IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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3.96/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.43%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Blue Dreams

Added by superspak on 06-28-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,606
Reviews:
307
Ratings:
1,342
pDev:
8.59%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
419
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,342 |  Reviews: 307
Photo of epterina
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of heddar33
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks straw golden with a white lingering foamy head.Smell is not very pronounced for An IPA. Some mild pine,citrus, earthy. Tastes like a good IPA. Citrus overtones with a mild hop bite and a caramel malt finish. Feels semi crisp,finishes on the dry side with sufficient carbonation. This beer is good , but not outstanding. I would drink it again.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is straw, a bit of haze, head is off white with fine bubbles, presents 1/2 inch thick and then lingers with a solid top at least 1/4 inch thick; good lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is full of tropical fruits, but low on intensity - subtle mango, pineapple and maybe some passionfruit; very subtle malty bread component.

Taste follows the tropical fruity hops with a bit more bitterness presenting: mango, pineapple are dominant flavors but not overpowering or overdone. Moderate sweetness presents as you finish but limited malt depth, not bad just a bit thin in malty flavor.

Mouthfeel starts fairly soft to moderate then transitions to the bittering edge with some dryness.

Overall a good ipa but just bit out of balance with limited malt character to back up the tropical fruit and bitter qualities.

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Photo of Danmullens1
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of casapy
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

3.14/5: Odd stuff; very light and slightly fruit, but with an underlying dankess that doesn't mesh spectacularly

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Photo of Dovers
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of etreesh
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilmer
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of C_Adams
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johncnh
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rex_4539
2.88/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L: Slightly hazy golden color, massive four finger white head, good lacing, light carbonation.

S: Hops, some weird nasty smell...

T: Hops, malts. Slightly bitter. Strange taste for an IPA.

F: Light bodied.

O: Very disappointed. It tastes nothing like a good IPA.

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Photo of kkarimi
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is quite hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but left a short head covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pineapples, papayas and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, but the pineapple stands out in particular and there are additional notes of passionfruit and the underlying malts with subtle hints of peppery spices. Only a light amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer has a lot of different flavors going on. While none of them really blew me away, they stimulate your taste buds.

Serving type: can

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Photo of omahawk
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beer poured from can into glass. Slight haze on this otherwise pretty, light golden beer with an amazingly resilient head and lacing. Smell is floral and light citrus, very aromatic. Taste is hop forward and soft malt palate. Not bitter at all. Hop flavor is contained dankness, lemon and a touch of ripe tropical fruit in the background. Not my favorite hop combination whatever it is. Malt is lightly sweet and well done to support the hops. This is really well made, despite my preference for differ hop flavor.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned, love how it says STRONG BEER
pours an ever so slightly hazy wheat coloured body with massive sticking white foamy head
strange aroma of corn syrup and shaving foam, strange but nice and appealing
sweet then citrus then bitter carried by a great body
its not the IPA I deserve but the one I need

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Photo of coombski
3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkblr
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz canned 2/19/18 (37 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 6.43% ABV. The beer pours bright golden straw yellow with abundant & sticky off white head. The head eventually settles to a nice cap and leaves a substantial lacing. The aroma is a mix of tropical and citrus with grapefruit peel being predominant. The taste is an herbal bitter punch up front with some faint caramel body coming in behind. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, well carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. There is some definite resin/hop stickiness that keeps the finish from being truly dry. Overall, very good. This is a very nice, but bitter, example of a new twist on a west coast IPA.

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Photo of cleonett
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

No good.

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Photo of wasatchback
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is truely an amazing beer considering it’s abundant availability. Drinking one that’s more than 2 months old with zero signs of oxidation! Great job Oskar Blues. Not many IPAs hold up this well nowadays. This is an awesome representation of Enigma hops. I believe this was the first commercial beer to use them and they really shine here. Great balance and drinkabity. Smooth mouthfeel, maybe a tiny bit high on the carbonation but other than that this is a really well executed beer and props to OB for doing such a great job packaging it!!

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CamuMahubah
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's nice and light for the abv. Very subdued. Good mix of hoppery. Pay attention IPA wannabees this is how you make a smooth IPA that is balanced and very very drinkable. If you have a buddy that wants to try IPA's with some punch this is a good one to start them on! So balanced. The balance is incredible. Nice mix of citrus and pine. Very good acidic aftertaste. This one is just right. An IMPERIAL VERSION OF THIS WOULD BE LEGENDARY!

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Photo of Ksteg
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tlavarea
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,342 ratings