People Power
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
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Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 4.63%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
8
From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: A HOPPY WHEAT BEER BREWED TO BENEFIT THE ACLU PEOPLE POWER INITIATIVE.

Power to the people! In honor of Independence Day and all our fellow Americans, our first American wheat, spangled with a generous hop of mandarina bavaria, mouteka, and citra, raises its voice this 4th of July! As part of the People Power project, we join our friends at Threes Brewing and breweries across the nation in proudly donating 10% of all proceeds from this release to the ACLU. Come stock your 4th of July cookout, snag one of our rare non-IPA offerings, and do your part in preserving civil liberties and daring to create a more perfect union.
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Tilley4 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another incredibly solid IPA from Bearded Iris..

Creamy...soft....pillowy...tropical...

Hides the 8% very well...

I don't know that it stands out from their other offerings but it is a good quality beer...

Sep 04, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Traded beers with Paul Vaughn and this is his favorite beer now

“Whatever it takes”

Canned 8.20, opened 8.27

Can poured into bearded iris will Becher glass, three finger off white rocky foam cap , good retention, settles to a ring, few lacings

Aroma is citrus orange, pink grapefruit , grapefruit

Taste is pink grapefruit, grapefruit rind

Medium sudsing , smooth , gentle grapefruit hop bite nicely lingers

Aug 28, 2020
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2-week old can poured into an IPA glass.

Pale yellow and very hazy body with an enormous amount of carbonation continuously pluming up the sides of the glass. One-plus finger of soft, soapy, bright white head of tightly-packed bubbles that holds quite well but provides minimal lacing. Very true to the pale wheat/hefe look, but with a modern haze to it. Very attractive.

My very initial take when I opened the can was a farmhouse ale, but the smell is hefe all the way, with blasts of wet hay, dank grass, lemon, banana, white grape, marmalade, and maybe a little pine and pepper. Not particularly deep or multi-layered. But very bright and earthy.

Taste falls off a little, as the familiar lemon, lime, grassiness, melon, clove, and light biscuit dominate and there's little else going on. Maybe a little grapefruit on the back end, and there's a slight pepperiness and green astringency in the aftertaste. Definitely pales in comparison to something like Little Sumpin' Sumpin', which is an all-time favorite in this category. But that's also a 7.5% ABV beer versus this 4.4% offering, which isn't really fair. It's certainly not a "wow your taste buds" beer, but it's solid for what it is.

Feel is thin and, as mentioned, very well carbonated. Body is slick and smooth.

Jul 18, 2018
People Power from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 8 ratings