DDH Ever Clever
Bearded Iris Brewing

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From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,732
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,610
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 9.02%
Ratings:
139
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 08, 2022
Added:
Sep 26, 2017
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  8
SCORE
91
Outstanding
DDH Ever CleverDDH Ever Clever
Notes: It's the cleverest of the ever-ests. Your favorite banter-slinging, foxy DIPA now bursts with a wicked double dry hop that will keep your taste buds as nimble as your wits.

Hops: Simcoe, Mosaic, Motueka, Centennial.
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4.1 by cwd from Kentucky on Mar 08, 2022
 
3.22 by npendres from Wisconsin on Dec 13, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jkblr from Indiana

16oz can stamped "DANK DEALS 10.25.21" (about 5 weeks old) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 8.5% ABV. The beer pours murky peach colored amber with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles. The aroma is huge with ripe tropical fruit, citrus, peach etc. The taste is semisweet fruit smoothie with dank, earthy, moderately bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, good and tasty. Enough bitterness to save things for me in a style I typically don't enjoy.

Dec 08, 2021
 
4.21 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Dec 01, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by argock from Virginia

08.23.21 on bottom rim of can. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Moderately hazy gold with 2-finger off-white frothy head with good retention and lacing.

S: Aroma is subdued with pineapple and grapefruit on the fruity side but more floral-herbal elements along with orange cotton candy.

T: Flavor is pretty intense but a bit muddled with a lot of peach and mango with orange, lime, and candied pineapple. Overall sweeter impression than I tend to like. Esters are medium-high and take over the flavor at points.
Alcohol is hidden. Bitterness is low — I think it might be well-served to be a bit more bitter.

M: Prototypical soft, full feel with moderate carbonation and thick finish.

O: Kind of a mid-pack hazy DIPA from BI. I like many of their other offerings better.

Oct 02, 2021
 
3.88 by Allurex from Kansas on Sep 28, 2021
 
3.78 by deereless from Colorado on Sep 23, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Pours a fine pale orange, largely opaque. Head straight white, short. Lacing is extensive wiry line and small bubble.

S - Pungent hop nose, resin and grapefruit pith, a bit of juiciness on the end.

T - Superb combination of bright lemony citrus, a touch of grapefruit, a middle of mango and pineapple, with a touch of cracker malts, and a resin-pine finish with mild bitterness and acidity.

M - A very easy drinker, given the weight, and a clean finish. Full and lush.

O - A superb DDH double IPA, delicious and bright, so lovely and drinkable. Superb.

Sep 20, 2021
 
4.19 by craigbelly from Iowa on Sep 18, 2021
 
4.1 by ppavlick from New Jersey on Aug 07, 2021
 
4.21 by blevinsaj from Ohio on Jul 08, 2021
 
3.88 by GOBLIN from Ohio on Jul 07, 2021
 
3.5 by LoriCrotty from Minnesota on Jul 03, 2021
 
4 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania on Jun 21, 2021
 
3.79 by oberon from North Carolina on May 06, 2021
 
4.25 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Apr 19, 2021
 
3.99 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Apr 03, 2021
 
4 by j0hnc2468 from New York on Mar 27, 2021
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a semi-cloudy yellow-gold body with minimal head and lace. Something like citric and peach and/or papaya in the aroma. Semi-sticky body yet crisp and clean with a citric, almost apple snap crispness underneath something like a fluffy fruit sweetness and finishes crisp and sweet.

Mar 27, 2021
 
4.25 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Mar 18, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by hoptheology from South Dakota

16 oz can, dated 2/9/20, into GITM Fatty.
Had this on tap a couple years ago and didn't care for it as much as the other options, but figured I'd give it another chance. I think they were having tap troubles.

Hazy light straw gold, tall creamy cap of 2 fingers, receding gradually to 1 leaving lace behind destroying the glass.

Ripe melon and citrus on the nose, with hints of pine, peach ice cream, and apricots.

