Pipsqueak
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,338
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #23,356
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 6.85%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
14
From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  1
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: Tiny IPA hopped with Enigma, Simcoe & Palisade
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop:
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The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop from Wyoming

3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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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JothHu from Alabama

4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aug 31, 2017
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jul 25, 2017
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Johntomk from Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 22, 2017
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Zazzi82 from Tennessee

3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 17, 2017
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Kbret from Indiana

4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Jul 31, 2017
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brunsojw from Tennessee

3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 19, 2017
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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
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leroybrown10 from Missouri

3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 15, 2017
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 28, 2017
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 16, 2017
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elkinbrown from Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jul 19, 2017
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thomasarose from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 22, 2017
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OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sep 05, 2017
Pipsqueak from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 14 ratings