Pinner Throwback IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Pinner Throwback IPAPinner Throwback IPA
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3.83/5
Very Good
2,006 Ratings
Pinner Throwback IPAPinner Throwback IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
How do you cram as much hop & malt flavor and aroma as possible into a beer but make it crushable too? That’s the challenge we answered with PINNER Throwback IPA. At 4.9% ABV and 35 IBUs, this drinkable IPA uses several varieties of hops to target the ever-evolving flavor. With tropical fruits, citrus juices, pineapple and spice berry up front in the aroma and flavor, the biscuit & toasted bread at the back balance out all the hops and make a great finish to go on to your next can of PINNER. It’s the perfect beer for a little sip, sip, give.

Added by aasher on 11-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,554
Reviews:
348
Ratings:
2,006
pDev:
9.66%
Bros Score:
3.75
 
 
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Ratings: 2,006 |  Reviews: 348
Photo of Smithole1818
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Very drinkable ipa. Not real hop taste. U can catch a little abu but not much pour likes a miller lite or a light beer. Not alot of head.

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Photo of Foureyes2020
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Hard to get much better.

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Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjhuot
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This, like Dales is a fairly good combination of hops and body. The alcohol is not ridiculously high, but it is high enough. I don't really care much about the look of a beer. The aroma, taste and feel are quite good. The price is a bit high compared to Sierra Nevada Torpedo, which I do like better, although this is a decent alternative.

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Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Has a golden honey color/straw, hazy, moderate carbonation, thick 1 inch head but little retention.

Smells of lemon and pineapple. Oranges. Other tropical fruits. Faint floral hops. Light toasty malt.

Taste is less prominent than the smell. Pineapple, oranges, and lemon peel. Piney and grassy. Herbal, minty tea leaves. Somewhat crisp and dry. Feels light and smooth.

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Photo of adam36
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gatch
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 03/20/18

Picked this up on a whim after ignoring it for several years. Just a solid, traditional IPA. Fruity hop character with a tasty finish. Easy to drink but I’ll pass on it in the future.

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Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of depechemode1983
3.05/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look - Golden honey in color. Carbonation looks moderate. The head is white with little retention and no lacing.

Smell - Some slightly bitter pineapple and orange and some faint floral characters.

Taste - Mildly bitter piney and hops with a touch of tropical fruit.

Feel - Well carbonated, smooth, and a crisp finish.

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Photo of Brendanjames
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johncnh
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChipChaight
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SB2017
3.02/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If you want drinkable yet flavorful, slam a PBR you fools. This beer is pretty good, but it missed the point a little. IPAs are IPAs because the beer itself wasn't good enough on its own so they needed to make it "unique" by overloading the balance with hoppy bitterness. This beer is okay in that it actually goes lower on the hoppage, but it just doesn't impress me with its base beer.

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Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a small chalice: color is straw, super clear, lighter effervescence, head presents 1/2 inch thick with a bright white color and fine bubbles, some lacing.

Smell is light hops with tropical fruit and citrus then some light toasty malt, very feint though.

Taste is has less noticeably fruity hop character with more neutral grass/herb note, less malt character as well. Flavor is not bad its just not that different from other neutral malt, low abv brews.

Mouthfeel is crisp, not overly carbonated, then drying on the finish.

Overall a hoppy light beer, with some lacking malt characteristics.

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Photo of GreenBayBA
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkblr
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz canned 2/13/18 (55 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 4.9% ABV. The beer pours bright golden straw yellow with a short lived off white head. The head recedes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is vague citrus, possibly sweet orange. The taste is pretty minimal as well with a hint of caramel malt and some minty, tea-like hops on the back end. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, ok. I'm not a session IPA fan, but it came in the Canundrum pack. Middle of the session IPA pack for me.

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Photo of mpyle
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright, deep golden color. Very clear. Pours tight white head, good sized and long lasting.

Muted hop nose (trying too cold?), but fairly complex.

Big complex hop flavor with nutty, piney, and tropical fruit notes. Has an adequate malt backbone - has enough malt to drink more like an APA than a session IPA. Gentle bitterness in the finish.

Light-medium body, fairly high carbonation. No astringency or warming.

Definitely a nice lower gravity hoppy beer. Is it an APA or a session IPA? I don't know. But a very drinkable hop forward beer.

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Photo of omahawk
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The can says Throwback IPA. After drinking about half a pint, I can feel that a little. The beer pours a copper color with high levels of carbonation. He bubbles are really rolling on this sucker, and there is a nice rocky head that forms on pour. The aroma takes me back to the IPAs of ten years ago - Piney, Rainey, with hints of grapefruit in the background. It’s a mild aroma, but spot on classic American IPA. Taste is combination of piney and grapefruit resin hops, with an assertive yet appropriate level of bitter. Malt is a nice biscuit backbone. This beer reminds me of a paler, less intense Sierra Nevada Celebration. This is a nice drinkable IPA.

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Photo of novaarch2002
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomWight
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ehmdubya
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ksteg
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Hazy golden with thick 3-finger white head. Great lacing.
S - Soft lemon and citrus.
T - Follows nose with light hops.
F - Light medium feel with mild bitterness and a semi-dry finish.
O - Quite nice. Easy drinker. Pretty pleased with this beer.

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Pinner Throwback IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 2,006 ratings