Wavelength | Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wavelength channels the pulse of Vic Secret, Citra, and El Dorado into an intense surge of tropical fruit.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 36
Photo of JamFuel
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange with soft, fluffy head.

Smell is juicy and soft, with notes of melon, oranges and mango.

Taste is juicy, but with a solidbitterness. Notes of melon, pine, pineapple and some floral hints. Very well balanced, and very little booziness.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and pillowy, well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice IPA, sort of a hybrid style.

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Photo of Buck89
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh can poured into a snifter. Nice-looking - a hazy bright yellow-gold with a medium sized fluffy white head. Interesting aroma. Tropical notes mixed with herbal with a touch of something like sulfur? Not offensive, just unusual. Works for me. The taste brought citrus followed by earthy/herbal/floral notes. Again, unusual. Not bad, just hard to describe. Citrus poked it's head back through on the finish. Medium bodied with slight booze on the finish. Overall, an outstanding BIBCO beer but not in my top group from them.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

L - 1 and a half fingers of frothy eggshell white head atop an appealing orange juice body. This is a stunner.

S - herb, bread, skunk?, grapefruit. Unusual. Hoping it doesn’t taste like skunk.

T - interesting. No skunk thankfully. Floral hops at first, that are quickly crushed by a wave of bitter grapefruit. Bread, a good hit of dank, sweet orange flesh, some booze, just a hint of cheese. Moderate bitterness. Low sweetness. Moderate-low booziness.

F - medium-full body with average carb.

O - I’m torn on this one. Without the floral/skunk aspect it would be an all star, but I find that aspect a little too dominant and distracting. It’s nicely bitter and incredibly flavorful. I think it’s the El Dorado that throws this off.

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Photo of digboy
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is my first BI beer. Got it at Can Jam at Deciduous in NH. Shout out for bringing it!

Pours a rich gold color with a offwhite one finger hed. Aroma is nicely balanced with citrus and nectarine dryness. Same with taste, full of hop flavor, nothing off. Present pale malt base gives it depth. Feel is super smooth and creamy with no burn and a seltzer tingle on the finish.

Just fantastic! Can't say enough good things.

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Photo of BeerBourbonAndBooty
3/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Having lived in Tampa for a year and a half and being able to drink Jai Alai any time I wanted, I perhaps had too high of expectations when trying this beer. It pours a funky unfiltered color looking like a darker Blue Moon or almost like orange juice. Taste is good but it’s not really an IPA to me. IPA’s are supposed to have a bite and this is honestly like a watered down version of Elysian Space Dust. Save your money and get a full 6er of Space Dust if you’re looking for a similar yet better taste. The beer is good, just not top notch when comparing to some of the finer IPA’s I’ve tasted. Not as bubbly as I like my IPA’s either. JAI ALAI ALL DAY

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Photo of buschbeer
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in an oversized, stemless, wine glass

This beer pours like pineapple juice. It is topped with an inch of beige head that leaves spotty lacing.

The smell has loads of tropical fruit with a little pine.

The taste is tropical goodness with grapefruit in the finish.

Medium mouthfeel

This is a tasty gem. It goes down so smooth for the abv.

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Photo of Holderness
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Canned 4 weeks ago.

L — Hazy deep orange body with a scant finger of white head produced with aerated pour. Very minimal retention or lacing
S — Juicy and dank. Grapefruit, peach, floral, creamsicle, new sneaker, lemon zest. Remarkably strong vanillin character
T — Mango, lactose, herbal woodsiness, grapefruit pith, green onion, hint of floral. A little aggressive on the bitterness, but that’s somewhat offset by the lactose sweetness
F — Oddly thin and lacking in dimensionality for the ABV. Medium+ mouthfeel, medium+ carb. These issues might also explain the somewhat odd appearance
O — Reminds me a lot of the Other Half DIPA offerings I’ve tried: very dank, more bitter than the best NEIPAs, but helped out by a lactosey sweetness (although I’m not even sure if lactose is actually used here or it’s some other non-fermentable sugar)


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Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3/19/18; drank 3/30/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange/yellow appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A rough pour yielded a small white head; minimal lace.

Pineapple, dry wheat & mild cream notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Tangy pineapple & faint cream flavors up front; dry wheat notes on the finish. No booze heat.

A bit dry & tangy for me, but still flavorful & enjoyable.

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Wavelength from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 36 ratings