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Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #1,367
Ranked #5,659
4.16 | pDev: 5.29%
Mar 07, 2022
Apr 13, 2019
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Notes: Double IPA Hopped With Cashmere, Nelson, Citra, & Mosaic. Looking for a DIPA that switches it up? VERY VARIED combines nelson + citra + cashmere + mosaic with a unique British yeast for a multilayered mix of bright orange rind, canned peach, and tropical fruit roll-up, balanced by a softly textured body.
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from pint can into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a very cloudy lemon yellow hue with 1-2 inch billowy white head with excellent retention.
S: Sweet grapefruit, peach, mango, tangerine, and hints of lemon zest and lime.
T: Funky grapefruit, pine resin, orange cream, tangerine, and hints of melon and white grape. Very varied? Definitely yes.
M: Light- medium body. Soft and creamy feel. Layers of tropical and citrus fruits. More subtle stone fruit and grape.
D: Wow! What an interesting mix of hops. Perhaps not for everyone, but I dug it.
Mar 07, 2022
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Rated by Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Without exception it seems every Brew I've had from these folks has been outstanding....this one is no different... Big time thumbs up!!!
Mar 03, 2022
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a 16 oz single from the Blue Door Bottleshop 10-20-21 for $5.00. Canned 10.07.21; consumed 1-8-22. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured a hazy golden orange with a nice white head with the original pour.

Nose is very nice, a wonderful combination of citrus, tropical and stone fruit.

Taste follows the nose where a good sized pale malt base displays a totally smackable combination of peach, orange, mango, papaya, and grapefruit. Finishes perfectly balanced with no residual bitterness; 5/10 on my bitterness scale.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, very refreshing and satisfying.

Overall another very delicious NEIPA from Bearded Iris!
Jan 08, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Dec 01, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Nov 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours hazy orange, opaque, with a tall white head, fading quickly to a thin cap. Lots of thin line lacing.

S - Pungent nose of orange citrus, pine and pith.

T - Follows the nose, with a big fruit front, orange flesh and grapefruit zest, a mild hop resin note over peach and pineapple fruit sweetness in the middle, and a touch of bitter pith to close out.

M - Brisk, clean and easy drinking. Bright alcohol heat, and a touch of mint-like tingle on the finish.

O - A straight ahead citrus bomb, with lots of fruit. Superb.
Oct 30, 2021
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Rated by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can from Canton St Oct 2021
Oct 25, 2021
Rated: 4.2 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee

Oct 19, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by blevinsaj from Ohio

Sep 06, 2021
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My second sample of Bearded Iris' work, this is a unique tasting brew, as the name implies. They didn't go totally off the reservation or anything, but it would be easier to pick out of a lineup than most. But is that good, in a style like "New England IPA," where they tend to be uniformly good? No, this one could be said to have a one of a kind style.

It pours looking like a hazy American IPA (New England). Yellow and thick, with nice lacing. The aroma may not have travelled well. This sample is nearly a month old. It smells clean. And sticky. And that's a part of the experience with this brew, it feels big and sticky. Bigger than it is, and that's fine. It has a complex taste with unusual adjuct flavors that work well.

Recommended. It was a bit pricey, but worth it. Very Varied is truly very varied.
Sep 04, 2021
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass; canned 03/11/21, code IT'S 8 BROAD NOODLE.
A: Pours a nearly opaque, dark yellow orange color with a one to two finger, pillowy, off-white head, decent retention, and some soapy lacing.
S: The aromas of pineapple, navel orange, and cane sugar are strongest early, but a caramel core comes through as it warms.
T: Semisweet. Flavors of pineapple, navel orange, and lychee blend, but the caramel of the malt comes through nicely. Light to moderate bitterness for the style.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: Picked up a set of beers from Bearded Iris and enjoyed this one the most thus far. Tasty but a little quirky.
Aug 16, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by metter98 from New York

Jul 11, 2021
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Lower-intensity NEIPA.
Very soft in all components -- aroma, flavor, and feel. Lots of melon, pineapple, grapefruit, berry, and guava.
Drinkability is high but intensity is low in all areas -- 5/10 in aroma and flavor.
Pretty good NEIPA but on the softer side.
Jul 07, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jul 06, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Jun 26, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Jun 11, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Sellen from Connecticut

Jun 02, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by Orny18 from New York

May 10, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

Apr 23, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by Gkruszewski from New York

Apr 23, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Apr 19, 2021
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Rated by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on March 27, 2021.
Apr 14, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by einman from Minnesota

Apr 11, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by pkkosmatka from Minnesota

Apr 01, 2021
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy golden color with a white h1 finger head. Smell is juicy topical fruit. Taste follows nose with citrus,melon berries and pineapple. Mouth is soft and sweet with ABV well hidden minimal bitterness and dryness.
Mar 24, 2021
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16 ounce can into a snifter.

Look- Sudsy white head, hazy, pale gold, average head retention and lacing.

Smell- Melon, pineapple, mango.

Taste- Melon, pineapple, peach, pithy finish.

Feel- Between thin and medium body, low bitterness, average carbonation, mildly creamy, moderately prickly at finish.

Overall- Very enjoyable experience.
Jan 25, 2021
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
nice combination of hops hoppy taste all thru the beer great hop after taste
Jan 05, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by WDJersey from Colorado

Dec 25, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Dec 17, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 06, 2020
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can, done up on 9/28/20, into Smokestack snifter.

Big yellow foggy body with a creamy head of 3 fingers, receding to 1 after a bit. Lots of lace.

Aromas of HUGE melon and pineapple, with a little bit of grapefruit and tangerine.

Flavor is delicious and smooth. Tons of citrus. Grapefruit, mandarin orange, tangerine. A good dose of muscat. Then a little greenery comes in. A little bit of spinach salad, basil, and grass. Starts sweet and ends bitter.

Feel is creamy and crisp and acidic. Has a good amount of heat to it as well.

Overall another solid beer from Bearded Iris, very tasty. Wouldn't be on their greatest hits album, but it's a good jam nonetheless.

Price paid : $13.99 / 4 pack
Would buy again : it's growing on me
Oct 22, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jun 12, 2020
Rated: 3.13 by GC2020 from New Hampshire

Jun 09, 2020
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Rated by BEER88 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Loved this
Jun 02, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by MJSFS from Florida

May 28, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 25, 2020
Rated: 4.22 by addiwilliams from Virginia

Mar 27, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Feb 11, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Jul 10, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by PhillipMuckelvaney from Tennessee

Jun 08, 2019
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