DDH Ever Clever
Bearded Iris Brewing

DDH Ever CleverDDH Ever Clever
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #660
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,236
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 6.18%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
58
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Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  1
Gots
  6
SCORE
92
Outstanding
DDH Ever CleverDDH Ever Clever
Notes: DDH Double IPA Simcoe, Mosaic, Motueka, Centennial
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 58 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brewery half-pour.

Hazy gold, creamy 1 finger head.

Light aromas of white grape, slight dill, slight mustard. Oh. As it warms I get, persimmon, dragon fruit, and apricot. Nice. (quarter point bump)

Flavor brings dill, lemon, herb, pine, and grapefruit pith. Very piney bitter finish. Very very slight dried apricots as it warms (there's the simcoe).

Feel is like a basic west coast IIPA. A bit palate scrubbing, but has a hint of juice in there somewhere; no detectable alcohol, dry resiny finish.

Overall, could be better, definitely not outstanding, more like very good. Tastes like it was hopped with sorachi ace and cascade rather than motueka and simcoe.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange juice with a fluffy, white head.
Wonderful hop smell with softer fruits. Little garlic and spice.
Taste follows nose with awesome citrus hop taste. Softer fruits with grapefruit. Garlic and some dank in taste.

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Photo of emerge077
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

10/28/19 can straight from the brewery, thanks Jim!

Opaque orange pale orange, plenty of foam and lace, broken skim.
Pungent green hop, tropical and citrusy tangerine.
Leafy green hop bitterness, ample citrus flavor, grapefruit orange peel.
Lighter side of medium bodied, creamy feel, firm resiny bitterness.
Great IPA all around, balances between old & new school effortlessly.

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Photo of tigg924
3.4/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours slightly hazy, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is unripe mango, herbal hops, tangerine, and lime. Heavy bodied, bitter, with moderate carbonation. Makes for an above average IIPA, but the least interesting of the Bearded Iris beers I have had. The first two were amazing. This is decent. Unsure if I would get again, but I certainly like the brewery.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a terrific offering from a brewery famed for their NEIPAs and it's one of the best they make.... soft...creamy...juicy... delicious... I am a big fan of this brewery for sure and the beer in this can is stellar...

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3/12/18; drank 4/6/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice off-white head; strong lace.

Orange citrus & mild dry wheat notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Orange citrus & dry wheat flavors; no booze heat. Simple, but tasty; a touch too dry for me to really love but I'd have another.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold body with a yellow-ish orange hue. Lighter haze that most BI beers, but certainly not a clear beer. Really nice, fluffy, off-white head consisting of all kinds of different sized bubbles. The head held on very well and laced softly down my Spiegelau IPA glass. A solid looking beer but not as lusciously inviting as most BI offerings.

Smell suggests a bigger malt backbone than most BI IPAs, with an earthy dankness and bready sweetness popping out first. That's followed by citrus, berry, some tropical fruit, some herbal notes, and a lot of green astringency. I wish there was less of the greenness, which is becoming a common factor in BI's weekly rotating offerings. But the fruit salad mix is solid, and I'm liking the sweet maltiness for balance.

Taste is a little messier, with that green, unripe astringency coming more to the forefront. I'm digging the sweet malts, and there's plenty of pithy bitterness, pine resin, and earthy grass. But the fruit salad nose is largely missing on the tongue, except for a little generic citrus. And unfortunately that green astringency is pervasive, on the front of the sip, mid sip, and on the back end.

Feel is soft, well-carbonated, and light-to-medium bodied (for a IIPA).

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Photo of mntlover
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice murky with white head good lace even with bar pour head. Aroma is great fruity notes. Taste is the same loads of tropical fruits pineapple, mango, tangerine ect light bitterness but insane fruit notes. Mouhfeel medium mellow carbonation. Overall drinkablity is great no notice of the 8.5%.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours deep orange with nice fluffy white head with tons of lacing.

Aroma - Light pineapple, orange and tangerine. A mixture of sweet tropical fruit and light bitter hops.

Taste - Very balanced flavors of tangerine and orange for sweetness and grapefruit and pine for a touch of bitterness. Flavors are well balanced.

Feel - Medium bodied soft carbonation slightly dry bitter finish.

Overall - A really well done DIPA with bitter and tropical fruit.

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Photo of The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop
4.61/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

Pours a beautiful dark, opaque orange with a one finger head. Smells surprisingly toasty for a brewery so obsessed with hops. Beneath that is the tropical fruits, maybe even some berry. While the aroma is a bit muted, the flavor is not. Exploding with pineapple, berries, earthiness. Underpinning that is a toasty malt flavor that the nose hinted at. Goes down with a little bit of a burn on the back end. Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of larryi86
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you Grizzarky for this
16 oz can, dated 9/11/17, poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden orange with a two finger white head.

S- Dank, citrus, some sweet topical fruits, sweet malts, piney, some wet grass.

T- Sweet malts, some pineapple, citrus, resin, piney, touch of melons, hints of wet grass.

M- Smooth, slightly creamy, medium body.

O- A decent DIPA but falls short of a lot of the other Bearded Iris beers I’ve tied. I would say this is more on the malty side for a DIPA.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to Buck89 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 01/30/18

Less than a month on this can!

Poured into a Tree House glass a very nice cloudy dark orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, apricot), pretty nice diesel like. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, apricot), very nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Orange Julius! Addictive! Thanks John!

Thanks goes out to Buck89 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 09/11/17

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a very nice cloudy dark orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, apricot), pretty nice diesel like. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, apricot), very nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. As like the Ever Clever a bit maltier than other BI brews I've had. Very enjoyable. Orange Julius! Addictive! Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Thanks John!

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Photo of Knapp85
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours out hazy yellowish gold. The head looks creamy and settles into a white ring with some lacing. The smell has a very nice floral citrus flavor. The taste reflects the same as the nose but more juicy. The feel is very soft. Overall it's outstanding.

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Photo of Buck89
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 9/11/17 and poured into a snifter. Typical hazy/turbid golden color with a frothy modest white head. Bright tropical fruit aroma right from the can - pineapple, mango, oranges, and some dank resin. The dank earthiness was up front on the sip, quickly followed by a mixed tropical blend as above. More bitter than many of their IPAs but not overpowering. A soft feel but medium bodied with prickly carbonation. Outstanding.

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DDH Ever Clever from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 58 ratings