Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
IPA - Imperial
4.15 | pDev: 5.06%
Oct 26, 2019
Dec 12, 2017
Notes: DIPA hopped with Simcoe and Citra.
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3.78 by bigbutter from Virginia on Oct 26, 2019
4.25 by jwat from Pennsylvania on Oct 23, 2019
4.53 by eduval from Alabama on Aug 05, 2019
4.21 by bcsbeer from Florida on Jul 29, 2019
3.79 by dazedman from Virginia on Jul 09, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by zeff80 from Missouri

16oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, pineapple, grapefruit and subtle pine. Sweet tropical fruitiness with toasted caramel and a sharp, piney bite.

Jul 06, 2019
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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

16oz can into a pint glass. Canned a mere 2 weeks ago, so super fresh.

Hazy? No, let's call it what it is. Solid non citrus fruit juice color. Nice small white head diminishes to a ring and faint covering. There is a little lacing.

Nice aroma of non citrus fruit.

This is a good tasting low abv DIPA. Fruity, a nice bitterness toward the end.

Mouth close to full, finish bittersweet.

Overall, a very nice drink, though more of a NE IPA than a DIPA. Happy to have another 3 in reserve.

Jul 05, 2019
4.36 by chris826 from Mississippi on Jun 22, 2019
4.21 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Jun 04, 2019
4 by Rimbimhoot from Illinois on May 25, 2019
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4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Jasonja1474 from Tennessee

Was a lot fuller mouthfeel than the appearance let on. The sweetness and bitterness was balanced perfectly for my taste preference. The nose kept me wanting another sip.

May 13, 2019
4.48 by BeerDawgs from Georgia on May 12, 2019
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

COD 021919 Goodbye chunky lemon milk Nice brew. Creamy, smooth citrus. Thanks, Kev!

Apr 19, 2019
4.27 by MJSFS from Florida on Apr 11, 2019
3.52 by Hop_God from California on Apr 11, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

L - massive, thick, offwhite head atop a translucent orange body.

S - grass, lemon, herb, orange.

T - sweet lemon, orange, caramel, grass. Cheesy middle. Low bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - weird but good.

Mar 31, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by John1985 from Tennessee

Ale poured a bright gold with ample head. This was close to two months old but aroma was still citrus, maybe slightly muted. Wonderful citrus flavor new england style with very smooth finish, No alcohol in flavor. Excellent, another winner from our home town brewery.

Mar 31, 2019
3.75 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Mar 29, 2019
3.89 by TheGent from New Jersey on Mar 03, 2019
4 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Feb 17, 2019
4.13 by jakecattleco from California on Feb 11, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Thanks Drew.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice hazy burnt orange to copper color with a small white foamy stifled head. Just some wispy light filmy lace glossed the sides of the glass.
The aroma had a cool chill-like piney needle sweet to bitter quality rolling into some peachy to soft melon.
The flavor leaned towards a soft sweetness of melon, needle-like piney softness delving into peach flesh and skin. Super subtle hardness but enriching a nice dry and semi-crisp aftertaste of peach and pine nuts.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps a bit closer to full with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt nice and low key for a New England styled IPA. ABV felt good. Finish was semi-crisp with a piney bittersweet to peachy character strolling all around.
Overall, a very nice New England styled DIPA, well worthy of having again. As a fan of the band "Need To Breathe" I was listening to "Girl Named Tennessee" most of the time while I consumed this beer. Sorry, that really has nothing to do with my rating of this beer other than this is my first Bearded Iris beer and they're from Tennessee.

Dec 30, 2018
3.96 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Dec 07, 2018
3.99 by rorjets from Connecticut on Dec 02, 2018
4.14 by themayorkoch from Ohio on Dec 01, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Canned 10.16.18, opened 11.10.18

“What’s Bibco?”

Translucent golden yellow, pencil thin off white foam layer, receded quickly on the pour

Aroma is melon, passion fruit, whiff of peach

Taste is melon with a hint of citrus over a malty base

Suds up in the mouth, low bitterness, hop taste lingers slightly and doesn’t bite

Good beer

Nov 10, 2018
4.19 by Z_isSleeping from Tennessee on Nov 05, 2018
4.35 by Dkloubec from Illinois on Nov 03, 2018
4.02 by VolatileAgent7744 from Kentucky on Nov 02, 2018
4.27 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Aug 22, 2018
3.88 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Aug 19, 2018
4.17 by SteveStuart from Michigan on Aug 17, 2018
4.15 by CollinaTiger from South Carolina on Aug 02, 2018
4.41 by petrusek23 from Ohio on Jul 16, 2018
3.75 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Jul 10, 2018
4.03 by needMIbeer from Virginia on Jul 03, 2018
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3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Tommo from Massachusetts

This is fine, not really sure what the style theyre going for here is. When they can make solid hazy NEIPAs, then produce mid tier stuff like this, it confuses me. This is basically homestyle with different hops, low bitterness, low ish malt IPA with dry hopping. Well short of their best

Jun 27, 2018
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4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TrailBoundHound from Tennessee

Pours slightly hazy from a 16oz can with a moderate 1 finger head. Rich golden in color, with a slight pretty pinkish orange tint, indicative on the flavors to come.

Passion fruit and melon on the nose. Very vibrant tropical citrus.

Primary tasting notes in ripe melon, mango, and heavy passion fruit. Very pleasant and refreshing with well hidden bitterness and alcohol.

May 24, 2018
3.93 by TheBishopco from Tennessee on May 22, 2018
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