Chasing Rainbows Two
Bearded Iris Brewing

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IPA - American
Ranked #2,293
Ranked #18,387
4.07 | pDev: 5.16%
Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
Very Good
Notes: Pilsner base IPA w/ Enigma & loads of Citra Lupulin Powder
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 13 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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BEER88 from Washington

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oct 14, 2017
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasting the rainbow just got a little more interesting. On the heels of overt citronella character, an understated melody of hops tease and taunt the tastebuds and the sense of smell on the heels of Enigma hops and the pungency of the familiar Citra variety. Yet on a grainy sweet bed of pilsner malt, the hops seem to leap even higher and stretch a bit broader.

Pale straw and as hazy as hefeweizen, the frothy, creamy ale entices the senses with a tangy, fruity and sensual scent of white wine, under ripened citrus and red berry. Its taste is dryly wafer-like with a cue of cereal and fresh breadiness deliver promises of crispness and cleanliness even on the early palate.

But then the malty bottom drops out from beneath and the hops elevate to a full fruity affair. Citrusy overtones of slightly under ripened oranges, white grapefruit, lemon and lime all prickle lightly at the middle palate while a hint of guava, kiwi, honeydew and passionfruit pull onto the tastebuds. Drying with a tangy sensation of sparkling white wine, peppery chardonnay and cranberry deliver a spicy, woodsy and fragrant tea-like bitterness to close.

Medium light in body and trending drier yet, the beer's arid structure brings a great refreshment but allows for the sharper edges of grain and hops to show, trending spicy with a hop derived tannic bite and a tangy sensation of grapeskin beckoning. Chasing Rainbows has us all chasing the plethora of understated hop complexities that stem from theis irresistible hop tandem.

Sep 07, 2017
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 16, 2017
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank your Grizzarky for this
16 oz can, dated 7/31/17, poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden straw with a two finger white head

S- Dank, citrus, some tropical fruits, touch of wet grass.

T- Piney/dank, citrus, some tropical fruits, grapefruit, pineapple, some biscuity malts. The more I drink this the more bright, fresh hops I get

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A really solid IPA from Breaded Iris. This seems like it might have been canned a little on the green side with how hoppy it still is after 6 weeks. Great, slightly abrasive, fresh hop quality to this.

Sep 17, 2017
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crbnfbr from Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 02, 2017
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mecmd from Tennessee

4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 19, 2017
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cp45 from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 27, 2017
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Loved the initial sensory burst on this one, but after sipping through a full pour the slightly green and harsh elements of the taste lowered my overall impressions. Bright grapefruit juice coloring with a soft and silky head that faded quickly and only laced a little.

Aromas are big a bright, tons of citrus and tropical fruit, piles of wet grass, lemon and lime.

A little sweet on the front-end but then waves of bitterness hit. Very sharp and pithy. Citrus, mango, a little peach, maybe a little berry, and lots of pine resin, lemongrass and cracker, as is BI's staple. Very good but not great, and quite green.

Feel is pillowy-soft and very silky. Very well carbonated.

Aug 18, 2017
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Thedusanmandic from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 31, 2017
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Warren2621 from Indiana

4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 15, 2017
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A turbid bright golden color with a one-finger frothy white head that slowly settled, leaving splotchy laces. Nice aroma upon cracking the can open: grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and some earthy resiny notes. The above flavors were on the palate but in a more restrained way. Predominant citrus on a bready malt backbone with more dank notes as well. A soft feel as expected from BI, but there was a little bite to the carbonation. Very enjoyable

Aug 16, 2017
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Zazzi82 from Tennessee

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 18, 2017
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Squire from Mississippi

3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Yep, looks exactly like unfiltered orange juice with modest white cap.

Aroma is an intense burst of sharp citrus as if someone had grated fresh zest into the finished brew. There is one dominant hop scent which I presume is the Citra Lupulin Powder. However they do it, it works.

Flavor is hop forward on entry presenting a combination of tropical citrus flavors so intermingled no one in particular stands out for me. To give them names mango and papaya along with a touch of peach about covers it from what I can tell. This is a pleasant melange so kudos for complexity. This theme carries through yet in the background (literally) is an edgy bitterness that doesn't intrude so much as keeps the whole from becoming too juice like. This bitterness builds as the glass is emptied.
Drinks and finishes both dry and refreshing.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

The bitter edge is familiar somehow but I can't place where I've had it before. Perhaps a second glass will help.

Sep 06, 2017
Chasing Rainbows Two from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 13 ratings