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

Can-O-Bliss: Hazy IPACan-O-Bliss: Hazy IPA
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,993
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,331
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 8.79%
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
164
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Can-O-Bliss: Hazy IPACan-O-Bliss: Hazy IPA
Notes: Hazy, unfiltered IPA brewed with Strata, Cashmere, Enigma, Hallertau Blanc and Eureka hops. Flavors of stone fruit, melon and peach.
Reviews: 52 | Ratings: 164 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale hazy yellow leaning towards green with an off white head that leaves mounds of lace.

Stone fruit, citrus, pine, floral notes, backed by a sharp slightly sour earthiness.

Peach, orange and pineapple, leaning to pine and bitter grass, with a touch of bread malt.

Monday at 01:27 AM
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Six pack copped from Vauxhall. Pours a hazy, copper hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with notes of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile. Decent.

May 30, 2020
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent & somewhat hazed gold with 2+ fingers of fluffy pearl colored head. Great lacing & very nice head retention

S: Mango & papaya in spades, fades as it warms a bit

T: Follows the nose, passion fruit as well, some tangerine as well up front. Passion fruit & papaya are there as this warms along with dryness, plus a little green melon. Finishes dry with green melon & papaya & peach

MF: Medium body, fairly assertive carbonation, nice balance

A nice take on the style, if it had started as strong as it finished, this would up there

May 26, 2020
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HalfFull from California

3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass. This can-o-bliss pours a hazy maple with a half inch of porous foam. Nose is light for the style, bit of citrus.

Taste is equally nondescript with just a slight wave of citrus on the finish. Decent mouthfeel for what it is, though perhaps a bit harsh on the finish for the style. No major flaws other than not really taking a swing. A single down the line, and no surprise coming from Oskar Blues. I'm just glad Jai Alai is holding steady, for now.

Note; Canned on 04/14/2020 so fairly fresh. Overall just a mediocre stab at the style, like they brewed it because they thought they had to.

May 25, 2020
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a orange color with a 3 finger white head that leaves nice lacing.

Moderate smell of sweet tropical fruits, faint citrus and pine.

Taste follows the nose with sweet pineapple and mango leading the way. Just a bit of bitterness to balance.

Mouthfeel and carbonation are medium-light. Drinks easy enough.

This has the typical candy hop profile that many breweries are producing these days. Pretty good with no off flavors and the alcohol is hidden well. Nothing new but well done.

May 21, 2020
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz 2019 can served in a lager glass.
Pours with a hazy, almost cloudy, amber colored body topped by a very good white head.
Aroma: fruity, piney and lightly dank.
The juicy flavor follows.

Dec 07, 2019
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jadpsu from Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Via Laurel:
LOOK: Pours a near clear gold with minimal haze and a fluffy white head that slowly recedes leaving some significant side glass lace.
AROMA: Tropical and citrus fruits dominate. Malt backbone, pine nuts, along with some earthy notes also noted.
TASTE: Apricot is strongest, followed by some mango.
Drying after taste.
This was a very good IPA>

Oct 31, 2019
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biiru_ojisan from Japan

1.94/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Disclaimer: This was canned on 06/20/2019 and reviewing it on 10/22/2019. Fresher examples are bound to be significantly better. If I come across a fresher can in the future, I will re-review this beer.

Pours an actually fairly clear golden, which only becomes hazy if you pour the dregs in. Head is a fluffy bone-white.

Aroma has a sickly sweet candied tropical fruits thing going on. Gives an impression of being more malt forward in the way that it smells sweet. A bready and crackery malt note hangs out under the hop note.

Flavor is sickly sweet. Reminds me of cheap "tropical fruit" flavored syrup. The tropical notes in this die off fairly quickly and the beer quickly gets very aqueous. It also has a touch of aspirin. Adding the dregs in gives the bear a touch of a bready note, helping to temper the flavor. The sweetness does fade a touch towards the tail end of the sip.

The mouthfeel is medium-thick bodied with moderate, prickly carbonation. The alcohol warmth isn't too noticeable, especially for a 7.2% beer.

