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Oskar Blues HGH (Home Grown Hops)

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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HGH (Home Grown Hops) is an 8% ABV and 70 IBU Strong Ale juiced with hops locally grown at Oskar Blues Hops & Heifers Farm. Our home grown, high-potency, home run hitter is dry-hopped with Amarillo hops and then finished with a dose of Nugget and Centennial dry hopping. This farm raised strong ale injects more HGH than the 1998 home run race.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Date: October 13, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, creamy beige head, heavy solid lace
Aroma: light fruity aroma, rich malt, dry caramel
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, orange, citrus, sweet dark caramel
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at Rackhouse Pub, Id heard about this and was happy to get a shot at it. This is definitely a strong ale and not a DIPA. Dark amber orange color. Smell is hoppy pineapple and sweet malts. Flavor is sweet, malty, fresh hops, alchol and malt. A little too sweet for my taste and really is a strong ale but overall not bad. Id rather they made a fresh hopped dales though. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-08-2011 03:08:07

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RSRIZZO (1873) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2012
On tap at Old Chicago Colorado Springs (1/27/12). Color is a hazy amber with good carbonation and a small tight head. Aroma of fresh hops and sweet malt. It has a full body with a rich mouth feel. Flavor starts with hops giving a bold citrus that seems to lean on orange then some pine and grapefruit and ends with a sweet maltiness. After taste is bitter with some of the citrus lingering. Overall its a good brew just a little over hopped for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pineapple, pine, and mango. Flavor of pineapple, citrus, and grass with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
amber color, aroma of caramel, grapefruit, flavors are very sweet, caramel, toffee, grapefruit, butterscotch, toast, well balanced, very enjoyable beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
triangleman42 (9) - - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
Splendor in the Glass IV Single hopped with Meridian Hops. Crisp, lightly bitter metallic citrus. Notes of pear. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Extremely drinkable IPA. An uncharacteristic sweetness to the brew makes it easy to swallow - and I love IPAs. Splendid blend of bitterness, malt and sweetness make this amber colored brew a winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
The hops used in this beer were grown on their Hops and Heifers Farm. Pretty cool if you ask me. This beer is not an IPA but a nicely hopped American Strong Ale. Pine, grapefruit, and caramel pretty much make up this beer. I could see them possibly canning this beer one day and I hope they do. I liked it so much I bought another pint later on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Draft-appeared a cloudy deep gold, thin head, plenty of lacing. Dominant orange zest and earthy hop nose. Extremely balanced, less hop bitterness than I expected due to a nice malt sweetness coming through. Medium mouthfeel, dry grapefruit finish, very pleasant and drinkable overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 On draft in a tall mug at Old Chicago?s. Orange/ light amber in color with a thin white head. A bit hazy also. Good lacing. Not real impressed with the nose- get some boozy sweetness with the hops taking the background. Great flavor overall- lots of candy sweetness upfront, lemon, pepper, and a strong alcohol finish. Lingers on the palate.

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