Very Varied
Bearded Iris Brewing

Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
New England IPA
Ranked #1,372
Ranked #49,394
4.18 | pDev: 4.31%
Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
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.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 10 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Buck89
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A nice hazy bright yellow with a one-finger white head. Fairly bright aroma with tangerine, white grapes, mango, and pineapple. The taste followed. Big fruit flavor with tropical notes and a hint of classic Nelson white wine and dank resin. Feel was soft. Overall a great BIBCO offering - not sure that I can discern the impact of the British yeast though.

 379 characters

Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid offering from BI....dont sense a lot of difference from the British yeast and will agree that the hops are muddled...its good though... not a standout from them but its good...

 183 characters

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of those standard BI rotating offerings -- really good, distinct BI profile, but not in any way unique versus so many other BI IPAs/IIPAs -- that you'd gladly drink again if offered but couldn't pick out of a lineup and likely wouldn't order again over other BI beers that you know well or have never tried.

Attractive yellow-orange body of full hazy juice with minimal head (on draft at BI) but some decent lacing down the glass. Thin but creamy, with plenty of carbonation. Gorgeous beer sitting in the sun!

Citrus, peach, crackery BI yeast, mango, pineapple, green grape, and lots of grassiness on the nose. Sharp, sweet, and popping. Very big and bright. Mouth-watering.

Similar notes on the tongue but much more muddled and a little green. Was very excited for the combination of cashmere, citra, nelson (especially), and mosaic, but they almost seem to cancel each other out a bit versus creating layer upon layer of different notes. Tasty, to be sure, but I was hoping for a lot more.

Typical BI IPA feel -- a little thin but silky and creamy. Would not have guessed this was a IIPA or 8%, as there's no booziness at all and the overall profile is somewhat mild. Be careful with this one!

 1,212 characters

Very Varied from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 10 ratings