Chief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-Hopped
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #521
Ranked #1,861
4.28 | pDev: 6.07%
Apr 14, 2023
Aug 05, 2017
Chief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-HoppedChief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-Hopped
Notes: DIPA double dry-hopped with Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe
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Rated: 4.26 by blevinsaj from Ohio

Apr 14, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by Chilmer from Iowa

Dec 28, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Canned 10/12/22; drank 12/1/22 @ the Barbarian.

Opaque orange appearance.

Small off-white head; decent lace.

Grapefruit, dry grass & faint grape notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Tangy grapefruit & dry grass flavors; mild booze heat on the finish.

Tangy & dry; drinkable but not real enjoyable.
Dec 05, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by EdFed from Illinois

Oct 22, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Sep 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
473 ml can, from Vinmonopolet Kvadrat. ABV is 7.5%. Very cloudy yellow colour, moderate to small coarse white head. Distinct aroma of spruce and pine, tropical fruits in the background. The flavour has citrus and tropical fruits, followed by distinct piney notes. Medium bitterness.
Aug 03, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Jul 03, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 30, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana

May 18, 2022
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Medium hazy to opaque golden orange color dense moderate lacing with a thin layer of white cream resting on top.

S - Peach, melon, berry, herbal, tangerine, and some pineapple.

T - Dank pineapple, spicy pineapple rind, pithy tropical fruit, spicy/peppery grapefruit rind, and finishes on the sweeter side with lingering citrus peppery spiciness.

M - Big medium body with some slight chewy frothiness.

O - This is a rock solid New England style IPA that's packed with alot of flavor. Definitely worth checking.
May 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours a pale orange color, almost completely opaque, with just a hint of transparency if you look in from above. The head pours bright white, short and quick to fade to a ring and a subtle cast over the top. Lacing is extensive, curtain bubbles.

S - A pungent fruit cocktail, primarily citrus in the form of tangerine, orange, and grapefruit, with pineapple and peach elements, and just a bit of resin and pine tingling on the nose as the it fades away.

T - Big and bright fruit in the front, the citrus predominant, tropical and stone fruit in the middle along with a growing grapefruit zest presence, and a slightly bitter pith note to finish, along with some minty highlights in the close.

M - Slightly prickly carbonation and acidity combine, moderate weight, and a fairly dry finish for a NEIPA. There is some resin build on the tongue over time.

O - This is a surprisingly good show, delicious with a lovely nose. The feel is a bit taxing over time, but given how much is packed into this fine brew, it is hardly too big a knock. I would seek this out again, certainly.
Nov 19, 2021
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Reviewed by beerbully from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pick this up on a whim while out of town......great brew......lots of tropical notes.....low bitterness.....great feel....luck out on this blind purchase
Oct 29, 2021
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Reviewed by ELS from Florida

3.35/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Had this beer at the brewery. I found this beer similar to Homestyle in that it looked and smelled good but the taste and finish were very disappointing and I truly don’t understand the ratings on this site. This beer was hard to finish because the taste and drinkability is not there. The hops suffer, just flat, uninteresting and the back end is astringent and lacking. I couldn’t finish it. It just wasn’t good.
Jul 03, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jun 18, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by Unclevince from West Virginia

May 21, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by Zonian1 from Ohio

May 15, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

May 15, 2021
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy amber golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has tropical and citrus hints
The taste follows the nose with a nice tropical and citrus, but dominant grapefruit flavor
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A well balanced NE IPA
May 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Newtobeet345 from Georgia

4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Almost the perfect beer. Nice color hazy yellow. Scent of orange, tropical, and grapefruit peel.
Taste is well done with just the right amount of bitterness to keep you coming back for another sip.
Overall Bearded Iris Is on the map to see what else they make to try
May 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.52/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L:. Pours a hazy grapefruit juice yellow with a foamy white head and no lacing.

S:. Wheat mixed with a sugary sweetness, notes of lemon, orange, citrus and tropical fruit, nothing stands out too much in the aroma.

T:. Wheat mixed, with orange, citrus, lemon and some tropical fruit, nothing really stands out in the taste.

F:. Creamy smooth body.

O:. The can was a touch old but this really seems to fall off a bit quickly.
May 03, 2021
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Milky tarnished brass with leggy white head; sweaty grapefruit nose settles into dried mango; green tangerine, white peaches, underripe cassava, spruce, scallion and green leafiness; soft, salty, some scratch, dry.

