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Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #1,437
Ranked #6,345
4.16 | pDev: 3.85%
Feb 14, 2023
May 31, 2019
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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Rated: 3.83 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky

Feb 14, 2023
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Peach yellow body, hazy and opaque; thick, frothy and white head. Muted yet enjoyable citrus aroma; oats. Basic hazy India pale ale tastes; light citrus; rolled oats; bold bitterness. Divinely heavy body; lightly abrasives; citrus acid and alcohol warmth add some dryness.

I've had this beer sitting in my cool (temperature-wise) closet for a while now. It's a gifted beer and damn fine for what it is. It's likely exhibiting some age effects, yet at four months of age, it's doing well enough.

Pouring temperature: 44.2 ℉; canning info: LOCK ROBSTER 10.03.22
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Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by richj1970 from Alabama

Jan 02, 2023
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Brewers 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.

Received in a trade from BI brewer Paul Vaughn , dated 10.3.22, open 12.10.22

“Lock Bobster” printed on the can

Can poured into a pint glass , hazy pale orange liquid, two finger fizzy off white foam cap, good retention, settles to a ring with islands , no lacings

Aroma is tropical fruit, pineapple, orange citrus

Taste is pineapple, followed by orange citrus

Smooth , light mouthfeel, 8% abv well hidden, fizzy, semi dry finish

Good beer
Dec 10, 2022
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy golden copper with two fingers of creamy head that dissipates to a thin cap with ample lacing. Aroma of citrus with some pine on the tail. Taste follows nose. Very enjoyable.
Oct 23, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Aug 21, 2022
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Color is copper with a white head. Nose very citrusy. Taste is sort of sweet with a slight bitterness. Not too much on the backend, which is disappointing.
Aug 02, 2022
Rated: 3.95 by lsudduth from Ohio

Jul 14, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jun 11, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by peabody from Kentucky

May 04, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by EMH73 from New York

Apr 29, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by sd123 from Georgia

Apr 07, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Apr 05, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Feb 17, 2022
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.24 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Jan 27, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
"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
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 05, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Dec 06, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Newtobeet345 from Georgia

Sep 30, 2021
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 31 ratings