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

Can-O-Bliss: Hazy IPACan-O-Bliss: Hazy IPA
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,531
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #10,917
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 8.31%
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
225
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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
 
Colorado, United States
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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: 77 | Ratings: 225 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Sigmund from Norway

3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

355 ml can, from Vinmonopolet (Kvadrat or Nettbutikken). ABV is 7.2%. Slightly hazy golden colour, large white head. Moderate but pleasant aroma of fruity, spicy and herbal hops, hints of crushed white grapes. Medium sweet flavour, with the same elements as the aroma. Low bitterness.

Apr 12, 2021
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tracycramer from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Perfectly adequate hazy IPA, which in this market filled with perfectly adequate IPAs, merits it a grade B rating. In other words, there is nothing to distinguish it. You can do better than this.

Mar 29, 2021
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trevormajor from Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can, born on 7/4/20, poured into a mason jar at 43 degrees F:
L - golden, somewhat hazy, with a white head that lingered
S - a bit of bread and hops
T - nice bitter flavor
F - medium mouthfeel with carbonation throughout, but not too much
O - nice hazy, very good flavor

Feb 05, 2021
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Stamped on can bottom canning date is '08/05/20' (almost three months in the can). From a variety pack.
Pale gold colored body, with some cloudiness. Two fingers of white head upon pouring. As this recedes good strings of lacing are left behind.
Aroma of peach and melon, along with some apricot.
Taste is sweet and fruity, with the melon and peach being prominent. Bitterness was not included in this beer.
Medium mouth feel, with a soft texture. Very good carbonation.
There is a very slight bite at the end, but no bitterness to speak of. Easy to drink. Probably too sweet to session.

Nov 03, 2020
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VABA from Virginia

4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice hazy vibrant golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has nice citrus and floral hints
The taste follows the nose with a balanced citrus and floral flavor
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A good NEIPA

Oct 18, 2020
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hk117 from Hong Kong

3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can - very hazy just like the name suggests. A sweeter IPA with flavours of biscuit, pineapple and ripe tropical fruits. Hoppiness is low for an IPA but highly drinkable.

Oct 04, 2020
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Shanex from France

4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I could purchase this beer in my local beer store, for about 4€ just this morning.

I poured it into a Guinness Pint leaving a two inches white head fading fast. 7,2% ABV.

It’s an orange and very opaque looking brew.

On the nose, orange, apricot, mango, lemon and peach which makes for a nice “tropical” mix to it.

Taste following the nose, the aforementioned fruits are predominant, this is an easy drinking NEIPA, with a slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is a medium-bodied with a good carbonation, and pretty creamy.

Overall: This is excellent! Outstanding take on the hazy IPA from Oskar Blues, off the handful of NEIPA/Hazy beers I’ve had, I believe that this one is more balanced, less “juicy” and has a more bitter finish. Definitely worthy, and I’d buy again if given the chance.

Sep 27, 2020
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CHickman from New York

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

Nice aroma and even though it’s a Hazy IPA, it has plenty of west coast flavor with lots of piney notes, buttery biscuits and peppery spices to go along with the grapefruit, orange peel and citrus tastes. Very drinkable, good stuff.

Sep 14, 2020
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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

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

12oz can poured into a snifter.

A: Dull golden color with a haze that is uniform and opaque, but stops well short of being pea soup. Fine-bubbled white head with sticky, thin lacing webs.

S: Orange zest, apricot, mango, peach, pineapple, candied lemon. Highly tropical and juicy in aroma. Sweet bud nuggets. Maybe a faint whiff of garden herbs. Light toast and cracker malt base.

T: Star fruit, melon rind, lemon peel, big orange zest pull, pineapple. Mild leafy and earthy hop tones too. Cut grass. Mild bitterness. Malt base starts with a quick pound cake sort of sweetness, but goes a bit crackery in the end. As a whole, the beer ends up on the medium-dry side. Finishes relatively quick and dry with an earthy bitterness.

M: Medium bodied. Soft creaminess and a bit of fluff, but also good and stiff carbonation and a sense of crispness. Some enamel-gripping hop astringency.

