Tunnel Vision DDH with Citra | Bearded Iris Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
beardedirisbrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Rimbimhoot on 07-23-2018

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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
pDev:
4.51%
 
 
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4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grahuba
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
4.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Date: From a crowler canned and consumed on 10/18/18.

Appearance: Milky yellow, total haze bomb, zero clarity, with a finger of fizzy white head.

Aroma: Mucho mango up front with the standard Bearded Iris oat stuffed backbone. There is of course other assorted citrus fruits including pineapple and orange. This double dry hopped version also adds a good amount of aermatics to the mix with additional green hop and herbal notes.

Taste: It is much the same as the nose with the sweet fruity and green hops up front before it turns somewhat bitter with oat malts. It has a fairly chewy mouthfeel, there is almost and imperial stout weightiness here. If I had to say anything negative about Bearded Iris, it would be that many of their beers seem like variations on the same base beer and for all I know, they might be. Personal prejudices aside, this is a nice beer, as every one I've had from them has been. I'm just not the biggest fan of oated IPAs, but if you are, then this is a quality beer.

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4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERchitect
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In what is universally known as the "cheat code" for IPA, the brewers at Bearded Irish have no problem going into such beast mode with a double dosing of Citra hops in the late additions of beer making, taking their Tunnel Vision New England styled IPA to new heights.

Although the beer still has a dense and golden visual viscosity of tapioca, its aromas are tantalizingly fruity with all things citronella. Above its frothy dense ivory cap dances a medley of herbaceous botanicals to go along side of the citrus notes for a bold impression of creamsicle. Sweet and succinct on the early palate a malty taste of angel food cake, honeysuckle and faint caramel and the underpinnings of a creamy orange flavored dessert begins to build.

And then the citrus flavors explode just as readily on the middle palate as it does on the nose. A radiant and juicy taste of pink grapefruit juice, orange juice, lemon and lime all swoon on the tongue with that anticipated sherbet-like taste. Slim suggestions of mango and pineapple lurk in the background just as the ale turns to introduce a modestly bitter balance that's coated with chive, juniper, green tea, sassafras and lemon verbena.

Medium bodied, creamy and malty dry, the beer strives for balance while retaining a creamy oatmeal quality and preventing the bitterness from dominating the fruit flavor. A medium long linger of freshly grated citrus and those herbal qualities that hint toward hemp resonates with a spicy pep of gin.

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5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

(2018)

A: Opaque yellow-orange. Thin white head that dissipates but never completely disappears.

S: Citra hops and bright fruit.

T: This is like hop juice but with tropical fruits. Pineapple, grapefruit, mango, some citrus, hop juice! Finishes dry with an astringent orange/lemon peel note that lingers.

M: A typical NEIPA mouthfeel but not too thick and not too thin. Pillowy yet bitey.

O: My favorite not only from this brewery but in style. Amazing.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
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4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
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4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
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4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge orange, nice light hop bitterness, yeast, grapefruit, green hop character on some sips, light malt sweetness, mango

Delicious. Citra hops shine through and it's not purely yeast driven. Reminiscent of some narrow gauge and ddh TG. Wish more Chicago breweries were doing the hazy stuff at this caliber

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Photo of TylerJ
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tunnel Vision DDH with Citra from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 22 ratings