Import Craft Beers – Oskar Blues Imperial IPA

Oskar Blues - Gubna Imperial IPA

From Denver, CO comes Oskar Blues Imperial IPA (a serious 10% alc double IPA, poured in Seattle from a can)

Aroma and Appearance: Pours a clear copper honey like colour, with medium foam and some tiny bubbles that make their way up the glass. The aroma is dominated by grapefruit, floral, tangerine like hops.

Flavour: Lots of sweet bready malt, with orange and citrus and a well balance dry grapefruity bitter finish that gives a satisfying IPA kick to your palette, while amazingly hiding the 10% alcohol level

Overall Impression: love Double IPA’s in general, so I was expecting a lot from this one and it did deliver. It wasn’t expensive, had some good flavour to it and was easy to drink, yet still very interesting.

Rating: I would easily rate this as 8/10 for a craft beer as in excellent, well priced and well flavoured and something I would buy again. Thanks to http://mikescraftbeer.com/ for reviewing their Ten Fiddy Imperial Stout (which I also have and will review later), without that review I probably would have passes this by.

Food Pairing: pair with a rich spicy food, like a peppercorn steak or filet mignon

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