Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,158
Ranked #4,475
4.18 | pDev: 5.74%
Mar 27, 2022
Mar 26, 2018
Notes: Wavelength channels the pulse of Vic Secret, Citra, and El Dorado into an intense surge of tropical fruit.
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4.05 by desint from Belgium on Mar 27, 2022
4.1 by heysuz from Indiana on Mar 25, 2022
4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Mar 24, 2022
4.25 by Newtobeet345 from Georgia on Mar 17, 2022
4.21 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Feb 27, 2022
4.25 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee on Jan 19, 2022
4.03 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Dec 01, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - pours a pale orange body, hazy but not completely opaque. Short head, quick fade, leaving just a small bubble cap.

S - Strong hit of pine and citrus hops, a great drawing nose that makes you want to dive right in.

T - Citrus front and center, tangerine and a bit of grapefruit, a middle that brings a touch of limestone minerality, and a light pith bitterness to linger as the juiciness fades.

M - Incredibly agile weight, easy drinking and no sign of booziness to tax the drinker. Clean finish.

O - Superb. This delivers flavor, is a wonderful beer to tip back, and is surprisingly punchy, given the feel. So good.

Nov 07, 2021
4.23 by prototypic from Ohio on Aug 01, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by HopHunterCL from Ohio

Pours a turbid yellow orange color with two fingers of off white head.
Aroma of over ripe pineapple, melon and booze.
Strong alcohol presence throughout. Seems like more than 8.3. It kind of detracts from the fruit flavors.
Mouthfeel was a bit lighter than expected with adequate carbonation.
Overall I wasn’t very impressed by this.

Jul 15, 2021
4.44 by Lukass from Ohio on Jul 09, 2021
4.02 by blevinsaj from Ohio on Jul 08, 2021
4.14 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Jul 07, 2021
4.39 by peabody from Kentucky on Apr 22, 2021
4.08 by eljabak from Michigan on Apr 11, 2021
4 by Mattias from Sweden on Mar 19, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by MesaDan from Minnesota

Canned 1/4/21 & consumed 3/7/21: Made with Vic Secret, Citra & El Dorado hops. Pleasant nose of tropical fruit; hazy light gold hue with white lace head; full mouthfeel with soft carbonation; taste is tropical with citrus back notes and an earthy bitterness; quenching with some salaciousness for finish ending dry.

Mar 07, 2021
4.27 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Feb 18, 2021
4.08 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Feb 08, 2021
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4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Hitting all the right chords with the tastebuds, Bearded Iris lets the hop varieties of Vic Secret, Citra and El Dorado lead the way through a hazy, imperial, New England-styled IPA that has a little something for everyone.

Expectedly turbid with a pale matte straw color, Wavelength releases a creamy eggshell-stained froth from which the radiant perfume of citronella, vinous, tropical fruit and herbal spice roll off. A sweeter taste makes early introductions as the malts have a creamy, starchy, pastry-rich texture and taste. Shortcake and honeysuckle complete the malt roundness.

But the stars of the show are those hops. A bold tangerine flavors comes a little under-ripened along with pink grapefruit, lemon and fresh mango. As passionfruit, papaya and pineapple join the middle palate, they seem to take on a dank, stewed and dehydrated character. The candied fruit soon takes a spicy, winey and herbal tone as the taste embarks on a cedar, sprucy and botanical bite late in taste.

Medium full in body, the beer's creaminess up front has a hard time developing the dryness, crispness and bitter offset that allow these ale to still classify as IPA. Finishing with a gin-like spice and a hint of herbal hemp, the aftertaste is medium-long and with the taste of fruit skins lingering gently onward.

Jan 22, 2021
4.03 by Samnem from Georgia on Jan 17, 2021
4.22 by Sellen from Connecticut on Jan 10, 2021
4.25 by paulish from New York on Dec 05, 2020
4.03 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Nov 23, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a murky bright medium golden orange in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate bright yellow + pale golden yellow + bright orange + apricot + peach colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense creamy sudsy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of very slightly mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

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

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit + pale + oat + wheat malts with a moderate amount of sugary sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy tropical/pineapple + tropical/papaya + citrus/grapefruit + stone fruit/peach + herbal + dank resinous hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which lingers for a moderate amount of time fading away leaving a lingering moderate tropical + dank hop flavor.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth, almost creamy with a moderate amount of soft/fluffiness mid-body and a light amount of dryness in the finish. Just a hint of alcohol warming.

O: Easy to drink with fairly well hidden alcohol and a pleasantly creamy soft/fluffy mouthfeel. Enjoyable with big tropical + citrus + dank hop flavors and aromas. A little more bitterness than I expected for a Double NEIPA but it fades away leaving that lingering tropical fruitiness.

Nov 11, 2020
4 by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia on Nov 07, 2020
4.09 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Oct 14, 2020
4.5 by baklo from North Carolina on Oct 06, 2020
4.24 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Sep 28, 2020
3.77 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Sep 20, 2020
4 by Eziel from Ohio on Jul 30, 2020
4.04 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts on Jul 03, 2020
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4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by larryi86 from Delaware

Thank you Buck89 for this
16 oz can, dated 6/10/20, poured into a pint glass

A- A hazy golden orange with a small white head.

S- Dank, citrus, tropical fruits, stone fruits, wet grass.

T- Dank, citrus, some tropical fruits, touch of stone fruits, hints of wet grass, a little floral, faint hints of malt sweetness.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A little dank for a NEIPA, but I enjoy that part. The wet grass and stone fruit flavors kind of bring this beer down but not to a point that I don’t enjoy it.

Jun 28, 2020
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4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by hoptheology from South Dakota

16 oz can, dated 1/7/20, Odell Teku.

A glowing yet still juicy/hazy peach honey color with a creamy head of 2 fingers, receding to 1 very slowly.

Aroma is citric and floral and herbal, just a nice balance overall. Notably dank grapefruit, starfruit, blood orange, apricot, and pineapple.

Flavor is just a total sleeper. It has so much power and flavor but drinks like a session beer. Powerful papaya, apricot, and mango open it up with following notes of pineapple juice, grapefruit, orange juice, pine, and tangerines.

Feel is juicy and acidic, lacking a little creaminess but this beer is all about the cut - and has lovely sticky resins hanging on. Alcohol heat doesn't creep up until about halfway through the can where it has been building, as well as the resins.

Overall just a fantastic beer. It's a clean and resinous juice bomb that brings the flavor hardcore and even at 2 months this beer shows no sign of stopping. This is something I'll make a point to stock up on when I go back to Tennessee. What a killer brew.

Personal note : best within 7 weeks.

Feb 26, 2020
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3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by chinchill from South Carolina

Shared 16 oz can.
Look: Pours with a hazy pale golden body with a decent white head.
Unusual fruity aroma.
Better flavor than the aroma suggests, with decent complexity in a mainly fruity mix.

Dec 05, 2019
4.5 by mecmd from Tennessee on Nov 22, 2019
4.21 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Jun 20, 2019
4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jun 02, 2019
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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by JamFuel from Sweden

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.

May 15, 2019
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