Another Suggestion
Bearded Iris Brewing

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,332
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,746
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 3.57%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
24
From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 24 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nov 26, 2019
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chris826 from Mississippi

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nov 06, 2019
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OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 23, 2020
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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oldmankoch from Tennessee

4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 beer...one of their better recent IPAs

Apr 11, 2021
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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rangerred from Tennessee

3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aug 04, 2019
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Zazzi82 from Tennessee

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 03, 2019
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entenduintransit from Tennessee

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Feb 21, 2021
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22Blue from Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 24, 2019
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RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 18, 2019
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2beerdogs from California

3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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NickThePyro from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 19, 2021
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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
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BEER88 from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 19, 2020
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aasher from Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 06, 2020
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addiwilliams from Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 02, 2020
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chrismattlin from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 30, 2021
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Z_isSleeping from Tennessee

4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 23, 2019
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mkh012 from Colorado

4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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khargro2 from Tennessee

4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jun 04, 2020
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Wrigfen from South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 24 ratings