Can-O-Bliss: Hazy | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hazy, unfiltered IPA brewed w/ Strata, Cashmere, Enigma, Hallertau Blanc & Eureka hops. Flavors of stone fruit, melon & peach.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
44
pDev:
7.98%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 44
Photo of Goodxcharly
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I just popped the top on a Ice! cold Hazy!
Wow! A good! beer and value. I feel lucky! as I have been drinking beer for 45 years and have picked a few losers.

Don't waste your money on those other over priced 6 packs. This one delivers.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid IPA, nicely balanced. Kinda boring though. If you like IPAs but want something more as a "background" beer and not the center of the conversation, this is for you.

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Photo of MaddenDalyBrokaw
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great thick haze. Notes of green, citrus, a bit of banana. Complex flavor mix, including forward bitter and citrus hops, mango. A bit aggressive on the carbonation. Great finish.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid all around, and more evidence that OB, especially for the money, has an outstandingly solid portfolio of beers across a very wide spectrum.

Soft haze, light gold body, soapy and lingering head.

Familiar hazy IPA citrus and greenery aromas, with nice biscuit and mineral notes. Also a pleasant dankness with strong citrus rind in the backend.

Multi-layered and extremely drinkable flavor profile. Not charting new territory in the NE IPA world, just mass-producing a very quality product that we’ll-represents the category. Citrusy, grassy, pleasantly green, dank, with a just about perfect semi-sweet note on the very end of the sip. Very clean and probably a little dangerous as a 7% beer.

Love the feel. Silky and soft and perfectly carbonated.

Not the most memorable NE IPA around, and I wouldn’t say there’s much of a canibus element, besides the general green dankness. But it’s a very good beer, and to date my favorite hazy IPA from one of the large breweries with a national footprint (i.e., SN, New Belgium, Boston Beer, etc).

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a super hazy orange color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma of the brew is strong of a orange juice smell mixed with tons of tropical fruit aromas of tangerine, mango, and pineapple. Along with these smells comes some pine and herbal hop smell mixed with just a hint of bread and a little bit of yeast and some hay.
Taste – The taste begins as the nose would have suggested with a strong tropical fruit and orange juice flavor. Along with these flavors are some tastes of grapefruit hop as well as some pine hop. These hop tastes are lighter initially but get quite a bit stronger as the tastes advances with some yeast and a little bit of herbal hop coming to the tongue. Toward the end some tastes of a herbal hop and a little bit of a doughty taste comes to the tongue to leave one with a sweet orange juice but nicely hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was on the average side in terms of thickness and chewiness with a carbonation level that was on the average side. For the orange juice and tropical fruit flavors of the brew, as well as the moderate hop profile, the feel is spot on and makes for a very easy drinking and delicious brew.
Overall – This was a fantastic brew. Very tasty and still easy drinking with a huge orange juice and citrus flavor as well as a nice hop profile and a little bit of yeast.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My 600th beer review! 12oz can poured into a Duvel tulip. Canned on 4/15/19 printed on bottom of can. Of COURSE it was canned that week. So this is only about 2-3 weeks old. Quite fresh. Also says HAZE ARE FOR HORSES on bottom of can. Part of a grocery store six pack mixer for $10.

Appearance - Not exactly true to its name, its body is more than hazy... it's absolutely opaque deep dank yellow. Like a duller pineapple juice. Medium offwhite head with decent stick and moderate low retention. Head breaks down in uneven tufts. A swirl easy reinvigorates the head. I'm just glad it doesn't look more like bong water. 4

Smell - Mild-medium dank grass but also a sweet fruity roundness to the body. Almost like orange juice and pineapple juice mixed. A slight swirl invigorates the head and gives a spritz of alcohol that was hiding under the body. Actually quite appetizing. 5

Taste - I definitely imparts some of that dank quality it suggests by the name. Interesting and enjoyable, but nothing amazing. 4

Mouthfeel - Immediately coats the mouth with an almost oily residue. Full bodied yet refreshing. The slightest astringency to help clean the palate. After a swirl, the suddenly formed head isn't exactly creamy but it's the closest thing to it without being it. 4.5

Overall - Easy going enough to be a session beer, but has enough full bodied character to slow down your sipping speed. Well done for a gimmick beer. 4

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reimagining the Can-O-Bliss series as a New England styled hazy IPA, the brewers at Oskar Blues reach for the complex hop blend of Enigma, Cashmere, Strata, Eureka and Hallertau Blanc hops for promises of peach, stone fruit and melon to take the taste of haze mainstream.

Slightly more hazy on gold than with the Tropical version, the Hazy Can-O-Bliss version comes with the same with an amber depth and with the opaque appearance and a creamy off white froth to appease the eye while a tease of tropical fruit, lcitrus, candied stone fruit and a potpourri all-things-fruit punch once more. A rich maltiness of honey and sugar cookie come with a rounded smoothness of pastry and shortbread to brace against the flavor of hops.

But the story is about the hops as the burst of tropical fruit impressions overtake the patient malts for a candied fruit taste of mango, papaya, pineapple, peach, apricot and cantaloup and a hint of dates. A show of red grapefruit and oranges bring a citrusy set of complexities with a late palate fueled by a smooth bitterness of chive, spruce and cedar.

Medium bodied and trending slightly drier and moderately light in bitterness, a refreshing and highly drinkable taste of fruit cocktail comes with a spike of botanical gin, fresh spruce and gentle spicy resins for a final taste of peach and apricot that extend into a medium long aftertaste.

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Can-O-Bliss: Hazy from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 44 ratings