Overall, I can't recommend this beer at the moment, but judging from other peoples reviews, fresh examples seem to be pretty good. Unfortunately, I'm reviewing this out of season, and can't recommend anybody pick up a can of this when it's 5 months after canning.

Oct 23, 2019
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summitsix from California

4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very well balanced and drinkable hazy IPA

12 ounce can poured in a tulip glass
Packaged on 9/4/19, and it's 10/11/19 (just outside my one month window)

L: Hazy! with a nice creamy head, small bubbles streaming up to the top
S: The Strata hops shine, citrusy and tropical aromas, with a hint of cannabis for complexity
T: It's awesome, nice citrus and stone fruits notes well balanced with a just right malt backbone
F: Velty
O: A very well made hazy IPA from Oskar Blues

Oct 12, 2019
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Spikester from Oregon

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very hazy gold with two fingers of bone color head. Rings of lace appear as the level drops.
Smell is floral hops fruity lightly green.
Taste is tropical fruit mango green lightly dank and bready malts.
Mouthfeel is slick and soft. The finish is lightly dry and mildly bitter.
Overall an easy drinking beer. Well done Oskar Blues!

Oct 10, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a goblet from draft at The Vine on June 22, 2019. Looks unfiltered but lacks the haze and body of a true New England style. It does have some very nice stone fruit notes.

Oct 02, 2019
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste: crisp and fruity, sweet, pineapple, grapefruit, smooth finish. Tangy,fruity, grapefruit nose. Golden hue, unfiltered, with foamy head and lace. Medium body. Not overtly hoppy.

Sep 28, 2019
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a hazy golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits. Taste is strong of citrus, some pineapple, bitterness is fairly mild. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall it's a decent beer, but nothing special.

Sep 16, 2019
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Definitely a hazy looking beer. Not much head. Light carbonation. Juicy like pineapple and grapefruit. A mixed aroma of hops, pineapple, grapefruit and citrus. A smooth mixture with mostly grapefruit taste. A touch of bitterness on the back end and a little sweetness. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly thin. Overall a good hazy IPA. Rather aged as canned on 04/25/19

Sep 13, 2019
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jmc65267 from Georgia

3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty nice IPA. Nothing super special but I would buy again for sure. Very good smell, it’s Hazy that’s for sure. Sipping it watching TNF was quite enjoyable.

Sep 13, 2019
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osheamatth from New York

3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another one straight out of a can so the look...I'll say it looked fine and dandy. Had some serious carbonation so I'd say it would have poured a nice big head. Plenty of notes in the nose (through the little opening lol) but earthy vibe of plant matter, cantaloupe, pine cone and a touch of the tropics. Those notes are followed up but some dissipation of strength in them. Yes some tropics, hops and melon but not very complex on the palate. Decent enough drink but in comparison to other hazy NEIPA, it's not much to crow over.

Sep 09, 2019
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DoctorZombies from Florida

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque pale gold (4+) with big mousse-like white foam; long lasting cap retention; solid ring; heavy lacing. Lemongrass and light earthy hops nose. Lemongrass and overripe tropical fruit - mango and pineapple; melon; no bitterness; semi sweet malt base. Medium minus body; not full, fluffy or juicy; no hop astringency; moderate carbonation; clean feel. Overall, another commercial NEIPA “lite” beer for the masses; perhaps, given the monicker “Mountain” IPA, the Brewer is just cashing in on the current craze for “hazy” beers with no allusion to offering a NEIPA, which this beer clearly is not...yes, it has no bitterness, but it is barely hazy, and it is clean, crisp, light and easy drinking and not within the NEIPA style Guidelines, or similar to other NEIPAs I’ve had; I like it and will gladly finish the 6, but the flavor, while good enough, is not what I want in an IPA.

