Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
American IPA
3.79 | pDev: 8.18%
Apr 12, 2021
May 15, 2017
Very Good
Notes: Yuzu & Ugli Fruit IPA
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
355 ml can, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 5.8%. Clear golden colour, large white head. Aroma of yuzu fruit and other citrus zest. The slightly dry flavour has also notes of yuzu and citrussy hops with a hint of pine, also a hint of blueberries. Medium bitter finish.
Apr 12, 2021
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Can from HomeBrewStuff. Clear bright golden body, foamy head fades fast. Light fruity aroma recalls prickly pear. Taste is also fruity, dry, more citrus, oranges. Pretty light.
Jul 22, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 10, 2020
Rated: 3.69 by desint from Belgium

Oct 21, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by eire from Alaska

May 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.12/5  rDev -17.7%
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-
Feb 26, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by hophugger from Virginia

Feb 17, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jan 31, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 23, 2019
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
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.
Jan 09, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by fosters9 from New York

Nov 05, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by sonofliberty2 from South Carolina

Nov 04, 2018
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Reviewed by jamyers1 from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
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!

Oct 03, 2018
Rated: 3 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Sep 27, 2018
Rated: 3.65 by TheBeerMaster1 from New York

Sep 23, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by B_B from California

Sep 16, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Sep 15, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by Walnut from Missouri

Sep 11, 2018
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.79/5  rDev 0%
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...
Sep 09, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Sep 04, 2018
Rated: 2.49 by chiefz1 from New York

Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 3.72 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois

Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by tzat from Michigan

Aug 28, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by VaporDome from New York

Aug 26, 2018
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Reviewed by brewale4me from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
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.
Aug 21, 2018
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
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.
Aug 21, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Aug 14, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Aug 09, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by Leiermann from Pennsylvania

Aug 01, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by TXRobbo from Texas

Jul 29, 2018
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
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
Jul 28, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by Tigerbrau from Louisiana

Jul 21, 2018
Rated: 3.54 by Smoky54 from Georgia

Jul 20, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Jul 15, 2018
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Rated by BillRoth from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Jul 15, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
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.
Jul 09, 2018
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
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!!!
Jul 09, 2018
Rated: 3.47 by npendres from Wisconsin

Jul 08, 2018
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
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;
Jul 04, 2018
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.
Jun 30, 2018
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