Hotline
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #726
ABV:
7%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,757
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 6.13%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
59
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Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  9
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: IPA brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, Nelson Motueka.
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 59 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 01.14.21

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

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ZAP from Minnesota

4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L-Lightly hazed golden color.

S-Impressive. Juicy tropical fruits and citrus. Pineapple, tangerines, mango...also some apricot and peaches...

T-Relatively balanced...biscuit like malt holds its own and actually complements the aforementioned hop flavors nicely. Hops are more assertive on the nose but fit nicely in this. Getting some green grape hop impression on the taste as well.

F-Love the balance to this. Leans a little sweet on the finish but not hazy IPA sweet.

O-One of the better NE IPA's I've had recently. Very enjoyable.

Jan 29, 2021
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a murky medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate bright yellow + bright orange + burnt orange + peach colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a handful of small 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. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy citrus/grapefruit + citrus/orange + tropical/mango + tropical/pineapple + tropical/guava + stone fruit/peach hops over the top of moderate aromas of biscuit + pale + oat malts with a light to moderate amount of sugary sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit + pale + oat malts with a light to moderate amount of sugary sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy citrus/grapefruit + citrus/orange + tropical/mango + tropical/pineapple + tropical/guava + stone fruit/peach hops which impart a minimal amount of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving slightly stronger than moderate lingering citrus + tropical hop flavors.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Upfront slightly crisp with a light amount of soft/fluffiness mid-body and a very light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a decently soft/fluffy mouthfeel. Very enjoyable hop profile with lots of citrus + tropical + stone fruit flavors and aromas. I could easily have a couple of these.

Dec 25, 2020
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark yellow color with a white head. Smell has citrus and guava, Taste very citrus forward with mango and tangerine. Mouth feel very sweet and fruity ,not one of my favorites from BI.

Jul 11, 2020
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maximum12 from Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

After two really good experiences I decided to gamble on a full four pack of a new IPA, something I haven’t done in a while, especially with NE IPAs. 16 oz. gamble can.

The pour is dark wheat straw with a head that collapses faster than the Packers offensive line under pressure. The nose brings lots of peach plus some melon & citrus.

Hotline is thicker than peach cobbler & tastes a bit like it too. Lots of peach in this to my palate, with throughputs of melon, citrus, & the swamp water clearly used in the boil. Mid palate brings oranges, sugar that almost overwhelms everything (like in a bad NE IPA), with only a touch of finishing bitterness. Thick. Twelve ounces servings would have been a better choice.

Some nice stuff here but the sugar careens really close to the guard rail of the abyss. Pretty good beer.

Jul 07, 2020
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Extra, Extra, Drink all about it!" Hot off the press, Bearded Iris has something to say. With a complex hop blend of Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, Nelson and Motueka, this New England-styled IPA speaks volumes.

Pouring with the expected matte golden opaqueness, Its frothy ecru cap releases a plethora of citrus, tropical, orchard, vinous, herb, spruce and grasses. A light and pastry sweetness of honeysuckle, shortcake and vegemite coats the tongue first with cereal grains and a rounded malt taste.

But the real story starts as the hops bounce off the middle palate with grapefruit, orange peel and lime. Bleeding from a citrusy upstart to a succulent tropical taste, its the suggestions of dried pineapple, mango and passionfruit that gives the beer a sherbet-like fruitiness. While pawpaw, peach and grape nuanced evolve, the late palate is moderately bitter with hop spices that resemble gin-like botanicals, green tea and parsley.

Medium light and oddly at risk of resembling thinness, Hotline is surprisingly dry and stemmy as it seems to side slightly with West Coast IPA. A medium long finish of hop spices, spruce and citrus peel extend into grassy, cedar and hemp-like aftertaste.

Jun 15, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, canned 1/2/20, into Odell Teku.

Gorgeous juicy dark blonde color with a fleeting head, a thin ring here.

Aroma of some sweaty juicy mango, papaya, orange, sawdust, and green melon.

Flavor is orange peel, juicy grapefruit, basil, thyme, and wet grass. Tastes slightly faded already.

Feel is acidic but not particularly juicy, no creaminess, a bit bland comparatively to their other beers, with moderate heat and heavy carbonation. Resins are moderate and compound on the palate at the end.

