Bearded Iris Brewing

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IPA - New England
Ranked #1,740
Ranked #15,554
4.11 | pDev: 2.92%
Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
Notes: Ever feel like you're caught in a dream? Our latest Imperial IPA blends the waking-state wonder of El Dorado + Citra + Simcoe into a phantasmagoric pint. Fall into a world of whimsical rarely seen apripassion fruit, ripe pinaeappleoupe, and melting tropicitrus, with fuzzy 9.5% laying just beneath the surface.
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter from a fresh can. Great looking beer with a bright yellow hazy color and a fluffy white head. Aromas were more West Coast with lots of pine and candied oranges. Taste followed. Citrus was the dominant flavor, but pine resin was there along with a sweet lavender note. Mildly boozy but mainly just mildly sweet from the 9.5% ABV. Bready malt and not overly sweet. Outstanding.

Jul 09, 2019
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good one, and a little different than BI’s normal hoppy offerings. Definitely a West Coast IPA influence, with a heavier semi-sweet malt profile than their typical beers.

May 18, 2019
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titty_mcbitty from Tennessee

4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5


A: This beer pours a lovely golden straw color having a plump white, foamy head.

S: I kinda dove right in to the taste on this one, but mostly I'm getting a light citrus aroma.

T: This tastes a lot like a classic west-coast double IPA, maybe like Bell's Hopslam without the honey. First is hop bitterness and wet hay (not the Belgian kind), and then lemon peel and ripe oranges. I also get a hop spiciness throughout. Finishes with a light biscuity flavor, where hop resin lingers on the tongue.

M: A great balance of smooth and light on the tongue while also being heavy enough to punch you with the above flavors.

O: This is actually a great refreshment from the NEIPA kick I've been on. I miss this style of beer and Bearded Iris did an excellent job. If you need a break on drinking hoppy orange juice and want an oldy/newy but a goody, go with Lucid.

May 07, 2019
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Tilley4 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The 9.5% definitely ain't hiding in this....boozy finish steals some of that juicy thunder... it's still good but I would say the heat needs to die down a touch for it to be really really good... glad I got to try this though... these guys pump them out and it's hard to know what I've had... give it a shot if you see it but know ahead of time that it's a touch hot right out of the gate....

Apr 24, 2019
Lucid from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 15 ratings