Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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American IPA
3.8 | pDev: 8.16%
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: Yuzu & Ugli Fruit IPA
Reviews: 74 | Ratings: 287 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Nass
3.12/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice can artwork from Oskar Blues. It pours a murky orange. The aroma is a pungent citrus. I can taste the exotic fruits along with a malty backbone, but this is quite a bitter & odd tasting IPA. Well at least I can say that I was able to try a beer made with both Japanese Yuzu & Jamaican Ugli fruit. Cheers! B-

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Nass from Florida, Feb 26, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clean amber color with a thin head.
Aroma with predominant notes of stone fruits, a bit of fig and green tea.
Flavor with notes of grapefruit, lychees, variety of teas, resin, slightly toasted malts and peaches. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Quite light body with mild carbonation.
Traditional but still original American IPA with lots of Asian and English tea notes.

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FLima from Brazil, Jan 09, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good brew by Oscar Blues! Light in color, light fruit taste and hoppy. Easy drinking beer. Jamaican and Japanese fruits added. Well done! My burps are delicious. FUGLI!


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jamyers1 from Pennsylvania, Oct 03, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another interesting offering from Oskar Blues, from the can to the contents itself...

I wasn't too impressed with what came out of the can, it looked a tad weak to me (kind of something that reminds me of your prototypical beer) even though the foam was decent. The smell was too much of nothing - but it still was a bit fruity - that's about it. Mouthfeel was light, crisp, and astringent with a taste that was fruity - just wasn't blended well in my opinion. Maybe not the best OB in their line up but like the can says it ain't fugli...

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4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear golden with a white head.
Aroma: Fruity citrus. Orange grapefruit lemon light biscuit.
Taste: fruit forward, light bitterness, biscuit finish.
Mouth feel: Medium body with sufficient carbonation.
Over all a solid IPA. Worth buying.

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brewale4me from Pennsylvania, Aug 21, 2018
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

L: Pours a darker straw gold color with a medium white head and lot of lacing around the glass.

S: Lots of citrus fruit, some kiwi skin and fruit skin, some orange and lemon, a bit of malt underneath. Solid aroma, but not amazing.

T:. Lemon rind, some ripe citrus fruit, a bit of malt, feels a little watery, not a very strong taste for an IPA.

F: Medium body, creamy carbonation.

O: The taste is a bit lacking on this one.

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Parmesan from Colorado, Aug 21, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves good lacing

S: Lots of citrus and yuzu up front along with some of the ugli fruit. Some bready malt in there as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and yuzu and then picks up some bitterness and the ugli fruit mid-way. Bready malt helps to cut through a little. Finishes with lingering fruit

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid IPA with some weird fruit added. A bit perfumey and out there but it works

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this for the first time out at that one bar in Nevada City, CA across from the Ol' Republic brewery. Great burgers. Giants bar.

Anyways, this pours a very light yellow, would almost make you think its an AAL given its light body and color, 1/3" white head on the top. Pops aromatic very nicely, seems like maybe Simcoe and Eukanot? Leans towards a more bitter green aroma that leans up against a citrus post of lime and grapefruit for the most part.

Taste is sizably bitter in the 60ibu range, but also packs more of the citrus flavor beyond just grapefruit, like I said in the aroma, it also leans on the green (lime, underripe citrus) side of the fruit. Could also be from some C hop bitterness that provides a little bit of tree like flavor and feeling to it. Super dry light body west coast style malt bill and ipa styleeee.

I really enjoyed this, the smaller abv makes it even more crushable. Between this and the Deviant Dales, OB makes some delightful ipas that don't get much credit in the milkshake/hazy can craze, but these are half the price from the originators of the return to cans.

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Photo of JayQue
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good IPA with unusual fruit aroma and flavor. Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Good size foamy head with good retention and thick lacing. Slightly hazy gold color. Good looking beer. Aroma is fruity, somewhat citrusy and aromatic but not the usual grapefruit/tangerine or even passionfruit that are in a lot of beers. Good unusual nose!!! Taste is a bit more subdued but still floral and citrusy with enough bitterness to be an IPA. Mouthfeel is crisp and mildly bitter, rich enough for the style. Lots of good IPAs out there, but this makes for a good summer beer with some bitterness. Nice offering from OB!!!