Flavor brings juicy nectarine and some interesting peach yogurt flavors. There's a bit of hay, black pepper, and lemon as well. When it gets beyond ice cold some stiff pine creeps in. It's definitely not your standard citra-mosaic-galaxy type of IPA, but that's what makes it "clever".

Feel is juicy AF, very carbonated, and slightly stony. No alcohol heat that I can detect.

Overall, this one falls somewhere between Spare Change and Boomerang for me. Better than Boomerang but not as good as Spare Change. Both of them being below most of the better BIBCO IPAs, but still pretty dang tasty. As a side note, I may be missing the glaring flaws that my Minnesota neighbors seem to be finding, and as far as the price being exorbitant, I think we can agree that North Dakota and Wisconsin are pulling the lead in the market on that front. Tennessee at least gets their shit right and if you're paying $5 a can you won't get kicked in the nuts. Maybe I just need to move south already, because I can't get enough of these amazing beers.

Price paid : $14.99 / 4 pack
Would buy again : abso-toot-ly

Mar 15, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

DDH Ever Clever is as cloudy as any beer I've ever had. The color is a deep, almost jammy yellow color. The head is dense, bone white, and lasting.
Taking a sniff, DDH is intensely hoppy.Hop aroma is juicy and citrussy, smelling like ripe navel oranges coupled with the orange's pith as well. Citrus hop aroma is supported by what smells to me like yeast. Yeast aromas couple with bready, biscuity malt aromas, giving nice support to the overall profile. Beneath all this, I'm noting a sort of fruitiness that gives DDH's nose a hint of something pleasantly vinous.
On the tongue, DDH Ever Clever is full bodied, bordering on chewy. Flavors of freshly risen bread dough and overall yeastiness lead the charge, making themselves responsible for the beer's assertive mouthfeel. As the flavors move across my tongue the center is sweet in an almost earthy way as I get flavors that remind me of ripe gooseberries. The finish is crisp and assertively hoppy without being aggressive.
Overall this is a pretty decent New England style IPA. It's full bodied, hazy, and well hopped. My only real complaint is that it's maybe a little more full bodied than I would prefer. I also tend to enjoy a more caramel oriented malt profile in this type of beer. But apart from those two minor notes, good stuff. Well worth a try.

Mar 12, 2021
 
4.44 by KMcG from Virginia on Feb 27, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Paradox1000 from Florida

Excellent DIPA!!! I see it listed as New England style, but it is not how I would list it. I would definitely drink this again and find it very enjoyable.

Feb 25, 2021
 
3.55 by brocktune from Virginia on Feb 22, 2021
 
4.5 by RBorsato from Virginia on Feb 06, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Griffin2 from Virginia

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 12/17/2020 into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a hazy orange color with a frothy white head.
S - Smell of tropical fruit.
T - Tastes of stone fruit.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Really nice IPA.

Jan 19, 2021
 
4.01 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Jan 05, 2021
 
4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington on Dec 21, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by snaotheus from Washington

2020-12-19
16oz can served in a big snifter. The only part of the date stamp on the bottom that I can read is "Flipadelphia," which is *super* useful for determining whether this is fresh or not. Bought it at Tavour.

Pours super hazy with a fairly small head. Smell is super juicy, very tropical, a little pithy bitterness.

Taste is not so sweet, although some sweetness is there. Lots of the pithy bitterness. Booze comes through loud and clear.

Mouthfeel is medium, smooth, dry. Overall, nice beer.

