Mood Ring - Pineapple, Mango And Pink Guava
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 8.02%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
17
From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  0
Gots
  1
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: A Double IPA with Pineapple, Mango, Pink Guava, Lactose & Vanilla and hopped with Mosaic, Citra & Vic Secret. Sip on the far out grooves of guava+mango+pineapple blended into the silky lactose+vanilla MOOD RING base you’ve come to know.
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Reviews by cjgiant:
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 4/25:
An vibrant opaque light yellow-orange, a fair head, with some lacing.

Nose has a pithy lean to a tropical/citrus salad heavy on the tarter fruits. The taste follows with guava seeming to stand out, with pineapple joining up front, mango near the middle. This is not set in stone, as the flavors mix a little differently in some sips. All end with a pithy bitterness that doesn’t totally wipe the fruit from my palate.

Definitely a fruity/juicy beer that borders on fruit beer, but pulls enough hop bitterness into the mix to keep it in the classic pale ale realm.

Jun 01, 2018
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mntlover from Tennessee

3.4/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Looks like someone came out of retirement considering the date on my can say 07/07/20 still at 8.5%

Pours a yellow with so subtle orange hints thumb sized white head leaves some sparse sheet lace.

Aroma is pink guava in front followed by the pineapple, vanilla smooths it out lighter tropical fruits dominate the nose.

Taste I guess like the nose guava stands out front with pineapple followed closely behind mango and some lemon/lime like tartness bringing up the rear. lactose adds some sweetness that lingers through the finish with vanilla. Some lemon juice and lemon grass bitterness mingled in the finish with the vanilla. Smells nice taste is all over the place fruity, sweet and tart seems all a mess on my palate .

Mouthfeel is medium fairly mellow and smooth due to the lactose.

Overall just not enjoying the flavors on this one, all over the place to much for me to handle I guess.

Aug 12, 2020
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks goes out to Buck89 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 11/12/18

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice cloudy orangy/yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which also leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, pineapple, mango, pink guava), little tartness, some vanilla, nice little diesel like. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, pineapple, tangerine, mango, pink guava), some nice tartness, some vanilla, nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, also, nice little sweetness, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Addictive! Orange Julius! Milk Shake! Thanks John!

Dec 08, 2018
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leroybrown10 from Missouri

4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dec 16, 2018
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TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 20, 2018
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aasher from Indiana

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 05, 2018
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 4/25/18; drank 5/13/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big white head; frothy lace.

Grapefruit, sugar & faint wheat notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Tart grapefruit & wheat flavors up front; pineapple notes on the finish. No booze heat.

Not as awesome as the strawberry version; this is still fruity & tasty.

May 14, 2018
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c-rum from Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aug 15, 2018
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Like the sweet, fruity notes as a differentiator, and all three fruit additives are definitely present and accounted for, but it’s very green and raw. Interestingly the aromas are extremely muted, with wet grass and a dank, dull fruit salad really dominating anything else that might be there. “Dominating” probably isn’t the right word because it’s not a very strong nose profile in general — there just isnt all that much going on, aroma-wise. Taste is better, but it comes off much more as a fruit beer than an IPA with a strong fruit-forward profile. But if you like fruit juice (and beers that emulate that), there’s plenty here to like. Would just prefer a little more balance. And even for me, who likes a note of sweetness in my beers, this one is overly so, though I’m not sure whether that’s the fruit, the lactose, the vanilla, or a combination of the above. Certainly milkshaky, if you’re into that. So perhaps that’s the issue: this beer is exactly what it advertises itself as being (fruit-strong milkshake IPA), but I’m just not a huge fan of the style. I really like the base Mood Ring, but this is my first experience with a variant. Certainly plenty of interesting things going on in this one!

Nov 16, 2018
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BRANDONMbuchanan from Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Apr 30, 2018
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a snifter. Bright golden-yellow haze with a frothy white head. Great retention. The mango aroma was there on the pour. Closer inspection brought more tropical fruit and faint vanilla. The taste followed the nose closely. Big mango and pineapple, supported with a milky vanilla backbone. Guava too. Soft bitterness that blended with the fruit. Nice balance. Outstanding.

May 03, 2018
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Zazzi82 from Tennessee

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 06, 2018
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BEER88 from Washington

4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 22, 2018
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MJSFS from Florida

4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 17, 2018
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JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color, gentle pour yielded a small white head.
Smell is tropical, mango and pineapple.
Taste follows mango and pineapple up front. A little tart dank citrus lingers on the end.
Medium bodied soft feel.
Overall another great one from BI!

May 08, 2018
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Bum4ever from California

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 27, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.41/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Opaque NEIPA-like yellow-orange with a dense khaki blanket settling unevenly leaving wavy arches around the glass.

This is really smooth and velvety but that's interrupted by an odd, semi-bitter astringent and artificial fruit flavor that's kind of like Flintstones vitamins, or those tablets you add to water for fizzy flavor. The guava is watermelon-esque, and there is a rindy bitterness.

Aug 20, 2019
Mood Ring - Pineapple, Mango And Pink Guava from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 17 ratings