Deviant Dale's IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,122 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3,122
Reviews: 640
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 114
Gots: 388 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-16-2011

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Ratings: 3,122 | Reviews: 640
Photo of SomethingClever
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into shaker pint

A: deep amber color with great clarity laces the glass nicely good retention

S: faint hints of garlic and then lots of piney resinous hops with deep dark maltiness

T: huge amounts of resiny maltiness like drinking a Barleywine

M: medium to fuller mouthfeel slick on the tongue

O: I've had this beer before and don't remember the glaring similarities to Arrogant Bastard but this time it's wow. I'm digging this beer like a ditch love the taste love the rich maltiness and sharp resiny hops

Photo of dmgeng
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I finally got this one after looking at it for the better part of a year.

A - Very nice light amber color. Very clear beer with big, rocky white head and incredibly strong lacing (like just tons of sticky lacing all the way up and down the glass).

S - Definitely hop forward aroma with citrus, orange peel, grapefruit hops mixing with some pine, dank, and resin tones. Some caramel and malt are second but still there. Coming in third is an ale yeast character that many of the Oskar Blues beers have.

T - Initially the sweet malt goes right with the grapefruit laden hops. The hops again have the orange, resin, and pine characters from the nose that is very good. In the middle there is caramel that tries to fight with the more abrasive hops. The finish has even more hops and that's where the resin and herbal hops really come through giving the beer enough bitter bite to overcome the candy like sweetness on the front. The ale yeast also provides a slight fruitiness and helps the hops give this full flavored beer a more well rounded profile.

M - Medium to full mouth-feel. Moderate carbonation. It finishes with quite a bit of body and some bite and is not one I could drink more than a couple before it's lights out.

Overall, I can definitely see where they got the name for this beer. Similar to Arrogant Bastard but more balanced and hop flavored it is a rich "D"IPA. It is very good with plenty of flavor, punch, and feel but not my favorite. I would recommend this if you like DIPAs or even if you are curious after trying Dale's Pale ale. This is really just a scaled up version with more everything.

Glass- Nonic Imperial Pint

Photo of jacobdunne
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you love Dale's Pale Ale, you will love this hoppier version of that. It is very delicious!

Photo of Stubbie1
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a amber color with an awesome off white head. Tightly packed and long lasting head that goes to the very end of the beer. Hops on the nose, fruity. Taste is a nice crisp bitterness up front with a tropical fruity finish on the end. Clean and crisp beer. The 8% is well hidden. Try it if you see it, worth the $$.

Photo of Beric
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: Sampler at Gordon's Fine Wine and Liquors in Watham, MA
Served: 1 May 2015

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with an off-white head.

Smell: Huge hop notes, especially highlighting the citrus/piney end of the spectrum. Noticeable malt sweetness.

Taste: Pretty good IPA here- some nice malt sweetness and a sizeable helping of American hops thrown on the top. The hops are carried well by the malt backbone without being carried away.

Mouthfeel: A pinch thinner on the palate than what I was expecting.

Overall: A good beer, and one of the best I've sampled from Oskar Blues yet. Definitely tallboy worthy, though at 8% it could mess you up pretty quick.

Photo of jthm
2.68/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The look is cloudy and the beer has good lacing. The smell is very musky/musty and is what i imagine the smell of a Tijuana hooker with fat thighs smells like when she spreads her legs. The taste could be great but it has an overwhelming metallic taste from the can, otherwise the quality would be compared to two hearted ale. If you love ipas this beer is worth a try just be sure to buy a single.

Photo of Premo88
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. tall boy can poured into nonic
(2/2/15 born on date)

L: amber, a bit cloudy but clean and clear enough you can see through it, massive 1.5-inch head of beige foam that's super sticky; the foam has that marshmallow American craft thing happening, very clumpy and doesn't dissipate much; amber-orange color is nice; lacing and sticking are remarkable.

