Fruit IPA – Oskar Blues Brewery
Oskar Blues has always had a solid lineup. Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils and Old Chub are OG craft beers that take many of us back to our college days. Anytime a new beer is rolled out, it becomes a must try – Fugli is no exception, particularly with its Japanese inspiration. Yuzu and Ugli fruit infusions? Sign me up.
Tagline: Yu Zu Ugli
Visual: A legitimately beautiful beer. It isn’t gold, it isn’t straw, it’s almost a burnt honey color with a nice fluffy head which fades rather quickly.
Aroma: Hop forward with hints of citrus and a bit spicy but in a juicy sort of way. There is also something else that can’t quite be placed but can be assumed to be the Yuzu and Ugli fruit. The aroma is quite complex, each time you sniff another scent reveals itself.
Taste: The first sips bubbles a bit more than expected for an IPA as it glides over your tongue. It’s followed by a hop bite that is immediately tamed by the malt and balanced by fruit. Its finish is surprisingly smooth like you might expect from a hazy IPA which this is not. This fruit IPA is a flavor adventure in a can.
Overall Beer Rating: 9 spades out of 10