JothHu from Alabama on Aug 31, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

For those times when papa bear's beer is way too much and even mama bear's beer is more than is preferred, there's this- it's basically baby bear's type of IPA.

Pipsqueak comes with a bright and tangy herbal and fruity array. Stone fruit, wine and faint grassiness swirl with a spicy hop balance. Pale gold and familiarly hazy, the New England fog has certainly rolled over the session IPA landscape. Frothy and creamy, the sweetness graces the tongue with light caramel, honey and the softness of angel food cake.

Then comes a quick flow of hop flavor since the light sweetness dissolves rapidly on the tongue. Sharp white grapefruit pang away at the middle palate while white wine, green berry and honeydew bring a succulent but drying juiciness to balance the citrus. Trending grassy with an herbal lemongrass bite, a neon green character enlivens the senses with a piquant vegetal bite to close the taste.

Medium light and finishing decidedly dry, the beer's scant remnants from malt leave the hops to contend for themselves, sharing the radiant potpourri, spice and bitter green taste that extends in a medium long aftertaste with a particular tannic spice for added balance and abrasion.

Aug 31, 2017
3.75 by thomasarose from Tennessee on Aug 22, 2017
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3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop from Wyoming

Looks quite a bit like a NEIPA. Pretty much indistinguishable from their Homestyle, it's hazy and opaque, and looks like an overcast sunset when poured. Main difference is, at 4.5%, it's extremely sessionable. Easy to pound three pints of this in a sitting and feel decent.

However, it's very bitter. I like it fine because I like my hops, but it's not quite as well-balanced as Bearded Iris's other pale offerings, which are pretty consistently great. Given the price point (you're looking at around $15 for all of this brewery's four packs), I expected better.

If you're looking for something sessionable, go for something that will give you some citrus to counteract the bitterness, probably for six bucks less and eight ounces more. If you're looking for Bearded Iris, spring for Homestyle, Attention Please, Bottle Rocket, or Scatterbrain--which are all masterful pale entries to this brewery's catalog.

Aug 18, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Kbret from Indiana

Nice full bodied session ipa. Very citrcey, and hoppy. Great light weight ipa out of Nashville....

Jul 31, 2017
3.99 by jaydoc from Kansas on Jul 28, 2017
3.77 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Jul 25, 2017
4.25 by Johntomk from Tennessee on Jul 22, 2017
3.83 by brunsojw from Tennessee on Jul 19, 2017
4.75 by elkinbrown from Tennessee on Jul 19, 2017
3.97 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Jul 17, 2017
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Jul 16, 2017
3.89 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on Jul 15, 2017
Pipsqueak from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 14 ratings