Bearded Iris Brewing

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,213
Ranked #9,774
4.31 | pDev: 4.41%
Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
Notes: IPA dry hopped with Galaxy, Simcoe, & Citra
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this a while ago, as the date on the bottom of the can read 8/15/17 with FALLING INTO PLACE written above it. This was the first beer that I had from Bearded Iris and it was just as tasty and full as anything that I've had from this neck of the woods, as it reminded me of a New England IPA. This aged well and had plenty of juice as it held my attention from the get-go, to the last sip!

Not a bad pour to this as the hue was golden, cloudy, and quite muddled, with enough head topping it off. Amazingly, very little lacing was left along the side of my pint glass as most of the bubbles slid right down after each sip. Lots of pineapple, chalky lime, dank melon, and Galaxy in the nose as the taste was just as deep and varied as the aromas present in the aroma. Earthy and full of subtle lychee and cactus this had a hint of exotic fruit but was familiar enough for those of us who've had enough dank IPA's over the years. In spite of this beer's underlying familiarity, this was brewed well and hid the alcohol nicely as the recessed malt and light carbonation allowed the flavors to shine through and linger for the duration.

To be sure, the booze was here but the fine sediment at the bottom of the liquid helped to obscure that as it had more than enough burn for even the seasoned imbiber such as myself. While this wasn't a complete winner, there was more than enough to like here as this was a wonderful first impression. Nice job by Bearded Iris with this, as it was worthy offering and solid American Imperial IPA!

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Photo of larryi86
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Grizzarky for this
16 oz can, dated 8/15/17, poured into teku

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

S- Mango, pineapple, citrus, tropical fruits, passion fruit.

T- Juicy, pineapple, citrus, some mango, finish is slightly dank/piney.

S- Smooth, creamy, medium body.

O- One of the better hazy DIPAs I've tried, bitterness in the is nice a mild, but juicy hops. I really feel like keeping this under 8% ABV helps this beer, definitely would be keeping this well shocked if I could.

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Photo of Grizzarky
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 8/15/17, poured into a Bearded Iris Tulip glass.

A: Pours a gorgeous cloudy orange, with minimal head that faded quickly.

S: juicy, passionfruit, starburst candy

T: pineapple, mango, citrus

F: soft but a thick enough body and carbonation, to remind you its beer, not actual juice.

O: Don't pass on this one. One of the best releases yet, hopefully it becomes a regular in their rotation.

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Photo of brentk56
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours cloudy and pineapple juice colored; the head is one finger high and fades to a ringlet but leaves clumpy lacing

Smell: Pineapple with a hint of grapefruit

Taste: Pineapple forward, with a hint of citrusy bitterness developing, in the middle; the finish is juice and tropical with very little bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: For those who like it juicy, this is a real treat

Thanks, WPZY, for the opportunity

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Crowler poured into glass

Hazy golden yellow , pencil thin white foam head , some lacings , settles to white ring

Aroma of tropical fruits pineapple, mango , passion fruit

Taste of tropical and citrus

Fizzy micro carbonation

Good beer

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Photo of richj1970
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16 oz can dated 8/15/2017

A: Hazy orange with one finger white head. Moderate retention and leaving some light lacing.

S: Pineapple, mango, and passion fruit. Trademark Galaxy hopped DIPA.

T: Nice clean tropical citrus with passion fruit, mango, and pineapple.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Dry and crisp finish.

O: Another outstanding offering from Bearded Iris. Really glad that I found the last four pack in the store.

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