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Oscar Blues Pinner
« on: April 10, 2015, 02:19:49 PM »
This may very well be my favorite 'session IPA' up to this point. I really enjoy NB Slow Ride and FW Easy Jack as well. I don't care for Stone's Go To. I get a very nice tangerine and tropical fruit flavor with more balanced bitterness. Hop heads may not think it is bitter enough but I am starting to prefer IPAs with less bitterness and more hop flavor and aroma.

I am very curious to see what hops they use in this beer. I haven't had anything with mandarina yet and wonder if it is in here. I can't find any information regarding ingredients? Anyone have any info?
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Re: Oscar Blues Pinner
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 02:29:08 PM »
I am starting to prefer IPAs with less bitterness and more hop flavor and aroma.

+1.  I don't like overbearing bitterness either.  But it looks like they're using 6-8 hops (one experimental), but dry hop it with Azacca, Mosaic, Citra, and El Dorado. Lots of fruitiness there. I may try some.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/beer/2014/12/02/oskar-blues-joining-session-ipa-fray-pinner-release/14201/
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Re: Oscar Blues Pinner
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015, 03:07:00 PM »
Thanks for the link! I suppose at 4.9% and 35 IBUs, this is basically just a pale ale. Not sure what the term 'throwback IPA' is referring to...

I saw a couple of articles regarding the marijuana references on the can. One in particular gave the impression that it is supposed to taste/smell like marijuana so I was hesitant to try it. Luckily this is not the case...
« Last Edit: April 10, 2015, 03:22:47 PM by goschman »
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Re: Oscar Blues Pinner
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 04:02:04 PM »
This may very well be my favorite 'session IPA' up to this point.

+2, I really liked it as well. 
Good for them; still like the versatility of the can.

The marketing is silly, which is too bad.  I think "throwback" is supposed to refer to the fact that you can throw a few back --- down your gullet---and still be able to row the boat. 

I thought at first it would be some old British IPA ::)

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Re: Oscar Blues Pinner
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015, 05:10:12 PM »
This may very well be my favorite 'session IPA' up to this point.

+2, I really liked it as well. 
Good for them; still like the versatility of the can.

The marketing is silly, which is too bad.  I think "throwback" is supposed to refer to the fact that you can throw a few back --- down your gullet---and still be able to row the boat. 

I thought at first it would be some old British IPA ::)

Ah good call. I was thinking of throwback as in old school...

I have never been a huge OB fan although I do like Dale's and Mama's. Good to have another one in the mix.
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Re: Oscar Blues Pinner
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2015, 05:16:11 PM »
5% ABV and 35 IBU...how is it not just a pale ale?
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Re: Oscar Blues Pinner
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2015, 05:42:00 PM »
5% ABV and 35 IBU...how is it not just a pale ale?

Yeah. I think a lot of brewers realized that it's hard to add many hops to a 1.040 beer and have it be drinkable, so they just hop up an APA and call it a session IPA. Whatever.
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Re: Oscar Blues Pinner
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2015, 11:42:15 PM »
Give the Fat Head Sunshine Daydream a try, fantastic.

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Re: Oscar Blues Pinner
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2015, 02:57:48 AM »
5% ABV and 35 IBU...how is it not just a pale ale?
Because "Session IPA's" always seem taste watery to me, and APA's don't.

I just tried this tonight for the first time. I had a taster sampler at a local beer-centric restaurant, along with Hop Hunter, Otter Creek's new IPL and Woodchuck's hopped cider. Pinner was the winner for me, but all four were quite good. Each had a downside as well.

I love the hop character in Pinner. It was juicy and went down really easy. But I did find it to taste a bit watery, especially side-by-side with Hop Hunter and Citra Mantra. I don't know if it's more carbonated in cans, but I think my pour could have used a bit more fizz.
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