Vavoom
Bearded Iris Brewing

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From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 4.81%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 11, 2019
Added:
May 16, 2019
Wants:
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Gots:
  1
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Notes: A sultry revue of Barbe Rouge, Mosaic and Citra that offers exhilarating glimpses of pulpy orange juice, heady citrus pith, and a flash of wild berry compote.
Recent ratings and reviews.
 
Rated: 4.25 by Amb3do from Mississippi

Jul 11, 2019
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Reviewed by titty_mcbitty from Tennessee

4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours an opaque muted orange with a foamy white head - like peach juice.

S: Bright citrus, lemon. Hops come through.

T: There's a lot of bright and bitter citrus in this, mixed in with soft & sweet fruit juice. Pine and grapefruit.

M: Bright and stingy like pine needles, yet goes down pretty smoothly. It has a nice light body like a pale ale.

O: Awesome brew from Bearded Iris again.
May 26, 2019
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Rated by Tilley4 from Tennessee

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Another good effort from Bearded Iris.

Lots of berry on the finish... no bitterness...

Juicy... like fresh strawberries...

Murky...rich...
May 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by rangerred from Tennessee

May 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by Z_isSleeping from Tennessee

May 18, 2019
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Rated by oldmankoch from Tennessee

4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
AmeriCanadian said it best. The only difference being I do not find the beer to be overly astringent or hot.
May 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by PhillipMuckelvaney from Tennessee

May 17, 2019
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Reviewed by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
2+ week old can poured into a "Be Hoppy" glass.

A standard BI hazy IPA look, with a pale yellow-gold body, total opaqueness (but no turbidity), and a mild eggshell foam head that drops quickly and laces only faintly.

Very Homestyle-esque on the nose, with the Mosaic shining through. Strong, juicy orange (fruit and rind) notes, very grassy, BI's familiar yeast profile, tons of grape musk, lots of dank greens, a touch of mint, cracked white wheat, and a wonderful mixed berry medley at the end. Not really breaking new ground for a BI IPA/IIPA, but in general the aromatics are on point.

Mixed reactions to the flavor profile. On the first few sips I was really blown away, as the citrus, berry, white grape, dank greens, and peppery hop residue combined perfectly into a tasty, slightly-sweet, and harmonious experience. But the astringent hop bite became more and more pronounced, pushing away any and all aspects of sweetness and instead coming off as grassy, citrusy, bitter, and "hot." I've referred to that bite as "starchy" and "green" in the past, assuming the hop and yeast matter are what's causing it and hoping that a little aging will help mellow out the burn. Whether any of that is right or not, the burn and bite are pronounced on this one, which is disappointing because what's behind the burn seems very good.

Thin body but velvety smooth and silky texture, with just the right amount of carbonation and almost no alcohol heat, though it's admittedly tough to gauge the latter given the green bite.
May 16, 2019
Vavoom from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 8 ratings