S: hops in this one and no mistaking; hops are piney, green and bitter on the nose, remarkably bright for an American hoppy brew going on three months old; grapefruit and a perfume-like floral quality

T: hops up front, relatively bitter but they smooth out and a caramel sweetness pops in ... mixed with the malt, the hops can taste a bit like tropical fruit, but the piney-green bitter note from the nose is also here in the taste

F: solid all around, a bit silky

O: a good American IPA that's pushing DIPA range with the 8% ABV, which is hidden but still very present; the beer works best for me up front in a session where the hops shine through more; for an AIPA, it doesn't follow quite as well as I'd like, the malt becoming a mushy mess of caramel sweetness. it's a good enough brew that it has me wanting to try some fresh Dale's, though it's not a brew I'll likely revisit.

Photo of Garrett19
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great IPA. Love this! Well worth the price I paid and I will pick this up again.

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't really expect it to be so good. Would definitely seek out to some extent. Much better than some more expensive ipas out there.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love all the Dales cans and what a great IPA

Photo of Mwb
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Malty more than floral. Slightly boozy

Photo of Dnayew
4.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The most complex nose of any IPA I've ever had. This beer is boozy almost like a double, and has an overwhelming amount of floral, pine and citrus hops. A must try for any hophead.

Photo of Jeffsta1
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall a very nice, clean, competent IPA, borderline 2IPA. Nothing truly special here though.

Amber-orange color. Really nice looking head. Good persistence.

Smells like it tastes. Like it should.

Hops, hops, hops. Orange, apricot, pine resin. Hint of lemon, blood orange. Hops. Did I mention hops?

Nice mouthfeel. Moderately rich, just the right amount of carbonation for me.

Long finish.

Photo of Salamanderking42
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice ipa with an interesting reddish hue when poured.

Photo of Kraj30
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pretty good IPA... not as good as their other stuff

Photo of SierraFlight
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into nonic. Clear copper with two finger head that lingers and leaves lacing all the way down. Pine resin aroma with citrus and tropical fruits. Some dank notes and boozy bread too. Solid citrus hop bitterness on the tongue with good malt sweetness in support. Sticky but crisp mouthfeel with average carbonation and mediun-full body.

Photo of Coffeematt
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at great lost bear. Flabby and odd. Sort of like the new Ballantine, without the woody intrigue and over the top bitterness. Ho hum.

Photo of InkedinRi
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good, nice hop to malt balance.

Photo of bmeGT
2/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ten Fidy was delicious. This however, was not.

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good but at this point it's pretty old because I failed to look at the can on date before purchase. That being said, I'll give it a fair shake. Pours a deep amber. Aroma is malt and caramel. Taste is malt heavy with a small amount of hops. Mouthfeel is medium tobthick. Overall a decent beer that I would love to try fresh.

Photo of NickTheGreat
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L (4) - Nice, DEEP amber color. Big fluffy head on top. Almost too much.

S (3.75) - Not much aromas really, both hop or malt. Didn't smell bad by any means.

T (3.75) - Meh . . . You can tell theres a nice malty base beer to this. But more of that really weird, sharp, not-quote-alpha bitterness. Almost like earwax. I like high IBU IPAs and this is not that taste.

F (4) - Nice enough carb and fairly drinkable. No issues here.

O (3.75) - I don't know what it is about OB, but their beers are just off to me. I mean, I don't mind it, but I don't know if I like it as much as others.

Photo of khargro2
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16oz Tallboy can.

Appearance is pale orange with 2 inch head. Lacy head remains.

Smells resiny, floral with high malt character.

Taste is a little off. Very heavy on the malt side. Not too unlike Dale's Pale Ale other than extra booze.

Feel lingers, very resiny, citrus characters.

This one is a little frustrating...I like Oskar Blues, but both Dale's Pale Ale and Deviant Dale's were dissapointing. This one drinks ok, but may land slightly above average for me.

Photo of Originalredman
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Love that it's a tall boy...wish there was more of a hop kick. Tasty beverage

Photo of LouZ
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

More of a malty than hippy IPA, but very drinkable and quite tasty.

Photo of RyanK252
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint can poured into a nonic pint glass

A: Pours hazy deep orange amber with a creamy light tan head that settles and laces fairly well.

S: Dank, citrus and light tropical fruit, some pine, a bit of herbal spice, and a little caramel malt sweetness.

T: Citrus hops, grapefruit, light tangerine, a little tropical fruit, mango, some spicy herbal dankness, a touch of pine, all backed with caramel malt sweetness.

M: On the fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Very solid, very dank IPA.

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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 3,122 ratings.