Oskar Blues Can-O-Bliss: Hazy IPA

I’m back to working out, which means that the next few days are going to result in some pretty major soreness. I have an exercise bike in my basement and the first few days I use it always result in sore feet and thighs. A beer should make them feel slightly better.

ABV: 7.2%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Oskar Blues Brewery is a craft brewery with locations in Longmont, Colorado, Brevard, North Carolina, and Austin, Texas. The company began as a brewpub in Lyons in 1997 and began brewing beer in the basement in 1999. In 2002, they became one of the first to put their own craft beer in cans. In 2012, they began marketing some of their craft beer in resealable aluminum containers, and in 2012, they expanded and established another brewery in Brevard, North Carolina.”

Random: I had no idea that this was part of a rotating series of beers.

The beer poured with a two finger, white head that dissipated at a moderate pace. It left some lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and yellow in color. Despite the haze, there was some carbonation visible. The nose had the expected tropical fruit note, which included guava and mango. There was also an earthy malt note that backed it up. The taste was similar to the nose with some toasted pine nuts, tropical fruit and earthy malt. There was some alcohol that was noticeable as well and dried the beer out. The body was on the medium side with just enough carbonation. It had a quick finish with tropical fruit. I thought this beer was alright, but I don’t feel the need to have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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