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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

2,498 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,498
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 84
Gots: 157 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-16-2011)
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 1/20/2014. Aged mostly due to me not getting to it very quickly.
Very clear with a strong hop aroma with a mix of hop oil, citrus and pine all in a bold presentation and a strong shot of malt. Crystal clear copper and big off-white head with a rocky settling.
Bold flavors too with a more balanced hop malt goings on. Hop oil is pushing it to almost DIPA levels and distaste but backs off before hits it. Firm moderate shot of bitterness lingers nicely on a longish finish. Not quite as distinct hop flavors with a more mashed mixed, but still good.
Solid moderate feel and bubbled up right.
Big enough to drink a tad slower and bold enough to help that happen. Good but not great. Probably a bit better as a winter beer.

Serving type: can

07-10-2014 01:11:45 | More by garymuchow
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joegard

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-09-2014 19:34:47 | More by joegard
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-09-2014 19:10:18 | More by pat_usher
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Chucker17

South Dakota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-09-2014 16:54:40 | More by Chucker17
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-09-2014 06:50:38 | More by loverofthecraft
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patre_tim

China

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper filtered with a moderate amount of carbonation, 2 fingers of very light beige tinted white head.

S: Pine, orange marmalade, grapefruit, a little malt, red pepper heat, chives.

T: Orange candy, pine sol, malty yeasty aftertaste, a musty quality, an earthy quality, a fair amount of bitterness, onion, chives, garlic. Mushrooms.

M: Medium bready body, medium high carbonation.

O: Very well done IPA. Definite deviant nature, and yet middle ground enough to be drunken repeatedly. Drank in Indian Land, SC, July 9th, 2013.

Serving type: can

07-09-2014 04:15:25 | More by patre_tim
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coombski

Maine

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-09-2014 00:33:05 | More by coombski
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-09-2014 00:02:48 | More by bigbeerfan
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JonathanAnkney


4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-08-2014 22:38:34 | More by JonathanAnkney
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MattBreight

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-08-2014 15:13:24 | More by MattBreight
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-08-2014 14:06:46 | More by Mealhouse
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RyanCrawford

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-07-2014 22:23:39 | More by RyanCrawford
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deweese

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-07-2014 22:19:20 | More by deweese
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-07-2014 21:42:43 | More by GClarkage
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-07-2014 11:49:11 | More by sdaly3
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Beernoobie

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-07-2014 04:23:17 | More by Beernoobie
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paulish

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-07-2014 01:24:48 | More by paulish
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-06-2014 21:23:43 | More by lakersfan16
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ffshore545

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-06-2014 21:14:31 | More by ffshore545
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ztcoll


3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-05-2014 00:47:06 | More by ztcoll
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SimonPuggle

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -38%

07-04-2014 01:15:26 | More by SimonPuggle
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SteveDoeschot

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-03-2014 22:33:53 | More by SteveDoeschot
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callmeoz

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-03-2014 19:43:19 | More by callmeoz
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daron7

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-03-2014 02:28:44 | More by daron7
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DeanWormer

Georgia

4.76/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So, the readers give Deviant Dale's a 90 and the Bros - with whose ratings I generally concur - only rate it an 87. I love this ale! I'm a huge fan of DIPAs and Barleywines, and this is a hybrid of the two. I find it the optimal balance between malt and hop, sweet and bitter, breadiness and pineyness. And it's great that it comes in a pint can, because I'm not usually satisfied with only the first 12 ounces.

The color is a perfect IPA caramel, which is a hint of the flavor and aroma to come. The aroma is tangy and sweet - it would be a great aroma for sweet and sour pork at a Chinese restaurant. And the taste is sweet and caramel-y, but with pine notes popping through and a slyly late bitterness to the finish. There are no perceptible citrus notes, which contributes to its barleywine-like qualities.

I'm going to be having this over and over and over. It's a masterful accomplishment for Oskar Blues, and I appreciate the artistry behind it as much as the taste!

P.S. I reviewed this on July 2nd, checked my leave time balance, and decided that I should take the 3rd off. So now that my long weekend has started, I decided to put Deviant Dale's to the test, and compare it to Dogfish Head Burton Baton, which was in my fridge. BB is a blend of Dogfish 90 Minute and an oak-aged old ale. Its oak-y characteristics create a taste similar to Deviant Dale's so I thought it'd be a good comparison. The two have a lot in common. BB has a more hop-forward profile and a more bitter edge, DD is sweeter. I've always liked BB a great deal. If the truth be known, I like DD better. At my local craft ale shop, they're the same price for a four-pack, but the BB four pack is four 12 oz. bottles, the DD four pack is four 16 oz. cans.

Serving type: can

07-02-2014 22:31:55 | More by DeanWormer
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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,498 ratings.