Oskar Blues Brewery ‘Pinner’ Session IPA


15541877_616150051902477_7122212103044032001_n“How do you cram as much hop & malt flavor and aroma as possible into a beer but make it crushable too?

That’s the challenge we answered with PINNER Throwback IPA. At 4.9% ABV and 35 IBUs, this drinkable IPA uses several varieties of hops to target the ever-evolving flavor. With tropical fruits, citrus juices, pineapple and spice berry up front in the aroma and flavor, the biscuit & toasted bread at the back balance out all the hops and make a great finish to go on to your next can of PINNER. It’s the perfect beer for a little sip, sip, give.”

Served in an IPA glass. Slightly hazy golden in appearance with a healthy two finger crown. The head retains quite well as it dispenses a thick and blotchy lace down the walls of the glass.
The aroma is really light and crisp with a good dose of citrus and slightly spicy hops. It hints at summer stone fruits and mango while the subtle malt backing provides a balance with savoury notes of rice crackers and biscuits. It has a real resemblance to Ballast Point’s Grunion Pale Ale – hop forward but still light, clean and refreshing.
Similar to the aroma the mouth feel is also super light, crisp and accommodating. It’s all about the perfect amount of Co2 here, without it the texture would most surely be too thin and slippery. Nice save!
We’re seeing the pattern here. Again, keeping with the character of the beer, the flavour is snappy, light and refreshing with an emphasis on citrus fruits, peach and a hint of grassy hop. The 35 IBU forms late in the mid as it punctuates with a mild biscuity malt beneath a zingy citric overtone in the finish.
Very clean, very bang-able, very versatile, light and refreshing. The perfect drop to accompany a spicy Thai dish or a long arvo in the hot summer sun. We like these session IPA’s but really….let’s be honest who wouldn’t rather a big, dank double IPA instead?!