Bottle Rocket
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
3.93 | pDev: 5.85%
Feb 21, 2018
Jul 29, 2017
Very Good
Notes: Kölsch dry hopped with Citra, Galaxy, Motueka, & Hallertau Blanc.
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3.94 by brunsojw from Tennessee on Feb 21, 2018
3.69 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Oct 02, 2017
3.75 by Kurmaraja from California on Sep 25, 2017
3.67 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Sep 25, 2017
3.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Sep 24, 2017
4.36 by The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop from Wyoming on Sep 22, 2017
4.11 by crbnfbr from Kentucky on Sep 02, 2017
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4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Honoring the historic style of Koln Germany, but slathering it with a thick layer of exotic hops, the classic hybrid taste of pilsner versus ale has now been supercharged with an IPA type of taste, aroma and bite.

Bottle Rocket packs quite a punch for such modest strength ale and that's most evident in the beer's citrusy, winey and herbal scent. Pale straw and foggy to its core, the opaque milky beer builds a frothy dense cap before heading into a crisp and concise grain sweetness of pilsner and honeysuckle.

The beer's tepid malt structure is no match for the hops as its drying effects are felt early on the middle palate. But the hop aromas develop into a tangy and light citrus profile of lemon, lime and white grapefruit. Gooseberry, green apple and kiwi tease the tastebuds with suggests of tartness and bitterness. Riesling tartness and moderate dryness swirls about with the grassy bite of lemon leaf, sassafras and peppery spice.

Light, crisp and mostly clean, the kolsch styled beer trends highly sessionable and hoppy as the light alcohol spice pulls the bitterness from even the dry hopping stages and gives the beer a moderately bitter finish and aftertaste. Sharply spiced, a tannic texture flirts with white wine notions more and more in a medium length, pepper after palate.

Aug 31, 2017
3.66 by Thedusanmandic from Ohio on Aug 31, 2017
4.06 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Aug 27, 2017
3.98 by mecmd from Tennessee on Aug 18, 2017
4.02 by Warren2621 from Indiana on Aug 15, 2017
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4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by John1985 from Tennessee

Beer pours a cloudy orange with ample inch and half head that lacing down glass. Terrific citrus aroma along with other fruits. Taste was full of juicy hops balanced with some malt and smooth finish. Not sure what made this a kolsch (probably the light body) but it was tasty and perfect for hot weather. As an aside, I introduced my son in law and father in law to this NE style and ale they loved it!

Aug 14, 2017
4.25 by axf4129 from Indiana on Aug 11, 2017
3.99 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Aug 09, 2017
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Aug 03, 2017
Bottle Rocket from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 16 ratings