Sep 09, 2019
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic pint glass canned on 7/22/19. Pours a dark yellow orange with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves a spotty wall of lace as it slowly settles with excellent retention. 4

Smell is tangerine garlic, onion, pineapple, mango, and grapefruit rind. 4

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium, more carbonation than most in this style, sticky and slightly dry, and at 7.2% ABV loaded with flavor and extremely drinkable. 4

Overall I have been loving this sauce, it has that old school garlic/onion flavor to go with all the tropical flavors and at $10.49 a 6 pack my wallet approves. All 3 in the series have really impressed, but this one is my favorite. Summit hops I believe gives it the garlic/onion hit? 4

Sep 08, 2019
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laketang from Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks hazy orange
Fluffy white head
Some nice lacing
Fruity. Grassy, tangerine
Peach. Mango. Apricot
Malt backbone, pleasant bitterness
Watery, light body
An alright drinker, not special

Sep 08, 2019
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.62/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can from 7/5/19 canned at 7:31 pm
Opened and reviewed on 8/29/19

Hazy gold with silver tones. An active white foam forms adequate. Settles down pretty quickly. Bare bones for left overs.

The aroma starts flowing the second you pop the can. Heady tropical fruits, lead by citrus and pineapple. Raw hop cone lupilin dust.. very "green" fresh, wet smelling. Pilsner, wheat and golden malty aromatics blend with these hops perfectly for the New England hazy style IPA.

The hop complexity in the flavor is pretty awesome. The hops taste very fresh, if you can imagine crushing up fresh hop cones... That's what I'm getting. Earthy, herbal and tropical tasting, all together grooving along, rolling around the palate. The malt is golden sunny and crispy, a nice light bite that has a pilsner and wheat malt thing happening.
Speaking of crisp... the mouthfeel is very bright, crisp and grainy from both the hops and malt. Malt gets a bit heady later on, medium bodied with a refreshing effect and grainy, dry finish.
The flavor finishes off with some seriously earthy flavors as the hops now taste and feel more dry hopped style. Like, I said complexity is high because it keeps changing and morphing as the session rolls on.

Can-O-Bliss... Hazy dose it. Indeed.

Aug 29, 2019
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can with a canned on date of 7/5/19; into a pint glass.
Appearance- densely cloudy; deep straw yellow with a thin off white head that leaves very little in the way of lacing.
Smell - orange juice with strong peach and pineapple notes!
Taste - mimics the aroma, but more grapefruit as opposed to orange!
Feel - sweetness is low and bitterness and flavor are there, but there’s enough juice to hold back that IPA feel.
Overall- juicy, but not overwhelmingly so; IPA backbone is intact, it’s very tasty and price point is very reasonable!

Aug 27, 2019
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a hazy yellow with a full head.

Aroma is piney and tropical.

Taste matches aroma with lots of pithy bitterness.

Aug 24, 2019
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flagmantho from Washington

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a tulip. Canned 7/29/19.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a moderate haze and a thick finger of frothy eggshell foam. It's hazy, all right.

Smell: hops have an earthy, tropical fruit aroma, reminiscent of papaya, along with some lighter floral elements. I like it.

Taste: light, floral and fruity; there's a bit of a heavier underlying sweetness that is probably explained by its 7.2% ABV. There are definitely some good flavors going on here.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: not a session smasher, but still a tasty and drinkable hazy.

Aug 19, 2019
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wheatyweiss from Wisconsin

3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Perfect.

Poured a hazy light straw with a two finger soapy head that laces outrageously. Sticky, sticky head.

Aroma is hops up front. Hops are pineapple skin and resinous pine. Hops yeild to a light crackery malt, slight hard tack aroma.

Flavor is of resinous hop. Dank hops that slightly allow a cracker malt smack. Thin bodied malt which is amazing for the grain bill. Honey sweetness comes in and dries slightly but still finished slightly sweet.

Mouthfeel is thin and effervescent.

Pretty good for the ABV, but a bit lacking in flavor.

Aug 17, 2019
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haines710 from Delaware

4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great deal on fresh beer. Hard to find better than canned on 7/22 and drinking in early August here in Delaware. This hazy is on the biter side. I feel and smell the citrus but it is almost overwhelmed by the dank bitter finish. This is a beer to sip and savor not one to have with food, in my opinion.

Aug 12, 2019
Can-O-Bliss: Hazy IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 164 ratings