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JayQue from Virginia, Jul 09, 2018
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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: the grapefruitish/lime from the yuzu comes through as does a subtle orangish aroma from the ugli fruit;

T: the yuzu is front and center from start to finish; mild tartness throughout; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: I had no idea what the aroma/flavor profile of this would be; turned out to be very interesting and enjoyable;

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CTHomer from Connecticut, Jul 04, 2018
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a mildly murky yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is piney hops and citrus. The taste matches the nose.

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ordybill from Georgia, Jun 30, 2018
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3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow. Nice head and retention. Doesn't look like an IPA.
Dominate citrus aroma! Orange, lime, lemon, tangerine, and grapefruit are all there, as well as some tropical and dank hints!
Citrus heavy, but not beer-like, if that makes sense. More like a blend of one of the American hopped pilsners folks are making nowadays and a citrus soda.
A little too sweet for me.
Interesting. Would bring to a gathering, as it seems crowd pleasing.

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MrOH from Maryland, Jun 25, 2018
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3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass. canned 4/11/18, so a little over 2 months old. don't think this one is retired.

slightly hazy golden yellow body. small white head still leaving decent lacing. light carbonation.

i have a head cold, so only getting a "clean" aroma

light bitterness. I'm guessing from the ugli fruit & yuzu, though i've no idea what they taste like, or the hop profile as well. pleasant enough drink though.

mouth around medium, finish quite bitter

overall, decent enough drink. glad i got to try it.

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MikeWard from Pennsylvania, Jun 23, 2018
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3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear honey yellow with a smallish white head that recedes rapidly. Minimal lacing. Aroma is slightly soured fruit. Flavor is not as sour as the aroma (thankfully), citrus fruits and slight bitter hop in the finish. Feel is clean and crisp. Nice beer that apparently is not retired.

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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota, Jun 22, 2018
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3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clean amber, with a huge white head and heavy lace.

Aroma: Unusual fruity nose, like a fruit punch almost. Not bad.

Taste: Hoppy but with an odd fruitiness not from hops for a change. Tasty and appealing experimental IPA with a slightly bitter finish. Worth a try.

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3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice light and refreshing beer that goes well with the warmer seasons and most foods . Nothing really over the top here, but it is a nice beer to the nose and probably terrific with most spicy foods or bbq .
I tried one can on recommendation and though I liked it, there are just too many great other brews available nowadays, so I probably won’t be revisiting .
Overall though I think most people would like this offering from OB. Cheers !

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BIGPOPPAS from New Jersey, Jun 11, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy honey color. Head is white a foamy with minimal retention. Bits of uneven lacing can be seen around the glass.

The nose tropical. Lots of tangerines. Smells a bit grassy as well.

Has an awesome bitter kick up front. Sweetens out in the middle with some oranges and a hint of honey. Finishes with a lingerin bitterness. Very tasty.

Light and soft on the palat. Carbantion is in the medium range making the beer pretty damn refreshing.

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Photo of Zorro
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear go9lden colored ale with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells hoppy and woody and a little sour. Scent of bitter wood and willow tree sap with a spicy sour scent I can't quite place. Strange scent of burnt rubber.

Starts out neutral and slightly savory with a bread dough after taste. Taste is much milder than the scent. Distinct sweet after taste and a zap of sour at the start. Mild hop taste that is tame enough that you could call this a Pale Ale instead.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a milder than it smells ale. Buy this expecting a pale ale and not a hop bomb.

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Zorro from California, May 12, 2018
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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a milkshake pilsner glass. Canned on 03/30/18.

Appearance: Clear golden yellow. 1/8" thick white head with some strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Tropical fruit and citrus. I have not smelled either of the fruit in this beer before, but I've had enough tropical aroma style IPAs to make me think that what I'm smelling is mostly the fruit, and not necessarily hops.

Taste: Up front mild citrus and tropical fruit juice flavor (again, I've not either of these fruits, but what I'm tasting isn't your typical malt and hop profile), very little malt flavor - maybe just a bare amount of cracker-like malt, and then a citrus rind bitter finish that lingers a bit.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, a bit sticky on the teeth, some lingering spiciness on the tongue, and a good thickness to boot.

