Pinner – Oskar Blues Brewing Co. – Lyons, CO

American IPA, 4.9% ABV
appearance: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pinner - Oskar Blues Brewing Co.
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This session IPA pours to a medium pebbly white head that quickly degrades to a ring atop a clear, slightly sparkling golden beer. On the nose, it is all hops: a nice strong blend of citrus, pine and resin. On the palate, it is also characteristically hop-dominated, with strong pine and lemon flavors up front, joined by a significant hoppy bitterness on the back end, with nice pineapple and floral notes; really no maltiness to speak of. The finish is bitter, middling for the style, with lingering pineapple and florals. The linger on the bitterness is also middling for the style, but the hops flavors stick around longer. The mouthfeel is thinner than expected, and very prickly due to the strong carbonation. This is a refreshing, very drinkable beer. (12 oz can, 42 days after pkg.)

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