OSKAr The G'Rauch | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

BA SCORE
84%
Liked This Beer
4 w/ 163 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,873
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
163
Liked:
137
Avg:
4/5
pDev:
12%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of lunarbrew
1.97/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

This was very disappointing. I'm not going to write a review to justify why. Trust me though. It's bitter. It's smokey. It's messy. It's expensive. It's frustrating.

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Photo of FlyingKelly
2/5  rDev -50%

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2/5  rDev -50%

Photo of mcdsports
2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Oxymoron
2.92/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Now for something a completely different. Pours a straw colored golden with a light orangy hue. Very fizzy head with limited retention that didn't last through the taste.

The nose is muddled Hops come out at first with more citrus and pines notes. A bit of dank characters comes out when the smoke makes its presence. Some really off yeasty notes comes out. Specifically rose peddles and a jolly rancher tropical fruity note.

The taste is similar, muddled. Hops come out with a more piney and herbal with a touch citrus. The odd fruity note comes out more like in the nose. That jolly rancher almost juicy fruit character. Some bitterness but blends oddly with the smoke character. Very nice smoke with a more meaty character. Lingers into the finish that battles with the piney resinous flavor. The yeast is clean for the most part, much softer vs the nose.

The body is moderate but with some lingering sweetness. Some warming but for the ABV pretty dang smooth. Carbonation is low to none. Overall a fun beer, but I can't seem to find the rhythm on this beer. The more American hops just don't blend with the savory smoke.

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Photo of 22Blue
2.93/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 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 Chico1985
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Soloveitchik
3.27/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, dirty gold color. Solid head for a bar pour. Leaves a combo of ring and blanketing lace.

An interesting combination of grapefruit hops and apricot and plum to the nose.

Very dry start. A bit of band-aid to the flavor. Leans heavily to the hop. Astringent finish with a short pepper aftertaste. The lighter body is enhanced by the high carbonation level.

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Photo of Zaphog
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TMoney2591
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

How could I pass up a smoked IPA? This stuff pours a lightly-hazy sunrise amber topped by a finger-and-a-half of light cream foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, light leek, and light orange zest. The taste brings in more of the same, without the leek, and a very light generic black smoke in the background, gaining a mild prominence in the finish and aftertaste. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, an interesting beer, though I don't really see the point of the smoke. Without it, it's a pretty decent IPA; with it, though, things come across confused, neither facet (IPA-ness and smokiness) able to fully express itself. Still not bad, but not as good as it seemingly could be.

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OSKAr The G'Rauch from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 84% out of 100 with 163 ratings
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