Breakfast Beer Tasting: Oskar Blues Devinat Dale's IPA
Who says size doesn’t matter? Certainly not the boys at Oskar Blues who decided to put out the brewery’s first 16oz can. That’s a Yankee pint; in case you were wondering. And that’s a lot of 8% IPA for your buck. For the record and this does sound impressive, there are four hop additions along the way before it’s dry-hopped with Columbus. Salivating stuff, but how does it taste.
It poured an orangey-gold with a good-sized off-white head. It’s got a very resinous aroma: strong grapefruit and orange peel with a definite pine backdrop. It’s medium bodied with a solid malt backbone holding it all together. Oh yes and there are plenty of hops. A real citrus burner that develops into a strong piny bitter edge, but steers clear of being one dimensional. Wonderfully balanced, it’s very tasty, indeed.
Tyson says: Bigger really is better in this case.