O: It's a pretty solid brew. Great nose that pops, and the relative dryness and crispness elevates drinkability to a good extent. That said, I don't feel this will meet "hazeboi" expectations. Those people want swamp water haze, uber tropical and fruity flavors that dominate, and a sweeter overall inclination. This is a more refined brew that has better balance and a lot more drinkability though, and I can get behind that.

Sep 02, 2020
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defunksta from North Dakota

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a completely hazy, 90% opaque, pale light orange color with an SRM of 7.5. (4.25)

Aroma: Strong aromas of peach, stonefruit, pineapple, orange, and tropical melon. Lots of peach here. Some citrus/pineapple to back it up. (4.25)

Flavor: Flavor follows with lots of astringent peach/stonefruit. This is followed by a strong strawberry pineapple flavor. Then it finishes into a distinct melon (but not berry) sweetness on the end. Finishes sort of sweet as expected. (4.25)

Feel: Medium-bodied, Sort of creamy, but actually I think the astringency makes it quite crisp. Not too creamy, but only hints of it. Finishes with a sort of OJ astringency on the end. (3.75)

Compared to SN Hazy Little Thing 8/23/20: Pours a lighter color. Stronger aromas. More peach/stonefruit and juicy citrus on the aroma. Less resinous orange nectar, pine, and soap. Stronger aromas/flavors overall. Winner: Can-O-Bliss is more true to style.

Overall: Quite impressed at how they did this one. As others have said it has great stonefruit flavors. The appearance is spot on. Strong aromas and flavors overall. Juicy as it should be. The mouthfeel is a bit crisp, but otherwise good. One of the better and more impressive macro hazies on the market. Incredibly flavorful! This one is worth buying again. (Final Rating: 4.20)
*Worth comparing to Pseudosue probably*

Aug 23, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

S: Citrus and tropical fruit up front along with lighter floral tones

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and tropical fruit notes along with lighter floral and earthy notes. Lightly bitter. Finishes with lingering citrus

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice hazy IPA that is easy to drink. Nothing too special

Aug 18, 2020
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Scotchboy from Idaho

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap in Meridian ID. Served in a chalice.

A: Hazy straw-gold with a decently creamy white head that laces well.

S: Hoppy and fruity, juicy; stone fruit and tropical fruit; complimentary underlying malt presence lends to the sweetness.

T: Fresh hops; blood orange & rind; pink grapefruit and tropical fruit.

MF: Smooth with a clean finish.

O: This is a winner, I enjoy this one more than the other Can-O-Bliss offering I tried a few months ago.

Aug 14, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

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

I got a can of this beer out of a mixed 12pck I bought at a convenient store just down the road from my Sista- in-laws house in Painesville OH. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had bright citrus peel notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with dank fruit presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

Jul 30, 2020
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eppCOS from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perhaps one of the best deals out there in IPA, in a sixer. This is my Budweiser IPA.
L - golden, orb-orange glow, carries head if you pour aggressively, decent lacing too.
S - great orange-pith-grapefruit-dank-onion aromas here, not layered, but there.
T - solid palate impression, smooth tropical IPA juice here; not as dense as the best East Coasters, but also a HELL of a lot cheaper. This is what Colorado 'standard' IPA should taste like, for the juice-lovers.
F - Good carbonation, keeps the fizz, doesn't bloat, and smooth enough to down several. Gotta watch out, still over 7%
O - a really great deal for a sixer and stays good for up to 10 weeks no problem.

Jul 21, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz can from Hops & Bottles. Pale golden yellow, hazy, small spotty white head. Aroma is weedy, tropical, melon, dank. Taste brings more fruity flavors, earthy, herbal. Light bitterness and a dry finish.

Jul 21, 2020
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MrOH from Malta

4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow, thin white head, ok retention, streaky lace
Lots of generic tropical fruit and citrus aroma
More bitter than most NEIPAs, which I like. Flavor follows the aroma, but it has an earthiness that I can't readily identify. Not bad, and if it were an English IPA, it'd be dope. It's just not what I expect in this style.
Clean, light and satisfying. Doesn't suffer from being cloying or flabby like many in this style.

