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Oskar Blues White Buffalo West Coast IPA

Oskar Blues White Buffalo West Coast IPA
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Jake Smith, A.K.A, The White Buffalo, took a break from promoting his new album, “Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways,” to stop by the original Oskar Blues brewery in Lyons, CO to brew up a batch of “The White Buffalo West Coast IPA”—a sessionable, easy-drinking collaboration brew concocted after the California-based musician’s favorite style of beer.

“I love to drink,” said Smith, who together with a team of Oskar Blues brewers created a light-bodied, heavily-hopped West Coast-style White IPA featuring Centennial, Simcoe, and Galaxy hops. “I mostly drink IPAs, that’s why I wanted to create something light and drinkable. As a beer drinker, that’s what I’m drawn to.”


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2014
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread grapefruit and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, grapefruit and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6769) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours Blonde with a nice off-white head and a light citrus aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a dry fairly bitter finish. Nice hop profile.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at Sedona, 7/3/14. Pours a clear golden color with a thin creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tropical, melon hops, nail polish remover, pale malt. The taste is bitter citrus and tropical hops, pale malt. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (645) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft pour at Taphouse. Pours a light yellow with a mild grassy aroma. Citrus hop front flavor to this really refreshing, light IPA. Soft, easy finish. Really liggt, but good flavor to it. Good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (353) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7938) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Draft. Malt and metallic lemon peel aroma. Pale yellow with small head. Sweet lemon malt and moderately bitter lemon peel flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Tap. Clear yellow to light gold pour with a small spotty white head. Nice citrusy aroma and taste, low hop bitterness and seems like low alcohol. Great summer brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2014
On tap at Bier 30, golden pour with an off white head. Light citrus notes with a bitter hop taste from start to finish. Not that great of an IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IndianaRed (2584) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 15, 2014
On tap at the "River Room" Whole Foods, Boise. Slightly hazy quite light pale yellow. Dense rocky white head. Meringue like. Light citrusy aroma. Again light citrus and peel flavors with a very light malt body. Very nice "summer" IPA and would not have guessed a full 6% ABV. Refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7375) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Keg at BD, clear golden with a small white head. The nose is orange, sweet tangerine, floral, hay, earthy and light spice. The taste is soft, bitter, earthy, citric, minerals, spice, floral and a touch of grapefruit with a lingering crisp-dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty soft and easy going, but not quite as big hitting as I had hoped for.


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