Very Varied
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,282
Ranked #5,563
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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4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by mwilbur from Minnesota

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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4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

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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4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by arizcards from North Carolina

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
4.04 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Dec 01, 2021
4.29 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Nov 06, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

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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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

Can from Canton St Oct 2021

Oct 25, 2021
4.2 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee on Oct 19, 2021
4.24 by blevinsaj from Ohio on Sep 06, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by schoolboy from Ohio

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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4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by VoxRationis from New York

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
4.21 by metter98 from New York on Jul 11, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by argock from Virginia

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
4.02 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Jul 06, 2021
4.18 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia on Jun 26, 2021
4.23 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Jun 11, 2021
4.35 by Sellen from Connecticut on Jun 02, 2021
4.27 by Orny18 from New York on May 10, 2021
4.06 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts on Apr 23, 2021
4.28 by Gkruszewski from New York on Apr 23, 2021
3.81 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Apr 19, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on March 27, 2021.

Apr 14, 2021
4.18 by einman from Minnesota on Apr 11, 2021
3.99 by pkkosmatka from Minnesota on Apr 01, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gatornation from Minnesota

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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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by UWDAWG from Washington

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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4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Captain69 from Illinois

nice combination of hops hoppy taste all thru the beer great hop after taste

Jan 05, 2021
4.27 by WDJersey from Colorado on Dec 25, 2020
4.27 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Dec 17, 2020
4.25 by paulish from New York on Dec 06, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hoptheology from South Dakota

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
4.09 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Jun 12, 2020
3.13 by GC2020 from New Hampshire on Jun 09, 2020
Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEER88 from Washington

Loved this

Jun 02, 2020
4.23 by MJSFS from Florida on May 28, 2020
3.98 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on May 25, 2020
4.22 by addiwilliams from Virginia on Mar 27, 2020
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Feb 11, 2020
4.25 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Jul 10, 2019
4.23 by PhillipMuckelvaney from Tennessee on Jun 08, 2019
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 47 ratings