Oka Uba IPA
Cahaba Brewing Company

Oka Uba IPAOka Uba IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,533
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #16,797
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 8.4%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
65
From:
Cahaba Brewing Company
 
Alabama, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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osheamatth from New York

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Totally drinkable IPA having now on draft in Montgomery AL. Straw in color with decent lacing. Nice pungent hoppy nose. Lots of hop balanced with dry fruit. This is a uniquely dry IPA in the face of a whole that’s gone mad for juicy.

Feb 23, 2020
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Fee from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A signature IPA for this brewery, this has a very nice bite to it. Not much atoma to speak of, a little citrus? But the golden color is gorgeous. Overall a very solid IPA.

Feb 15, 2019
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Crimson-RV from Tennessee

3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

light head with an aroma of lemon and pine, taste is very hop forward and somewhat unbalanced. very thin mouthfeel with minimal aftertaste alcohol is hidden for a 7.5 abv, a middle of the deck ipa at best would not likely by again

Nov 15, 2018
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WickedBeer from Alabama

3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Buffalo Wild Wings, Tuscaloosa.

Pours cold with a small white head of foam and heavy lace. Amber brown color.

Aroma of malt and hops, subtle at the temperature it was poured, but not bad. Not much else, not getting any citrus or tropical fruit, just a clean hop/malt profile.

Hoppy, piney, resinous, and malty, with a hint of citrus rind in the finish. A well-rounded, balanced profile. Only complaint is that I would have hoped for some more depth to it.

Crisp, clean, a little bitterness lingers. Medium, soft carbonation.

Sep 25, 2018
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying this at Donkey Mexican joint. It poured a clear coppet with white head that is leaving a nice ring lace. The scent had hints of tropical fruit. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

Mar 01, 2018
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ALHOPLOVER from Alabama

4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3 month can poured to YETI.
L: Copper color, good creamy head.
S: Earthy, piney, lightly floral, lightly fruity. Picked up a little tropical vibe but it wasn't consistent.
T: Uniquely flavorful, great mix of hoppy bitterness, rich malt, ripened earthy fruit, with a touch of pine.
O: Very good IPA.

Jun 04, 2017
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emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Best of the bunch for these guys beers. Low bitterness and pretty smooth for an Ipa frankly but decent hop bite. The oddest think though was that this beer straight up smelled like the dank. I put my nose in and took and sip and started looking around. Smelled again and yep.... it's the beer. Weirdest damn thing.

Mar 16, 2017
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JacobusFavier23 from Texas

3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L-Darker beer with a solid single finger head. The head hugs the side of the glass.
S-Piney hops, mellow citrusy hops, sweet and grassy rooted scent alcohol booze follows.
T-Bitter and mellow. Malty, pleasant and sweet.
F-Crisp and fresh. Goes well with the flavor.
O-Very tasty and refreshing beer. Better than a lot, not the best though. Nothing bad at all. Solid brew from a solid brewery.

Feb 25, 2017
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breardon1776 from New York

4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drinking locally at WOB in Birmingham in October 2016 while on business trip.

One of the most interesting IPAs I've ever had.... Such a balance of hops and malt. Has a real earthy, grainy taste. Not bitter. Packs a very surprising 7.5% ABV given it seems light and almost lager like.

Will drink again.

Oct 26, 2016
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JackRWatkins from Alabama

2.68/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

A: 1 finger head, hazy golden amber
S: nice resinous bite with touches of sweetness and pine, some citrus in there too but not too much, pine is up front, seems a touch mentholated, not minty mind you, just barely stinging the nose a bit
T: amber malts come through, bitterness is mild but present, not overwhelming, a touch of sweetness and base malt, pleasant
m: I honestly wish it was stickier
O: solid and enjoyable, more on the east coast end so on that note good because in some respects those always seem to be in shorter supply than they should be given the proliferation of the west coast style, good not great

Nov 17, 2014
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Mojo from Alabama

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

32 ounce growler poured into Westbrook Brewing tulip glass

A - clear deep amber pour with a one finger foamy head world class retention and world class lacing. Constant stream of bubbles rising from bottom of glass

S - if this beer has a weakness, it is the nose. Just not much there. Hints of pine and floral, not much else.

T - very hop forward. Piney hop bitterness. Malt is sort of roasted. Very pleasing taste.

M - medium thickness with a small aftertaste

O - excellent offering. Looking forward to trying more beer from this Birmingham, Alabama based brewery.

Oct 19, 2013
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woosterbill from Kentucky

3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at the brewery.

A: Clear copper body, thin off-white head. Weak retention and lacing. Meh.

S: Sweet caramel/toffee malt, a hint of butterscotch, and some piney hops. Enjoyable, but not what I'm looking for in an IPA.

T: Follows the nose - sweet, sticky, and ultimately resinous and bitter. All good flavors, but out of proportion for the style.

M: Light-to-medium body with carbonation that's prickly at first, creamy at the end. Pretty intense, and helpful in countering the sweetness.

O: Far too many specialty malts for my taste in an IPA, and nowhere near enough late-addition hops to give the aroma some life. I could see this being an approachable, gateway hoppy beer for customers new to the style, so perhaps it makes sense for this particular brewery, but it just wasn't my kind of IPA.

Cheers!

Aug 17, 2013
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AgentMunky from New York

4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery.
3.5/4.5/4.25/4/4.5
Clear, pale copper. Heavy, heavy lacing.
It smells delightfully fruity; passionfruit.
But wow. It tastes really aggressively herbal-bitter. That's an IPA. Sweetish aftertaste is unexpected, but not wholly unwelcome.
Thick and full-bodied. Malty and substantial.
A really, really nice IPA. I'm shocked by the quality of the style in Birmingham, AL. Massive hops, er, I mean props.

Jun 28, 2013
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GPHarris from Alabama

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick off-white head into a shaker pint glass that left good lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright golden-amber color.
s - floral hops dominate.
t - very balanced IPA between the hops and malt.
m - medium.
o - very drinkable and balanced IPA though you will get your hop fix.

Oct 29, 2012
Oka Uba IPA from Cahaba Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 65 ratings