Overall / Drinkability: This isn't, as I've heard people describe beer from Oskar Blues, as "hop candy". It's not that sweet and the interesting citrus flavors from the fruit really do work well in this beer. It's refreshing and I think would pair fantastic with seafood. Not very strong in the flavor department, but interesting and definitely something I could have another of. Well done.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a nonic pint glass.

Look: Burnt orange, light copper body with a white head that recedes to a film, light foamy lacing.

Aroma: Sweet dried fruits about with a very clean, light pine aroma.

Taste: Bright and fruity up front with sweet dried fruit notes of pineapple and apricot. Finishes dry, clean, and lightly spicy.

Mouthfeel: Medium and dry.

Overall: One of the better IPAs I’ve had this year, very clean, fruity, and lightly spiced with no bitterness.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.54/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fugli has a medium, off-white head, a semi-clear, orange-gold, bubbly appearance, with heavy glass lacing and lots of sediment chunks, throughout. Aroma is of sweet, white bread crust, with a touch of citrus, and the flavor is similar, with some moderate hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Fugli finishes mostly dry.


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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana, Mar 13, 2018
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3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Slightly hazy golden color, one and a half finger white head, messy lacing, light carbonation.

S: Hops, malts, spices.

T: Fruity, sweet.

F: Light bodied.

O: Decent taste but nothing I will ever try again.

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rex_4539 from Greece, Dec 21, 2017
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3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Yuzu & Ugli fruit ipa w/ japanese & jamaican citrus fruit in spiegelau ipa. Canned 8/17. Consumed 11/17.

A: Bready textured and colored head is two fingers and sturdy on the retain. The coloring is a light orange with lemon highlights, complimented with a big haze factor. A full glass display of fine misty effervesce brings the appearance to life, swirling within. Good sticky lace deposits.

S: Fresh citrus is wet and juicy on the nose. Sweet lemonade scents of average regards.

T: Spicy citrus, citron and lime are wet to start and in good show. Some tropical mango-pear fruit add highlights along with sweet oranges. Hints of cantaloupe, and soft flowery hops are sweet on the finish with an apple-citrus dryness. Light toasty grains.

M: Lighter side of medium body, soft massage of co2. toasty grains give a warm, subtle texture.

O: The flavor of the citrus fruit really makes this pop and makes the drink. The flavor wet and juicy, tropical, and a citrusy delight that is best consumed slowly to fully appreciate the delicate balance and complexity it has to offer. Nice range and a good drink to slow down to and fully enjoy.High drink-ability rate and enjoyment, more to come.

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beerthulhu from New Jersey, Nov 29, 2017
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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange-gold with a thin persistent head with good lacing. Fruity smell with some malt. Taste again is fruity on the tongue with a bit of bitterness but the fruit flavor lingers on the lips. Nice mouthfeel with good carbonation. Overall an interesting beer that I certainly wouldn't turn down if offered!

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Retroman40 from Florida, Oct 31, 2017
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3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oskar BluesBrewery, LLC "Fugli"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON: 06/20/[email protected] 11:15 YUZU DRINKAMORA"
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Interesting concept. I've got no idea what these fruits will be like. Hazy golden body beneath a finger thick head of frothy white foam. Aromas of not particularly discernible fruit and candyish sweet malt with a hint of chalkiness. The fruit follows in the flavor - what is that fruit? DUH! I guess it's Yuzu and Ugli. Seriously though I can't compare it to anything other than berries and apples and oranges. It's not bad at all, but it doesn't resonate with me. Moving forward, a solid bitterness backs it and it finishes dry with a lingering bitterness (about 65 IBUs). I keep wishing the fruit was a little sharper but that's just me and has nothing to do with the beer itself. I'm getting a lot of orange now, more than anything else, and a bit of blueberry lingering. Medium bodied and gently crisp then smooth across the palate. Looking back the lacing isn't that great at all, but of course the softer carbonation leads to less head which leads to less lacing which is then a trade-off for the softer mouthfeel which I like, so there. Smelling it now that it's warmed a bit I'm getting something else, almost a kind of woodiness, or perhaps soft spiciness. I'm not sure where that's coming from though. Might be the fruit, might not. Overall it's interesting, and fairly enjoyable, but nothing new really stands out to me and otherwise it's just a kind of regular fruity IPA. Decent but not great.

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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania, Oct 15, 2017
Fugli from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 287 ratings