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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,765
ABV:
7.9%
Score:
90
Ranked #11,678
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 6.51%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
19
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Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
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Rotating
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SCORE
90
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Notes: Who’s to say where it’ll take you exactly, but this new DIPA seeks a bold explorer. Unfurl african queen + citra + mosaic hops to chart a course through mysterious mountains of black currant and gooseberry, quiet forests of lemongrass and bubblegum & an invigorating oasis of soft, ripe citrus fruit.
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Photo of Jimmy_Kneecaps
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is classic murkbomb, very bright and golden yellow. Opaque with a finger and a half of stark white foam on top. Got some dank cheese/earthy/dirty sock notes off the bat on the nose. Underneath that is some overripe fruit notes which I love, but the first whiff deducts some points. Taste is mostly the same, except the overripe fruits sit up front and the cheese/earth/dirty socks take a back seat and are definitely lighter than on the nose. The cheese/earth/dirty socks taste much better than they smell. Have I thoroughly confused everybody yet? Mouthfeel is medium bodied, possibly a hint lighter, and prickly. Good carbonation. Overall another hit by these guys, just not my favorite from them.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Melvin 14-oz. Spiegelau IPA glass
From: Bill
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received April 4, 2019
Consumed: April 8, 2019
Reviewed as: New England Style
Misc.: Canned on Feb. 12, 2019

Thanks, Bill!

Got this one from Bill on a recent work trip. Was excited as it would be my first Bearded Iris beer that wasn’t a collab (had a Modern Times collab before). Their website called it, “Who’s to say where it’ll take you exactly, but this new DIPA seeks a bold explorer. Unfurl african queen + citra + mosaic hops to chart a course through mysterious mountains of black currant and gooseberry, quiet forests of lemongrass and bubblegum & an invigorating oasis of soft, ripe citrus fruit.” Pretty sure I’d never had African Queen, but was looking forward to this beer.

Poured a golden semi-hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head. Lots of bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Perfect layered spiderweb foamy lacing. Perfect retention. (Sight - 5.00)

Smelled big whiffs of Mosaic, particularly bubblegum and grass. Also melon, lemon, lime, pine, stone fruit, buttered bread, floral and rose blossom. Mosaic still leading the way in the can too. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted almost as good as the nose. Got Mosaic, bubblegum, stone fruit, grass, melon, lime, lemon, floral, rose blossom and light Citra. That 7.9 pct. was well hidden. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Dry finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Really enjoyable overall. Excellent really. (Overall - 4.25)

4.20 | 94 | A-

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured much clearer than I'm accustomed to with BI hops(not bad at all, just different). Foggy golden with a finger of white head.
Smells of citrus, blueberry, some tropical notes.
Taste is more berry upfront with the citrus lingering in the background. Some ripe stone fruits and a hint of spiciness.
Medium body with good carb levels. Well balanced with a slightly dry finish.
Overall another tasty one from BI.

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Photo of Buck89
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh can poured into a snifter. Moderately hazy golden color - looks more like a classic DIPA. There was a medium-sized white head that settled slowly into a resilient cap. Great aroma with big berry, orange, and tropical notes. The taste was more on the citrus side with much less Mosaic presence. Kind of unexpected - almost lemon-lime like with faint earthy notes. A clean and dry finish, slightly warm from the alcohol. Overall nice, but I found the flavor slightly lacking.

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Photo of kitch
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A 16 fl. oz. can, canned on 5th September 2018, ‘Make sure you got your funderwear on’. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A murky dark orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.

Aroma: Mixed berries, pineapple, mango, papaya with some light citrus zest, orange, grapefruit rind and pine.

Taste: Citrus rind and zest, grapefruit, pineapple, papaya and mango with a touch of booze.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A nice DIPA with good fruity flavours. The booziness was a bit surprising given it’s only 7.9% ABV. Would’ve been even better if this was hidden.

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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 19 ratings