Style: Session IPA
ABV: 4.9 IBU: 35
Oskar Blues Brewery Pinner Throwback IPA
What the brewers say
“With tropical fruits, citrus juices, pineapple, and spice berry up front in the aroma and flavor, the biscuit and toasted bread at the back balance out all the hops and make a great finish.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Tropical fruit punch, honeydew melon, pineapple, papaya, and vanilla cake frosting. Light malt background— mildly bready. Light grassy finish like a fresh-mown lawn. Complemented by light fruity esters.”
Flavor: “Vanilla, mint, tropical fruits, and a light caramel malt sweetness make for a unique flavor. Crisp carbonation and a light body deliver refreshment upon which the interesting flavors are layered. Hops bitterness is appropriately firm and completely in balance. Fresh and juicy. Aftertaste features a soft, rounded bitterness. Light but not thin-bodied.”
Overall: “The vanilla cream aspect makes this one of the more unusual session IPAs out there, but it’s a risk that works well. Tropical fruits add complexity, and the light body makes it refreshing. A fun, unique choice in a eld of homogeneity. Very nice. Very refreshing and crisp.”
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