Name Game
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,151
Ranked #6,240
4.19 | pDev: 3.58%
May 04, 2022
May 31, 2019
Notes: Simcoe + Citra + expressive English yeast form this intensely aromatic and playful DIPA. Pithy pineapple on the nose, soft and sweet at first sip, with vibrant notes of ripe cantaloupe, peach, and rock candy quickly following.
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4.2 by peabody from Kentucky on May 04, 2022
4.04 by EMH73 from New York on Apr 29, 2022
4.25 by sd123 from Georgia on Apr 07, 2022
3.97 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Apr 05, 2022
4.17 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Feb 17, 2022
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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by buschbeer from Ohio

Served in a stemless wine glass

This beer pours amber and hazy. Suspended yeast is visible. It is topped with an inch of creamy tan head that leaves nice lacing.

Aromas of citrus, pine, and melon come to mind.

Citrus forward. Followed by a little melon which is overwhelmed by fleeting pine leaving a fairly clean finish. I do get some melon and tropical fruit on the back end.

Medium bodied with an effervescent mouthfeel

Not bad. Price point is reasonable.

Jan 29, 2022
4.24 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Jan 27, 2022
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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

"I can name that hop with two sips!" If that's the game that Bearded Iris is playing, then sign me up. Appeasing hops heads with Citra and Simcoe hops, their Imperial hazy IPA, they're certainly not playing games.

But the Name Game kicks off with a hazy but reasonably so pour of golden and straw. Once its voluminous eggshell head builds, a perfumy fruit bouquet wafts about with a strong tropical presence with citrus and herb in tow. Supple and sweet on the tongue, early introductions of agave, cereal and honeysuckle bring a malty presence to start.

But as the hops take hold of the middle palate, the perfumy scent transforms into a full fruitiness that celebrates pineapple first and foremost along with more citrusy flavors of valencia orange and ruby reds. With nuanced tropical fruits of mango and stone fruits of apricot and nectarine, the fruit cocktail is complete. Trending crisp, drying and moderately bitter, the late taste returns to pineapple rinds, botanical hemp and a soft suggestion of vodka spice.

Medium bodied and finishing malty-dry, the plump pineapple character largely frames the beer's unique taste before closing with peppery grasses, light spruce and an overall sweet tea character.

Jan 24, 2022
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jan 05, 2022
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Dec 06, 2021
4.25 by Newtobeet345 from Georgia on Sep 30, 2021
4.14 by Gkruszewski from New York on Sep 25, 2021
4.42 by rangerred from Tennessee on Sep 11, 2021
4.25 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Sep 07, 2021
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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on June 16, 2021.

Jul 01, 2021
4.06 by MJ64 from Mississippi on Jun 29, 2021
4.19 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin on May 30, 2021
4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin on May 29, 2021
4.36 by Jcarriglio from Florida on May 29, 2021
4.17 by Z_isSleeping from Tennessee on Jul 23, 2019
4.48 by KeepTahoeThirsty from California on Jun 28, 2019
4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jun 11, 2019
Name Game from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 22 ratings