Bearded Iris Brewing

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Bearded Iris Brewing
Tennessee, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #1,648
Ranked #7,985
4.13 | pDev: 4.12%
Nov 08, 2022
Jul 06, 2020
Now you see it? An intertwining apparition of Motueka + Enigma that unravels into zingy citrus, ripe raspberries, and smooth peach syrup.
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good NE IPA!! I have been spoiled lately with some more hoppy NE style beers but a traditional one, well done, is a good thing also!!!! Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass, this beer has a hazy yellow color with a big foamy white head and bands of foamy lacing on the glass. Head retention is good. Aroma and taste get away from the ubiquitous grapefruit and feature more tropical fruits, orange and a little lemon. A nice mix, tasty and not done as often as the grapefruit nose and taste. There is also a good bit of the "dankness"/earthiness often featured in NE IPA's. In all, a tasty brew. Mouthfeel is crisp with a bit of hops bitterness to keep it interesting. the earthy quality adds to the mouthfeel as well. I enjoyed it very much!!!
Nov 08, 2022
Rated: 3.83 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jul 05, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jul 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours out with a short white head and a body of pale golden-orange, opaque. The head fades down to a thin bubble cap, with clumpy ropes of lacing down the glass.

S - Front is mango and orange zest, a slightly funkier orange flesh hit beneath, and a resin element riding over the top.

T - Follows the nose, with citrus in the open, an orange juice spritz that coasts into mango and passionfruit tropical notes, a malt core present mostly as a subtle sweetness, leading into an acidic and slightly bitter bite in the finish.

M - Brisk carbonation and moderate weight, but there's a touch of silt, and a bit of resin build over time.

O - Quite tasty, a pleasant, drinkable double NEIPA that delivers as Bearded Iris often does. Solid.
Jun 12, 2022
Rated: 4 by Zonian1 from Ohio

May 28, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by craigbelly from Iowa

Feb 05, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Dec 01, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Nov 21, 2021
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Rated by Paradox1000 from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Another solid NE DIPA from Bearded Iris! Very enjoyable!
Nov 05, 2021
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Implying that there's fruit in their beers, they assure us that no actual fruits were harmed in the making of their beers and that any suggestion is simply an illusion. Built around the unique flavors of Motueka and Enigma hops, this fruit concoction is a mind trick in taste.

Illusion kicks off with a substantial cloudy haze, leaving the appearance opaque with a matte goldenrod and cream. Rounding the nose with a medley of citrus, tropical, stone fruit, berry and wine, the nose is a curious blend of fruits that are seldom seen in beer. Sweeter with initial impressions of cereal, cream of wheat, vanilla and dough, the malt influence is firm and starchy.

As the hops lead the way across the middle palate, the full flavors of lemon, under ripened oranges and grapefruit carry a citrusy start while a more strawberry taste follows soon after. Trending almost tangy with white grape, pineapple, passionfruit and apricot, the complex hop-derived fruitiness is bountiful and seems ongoing. A smooth and creamy finish is very light in bitterness, an herbal taste of lemongrass, green tea and sassafras round out the later portions of taste.

Full, creamy and rich with grain, the framework of malt serves as a dense foundation for the hops to keep those fruit impressions plump, juicy and full in a nearly smoothie-like fashion. Finishing off-clean, malty and almost tangy, the hazy ale trails into a slightly herbal finish of hemp and tea.
Nov 01, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by WDJersey from Colorado

Oct 03, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by blevinsaj from Ohio

Sep 14, 2021
Rated: 4 by smithj4 from New York

Sep 05, 2021
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Rated by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on September 2, 2021.
Sep 03, 2021
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
hoppy refreshing ipa smooth hop taste in every sip pass one on to a friend
Aug 27, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by richj1970 from Alabama

Aug 14, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Aug 06, 2021
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Hazy, check. Citrusy, check. The flavor is not as citrusy as the nose, but does have the kick of the Abv. Head is white almost bright. Lacing is decent, but I suspect the ABv cuts that down a bit. Great beer as expected from a World Class brewery!
Jun 04, 2021
Rated: 4 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

May 20, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by warnerry from Michigan

May 13, 2021
Illusion from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 24 ratings