OSKAr The G'Rauch | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A collaboration between Oscar Blues and Ska Brewing.

Added by znichols on 11-22-2012

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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by neophilus:
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4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark gold slightly hazy beer with decent white head on top.

Aroma is citrusy american hops blended with some gentle malt sweetness. No smoke on the nose, you could trick your friends so far into thinking its a normal DIPA.

Tobacco leaf smokiness hits the palate, not like a freight train but certainly not like someone thats adverse to second hand smoke. Crisp, smokey and acrid on the tongue quickly runs straight into a wall of flavor composed of citrusy bright american hops and more of the malt sweetness.

You know what? It works! I don't like Black IPAs, I don't like roasted malt mixed with citrus hops, but this blend tastes great to me. The acrid dryness of the smoked malt lays down a bright white canvas for the american hops to paint on.

The mouthfeel is thick and sticky which works perfect for the vastly differeng flavors at play. Heavy duty canvas carries the bold flavors. The acrid earthy-smoke of the smoked grain plays on top of cisrusy hops dancing in a decedently thick malt body. Excellent.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of SanFranJake
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Todd
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Beaver13
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Pours hazy orange amber with a medium meringue head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass some.

The aroma is smoked toasted malts and tropical fruity hops.

The flavor is sweet toasted caramel malts, tropical fruits, and smoke with a big bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, it's very interesting. I like the blend of sweet caramel, tropical fruits, smoke and bitterness.

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Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark yellow body with lasting foam. Very smooth, though residual tongue tingling. A mild smoke aroma. The hops are here, they support the smoke beer to make the latter something more complex. The hops lend taste, but are not the main show.
Can from Jason Bach, thanks buddy!

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Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Bottle Revolution

A - orange with a thin, white head

S - citrusy, the smoke is very faint

T - bread, pine, smoke, citrus, wood

M - medium bodied, smooth, warming alcohol, well carbonated

This was a nice twist on an IPA. I was hesitant about the smoke, but it was subtle and played well with the hop character. I thought this beer had nice drinkability and to me it was a bit unique. It's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of StephRai
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of woodchip
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of mindfuldave
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Dwtucker90
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Kinsman
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of drone
3.13/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very interesting brew; IIPA up front with a very smooth, oily smokey finish. I don't know if I'd want to sip more than a pint of this, but definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of nickmantia
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Chrixsus
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TWStandley
3.44/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of buzzed
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EgadBananas
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice medium sunny orange, clear, with a slight off white head. Smoke in the aroma is somewhat minimal, but works surprisingly nicely with the citrus notes and tropical fruits. There's some slight leather and biscuit notes. Taste has a bit more smoke, though its still not hugely pronounced. Sweet bread and citrus notes, juicy and fruity. Body is slick, medium in heft, with a softer bitterness lever, so its not too harsh on the palate. Drinkability is nice. Would have been interesting to see how a really smoky nose and taste worked with an ipa, but its tasty nonetheless.

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Photo of gtermi
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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OSKAr The G'Rauch from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 163 ratings