Bearded Iris Brewing

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New England IPA
Ranked #623
Ranked #3,792
4.27 | pDev: 5.62%
Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
Notes: IPA brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, Nelson Motueka.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 48 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of Tommo
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
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

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.81/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.8/5  rDev -11%
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.

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Photo of brunsojw
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
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

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Photo of Buck89
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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