Chief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-Hopped
Bearded Iris Brewing

Chief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-HoppedChief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-Hopped
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From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #474
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,728
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 5.83%
Ratings:
141
Status:
Active
Rated:
Wednesday at 12:55 AM
Added:
Aug 05, 2017
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  9
SCORE
95
World-Class
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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4.5 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana on Wednesday at 12:55 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

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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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

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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4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by beerbully from New Jersey

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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3.35/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by ELS from Florida

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
 
4.5 by robebo44 from Virginia on Jun 18, 2021
 
3.96 by Unclevince from West Virginia on May 21, 2021
 
4.37 by Zonian1 from Ohio on May 15, 2021
 
4.24 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on May 15, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

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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4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Newtobeet345 from Georgia

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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3.52/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Parmesan from Colorado

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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4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StJamesGate from New York

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.

Apr 13, 2021
 
3.48 by crobinso from Colorado on Apr 04, 2021
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3.48/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Beaver13 from Colorado

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
 
4.12 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Mar 22, 2021
 
4.17 by cwd from Kentucky on Mar 09, 2021
 
4.65 by Dflo612 from Virginia on Mar 03, 2021
 
4.25 by jera1350 from Minnesota on Feb 27, 2021
 
4 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Feb 26, 2021
 
4.46 by dschwartz13 from Tennessee on Jan 11, 2021
 
4.25 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Jan 08, 2021
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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by zeff80 from Missouri

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
 
4.2 by RBorsato from Virginia on Dec 30, 2020
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3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by The_Atom from Tennessee

Fabulous beer as always from BI. Citrusy with some piney notes.

Dec 25, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by snaotheus from Washington

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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4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by colts9016 from Idaho

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
 
4.09 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Dec 20, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by The_Beer_Guru from New York

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
 
3.62 by Furlinator from California on Dec 02, 2020
 
3.88 by Mikexw from New York on Oct 15, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

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
 
4.19 by DaveCash from New York on Oct 05, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on September 12, 2020.

Oct 04, 2020
 
4.25 by jakea from Wisconsin on Sep 20, 2020
 
4.33 by kjkinsey from Texas on Sep 11, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

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
 
4.46 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin on Sep 05, 2020
 
4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin on Aug 29, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by gatornation from Minnesota

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
Chief Of Chiefs - Double Dry-Hopped from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 141 ratings