One-y
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #2,190
ABV:
4%
Score:
84
Ranked #39,322
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 9.67%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
55
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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
 
Colorado, United States
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One-yOne-y
Notes: 100-calorie hazy IPA. One-y is dry-hopped with El Dorado, Comet and Citra hops. Mosaic and French Aramis appear in the whirlpool.
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Photo of VoxRationis
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint; canned 01/15/19, code MIX IT UP.
A: Pours a hazy, straw to golden color with a two to three finger, white, foamy head, rim retention and some lacing.
S: Aromas lemon, lime, caramel, oregano, and coriander.
T: Dry. Flavors largely parrot the nose, but the citrus more grapefruit than lemon; hops herbal and really not that bitter (which is nice).
M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: Nice attempt at translating a NEIPA into a sessionable format. Like most of these, not quite on target, but certainly drinkable. Nice try, honestly.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Ugh, another hop water beer. The look and aroma gave me promise then the taste and thinness was another big let down. Low cal/session IPAs should be banned. Gives craft beer a bad name.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy yellow-orange color with a big billowy white head of foam. The head fades rather fast leaving a ton of big bubbly lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is very strong of tropical fruits of papaya and mango mixed with some aromas of tangerine and a bit of grapefruit. Along with these smells comes a little bit of a grassy and herbal smell, rounding out the aroma nicely.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather crisp cracker malt taste that is matched by a touch of tangerine and mango sweetness. Upfront there is also a rather strong showing of a grapefruit hop flavor as well as a bit of a pine and grass taste. As the taste advances the sweetness dwindles all while the hop tastes get a bit more dank in nature. In the end with the loss of sweet and the changes in the hop, one is left with a crisp and clean, somewhat dank and grapefruity taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is crisp and thin with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the mix of flavors and the light body the feel is fantastic and makes for a nice crisp sessionable sipper.

Overall – A nice low calorie session IPA overall. Lots of flavor with a refreshing feel. Very nice!!

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass: color is straw gold, slight haze, head is bright white with fine to small bubbles, some lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is citrus, stone fruit, very light toasty, grainy malt.

Taste is bright, zippy hops, then thin dry backing with limited malt notes; hops have grapefruit, herbs, and mixed fruit flavors.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, limited body, quite drying and bitter.

Overall a thinly malted session ipa with big hop aroma and flavor, presence just seems to biting and crisp to make it sessionable.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 oz can marked 12/22/19. Sampled on Feb 16, 2020.

It's supposed to look hazy but it doesn't. It has a golden appearance.

Citrus and fruit sensations greet my nose with a white bread background.

Thin, light mouthfeel.

Some sweetness in the taste but it is mostly the citrus. It's okay. Low calorie count but not something I'd go for again even on a diet.

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Photo of chinchill
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can with an October 2019 canning date stamp on the bottom.
Pours with a hazy pale golden body and a tall, foamy white head that has good retention but that leaves modest lacing.
Aroma: hints of bandaids and rubber render the hop profile way too close to that of decayed citrus fruit. The flavor follows but is milder and less dank than the aroma suggests.

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Photo of eaglemd83
4.14/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the best low calorie IPA I have tasted. Yes, it doesn't have the full body of most IPAs I like but at half the calories and ABV--- it's where I need to go to maintain a healthy weight and preserve my liver function. It's a little thin in the body, but compared with the rest of the pack it doesn't taste watered down like its competitors. Kudos for Oskar Blues for making a palatable beer that I hopefully won't wear around my waist.

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: gold/yellow color, decent head and lacing
S: piney, resinous
T: bitter, piney
F:no mouthfeel at all, watery, very unremarkable
O: this ain’t no NEIPA, it’s piney hop water

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Photo of beerwego
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Bought this against my gut, which normally tells be to avoid OB brews.

I can see lots of people commending this one for what it achieves in flavor and body in under 100 calories.....and much as I appreciate low-cal options and even seek them out...there is a hop here which is bringing me down that melon road, and I want no part of it.

I'd take a Narragansett Fresh Catch over this if looking for a light hoppy session beer.

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Photo of zeff80
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can. Poured out a hazy, golden yellow color with a good-sized head of white foam. It smelled of pineapple, citrus and caramel. Sweet melon and pineapple taste with some toasted caramel.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Remarkably flavorful for such a light bodied, light calorie option, Oskar Blues gets into the session IPA game with the help of El Dorado, Citra, Commet and French Aramis hops for a complex hop bomb with a shy side.

Pale and burnt orange, One-y quickly builds a soft ivory froth that leads to a scent of ripe tropical, citrus and stone fruit in a solid British ale scent. Fruity, herbal and spicy with hops, the perfumy ale translates to a sweeter, caramelized and shortbread maltiness as the ale hits the early palate.

The esters open up on the middle palate and cast an overlay of mango, orange, peach and dates onto the nutty malt sweetness. Yet as the ale dries as it nears finish, a culmination of bruised fruit and tobacco develops into a spicy bitterness of spruce, sun tea, cedar and verbena.

Medium light in body, the beer's bold flavor is in excess to the drying, bubbly textures that suggest something milder. Herbal and of macerated fruit peels, One-y takes on many of the more balanced nuances of British ale, including a slightly stale, olde ale character.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can with a canned on date of 10/1/19; into a pub glass.
Appearance- hazy, but can see through against the light; swirling bubbles that hold a medium, soapy white head; lacing is quite impressive!
Smell - heavy mango and passion fruit with some hidden pine!
Taste- more pine than fruit, but fairly flavorful for a low cal session.
Feel - light, but with the piney bitterness, it doesn’t feel overly so; nicely carbonated and bitter on the palate!
Overall- I’m not exactly sure how I feel here; on one hand I want to be “get off my lawn” with this low cal nonsense, yet on the other, I feel like I’m entering the point in my life that I need to cut back the ABV and the calories and this sure as hell beats falling into the ultra crowd...this is my first low cal, session, hazy IPA, so I’ll at least start with this being the bar to reach an outstanding score!

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 8/30/2019. Pours very hazy medium golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, red apple, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, red apple, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew, watermelon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, red apple, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is an excellent hazy session NEIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Nicely soft and not aggressive. Great El Dorado, Comet, Citra, Mosaic, and French Aramis profile. Very vibrant and fairly juicy/dank/earthy hops; with a great clean pale/wheat malt backbone for the ABV. Mild residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive style example for the ABV. No complaints.

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Photo of Jason
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, media sample sent from the brewery.

Love that this beer is just a little hazy and does not look like muddy puddle water, great head retention for a smaller brew as it leaves a trail of lace down the glass. Orangey citrus character throughout, lighter bodied and slightly crisp. Modest bitterness, a near perfect amount for the size of the brew as this beer is about balance and drinkability. Is it an IPA? Certainly one of the lightest I've had. Good drinking all around.

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One-y from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 55 ratings