Chief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-Hopped
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #342
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,522
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 5.57%
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
129
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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: 33 | Ratings: 129 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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StJamesGate from New York

4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

CAN
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.

Tuesday at 10:09 PM
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Beaver13 from Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -19.3%
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
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
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
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snaotheus from Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2020-12-23
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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colts9016 from Idaho

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
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
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The_Beer_Guru from New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
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
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metter98 from New York

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
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
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can

Pours hazy orange golden, pillowy white head slowly dissipates to suds.

Aroma of fresh citrus tropical fruit, sourdough bread malt, zest and herbal hops.

Tastes of fresh citrus and citrus zest, hints of tropical fruits, herbal tea, hemp, and earthy hops.

Medium body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

There's nothing particularly unique about this beer, it's just a very, very good example of the style. It hits all the notes you expect and hits them perfect. While I might personally prefer a few other examples of NEIPAs for certain uncommon characteristics, I can't think of a NEIPA that's as good as this one across the board. For that reason it's worth trying and stands as a model for what a good NEIPA should be.

Sep 06, 2020
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gatornation from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed golden color. Smell is fruity,tropical and piney. Taste has citrus,berries,melon. Mouth feel soft with very nice tropical hops its sweet and creamy not overly dry in the finish. If you are a fan of the style NEIPA BI is making some of the best.

Aug 27, 2020
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop cooler 6/5/20 for $3.99. Canned 5-15-20; consumed 8-21-20.

Beer poured a cloudy orange with a nice white head with the original pour.

Nose is a nice dose of citrus and tropical hops.

Taste is a good sized medium pale malt base that is infused with orange, peach, and mango. Finishes with a nice pithy rind; 8/10 on my bitterness scale.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and wonderfully refreshing.

Overall a very good NEIPA from a brewer i would not mind having again!

Aug 21, 2020
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flagmantho from Washington

4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can into my BeerAdvocate teku. Canned 5/15/20.

Appearance: thoroughly hazy body with a light yellow hue; head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Looks good to me!

Smell: orange and big pineapple fruit aromas along with a rather creamy character; it's juicy and I like it.

Taste: pineapple, orange, and perhaps some earthier tropical fruits in the mix. This is no New England IPA, though, despite the juice -- there's plenty of bitter kick here, but it's balanced by all the other big flavors. Well done.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and a good creaminess for the style.

Overall: the palate assault doesn't really let up on this one, so while it is very tasty indeed, I wouldn't call it supremely drinkable. Good, though, and worth seeking out.

Jun 16, 2020
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A nice subtle NEIPA. Dry, too !

Looks like low suds. Smells subtle, not the usual fruit basket associated with NEIPAs... but interesting, as I have an open mind. Tastes are the same: refreshing, but not salivating; hops dry out the sweet malt in a lingering sort of way. Bubbly, a palate-quencher. This was good before dinner, but may have dried the buds out a bit too much.

As for my habitual brewer review... this is the first one I've made in two months whose taproom is open. Other than that, I do not detect much novel from Bearded's website. As for their bringing more culture to Nashville .... I am not a country western devotee. So, I should hold back praise on how much Bearded Iris adds. Besides, that's not a beer review... but we should keep beer in perspective also.

May 16, 2020
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can into a pint glass. Canned on date is blurred, but a fairly recent release

Hazy mixed fruit colored body. Decent slightly off white head maintains almost throughout, leaving some good lacing.

Aroma of tropical fruit, and a little grassy.

Yet another tasty beer from BI. A little different from their usual profile, not as bitter or juicy, but clean, easy drinkIng (dangerous for a dipa). A little pine mixed in with the citrus.

Mouth close to full, finish slightly warm and a fruit hit. A little dry as well

Overall, an enjoyable NE ipa, gotta get me to Nashville someday. Thanks Bearded Iris, and Tavour for getting it to me.

May 09, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy yellow pour, full eggshell white head, lacing. Tropical fruits collide with dank, grassy, and piney hop aromas, with supporting honey orange and lemon. Taste is starts off the same way before the various and expressive hops dry everything out beautifully and intentionally. Does well to not let the fruit run away with sweetness, a far too common trend in neipa. Thus feel is the real star here: dry, hoppy, juicy, and full while staying bright.

Apr 21, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, canned 1/3/20, poured into Ploughshare glass.

Hazy but not juicy blonde color with a creamy white head of 2 fingers, leaving lace as it recedes to a ring.

Aroma is juicy cantaloupe and pineapple, some orange cream salad, with a slight bit of dank cannabis and wet grass.

Flavor is pineapple, grapefruit, marshmallow, mandarin orange, lupulin gland, wet paper, and wet leaves. Hints of cannabis and very slight garlic clove as well.

Mouthfeel coats the gumline with an astonishing amount of resins. I have to actually think about it. It's just a huge intensely herbal resinous party in my mouth. Lots of acidity, not much for creaminess, but tons of palate squeezing going on. Mild-Moderate alcohol warmth. Drying finish with more resins.

Overall another awesome beer from Bearded Iris. Not my favorite but it is up there.

Feb 22, 2020
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
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!

Feb 08, 2020
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titty_mcbitty from Tennessee

4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Jan 21, 2020
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deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Jun 06, 2019
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

May 23, 2019
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev 0%
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

May 12, 2019
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puck1225 from Texas

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Mar 24, 2019
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Mar 18, 2019
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TheBrewsky from California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
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!

Sep 28, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
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!

May 26, 2018
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JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
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. 

May 06, 2018
Chief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-Hopped from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 129 ratings