OSKAr The G'Rauch | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,954
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
163
pDev:
12%
 
 
Wants:
13
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11
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by znichols:
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3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Deep golden/light orange color with big, fluffy white head. Head lasts for ages. Looks like a good American IPA.

S- Smells like ripe orange and honey. Citrus hops. Not a whole lot of smoke unless you looks for it. Dripping juicy aroma. Hang with me here, but it almost has like a eggnog aroma in the end...

T- Whew, there's the smoke. The hops really offer a nice orange flavor that grabs you right away, but the smoke comes in the middle like a stampede of bacon. The finish is a battle between citrusy hops and earthy smoke. Somewhat distracting but once you get used to it, not bad. Especially nice since the abv. is hidden.

M- Standard mouthfeel. Light to medium bodied with a good amount of CO2 and crispness. Nothing great but not out of the ordinary.

O- Well, this is an interesting take on an IPA. I would NEVER buy a 4 pack, but i highly recommend it to any beer geek. Big orange, juicy hops and soft smoke notes. Interesting if not enjoyable.

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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%

Photo of beerman999999
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