Escape Artist
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #1,158
Ranked #4,729
4.19 | pDev: 3.82%
Jul 31, 2022
Jun 23, 2019
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Notes: Our newest release isn’t easy to pin down. Strata + Cashmere + Citra hops tie to subtle strands of expressive English yeast for a DIPA that’s smooth and just a bit of a sweet talker. Silky fresh-sliced mango mouthfeel and undaunted notes of lemon squares, clementine rind, and refreshing citrus sorbet leave a lasting impression.
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Rated: 4.33 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jul 10, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jun 16, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana

May 20, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by brewskis from Indiana

May 12, 2022
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Rated by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very typical color, nose and taste. Good NE Style beer, would like more bitterness on the front and back of taste.
Apr 21, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by blevinsaj from Ohio

Apr 13, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Feb 19, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by craigbelly from Iowa

Oct 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Paradox1000 from Florida

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Tasty New England style DIPA! Bearded Iris does a great job with all their IPAs and did not disappoint here. I purchased a four pack, so will come back and tweak review later.
Oct 30, 2021
Rated: 4.07 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Oct 27, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by MJSFS from Florida

Oct 06, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Sep 21, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by MemphisSooner from Tennessee

Sep 11, 2021
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a 16 oz single from the Blue Door Bottleshop in Hendersonville 6-28-21 for $5.00. Canned 5-6-21; consumed 8-21-21. Also picked up a single from TW-Greenville 7-19-21 for $4.29. Doubling down on my IPAs today! Both cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured a hazy orange with a very nice white head that has good hang time.

Nose is citrus and tropical forward but some age and warm shelf storage may have caused deterioration of the hops but still very fragrant nonetheless.

Taste is a decent sized pale malt base with a lovely addition of hops that lend mango, orange, and lemon impressions. Finishes with a nice rind hop; 6/10 on my bitterness scale.

Mouthfeel is soft and light bodied leading to a refreshing finish despite the larger abv.

Overall you can't go wrong with Bearded Iris IPAs!
Aug 21, 2021
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can. Date stamp on bottom can rim is '07.12.21'.
Hazy, pale gold colored body. Two finger frothy white head, settles back to thick cap. Surprisingly short on lacing. Leaves some white particles in the body.
Aroma is present from the opening of the can. Sweet tropical fruit - mango and papaya, and citrus - orange and pineapple. Light malt undertone.
Taste is candy sweet, and then slightly bitter citrus rind comes in at the end. Has some hop dankness at the very end and into the aftertaste. There is a supporting malt that allows the flavors of pineapple, orange, mango and papaya.
Soft and more than medium mouth feel. Each sip fills the nose with aroma but the mouth is dry by the end. Good carbonation.
Not a thirst quencher because of the dryness left behind, but the nose brings forth the effort to take another sip. More than one would ultimately get too sweet; would rather prefer a little more bitterness that would snap the palate.
Aug 16, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 15, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bright orange juice body with a eggshell white head. Tropical fruits abound in the nose, especially pineapple, papaya, and mango, with orange and floral hops in the background. Taste adds an element of dankness to the floral hops binging out lime zest, lemon juice and guava. A little busy but potent, the juicy body makes it work, though hop bitters are very light with the dankness leading on the end. Another well made neipa from BI
Jul 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz. Can
Canned On: 05.06.21

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice cloudy yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, guava, peach), pretty nice little diesel like. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, guava, peach), pretty nice little diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty beer. Addictive! Orange Julius! MilkShake!
Jun 30, 2021
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Rated by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can from Total Wine Myrtle Beach June 2021
Jun 26, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jun 15, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Jun 14, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Jun 14, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I tried this beer at the brewery. What a find! It poured a hazy golden with white head that left some lace. The scent had tropical fruit peel notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bright tropical fruit presence and a fruit peel spice finish. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.
Jun 12, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee

Jun 03, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by peabody from Kentucky

Apr 22, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by kjkinsey from Texas

Mar 18, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Mar 16, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by richj1970 from Alabama

Mar 15, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by jak from North Carolina

Jan 16, 2021
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a good-sized, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sticky rings of lace. It smelled of pineapple, grapefruit, orange and sweet caramel. Great tropical fruit taste with toasted caramel and a sharp, piney bitterness.
Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 4.2 by einman from Minnesota

Dec 25, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Dec 19, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Among the smoother and fruitier of the Bearded Iris Contengency, they employ the aid of Cashmere, Strata and Citra hops to complete a flavor that fits the haze craze mold perfectly.

Pale goldenrod and held in a firm matte appearance, the pastel Escape Artist builds a creamy white froth that carries the seducing perfume of tropical fruit, citrus and fine herb across the nose. With a light shortcake maltiness, the beer's early impression in taste are of light pastry dough, honey and with a bready density.

Once the ale washes the middle palate, its all about the hops. A full and fruity taste comes in waves with impressions of ripe mango and mandarin oranges. With hints of red grapefruit and a tangy lemon character, a sharper fruitiness is found. But a rounded tropical flavor passionfruit and pawpaw precedes a moderately bitter taste late as the nuances of fresh grasses, tea and hemp come about.

Medium bodied and malty-dry on the palate, the hoppy beer is mildly peppery and with a smooth sprucy finish. A medium length aftertaste of citronella and juicy cantaloup has us reaching for another. Its artistry is simply inescapable.
Dec 13, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by MTKATL from Georgia

Dec 02, 2020
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from pint can into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a clear yellow hue with 1 inch bubbly white head with excellent retention.
S: Light citrus and floral hops: orange, sweet grapefruit, with subtle mango, white grape, floral, and minty herbal notes.
T: Orange and mango cream, sweet grapefruit and lemon, and white grape with a hint of a floral note.
M: Light-medium body. Delicately sweet. Mildly bitter throughout. Soft and slightly creamy feel. Lingers nicely on the palate.
D: Very approachable, refreshing, and with good hop complexity. Another solid brew from Bearded Iris!
Oct 20, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Oct 13, 2020
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy golden color with a fresh white head. Smell is juicy and dank with citrus and berries. Taste has fresh fruit notes of strawberry passion and stone fruit,some herbal dank notes as well . A soft mouth feel with some ripe bitterness in the finish.
Oct 11, 2020
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Rated by addiwilliams from Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Tastes like Ruby red grapefruit
Mar 27, 2020
Rated: 3.63 by rangerred from Tennessee

Feb 21, 2020
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