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Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #819
Ranked #4,538
4.2 | pDev: 4.29%
Apr 09, 2022
Jul 18, 2019
Notes: Double IPA hopped with Nelson, Citra, & Motueka.
Some beers overflow with possibilities. In this DIPA, discover nelson, citra, and motueka hops – paired with an expressive yeast character that brings ripe fruit sweetness – together presenting as notes of preserved lemon squeeze, fragrant summer peach skin, and orange push pop, to name only a few.
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3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JayQue from Virginia

Another candidate for an "Imperial NE IPA" category. I poured this beer from a 16 oz can into a pint glass. Looked, smelled and tasted a lot like a NE IPA. Another Suggestion features a light, hazy straw yellow color and a medium sized frothy white head. Good head retention and bands of frothy lacing on the glass. Aroma and taste include a lot of citrus, mainly grapefruit and orange. Bitterness is very mild for a high octane IPA!!! Mouthfeel is fairly light but not watery. Bitterness is minimal and so is any hint of alcohol presence. For an Imperial IPA, this beer goes down very easy!!! Not the best example of the style for an admitted hop head, but still a good drink that goes very well with food!!!

Apr 09, 2022
3.95 by lsudduth from Ohio on Mar 16, 2022
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3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by buschbeer from Ohio

Served in a stemless wine glass

This beer pours yellow and turbid. It is topped with a couple inches of tan head that leaves spotty lacing.

Citrus aroma. Lemon and orange are discernable.

Big citrus flavor. Grapefruit forward. Grapefruit pith and bitterness carries into the finish.

Medium bodied with a gritty mouthfeel

Solid IPA

Mar 13, 2022
4.19 by craigbelly from Iowa on Jan 22, 2022
4.21 by peabody from Kentucky on Jan 17, 2022
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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by mwilbur from Minnesota

Poured from pint can into proper pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy orange-yellow hue with 1 inch frothy white head with good retention.
S: Fresh tangerine, lemon zest, sweet orange, and hints of peach, soft creamy grapefruit, and white grape.
T: Interesting…the aroma notes are flipped around here with predominant white grape and peach notes up front. Soft creamy grapefruit and lemon zest come next, followed by hints of tangerine and juicy orange.
M: Medium body. Soft and creamy feel. Citrus and grape sweetness. Juicy. Bittersweet is super mild. Lingers nicely on the palate.
D: Lovely offering which showcases the hops extremely well. The flip flop of what was dominant in the aroma vs taste was unique.

Dec 19, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Pours solid pale orange, with a short white head that fades to a faint cap and bright white ring. Lacing is moderate, with small bubble lines.

S - Strong citrus and stone fruit, a pungent sweet nectar note, and a bit of zest and pith.

T - Lovely brightness of orange and grapefruit citrus, peach and mango, a middle of subtle fruit nectar sweetness, and a very quiet acidity and mild bitterness in the close.

M - Solid carbonation keep the full body clean in the finish. No dryness in the finish.

O - Superb. One of the best DIPAs I got from Bearded Iris, and one that holds up well. Delicious.

Dec 11, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by zeff80 from Missouri

16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It left sticky patches of lace on the glass. It smelled of grapefruit, orange, pineapple and toasted caramel. Nice tropical fruit taste with toasted caramel and a sharp bitterness.

Nov 30, 2021
4.06 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Oct 22, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by argock from Virginia

09.02.21 on bottom rim of can. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Hazy Arnold Palmer gold with1-2 fingers of frothy but short-lived off-white head with a nice band of lacing.

S: Strong aromas of melon, grapefruit, papaya, lime, berry, white grape, with an earthy undercurrent.

T: Flavor is excellent with tons of orange, lime, and grapefruit citrus with a vinous white grape and fruity berry character and again grassy earthiness in the finish and aftertaste. Malt component is not overly sweet and supporting. Esters are moderate + and fruity. Bitterness is low.

M: Dangerous drinkability due in part to a lighter than expected body for the ABV and higher than average carbonation. Finishes soft without being heavy.

O: Another Suggestion from BI is another great hazy DIPA with a unique aroma and flavor profile I think owing most to Nelson but also Motueka throwing some nice features too.

Sep 29, 2021
4.25 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Aug 10, 2021
4.17 by Samnem from Georgia on Jul 29, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a single 16 oz can from TW-Spartanburg SC on 5-30-21 for $5.49. Canned 3-30-21; received at TW 5-17-21; consumed 7-15-21. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured a hazy golden orange with a beautiful long lasting white head.

Nose is very nice, citrus and tropical hop forward with a touch of cereal.

Taste is a very nice combination of orange, mango, and passion fruit over a good sized pale malt base. Finishes perfectly balanced with just the right amount of rind bitterness; 6/10 on my bitterness scale.

Mouthfeel is very light and very refreshing which enhances the light tropical profile.

Overall another very good DIPA from Bearded Iris!

Jul 15, 2021
4.1 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Jun 22, 2021
4.5 by robebo44 from Virginia on Jun 19, 2021
4.35 by BeerBeast from Florida on Jun 13, 2021
4.48 by TheHopsman from Nebraska on May 16, 2021
4.4 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Apr 26, 2021
4.35 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Apr 15, 2021
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4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by oldmankoch from Tennessee

This is very similar in profile to Vice Versa however the addition of Mateuka really brings out additional fruits & soften the palate while keeping a touch of piney resin. Really nice of their better recent IPAs

Apr 11, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

16oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours a hazy pale yellow-orange with a one finger foamy white head that reduces to a ring

S- citrus and tropical hops on the nose; lemon zest, tangerine, pithy grapefruit, mango and peach

T- zesty tangerine and ripe melon up front, along with mango, peach and melon. The finish gives more tropical notes

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues inti the finish

I- juicy and tropical with great drinkability

Apr 10, 2021
4.35 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Mar 30, 2021
4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington on Mar 19, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Just when you think you've seen and tasted it all in the hazy IPA arena, here comes Bearded Iris with an Imperial New England-styled IPA fueled by Motueka, Nelson Sauvin and Citra hops. Just when you thought that all creativity has expired, this Nashville brewer offers... Another Suggestion.

