Chief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-Hopped
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Chief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-HoppedChief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-Hopped
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #294
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,631
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 5.06%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
84
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Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
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Chief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-HoppedChief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-Hopped
Notes: DIPA double dry-hopped with Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 84 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours orange and grape juice. A one finger, white head that dissipates fairly quickly.
A huge citrus hot smell with a little spice. Orange juice, mango and grapefruit.
A wonderful, soft citrus fruit especially melon. Great bitterness with Garlic and nice n dank ness. Candied citrus hop. Good malt balance.
Super soft on the palate. A wonderful DDHIPA!

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a very hazy orange-yellow color with a fluffy white head that dissipates pretty quickly.

S: I don't usually pick up a lot from IPAs on the aroma. I can maybe get some peach or other tropical fruit smellz.

T: Up front is bitter grapefruit/cantaloupe. I also get dryer versions of pineapple and other tropical fruits. Picturing hops in my mind, it's like I'm tasting the "juice" from those hops. That being said, the flavor is soft overall, but has a mild "dankness" to it.

M: Mouth feel is fluffy and smooth. It has a dry finish with lingering dry fruit flavors.

O: This is a great beer. Somehow these NEIPAs' appearances determine the level of enjoyment for me - the more hazy the better, usually. This one's hazy as hell and has a wonderful flavor profile.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Double dry-hopped American IIPA brewed with Citra, Simcoe, and Mosaic. Poured from a can into a Listermann's pub glass. Very hazy and light orange in color with a thin head that quickly dissipates. On the nose I get lots of pineapple, orange, lemon, and peach.

Medium-light body with a soft feel and sharp, hoppy flavor. The malt doesn't seem to put up much of a fight against the hops in this one. There is only a slight hint of oyster cracker up front before you get belted by lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine. The hops stay sharp as the beer moves across your palate and last through the finish, where they stick around for a while leaving flavors of lemon and orangepeel. Very good beer, though I think it's a little undercarbonated. That may be by design however, given the sharpness of the hops too much carbonation might stimulate the palate a little too much and make this beer more of a beast than it already is. Still, a very enjoyable hop experience and one I would definitely repeat.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Steering deeper down the hoppy path, Bearded Iris pulls out the ultimate trump card of double dry hopping with Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra hops that pile high on an already lupulin soaked imperial IPA that features Citra hops at their best. "C'mon Bearded Iris, give someone else a chance!"

Double Dry Hopped Chief of Chiefs pours the same turbid goldenrod appearance as many of their other New England-style IPA. Cast with a frothy and dense cap, the beer leads to an absolute juicy, tropical, citrus and botanical bouquet. Herbal and grassy, the nose precedes a taste of shortbread, biscuit and honey.

As the fruity ale floods the middle palate, the hops kick off with the bright and tangy flavor of tangerine, pink grapefruit, guava, melon and lemon. Fold in the tropical medley of pineapple, mango and passionfruit, all of the branch ripe yet succulent variety. Just when the fruitiness takes on sherbet-like proportions, the grassy and peppery nature of Simcoe hops apply a dank, matcha, herbaceous and neon green character

Medium bodied, but registering fuller and less dry due to the beer's immense up front creamy texture, but the vegetal spice of hop leaf contribute as much of a balance as it does bitterness as the texture finishes malty dry and dank rife with chive and hemp.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at bearded iris

Pencil thin off white foam lawyer over a very hazy orange liquid , some lacings

Aroma is pineapple, mango, tangerine

Citrus hop tastes with a hint of pine on the finish

Medium carbonation in the mouth, fizzy, hop taste lingers , nibbles but doesn’t bite , semi dry finish

Good beer

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Photo of puck1225
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought a four pack while at the brewery earlier this month. Just a great beer! Hazy yellow with thin head but good lacing. Wonderful smell of pineapple, orange and tangerine. This carries to the taste which is strongly citrus but not too sweet or dry. Really enjoyed it.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Juicy and luscious extravaganza! Beer is the name of the game in Nashville. Beareded Iris has the art of IPAs down. Wish I lived closer so I could enjoy mire of these.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious. Full on tropical fruit initially, with a hoppy/piney finish. The look, smell, taste and feel are all on point with this beer. Since I am visiting, I really wish I could take some cans home. Too bad they are out. Anyways, this beer is delicious. Very glad that I was able to try. Cheers!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is just killer ipa, one of the better hoppy beers we had on our entire trip to be honest. this is what these guys are becoming known for it sounds like, and this might be the best of the ones we got to try on our visit. what a beer it is! nothing new in terms of the hops used or the way they are put together, but its so balanced and fresh tasting, the hops so forward and bright, and the grain so simple, earthy, and supportive, i love beer, and i love hoppy beer, and this makes my heart smile. usually these multiple dry hopped things become too much, they take on a lot of hop burn and there is never any sort of balance, but here there is some finishing bitterness to sort of stop the juiciness in its tracks while the grain makes it all so smooth, wheat and oats i would think for sure, lots of soft round body here, but still bone dry. some oiliness to the hops, i think more citra than the others here, pineapple and lemon notes, the mosaic right there too. this is so juicy and summery, fresh orange juice and light floral honey and some leafy greenness. really great beer, almost creamy textured, and super well done overall. these guys are killing it with the hazy stuff, this was my top pick here!

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark yellow orange with a finger of loose white head that settled pretty quickly.

The Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe combo is my favorite hop profile so I was quite excited to try this one. Smells of citrus, tropical fruits, and a bit of piney resin.

Taste follows with sweet citrus, pineapple, papaya, and a little dankness. Bready malts come through as well.

Medium bodied, smooth feel with a little prickle on the tongue.

Overall a very balanced brew that I would gladly grab again. 

