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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #672
ABV:
7%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,338
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 5.88%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
67
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Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  10
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: IPA brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, Nelson Motueka.
Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 67 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Wasatch:
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%
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!

Feb 27, 2021
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StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 25, 2019
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jakea from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 28, 2020
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chrismattlin from Ohio

4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jun 04, 2020
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
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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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 28, 2021
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
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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liquorpig from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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GregDBoston from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Interesting hop bill. Balanced, smooth and more interesting than most.

Nov 12, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
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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pubscout from New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There’s a whole lot going on in this excellent 7% DDH IPA besides “bling,” whatever that is. At least four hop varieties make their presence known, but the balance is on the money. Color is a pleasant hazy golden, nose is redolent of pineapples, citrus, mango and even peaches. Mouthfeel is both smooth and chewy. Pineapple and grapefruit linger in the finish. Overall, a winner if you’re a DDH IPA fan—and I am.

Mar 31, 2021
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22Blue from Kansas

3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 26, 2020
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.9%
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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bschmidt_37 from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 16, 2019
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
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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bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 19, 2021
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jschott75 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 11, 2019
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
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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MTucker519 from Ohio

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 27, 2019
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Luckydog91 from Texas

3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 01, 2019
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2beerdogs from California

3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
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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rangerred from Tennessee

4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Apr 07, 2018
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kell50 from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 01, 2018
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TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 28, 2018
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 67 ratings