Can-O-Bliss: Tropical IPA
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Can-O-Bliss: Tropical IPACan-O-Bliss: Tropical IPA
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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #1,422
Ranked #12,282
3.97 | pDev: 8.06%
Wednesday at 02:34 AM
Aug 21, 2018
Very Good
Can-O-Bliss: Tropical IPACan-O-Bliss: Tropical IPA
Notes: The Can-O-Bliss IPA Series will offer beer drinkers a variety of innovative IPA flavors throughout the year, showcasing unprecedented combinations of new and experimental hops from around the world.
The first release, Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA, is a juicy, sunset-hued rogue wave of tropical fruit flavors featuring clean, complex Mosaic, citrusy Azacca, fruity Galaxy, aromatic El Dorado and pungent Idaho 7 hops.
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4 by BEER88 from Washington on Wednesday at 02:34 AM
3.83 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela on Apr 17, 2022
4 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts on Jan 16, 2022
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4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by lwillitz from Wisconsin

12-oz can into New Belgium globe

A - cloudy yellow body under 2 fingers of white

S - tropical fruits

T - tropical fruits, floral, pepper

M - medium body, medium carbonation

O - very pleasant IPA

Jan 01, 2022
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4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by allengarvin from Texas

Pale peach-colored pour, with a moderate head. Aroma is spot on, offering fruity, slightly resiny notes. More bitter than many hazy IPAs, but with a lot of fruity hoppy flavor notes, together with sweet malt. It's strong enough to finish a little sweeter than dry, with lingering hop flavor. Excellent body, not too heavy for the strength, but substantial. Excellent IPA, ask expected from Oskar Blues.

Dec 11, 2021
3.96 by DOCRW from Washington on Nov 28, 2021
4.1 by Zigzach from Florida on Nov 13, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 1+ finger finely pored ivory head that receded slowly to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: pineapple;

T: pineapple and orange from start to finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: not especially interesting, but good;

Sep 13, 2021
4 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Aug 09, 2021
4.05 by hester7 from Texas on Jul 29, 2021
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4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(12 oz can, canned 02/26/21; gifted a cold single... poured into a fat tulip)

L: tall, frothy sponge of foam atop a hazy, sooty light-amber liquid... head recedes to chunky mountains, crusty lace above the cloud line

S: mango, papaya, Turkish delight?... tropical fruits nectar, maybe a slight fruit-punch vibe... passion fruit, yeah ok I guess... strident ethanol gradually sharpens

T: tropical notes fan out quietly to the perimeters as a familiar, earthy dank hop core leaps in front; floral-herbal dust-crusted dried fruit... marmalade-y resins... peppery-ish aftertaste, of course, awash in a sea of fruit sludge...

F: kind of an inflated touch; bouncy light-bodied with a soft, foamy-bulbous texture... more legs and drags as it goes

O: not sure how or why one would drink more than 1-2 of these in a sitting, if only drinking beer(ss)... tasty and 'tropical' but delicately sluggish (1780)

Jul 14, 2021
4.06 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Jul 10, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Pours a semi-cloudy (~30% opacity), medium, pale-golden color with a strong white head. SRM of 7. (4.00)

Aroma: Moderate tropical aromas of grapefruit, orange, and tropical pineapple. Some more orange citrus underneath. (3.75)

Flavor: Moderate flavors of tropical grapefruit citrus, orange, pineapple, with a citrus pith of bitterness on the end. Lots of tropical and juice flavor here, but with a citrus pith and bitterness component too. The citrus astringency lingers. (3.75)

Feel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Leaves a juicy astrigency on the palate off the end. (3.75)

Compared to New Belgium's V2K IPA 7/5/21: Pours a darker color that is clearer. More citrus, pineapple, and pithy bitterness. Less red grapefruit, blood orange, guava, papaya.

Overall: A pretty standard macro "juicy" IPA. It has the classic orange, grapefruit, and pineapple flavors. Not unlike Hazy Little Thing or Foggy Geezer. Not intensely hazy or juicy, but just so for a macro IPA. This one doesn't quite cross the line into full-hazy, because it has a citrus pith astringency off the end. (Final Rating: 3.77)

Jul 05, 2021
4 by florisj135 from Virginia on Jul 05, 2021
4.16 by RPBeerdude from Colorado on May 31, 2021
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3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by ThaneMcC from Germany

Dusty cloudy ipa with taste to match- not bad- just not the tropical hazy ipa that I anticipated. Maybe I got a bad one- got a few more to drink in this sampler pack- I’ll revisit this review if repetition reveals qualities ...
Not terrible- but not what I expected from the great Oskar brewery

May 27, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lampro from Virginia

Very fruity aroma right off the bat. Drinking it straight from the fridge the bitterness is a bit harsh, but mellows a bit a the beer warms.

