Mirror Mirror
Bearded Iris Brewing

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IPA - Imperial
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4.06 | pDev: 4.43%
Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Open the portal to a flipside wonderland of galaxy + enigma + vic secret, where flickers of citrus pith thread into geometric slices of peach and looping frames of melon and white grape.
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2.5-week-old can poured into a Bearded Iris "Willi Becher" glass. Yellow-gold body with full, bright haze but no murk, with a massive head of foamy, soft, bright-white head that you could eat with a spoon and that provides really fantastic soapy lacing down the glass. Quite a looker, though a little pale compared to some of their IPA and IIPA offerings that have a fantastic orange glow.

Very green and grassy nose (familiar BI M.O.) with a heaping dose of mango, pineapple, tangerine, white grape, and light berry. Quite floral, with some honeysuckle and (hat tip to Buck89) lavender. Definitely smells juicy but not overly sweet, and there's a clear vegetal personality from the greenery and flora. A little light, biscuity wheat to remind you that there's actually some malt in the mix.

I'm torn on the taste profile, as I really like the citrus, tropical fruit, wine grape, resin, and dank notes and how they interplay. But as has become a consistent issue with me and BI's hazy IPAs, there's a green astringency (the dreaded hop burn) that lurks in the background that takes away from the overall taste profile and provides an unwelcome sting on the back of the tongue and roof of the mouth. It's certainly not just a BI thing, but I've consistently gotten it with their beers over the past 1-2 years. A really nice medley of orange, mango, passion fruit, green grape, and blueberry, mixed with a nice citrus pith, a resiny dankness, and plenty of grassiness, if you can ignore the astringent bite. Pleasantly bitter and a fairly dry finish.

Feel is soft and smooth but a little thin. Well carbonated and (save the hop burn) zero heat or booziness.

Jan 03, 2020
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very hazy bright pale yellow color with a thick white head. The aroma permeated the room right from the can with tropical fruit, orange, lavender, and dank resin. Taste followed. There was a nice dank undercurrent through the drink which complimented pineapple and tangerine flavors. More bitter than most of their IPAs but not aggressive. This one had that BIBCO soft feel with prickly carbonation. Outstanding.

Dec 21, 2019
Mirror Mirror from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7 ratings