DC Brau / Oskar Blues Smells Like Freedom | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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4.16/5
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95 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
dcbrau.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by cjgiant on 03-14-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
95
pDev:
7.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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11
Gots:
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by cistercian12:
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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of Boxerjay
3.04/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of HiMyNameIsCWT
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mantooth
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtladner
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McMatt7
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Damian74
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tclipse
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of earlholman
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tiamat8086
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ErikaBockDopples
4.99/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer tells a story as you drink it- awesome, fresh green smell with an overlapping cannabis aroma that is cut by ginger and honey.

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ConradKenney
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of richj1970
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 32 oz crowler into snifter.

A: Pours a slightly hazy light golden brown with generous 3 finger dense white head that lasts forever and leaves some nice chunky lacing.

S: Piney and earthy hops with a hint of citrus, biscuit malts.

T: Biscuit and bready malts with some nice earthy and herbal hop notes. Just a faint hint of citrus.

M: Medium body and well carbonated. I was worried how the crowler would hold up after over a week, but I got a nice gush when I popped the top. Finish is fairly dry and a little bitter.

O: A very nicely executed basic IPA, and something I would get again given the chance.

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Photo of wellsnb
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuccoFan
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DC Brau already has an IPA--The Corruption--and it's one of my favorites. Wasn't sure what could be too different with this collaboration with Oskar. Very impressed right off the bat with the combination of nice golden color and almost perfect lace. Good aroma and crisp, piney taste. This went down VERY quickly, and I enjoyed every bit. Might be rating this pretty high based on relatively medium expectations. But no doubt, I really liked it.

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Photo of apasternak
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KYGunner
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This reminds of The Corruption as the hops are bitter and herbal with a resiny lupilin. I get some skunky cannabis, weed, floral notes and a light tea leaf malt. Quite vegatiative it goes on to deliver some garlic and chive.

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Photo of hopsami
4.96/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

At the risk of blasphemy..shades of Heady Topper.. great hops, citrus, piney. very nice, especially if you live in the DC area and can't find Heady Topper

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Photo of macesq
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boilerup
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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DC Brau / Oskar Blues Smells Like Freedom from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 95 ratings