May 03, 2021
3.5 by jcarlosv from Florida on Apr 21, 2021
3 by prisdefer from New York on Apr 17, 2021
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3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by KT3418 from Colorado

I'll probably need to revist this, it is definitely not the best thing I've had but I like it enough to try more by the brewery as a whole as this is actually my first experience with them. The "tropical" is a super reach of a word though to sound different. I could definitely see myself liking this more after I couple more tries though.

Apr 04, 2021
4.5 by jtnord from Colorado on Mar 31, 2021
3.6 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico on Mar 22, 2021
4.01 by HighwayChile from Kansas on Mar 07, 2021
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3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

12oz. can served in a shaker pint. Pours a dull, hazy orange with a tight, quarter inch bright white head. Nose reveals herbal notes and citrus rind. Taste expresses biscuit malts, citrus essence and finishes with some light herbal elements. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (closer to light) with a spritzy carbonation. Overall, not overly tropical; however, fairly drinkable with a well-hidden abv.

Mar 07, 2021
3.34 by Chipwells from Georgia on Feb 25, 2021
4 by runlikeakenyan from Indiana on Feb 12, 2021
4.51 by teamgalt from Massachusetts on Feb 07, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GStone899 from Minnesota

Oskar blues has a tough time fucking up a beer. This one is another solid installment. This is like a mix between a hazy and an american IPA. Really tasty and a high ABV that is disguised by the great tropical fruit flavors. This is really refreshing and a very solid beer.

Feb 07, 2021
4 by drstalker from Illinois on Dec 15, 2020
4 by strengthdoc from Connecticut on Dec 13, 2020
4.31 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania on Dec 11, 2020
4 by twax from Florida on Dec 06, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BigMac59 from Texas

Pours a shallow head which dissipates fairly quickly.
Color is somewhere between a hazy golden to straw yellow.
Good tropical aroma.
The taste is definitely tropical fruit and more hoppy than malty.
Mouthfeel is nice. Carbonation with a clean finish.
Overall a nice beer.

Nov 29, 2020
3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas on Oct 28, 2020
3 by VaporDome from New York on Oct 16, 2020
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

12oz can out tha variety pack. Truncated notes:

way easy to drink
more like 5% not 7%
tropical fruit juice in perfect balance with the wort
i could drink it for days
when fresh 'n cold this stands with the best IPAs


Oct 08, 2020
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JayQue from Virginia

Very tasty IPA. Looks like a NE IPA on the pour. Big foamy white head with good retention, bands of lacing on the glass and a hazy, straw-yellow color. Aroma and flavor are more robust than the NE IPAs I have been drinking. I know this beer is classified as IPA -American, but it seems more NE....and a much better than average NE. The bitterness is subdued, but the tropical fruit is really showcased here. I am no expert on tropical fruit, but this is not just a touch of pineapple. There is fairly complex fruit flavors going on here and it is very enjoyable. Mouthfeel is rich with mild bitterness. Goes down very easy. In all, this one is a winner!!!!

Oct 06, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mothmanscott from Georgia

Pours an opaque deep gold producing 4 fingers of beige, moderately lasting, billowy soap foam head that leaves a Jack Frost coating of lace on the sides of the glass as it recedes to a bubbly collar and thick surface island. Aroma is big, juicy tropical fruit of various sorts, tangerine and grapefruit with pine and herbal hints swimming in the pale malt. Taste is a mouth-filling burst of fruity flavors: tropical fruit heavy with tangerine, grapefruit and a hint of melon, slightly dense but succulent. The malt is pale and delicate. Finishes clean with a low level of short-lived bitterness. Aftertaste is a delicate fruitiness that is short-lived. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation, juicy, slightly slick but heavy, tongue coating and mouth filling. Well balanced. A nice example of what the brewery intended it to be based on their description.

Sep 27, 2020
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3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by williamv0123 from Texas

Fruity...less piney and hoppy that I would have thought. Very good though.

Sep 23, 2020
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3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Suds from Missouri

This brew is a very hazy, cloudy liquid...topped with a foamy white head. The aroma is very fruity...tropical, citrus and mango. Nice scent. The taste is balanced with plenty of fruit flavor. Full body and drinkable.

Sep 12, 2020
Can-O-Bliss: Tropical IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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