In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Oskar Blues Brewery Pinner Throwback IPA

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.”