Can-O-Bliss Citrus IPA is a New England-style IPA by Oskar Blues Brewery whose sextet of hops pack a range of citrus and tropical fruit flavors.

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Can-O-Bliss Citrus IPA is an American IPA that’s brewed by Oskar Blues Brewery, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a 12 oz. can.

Packaging art for the Can-O-Bliss Citrus IPA by Oskar Blues Brewery

Packaging art for the Can-O-Bliss Citrus IPA by Oskar Blues Brewery

What You Need to Know

The Can-O-Bliss Citrus IPA packs in a sextet of hops that deliver a wide range of citrus and tropical fruit flavors. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

The IPA pours a nearly opaque deep golden hue and is topped by an inch-thick cap of loose and soapy ivory white froth that shows fair retention. The head’s reduction leaves a smattering of residue on the glass.

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Aroma

The aroma is bright with a scent of orange citrus.

Flavor

Mild citrus leads the tasting and is followed by sweet and juicy pineapple and mango. The bitterness rises again with grapefruit and orange citrus that linger briefly beyond the finish. As the beer warms, there’s even a touch of floral hops that appear. A light bready malt ties the palate together.

Label art for the Can-O-Bliss Citrus IPA by Oskar Blues Brewery

Label art for the Can-O-Bliss Citrus IPA by Oskar Blues Brewery

Mouthfeel

The feel is crisp and dry and relatively smooth throughout. The body is medium with matching carbonation. The finish is less-than-moderately astringent and a touch acidic.

Overall

This beer had been sitting on a store shelf for a couple of months, and considering the style, a fresher example might have been better. Regardless, the appearance isn’t quite as good, but that’s nitpicking. The aroma is quite lovely but doesn’t last long after the pour. Again, a fresher example would probably have been better. The palate is superb with its juicy citrus and tropical fruit medley. The IBU count is on the high end for the style but the perceived bitterness is spot on. Overall, the Can-O-Bliss Citrus IPA is certainly a fine brew and definitely worth a try.

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