4 4.25 4 4 4.25

Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe

Jan 28 canning - 10 weeks old, which is on the edge for a NEIPA, to me.
That doesn’t seem to have dented the nose, which takes a couple of turns + promises much. What it gives is entirely different: more bitter, clean, acidic, citrussy and sharp than I’d expect from any NEIPA. It’s like all the toughest sides of both Citra + Simcoe; Mosaic is mostly showing in savoury ways.
As I get through the second half it goes more tropical (should I have rolled the can?) but also more oniony. Diesel notes are also cutting through; I’m wondering if the DDH is not making this a better beer or how the esters are supposed to fight their way through. Almost works better if you don’t think of it as a NEIPA.

Takes no prisoners.
Apr 13, 2021
Rated: 3.48 by crobinso from Colorado

Apr 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Beaver13 from Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
16 oz can, dated 1/28/21. Pours murky dark yellow with a medium fine white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet tropical fruit with wheat malt and some spicy hops.

The flavor is wheat malt with a little fruit and resiny floral grassy hops that are pretty bitter. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit soft.

Overall, decent, but I remember liking some of their others better.
Mar 25, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Mar 22, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by cwd from Kentucky

Mar 09, 2021
Rated: 4.65 by Dflo612 from Virginia

Mar 03, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Feb 27, 2021
Rated: 4 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Feb 26, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by dschwartz13 from Tennessee

Jan 11, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Jan 08, 2021
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sticky sheets of lace on the glass. It smelled of guava, mango and grapefruit with some sweet caramel notes. Great tropical fruit taste with caramel and a piney bitterness.
Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 4.2 by RBorsato from Virginia

Dec 30, 2020
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Rated by The_Atom from Tennessee

3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Fabulous beer as always from BI. Citrusy with some piney notes.
Dec 25, 2020
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can served in a big snifter. Bought it from Tavour. Dated 10.??.20. Can't read the day.

Pours a hazy, almost luminous whitish-yellow with a big fluffy head that clings thickly to the sides of the glass. Smell is mild mango, more citrus and pineapple. Some pith and lemon zest.

Taste is mostly along the same lines -- less mango and pineapple, more pith and citrus, strong bitter citrus zest finish.

Mouthfeel is medium to light, very dry. Overall, very good beer.
Dec 23, 2020
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Thus far, what I have tried from Bearded Iris gets me itching to visit the brewery. The last beer I consumed from this brewery was dry-hopped as well. I pulled the beer out and let it warm up around 50 degrees. I served the beer in a tulip glass. The beer produced a one-fingered creamy tan head with little retention. The head dissipated somewhat fast and left zero lacings on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 3, pale straw color with light golden hues. The beer is hazy. The top of the beer shows signs of carbonation cresting towards the surface. I wanted to see more retention on the head and lacing on the glass. That is my only issue with the appearance; otherwise, the beer is beautiful.

Initial aromas in the beer are oranges, mangos, herbal, pineapple, and biscuit. Next, I smell floral esters, herbal, a hint of grapefruit, a scent of pine needles, and toasted malts. Lastly, I detect honey, lemon, and a touch of dank.

The first flavors I get are oranges, mangos, and grass. A second sip of the beer reveals notes of biscuit, honey, dank basement, straw, and a touch of a band-aid. Swirling the nectar in my mouth, I perceive lemons, pine needles, toasted malts, pineapple, huge floral esters, and grapefruit.

The mouthfeel of the beer is carbonated and dry.

The mouthfeel of the beer is medium, medium-plus carbonation, and a full finish.

The dry hop in the beer gives the beer a drier finish on this beer. The Mosaic hops are more prevalent in the beer than any other. The malt backbone in the beer is firm, giving the floral cones a chance to shine. An issue I have with this beer is the astringency tasting like a WCIPA. Yet the beer does have bright citrus flavors. I read this beer is a NEIPA, but to me, it tastes like a hybrid of both styles.
Dec 20, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Dec 20, 2020
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Reviewed by The_Beer_Guru from New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had this 4 months old and still pretty damn good could only imagine how good it was when fresh!!! A brewery I need to keep my eye out for. Didn’t even know there were NE ipas in Tennessee.
Dec 07, 2020
Rated: 3.62 by Furlinator from California

Dec 02, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by Mikexw from New York

Oct 15, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of gooseberries are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional notes of grapefruit and hints of lychee. Only a slight amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied, juicy and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I enjoyed the contrasting flavors of gooseberry and grapefruit in this IPA.

Serving type: can
Oct 10, 2020
Chief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-Hopped from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 149 ratings