Category Archives: Bearded Iris Brewing Co.

Bearded Iris Chasing Rainbows Six

Brewery: Bearded Iris Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 5.8%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Denali . Styrian Wolf . Citra

Brewer Description: (from website) With this week’s release, we’re thinking of all our east coast friends facing down Florence. A wide-arcing display of citra + denali + styrian wolf that glistens with notes of strawberry creamsaver, heavy pulp orange juice, crushed pineapple & lime soda, alongside a sprinkling of blue, indigo, and violet to round it off.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.8
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can, with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky dark yellow colour with an almost two finger white head that had decent retention, but left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple and orange juice with a hint of pear and lime.
Taste: Fruity, light bitterness, similar to the aroma with orange juice, mandarin zest and pith, milky fruit, pineapple and a touch of lime.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice, its fruity but not really as juicy as expected, maybe because of the milky fruitiness that comes through in the taste.

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Bearded Iris Roadmap

Brewery: Bearded Iris Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 7.9%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Citra . African Queen . Mosaic

Brewer Description: (from website) Who’s to say where it’ll take you exactly, but this new DIPA seeks a bold explorer. Unfurl african queen + citra + mosaic hops to chart a course through mysterious mountains of black currant and gooseberry, quiet forests of lemongrass and bubblegum & an invigorating oasis of soft, ripe citrus fruit.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.92
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can, canned on 5th September 2018, ‘Make sure you got your funderwear on’. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A murky dark orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Mixed berries, pineapple, mango, papaya with some light citrus zest, orange, grapefruit rind and pine.
Taste: Citrus rind and zest, grapefruit, pineapple, papaya and mango with a touch of booze.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice DIPA with good fruity flavours. The booziness was a bit surprising given it’s only 7.9% ABV. Would’ve been even better if this was hidden.

Bearded Iris Voltage

Brewery: Bearded Iris Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 7%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Nelson . Motueka . Taiheke

Brewer Description: (from website) It’s electric! Bask in the snap and crackle of nelson sauvin + taiheke + motueka + citra, branching out into notes of crushed ripe mulberry, zingy kiwi, dried mango & lime zest.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can, canned on 5th September 2018, ‘If you catch a wolf, you need a wolf’. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A murky dark orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had good retention but left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Mango, pineapple, apricot, grapefruit rind, citrus zest, and a hint of papaya.
Taste: Moderate sweetness and juicy, orange juice, grapefruit rind, lime zest with notes of kiwi, peach and mango.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice IPA with good tropical aromas. Taste leans citrusy, but not bad at all.

Bearded Iris Attention Please!

Brewery: Bearded Iris Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 8.2%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Pillowy . tropical . Citra

Brewer Description: (from website) A Double IPA with 100% Citra. Mic check, mic check. It’s verbose, yet smooth, and always ready to have the last word.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can, canned on 4th September 2018, ‘A real driver knows what’s in his car’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky hazy mango juice orange with a one finger white head that had decent retention but only left sparse lacing.
Aroma: Mango, pineapple, peach, mandarin, citrus rind and a touch of pine.
Taste: Juicy, mango, peach and pineapple, citrusy mandarin, orange rind and a hint of spice on the backend.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A wonderful Double IPA with great flavours that made it just so easy to drink.