A Note on This Beer
Nashville is a rockin’ town.
Where else on earth can you tour the Johnny Cash Museum in the morning, have some hot chicken and biscuits for lunch, and then cap it all off with a show at the iconic Grand Ole Opry?
Literally, nowhere. There’s also nowhere else that you can do all this AND still stop in for a cold pint at one of the greatest IPA houses in the nation — Bearded Iris!
Everyone from Thrillist to Men’s Journal praises this Music City-based brewery for making some of the Best IPAs in the country. And, today’s Ever Clever (DDH) is a sure favorite among that star-studded lineup.
Brewed with Motueka, Centennial, Mosaic, and Simcoe Hops, this double dry hopped DIPA drenches the palate with flavors of ripe strawberry, tangy mandarin oranges, and pink grapefruit citrus. Every sip is a fruity swirl that tastes like Wild Berry Skittles, with a balancing, pithy bitterness coming through on the finish.
In the words of Nashville local, @superpak, it’s an “outstanding, spot-on style example, as expected of the brewery.”
No need for an impromptu trip to Music City to experience Ever Clever, either — put on a Johnny Cash record at home, order in some hot chicken, and saddle up for a Hazy ride.
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Love bearded iris
Not the best BE beer but fun to drink.
Not for me.
BIB is hot or miss
Not a chart topper, but well done!
Decent. Definately nothing like a bag of skittles. Can taste a little grapefruit with lots of Hops.
Awesome Imperial! Hops are forward yet mild. Great flavor!
Id add this to my collection...aiiiiiiiight!
Clementine sweetness with a grapefruit bite and smooth finish. Solid flavor for a sneaky ABV.
Not their best but still good
Solid DIPA that packs a punch at 8.5%
Another quality beer from Bearded Iris
Super good!! Well recommend, taste very sweet with hints of oats and citrus
Juice upon juice
Only brew I’ve had to use a chaser to get down. The two I got tasted like chemicals. Will be avoiding these for sure.
It tastes like a meth lab.
Nice juicy and hoppy IPA
Very good . Juicy and delicious
Bitter in a bad way.
It’s tasty to me . Juicy
I like IPAs but this was a no go
Mediocre. Would not try again.
Not my favorite double but came through as some guava for me
Not the hoppy taste o was looking for
“I don’t know how old you have to be for your tastebuds to be that F***ed up that this tastes like ‘wild berry skittles’ but I want to die before I make it to that age. It’s a light IPA and now I have 4 because I love skittles (face palm).”
Very drinkable beer for the abv. Just the right amount of fruits upfront to bide the hops.
bearded iris is solid but unspectacular
Love the bearded IPAs
Solid NEIPA. Nothing too crazy but it’s very good. Would order again
Oh boy this slaps
For DDH the aroma is lacking, basically put my nose on top of it and took a hard drag to get anything, nice lace on the glass, good overall flavor, pretty sweet for an IPA but definitely agree skittles is a stretch, lots of dank hoppiness but perceptively low bitterness
get some if you can... so good? 👍👍👍👍
tasty ipa. nice to have bearded iris finally. always thought it was ginkgo biloba but whatever
Maybe it wasn't fresh but was disappointed with this one. Bearded iris usually makes great stuff.
While I liked Homestyle, I loved this. Having them side by side was a nice comparison to see the difference in 2 of their beers. DDH FTW