Bearded Iris Brewing

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,989
Ranked #12,337
4.1 | pDev: 5.12%
Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 22 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of buschbeer
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an oversized, stemless, wine glass

This beer pours an opaque orange color and is topped with an inch of beige head that leaves some nice lacing.

The smell is tropical fruit.

The taste is tropical and citrus fruit.

Medium mouthfeel

This beer grows on me the more I drink it. It is very satisfying.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a murky turbid yellow with a large fluffy white head with medium carbonation. It smells of lemon, lime, mango, and fresh cut grass. The beer tastes of lemon, lime, mango, fresh cut grass, with a touch of bready malt. The feel is medium light. This is a solid ipa, a little strange but good.

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Photo of cavedave
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to richj1970 for this delicious treat

Pours carbonated peach juice with a finger of thick white foam atop. Lavish lace lines linger lasciviously.

The aroma starts immediately with can opening, as strong aroma emits into the room and fills it with goodness. Crackery malt and peachy yeast notes carry mango, orange, tangerine, and neutral sweet, and join them to a bright and amazing bouquet.

Pretty faithful to the aroma, perfectly balanced, bright and clean, with a juicy finish that has merest whisper of herbal bitter to keep it on the rails. Delicious.

Not as thick as others from BI, not as viscous, not as soft on palate, a touch over carb.'ed, and a touch watery. Excellent finish, clean with no resin build, but definitely this beer's least excellent quality.

Delicious beer I am enjoying immensely. BI are extremely talented folks making delicious and refreshing beers, and this one no exception.

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Photo of Buck89
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a snifter. A hazy/turbid golden color with a large white head. Strong sweet tropical fruit with mild pine and earthy notes on the nose. White grapes, tangerines, pineapple, and dank resin on the palate. A soft bitterness with a soft feel as expected. Overall a typical DIPA from Bearded Iris - a good thing.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Hazy orange body. Smells of soft pale malt, tropical fruit, some white grape. Tastes of white grape, tropical fruit, soft orange citrus. Sweet pale malt. Low bitterness. Tastes like oats in the grain bill or something. Something makes it chewy and doughy. Medium heavy. Pretty tasty, but no bitterness, so I can see a big glass of this being a little slow going.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 3/21/18; drank 3/28/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque bright orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; a thick curtain of lace.

Honeydew melon & dry grass notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Honeydew melon & cream flavors up front; mild dry grass notes on the finish.

Nailed the mouthfeel, but the hop combination didn't blow me away. Just OK.

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Photo of richj1970
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16 oz can dated 3/21/2018

A: Pours hazy sunshine yellow with fluffy 2 finger white head. Lasting retention and chunky lacing.

S: Bright tropical citrus that hit me as soon as I opened the can. Pineapple, mango, and passion fruit. Fresh pine needles.

T: Juicy citrus with pineapple and mango front and center. Bits of passion fruit and apricot with a piney note. Noticeable hops and dank all day but only lightly bitter.

M: Medium body with average carbonation and a soft creamy mouthfeel.

O: I’m a big fan of the BI DIPAs and this one is no exception.

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Pixelated from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 22 ratings