Dec 20, 2020
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3.39/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by BenDorigan from Oregon

The DIPA is my favorite class of beer. They're like sex: even when they're bad they're still pretty good. I play beer roulette about every weekend, buying a new beer I know nothing about and hoping for the best. I bought a single, 16 oz. can of Ever Clever tonight after work with fingers crossed. I saw that it was brewed in Tennessee which intrigued me even more. Most of the beers available in the stores here in Bend, OR are PNW beers, with the occasional Midwestern selection and very seldomly something from the eastern United States. So I decided to see what Tennessee was doing. When I opened the can and poured it into my pint glass I was instantly concerned that I would hate it. It's hazy, which usually means orange juice, which I hate (in beer). Then I smelled it and became more hopeful: not the standard Citra/Mosaic profile I usually get with beers that look like this. The taste was even better, but I was grading it from a place of fear that I would hate it and have to pour it down the drain. I like it, but only averagely so. It surpasses my expectations based on look and aroma. Still, as DIPAs go, this registers as only average for me. I prefer a little more malt/pine/spice in my DIPAs, and less haze and fruit. There is still some definite citrus to the hops, but it isn't cloudy beer-orange juice like so many IPAs and DIPAs can be. I won't buy it again, but having just finished the whole brew I can say that I'm not too full-feeling (which is good), and that it is a nice start to the Friday night buzz I'm currently crafting. Nice, different, but not exceptional to my palate.

Dec 19, 2020
 
4.15 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Dec 11, 2020
 
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 23, 2020
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3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

Pours fairly clear bright straw yellow with a huge pillow of white foamy head. Retention is good with nice lacing. Aroma is full of bright citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor not as bold as the nose, add in some melon. Feel is soft and lightly carbonated. Overall a very nice beer.

Nov 09, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ChipChaight from New York

Can from Vinyl Beer on the UES NYC. Pours opaque light amber with two fingers of fluffy white head and nice lacing, smell is mild grapefruit zest, pine, and bready malts, hints of honey, taste follows the nose with bitter grapefruit zest, honey, and bready malts, pithy bitter finish, feel is medium bodied and creamy. A grapefruit forward treat.

Nov 04, 2020
 
4.09 by EMH73 from New York on Oct 16, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a very hazy pale golden honey in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate bright yellow + pale golden yellow + bright orange + pale burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense soapy sudsy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a handful of small to medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of very slightly mottled thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy tropical/mango + citrus/lime + citrus/lemon + gooseberry + tropical/papaya hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit + pale + toasted malts with a light to moderate amount of grainy + sugary sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit + pale + toasted malts with a light to moderate amount of grainy + sugary sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy tropical/mango + citrus/lime + citrus/lemon + gooseberry + tropical/papaya hops which impart minimal amounts of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving moderate lingering gooseberry + lime hop flavors.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Lightly crisp initially with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with exceptionally well hidden alcohol and a crisp mouthfeel .Very enjoyable and I could easily have a couple of these in a session.

Oct 11, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Poured out of a can, at 4 weeks of age.

Look: These days when I see anything DDH, my mind automatically goes to exclusively hazy IPAs, but here is one that is actually not hazy (at least not completely hazy)... What initially appears to be a slight chill haze is in fact a moderate cloudiness that lasts even after the beer warms up. Nice 1-inch head that lasts about a minute or so...

Nose: The aroma is not all that appealing, even though it improves as the beer warms up. There is nothing hoppy about the nose at first, with a nuttiness and a not-so-pleasant chalkiness dominating. However, this subsequently gives way to some more fruity and tropical notes, albeit not as strong as you would expect from a DDH product.

Taste: This beer sits on the sweeter side of the spectrum, with a distinctive honey-like sweetness, accompanied by resinous notes. The bitterness levels are pretty restricted and can be detected as an aftertaste. Not a bad taste profile by any means but I am biased and usually prefer drier and more bitter DIPAs.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thick, even for the style, and with mild carbonation.

Overall this is not a bad beer at all, but I suspect that the DDH effects are not evident due to being a month removed from canning and possibly the effects of transportation. A hoppier nose can alter the profile of this beer quite a bit.

Many thanks to brentk56 for this beer

Oct 04, 2020
 
3.8 by Mikexw from New York on Oct 02, 2020
 
4.09 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Sep 21, 2020
DDH Ever Clever from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 139 ratings