Overall, kind of a blah beer for me from Bearded Iris, they have done better, but it's not a bad beer by any stretch. If you can pick it up fresh definitely do it, I wish I would have drank it straight out of the gate at 3 weeks old.

Feb 18, 2020
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, light orange with a thin, white head.
Super juicy smelll with melon. Tangerine, grapefruit and malt.
You n the bitter side. Slight dank. Pepper and spice. Slightly gritty. Pine resin.
Another good one.

Jan 19, 2020
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 3-week-old can, pour a very hazy dark orange. Off-white head leaves streaky lacing. Smell is detectable while pouring the beer, with tropical fruits, citrus and some piney dank dominating. Taste follows. Excellent example of a NEIPA.

Nov 17, 2019
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy yellow/orange with rich white foam and thick lacing.
N: Lots of tropical notes and some citrus with minor dank notes.
T: Really creamy tropical hit with fresh lemons and limes and some oranges. A mild dank finish.
M: Very smooth and creamy with minor bite. No ABV, very well hidden.
O: This is a very well done NEIPA, enjoyed it a lot.

Jul 29, 2019
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16oz can into glass. Canned on date is stamped on can bottom as '09/19/18'.
Murky straw to pale gold colored body. Half a finger of whitish head settles back to thin cap and thick ring. Leaves behind a few spots of lacing.
Aroma is dank and full of aromatic hops.
Taste is thick with dank fruity hops. Pineapple is a featured flavor. Has a metallic touch, but this may the heavy tropical fruit angle. No bitterness but provides a hop burn (more of a sensation) in the nose.
Mouth feel is full and a combination of mouth coating and syrupy. Overall presentation is rather dry.
Very tasty IPA with the dank fruity flavors and smells, the soft mouth feel, and the appearance. Probably too much overall for a second beer, but the first one is a very positive drinking experience. Lacks that very sweet fruitiness level that defines the upper tier of NEIPA.

Oct 25, 2018
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titty_mcbitty from Tennessee

4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours super opaque light gold - like orange juice. Pouring rather aggressively yields about a finger or two of fluffy white head.

S: Peach and melon dominate the aroma. Soft tropical fruit flavors appear as well.

T: There are a lot of tropical flavors in the taste like pineapple, tangerine, and orange. There's some grapefruit and grassiness. Wonderful hop flavors throughout! Finishes dry.

M: Pillowy and soft on the palate. Faint grapefruit bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue.

O: Awesome example of a NEIPA. Mouth feel is phenomenal and so is the taste. I love the balance between sweet and bitter.

Sep 26, 2018
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Tommo from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the best examples of a NEIPA available in the south. Low malt, low bitterness, very hazy. But most importantly the body is very thick, and there is good protection from oxygen damage so the hops really POP

Jun 27, 2018
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 3/14/18; drank 4/8/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dull orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big white head; frothy lace.

Dry wheat, mild pineapple & faint table sugar notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Pineapple soda flavor up front; dry wheat notes on the finish.

Pretty simple and not great. Drinkable, and mildly enjoyable, but not one to seek out again.

Apr 09, 2018
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on March 29, 2018. Canned 03/14/18. Double dry hopped with Simcoe, Mosaic, Nelson and Citra. Excellent flavors and aromas. Highly recommended.

Apr 07, 2018
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2beerdogs from California

3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Buck89 for another Bearded Iris gem. Received in NBS BIF #7
Turbid golden swirl. Fluffy white mound of head. Fairly abundant lacing.
Smell instantly leaps forth upon opening, slightly dank, some earthy tropical fruit, and a slight Belgiany yeast note.
Flavor follows the nose, but brings in a little bit of tangerine testiness to the flavor. It evolves into a warming hop bitterness toward the finish.
Mouthfeel is nice and fluffy. Really liked that part of this one.

Mar 25, 2018
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brunsojw from Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Easily one of my favorites from here, and that is saying something.

This is one of the "new" classics in my opinion.

One of the best DIPAs since Attention Please and Red Handed

Feb 21, 2018
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a snifter. Hazy/turbid golden color with a one-finger white head despite a vigorous pour. Big resiny, dank aroma. Some tropical fruit and citrus. I tasted some OJ at first, and it was quickly enveloped with an earthy, dank, resiny flavor. Soft bitterness that faded at the end. Some mild hop burn. A soft feel but not at the level of other BI beers. Really nice as expected.

Dec 26, 2017
Hotline from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 59 ratings