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Photo of Tilley4
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing offering from the Bearded Iris crew...

Juicy, orange, pineapple, citus...

Incredible load of juicy hops on every sip.... Absolutely amazing....

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Photo of cjgiant
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 9/18:
Pours like a typical heavily hazed IPA in haze and head. Bit of a dark body, with a little amber getting into the orange-yellow color. Moderate to light lacing.

Nose surprises me with a little sweetness that I took for lactose or vanilla initially. A bit more research and it comes more as papaya. There may be a little honeydew in there as well. A generic overripe, starting to turn tropical note is about the only counter.

Taste is thankfully a little more balanced, ending with a little raw (but light) green pine and tropical rind bitterness. In between is some of the notes from the nose: papaya, honeydew, and a hint of sugar cane stalk. Smooth without being too heavy, free flowing beer with a bit of weight.

My description has this as a sweet beer, almost, which it’s not. It’s pretty balanced and the prominent identifiable notes to me are sweeter, in general. The balancing bitterness is more neutral.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow pour thin creamy white head, thin lacing. The smell is tropical. The taste follows the nose. The feel is very smooth, very nice overall. Would drink again!

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Photo of Buck89
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 9-day old can poured into a snifter. Very hazy but not turbid golden yellow with a medium sized white head. Love the aroma in this one - citrus, pine, earth, some tropical notes as well. This one has a great mix of citrus, pineapple, berries, and dank resin that permeates. A tangy rich finish. Bready malt and a silky feel. One of my favorites.

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Photo of larryi86
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Grizzarky for this
16 oz can, dated 7/31/17, poured into a teku

A- A somewhat hazy golden orange with almost no head. Very nice level of hazy for the color, usual I find super hazy stuff that is this color almost muddy looking but this is bright and vibrant.

S- Tangerines, some tropical fruits, citrus, touch of caramel malts, piney, a little dank.

T- Mango, tangerines, citrus, some pineapple, touch of caramel malts, finsih is piney and bitter.

M- Smooth, medium body, under carbed.

O- *Disclaimer the some how got dented during shipping and maybe leaked a little*. Was well packed and nothing else was dented, this wasn't Grizzarky fault and was willing to offer another can. Even in a dented 6 week old can that seems like it wasn't fully filled or leaked and this is still a quality DIPA and very enjoyable. I am not knocking look or monthfeel for the carbonation issue due to issues out of the brewer's control.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to Buck89 for this brew.

Revisit: 14 Dec 17
16 oz. Can
Canned On: 11/27/17

A little over 2 weeks on this can, fuck yeah!

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice cloudy pale yellow/orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, peach), pretty nice diesel like. The taste is very nice, hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, peach), some nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a very tasty brew. Still Fuckn' Addictive! Orange Julius! Thanks John!

Thanks goes out to Buck89 for this brew.

Revisit: 21 Nov 17
16 oz. Can
Canned On: 09/18/17

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice cloudy pale yellow/orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), pretty nice diesel like. The taste is very nice, hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, grapefruit, tangerine, mango), some nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a very tasty brew. Still Addictive! Orange Julius! Thanks John!

Thanks goes out to Buck89 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 09/18/17

A little over 2 weeks old.

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a pretty nice cloudy pale yellow/orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), pretty nice diesel like. The taste is very nice, hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, grapefruit, tangerine, mango), some nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a very tasty brew, this one at least 2 weeks fresher and a little bit of difference I think. Still Addictive! Orange Julius! Thanks John!

Thanks goes out to Grizzarky for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 07/31/17

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a pretty nice cloudy pale yellow/orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), pretty nice diesel like. The taste is very nice, hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, grapefruit, tangerine, mango), some nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a very tasty brew and another from BI. Addictive! Orange Julius! Thanks Grizz!

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Photo of Chizzlethespeez
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As far as hazy northeast IPAs go, this one is the best yet. So cloudy you couldn't see through it even with a flashlight. But most of these die off quick, with maybe a little juice flavor. This one resonates the taste of the hops and lingers. Not bitter hops like most beers, but mellow fruitiness along with the aroma of a bouquet of flowers. Must try.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

3+ week old can poured into a tulip. Finding more and more that BI's bigger offerings, and especially the DDH IIPAs, benefit from several weeks of mellowing to remove some of the astringent greenness and harshness. Similar situation here.

Pours a very attractive (but not BI's most attractive) hazy, apple cider body, that typical pale orangy-gold coloring. A finger of off-white head that fizzled to nothing quite quickly but provided some sporadic lacing down the glass. Little bit of effervescent carbonation (very small bubbles) steadily creeping up the glass and supporting a slight white film on top of the beer on the way down.

Aroma is where this one really shines. Wonderful combination of bright and fruity with dank and grassy. I'm initially hit with sweet orange juice, peach, berry jam, pineapple, and a little green apple. Then the dankness and malt wave in, with equal doses of wet grass and wheaty biscuit. There's plenty of pithy citrus there, but the sweet notes actually come on strong at the back-end of the sniff. Really, really wonderful.

Taste follows from a notes perspective, but the sizes, balance, and overall experience aren't on par with the aroma profile. Citrus fruit sweetness, immediately followed by citrus rind bitterness, with some other tropical fruit salad components passing by but not lingering long, to start. Then some of the greenness hits, some of which is astringent, some of which is herbal and grass-like. There's a little malt sweetness in the background, but not much. I get a little green grape, lemongrass, and tart berry on the back side. Very un-boozy with the alcohol almost invisible.

Feel is a paradoxical mix of thin-ish beer body with velvety oat base. Makes for an extremely easy drinking beer. Goes down smooth but has some solid coating qualities and the overall feel is very, very soft.

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Chief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-Hopped from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 84 ratings