Jul 20, 2020
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

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

The beer is a hazy orange/gold color. It has a medium-sized white head that persists well and leaves a good amount of lace.
Fruity aroma, both citrus and tropical.
Orange taste up front, hint of grapefruit later. Melon.
Medium-bodied, easy-drinking. Maybe too easy.

Jul 19, 2020
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the_awesometeer from California

3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Guess they can never sell this in a bottle... (get it? because its called CAN-o-bliss). Very nice well balanced IPA. Hazy straw color, head faded rather quickly. Nice medium feel.

Jul 18, 2020
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SmokySignals from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

can pour into ipa glass -
4 finger dense head on a light straw hazy body
smells great - citrus/tropicsl hops, gets slight dank/scallion note later
taste is good, easy light sweet sparkle , not much barley in this...sigh
dam sure good enough for $1 each- nothing awesome, except the price, quality, availability- enjoy many, cheaply

Jul 14, 2020
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Beaver13 from Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, canned 4/8/20. Pours hazy orange gold with a big rocky white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet soapy fruit with a little resiny hop.

The flavor is sweet and slightly buttery bready malt with fruity hops and a little resin. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a good NE IPA.

Jul 14, 2020
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.24/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can. Last one in the CANarchy mix pack. Holy shit, that name. Reeeeeeeaching for a weed reference. Cringey. Anyway, I think this is the only one that's called out as a "Hazy" beer in the mix pack. It's no more hazy than one of the other beers in there that came out in 2012. Aroma mostly hits on that tropical fruit smoothie, milky hazy-style thing. There is a noticeable malt element. Smells too balanced; you can tell a larger craft brewery made it. They cannot let the reigns off and actually make a really hazy beer; a beer thats completely off-kilter and flawed but still tastes great. Flavor is fine but it tastes exactly, exactly, exactly like every larger craft brewery that tries to makes these beers at a high production level. Just doesn't have the soul. The head brewer at Oskar Blues is definitely too well taught in the standards of brewing to let an actual haze-bomb out to retail (and it wouldn't hold up long enough to meet their freshness quality standards even if they did). Long story short - bigger craft brewers cannot make this style of beer correctly while still selling it to their entire distro footprint. Doesn't mean that making this training-wheels version really satiates a need. Anyone can walk to the store and get a much better version of this beer. There are literally 40 different 4-packs on any given shelf in any given state that do this beer style better. I've been over this style for a couple years now too, so this isn't coming from a devout haze bro. Just sorta sick of this weird toe-in-the-water version of this style of beer. In a mix pack with 3 other IPAs that do not go out of their way to be "hazy", this one is clearly the dud. Oh, did I mention the name sucks?

Jul 11, 2020
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 6/6/20. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy yellowish golden; big fluffy off-white head that falls slowly leaving great thick retention and sticky frothy lacing. It looks like your typical "New England IPA". The aromas are citrus forward. Some crackers and fresh bread. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose. Orange leads the way along with other citrus notes. Some coconut in the mix. Some fresh grass. Subtle sweetness. Low bitterness. Finishes juicy. Malts do their thing. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's soft, fluffy, smooth, slightly sharp, smooth and easy to drink.

This is an alright "New England IPA". It's honestly nothing crazy for the style, but it's not bad. It's simply clean and refreshing.

Jul 06, 2020
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futiledevices from South Dakota

3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Diverges a bit from the typical hazy fruit bomb - still lots of green melon, some mango and papaya, but backed up with a bit of green tea grassiness that prevents this from being yet another citrus+mango hazy brew. I dig it. Canned 6/2, drank 7/4

Jul 05, 2020
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RPBeerdude from Colorado

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

Overall a tasty hazy IPA. Very drinkable, smooth, citrusy, no bite at the end. Well balanced and enjoyable. I agree with another review that this one falls in the danger zone of a very easy drinking 7.2% ABV.

Jun 25, 2020
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can

pale yellow golden, hazy, white head. good lacing. citrus, melon, papaya hop notes. taste is somewhat sweet, but a mild underlying bitterness, so it's not too cloying. softer feel.

Jun 07, 2020
Can-O-Bliss: Hazy IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 225 ratings