Pale straw and catching a ribbon of canary yellow in the light, the pastel ale tops the rim with a creamy stark-white froth. As its radiant perfume fills the nose, the uniqueness of the hop blend delivers a tangy citronella scent with hints of white wine, citrus and stone fruit. Medium sweetness greets the tongue with a crisper cereal sweetness and a sense of agave and angel food cake.

But the middle palate is all hops as the cones come to life with a tangy fruit character of lemon, yuzu, passionfruit and papaya. White grapefruit, grape, honeydew and nectarine all make a mark while the taste of tangerine wraps around the fruit cocktail as the beer trends from a candied fruit character and into a nearly tart, sherbet-like taste. Trending slightly piquant in its bitterness, Another Suggestion fares cirsper and sharper than most hazy IPA to usher in a refreshing, herbal bite to close.

Medium bodied and finishing on the drier side of malty-dry, this suggestion finishes crisp, mostly clean and quite refreshing with a medium long finish of peppery grasses, spruce, green tea and a botanical assembly that's mostly found in gin.

Mar 04, 2021
4.13 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Feb 21, 2021
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4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Wasatch from Colorado

16 oz. Can
Canned: 10.30.20

Poured into a Tree House glass a very nice cloudy dark pale orange/yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some very nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, nectarine, apricot), pretty nice diesel like. The taste is very nice hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, nectarine, apricot), pretty nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew. Orange Julius! Addictive! MilkShake! Nice to see it around here.

Jan 15, 2021
4.5 by BEER88 from Washington on Dec 19, 2020
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4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mkh012 from Colorado

16 oz. can. Canned 10/30/20, opened 12/13/20.

Pours glowing orange with a pillowy head and persistent lacing.

The nose and taste feature notes of orange and peach, with mild to medium herbal dryness providing balance.

The mouthfeel is medium for the style with the aforementioned mild to medium dryness and some booze poking through.

Overall, very nice, but mild astringency reveals itself after the initial fruity pop.

Dec 14, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Canned 8.10, opened 9.9

16oz can poured into a teku, three finger off white fizzy foam cap over a turbid pale orange liquid , very good retention, settles to a one finger solid layer , no lacings

Aroma is citrus, orange, grapefruit, grapefruit rind,

Taste is citrus, grapefruit rind, tangerine,

Medium sudsing, gentle hop nibble, nicely lingers,

Good beer

Sep 10, 2020
4 by aasher from Indiana on Sep 06, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

4-week-old can poured into a tulip glass.

Looks like a BI hazy! Wonderful, juicy, glowing, yellow-orange body. Full haze but no murk or "pulp." Bright white head of creamy, tightly-compact bubbles that drops quickly, reforms with a few swirls of the glass, and provides nice spots and streaks of lacing down the glass. Very attractive beer.

Aroma profile is heavenly, though I'm admittedly a sucker for Citra AND Nelson hops, so this one is right up my alley. Incredibly dank and overripe fruit-forward, with big doses of pineapple, mango, guava, mandarine orange, peach, and green grape. Grassy, peppery, and floral. A really nice stab of green onion emerges. Herbal without being green. Nice yeasty note, but not starchy. Lemon rind on the back end.

Flavor profile is right there but can't quite keep up. Dank and oniony up front, then the fruit juice pours in. There's a really nice, moderate residual sweetness (which I like), but nothing over the top. Green grapes, juicy fruit, orange, lemon, and peach, with ambiguous tropical notes floating throughout. Grassy, a little herbal, with just a touch of starch. Finishes with a nice dose of grapefruit rind pith. The dankness and pith just coats the teeth and tongue. The only real negative is an slight over-overripe fruit note that strikes late and lingers. Otherwise really, really fantastic.

Feel is BI's typical soft, creamy, silky smoothness, though not sticky or "thick" in any way. Zero heat, incredibly easy-drinking.

Easily my favorite new Bearded Iris release in recent memory.

Sep 03, 2020
4.34 by addiwilliams from Virginia on Jul 02, 2020
4.19 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Jun 23, 2020
4.07 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Jun 04, 2020
4.04 by emerge077 from Illinois on Nov 26, 2019
4 by 22Blue from Kansas on Nov 24, 2019
4.29 by chris826 from Mississippi on Nov 06, 2019
4.21 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Nov 03, 2019
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3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by 2beerdogs from California

Big thanks to Buck89 for this one.
Can stamped: "A fist bump is a sacred contract 7/11/19" Indeed.
Bright, turbid straw to gold in hue. Fluffy white head. Dense at first, slowly retreats to a consistent loosely packed blanket of clumpy foam a half finger or so high. Good retention, scattered lacing.
Smell is well, a melange of strong tropical notes, non sweet pineapple, some bright young dank notes, a bit of pepper, then finally some citrus, and a bit of pine.
Taste is very faithful to the nose with a gritty yeastiness that comes through as well. Thankfully the citrus does not surrender to the Nelson. (I must state that Nelson is not one of my favorite hops, so caveat emptor before considering my opinion).
Mouthfeel is active and fluffy, and slightly full for style. I like that.
Overall, there is a LOT going on here. If you are a Nelson fan, dive in. You'll love it.

Aug 12, 2019
3.96 by rangerred from Tennessee on Aug 04, 2019
Another Suggestion from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 42 ratings