Money Trees
Bearded Iris Brewing

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,819
Ranked #13,284
4.19 | pDev: 5.97%
Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
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Notes: Collaboration with Modern Times Beer

A double IPA brewed in collaboration with Modern Times and with a malt from Admiral Malting that had never before left California.
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

8-day-old can poured into a snifter. Body is straight pineapple juice, a creamy yellow-gold coloring with a full cloudy haze. Bright white head started out quite fluffy and initially held form, then collapsed quickly into a thin film that laced only minimally.

Aromas of mango, orange, pineapple, lemon, dank greens, and some pine resin. Maybe some berries and white wine and definitely very floral. Some light biscuity malt in the mix, but the garden greens and flowery notes are what lingers (along with the pithy citrus). Quite lovely.

Taste isn't as good, with the initial dose of grapefruit, white grape, tropical fruit salad, lemon, and sharp resin quickly overtaken by a familiar greeness and less-than-pleasant astringency that I'm experiencing more and more with extremely fresh IIPAs (and some regular IPSs) from Bearded Iris. @buck89 nailed the "chalkiness" in his review, and I share his wonder if a few weeks of mellowing in the can will do this beer some good (as it often does with other BI IIPAs). There's plenty of juice, some light citrus and malt sweetness, plenty of grapefruit rind pith, and a lingering bitterness. But that astringency runs parallel to all the other notes, and it absolutely takes away from the experience.

Feel is the expected silky-smooth and soft, but a little thinner than other big BI beers. Zero vapors and the ABV is almost invisible.

Definitely not one of my favorite BI offerings, but I'll revisit in a couple weeks and update my review accordingly.


8/17/2018 update... Clealry let it sit too long (I honestly forgot about this last can in the beer fridge) as much of the hop profile is long gone. But the stringency is still there. Highly disappointing.

Jun 01, 2018
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned two days ago. Poured into a snifter. Bright yellow turbid haze with a modest white head.
Aroma: pineapple, flowers, mango. Very bright
Taste: big tropical notes with some resin. Some chalkiness and a mild astringency on the finish. ABV well-hidden.
Feel: soft with medium body. Nice carb level.
Overall: a great NEIPA. I'd like to revisit in 1-2 weeks to see if the finish softens a bit.

May 25, 2018
Money Trees from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 14 ratings