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Deviant Dale's IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA

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2,310 Ratings
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Ratings: 2310
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%

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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 01-16-2011)
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5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oskar Blues has done it-- combined Dale's Pale Ale with Gubna (something I've been doing for the last year!) to create the PERFECT IPA!

As other reviewers have noted, this pours a beautiful amber color from the "Tall Boy" can, and a hint of foam remains on the beer until the last sip.

Taste is a well-balanced hops and malt yumminess! If you poured half of a Gubna and half of a Dale's Pale Ale into a pint glass, this is what you would get!

Thank you, Oskar Blues! This is my favorite IPA!

Serving type: can

04-04-2012 05:08:19 | More by IPALOVER
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5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I took a 4 pack of these 16oz monsters. at 8% to my Brother In Laws on Sunday. We we drank the 4 pack between us pouring one can at a time into a 8 oz glass, and enjoy. Great Beer
Was $12.49 for the 4 pack at HEB in Cedar Park, a bit expensive for a can of beer but was a great can of Beer.

Serving type: can

12-10-2013 00:37:17 | More by cbeach53
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4.95/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried on tap at Old Chicago Parker and Arapahoe location.

A-Nice deep golden hue with high clarity, good thick white head, good retention and good lacing.

A-Yeah buddy! Tons of floral and citrus hops. Pineapple, orange, pine and grapefruit dominate the nose but there is a little hint of caramel and cereal grains from the barley. I could smell it from two feet away.

T-This beer was a lesson in integration. The nose carries over flawlessly to the palate. Tons of citrus hops up front, in the middle, in the back, ten minutes later, on the walk home.... But somehow with that high of a dry hopping rate and IBU's the malt backbone not only held it all together but gave it a whole other dimension of flavor. Caramel, cereal grains, fresh baked bread and a little sweet toffee balance perfectly with the hops.This beer is big and bold but so well integrated and balanced. I am blown away...

M-Slightly viscous, good CO2 level, seemed soft on the palate. Really nice

D-High, really high. Despite the 8.5% ABV (I think) there is no hint of heat. It has so many flavor complexities yet seems light, smooth and easy to drink. Awesome beer.

If anyone from Oskar Blues reads this please, please can this... I will buy it, often and in large quantity.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2011 22:49:37 | More by MinorThreat
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4.95/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16oz can, this was one of my first beers right after I completed a liver cleanse. What a great choice to get back into hops.

The aroma was a nice grapefruit pine smell, taste was nice and strong from the dry hopping process. The head was light and lingered for a few minutes. Color was a a nice light coppery tone to it.

Overall one of the best IPA's I've had in a while.

Serving type: can

03-31-2012 14:26:53 | More by Huffaroma
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4.93/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

16 oz can into my Pretty Things pint glass
A - dark orange from the can, foamy head persists
S - I can smell the hops the instant I open the can, and it fills the room. Beautiful resiny hops fragrance.
T - Hop bomb, bitter and more bitter. This is my favorite style of beer, and this tastes wonderful.
M - lighter and not as sticky as say G'Knight.
O - I think I like G'night a bit better, but this is really good.

Serving type: can

04-01-2012 23:08:23 | More by greenengineer
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New Hampshire

4.93/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is very unique tasting. I get grapefruit juice and pine with a caramel roasted malt backbone.
Finishes very dry, with the essence of grapefruit and sweet malt left behind. I think it tastes best from the can.
Just as heady topper does as well. Also happy and pleased that they ship quickly and I can get a fresh can less than a month old in NH.

Serving type: can

06-04-2012 02:55:37 | More by ErakMeshak
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4.81/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from can into a pint glass ,red tinted with an orange hue color and an off white one finger head , lots of lacing and carbonation bubbles

The smell is amazing , the hops and malt blend together almost perfect , smells a little spicy to me with some sweetness at the end

Thick mouthy brew with enough carbonation to offset that , really nice

The taste is amazing , starts off with a little spicy hops ,then the malt kicks in with just enough sweetness and the bitterness blends in well with the alcohol that kicks in at the end

Ive been wanting to try this beer for a while now , it has just became my new favorite IPA ,the flavors are all so complex but all join together in perfect harmony, I wish I could purchase this locally.

Serving type: can

06-01-2013 00:43:39 | More by ubenumber2
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4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served On Tap at Big Hunt DC.

A: Ruby red grapefruit haze. Thin white sticky lace head.

S: Sweet grapefruit Simoce, Warrior, and Centennial Hop skunk funk. Holy Syrupy candied Lemon Drop shots Batman.

T: Vicious sour orange grapefruit. Hop tackular mouth bombing bitters. This is truly a grueling Hop Slam!

M: Medium High Carbonation. This is a tongue biting bitch. Sour Florida swamp monster. Thickening pine cone relish. Damn man what a Hop Bomb!

O: Holy sour bitch face. This one sour Payton Manning trading bomb down field. It puts Ruination to shame here. Only Only Only for DIPA hop monster lovers! Anyone else would hate it. YUM YUM YUM

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2012 15:29:58 | More by challenja
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4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I must be slipping - 204 CAN reviews before me!? Ah, well. This is a CANQuest (TM) weekend and there is no end in sight.

From the black and flat brick red CAN: "Sippin' on a tall boy"; "Let's sling a little mud, girl"; "Pack it in, pack it out"; "CANS infinitely recyclable"; "coloRADo USA".

Oh, yeah, this was gonna be rad! I had just choked down a CAN o' crap and this was just what the doctor ordered. It began with a massive two fingers of tawny head, but I kept refilling the glass as it subsided until I had less than a finger remaining. What I was left with was a glass full of a deep-amber liquid with NE-quality clarity. Nose was simply dank - sticky, grassy, minty, much like my garden. Mouthfeel was on the thin side, so much so that I felt as though I were drinking unsweetened iced tea. Until the kick occurred. Man, this had the punch of a Missouri mule on the finish. I sat back back in my chair, attempting to catch my breath when I heard my long-silent monkey on my back begin to chatter. "Hops!" he screeched incessantly and when I CANnot satiate him, he goes berserk. Sweat ran in rivulets down my face. My quivering hand reached again for the glass. Beer slopped over the sides of the glass as I lifted it to my lips. One sip and I was a man again! I dialed up the Old Lady so that she could partake in the action. Who needs Viagra with this beer?!? Actually, who needs Viagra with my Old Lady? At any rate, the finish was breathtaking, very minty, and the sticky lacing was going to need a jackhammer to remove it. Not bad.

Serving type: can

05-28-2012 01:39:30 | More by woodychandler
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

473ml Can from the Brewdog Online Shop:
Light caramel amber with some orange and a 0.5cm, bubbly white head that stays pretty decent for such a strong beer, leaving some nice lacing too.

Plenty pine hops and tropical fruits on top of a caramel base that hints at some vanilla too. The smell is great with plenty of strength and fruity mix of grapefruit, pineapple and citrus, some floral notes & a subtle hint of alcohol as well.

Tropical fruits but with the caramel and sweet malts coming more to the forefront in the taste. There is a great caramel flavour mixed together with the grapefruit and pineapple I mentioned earlier on the nose. Subtle alcohol & the citrus & pine hops feature heavily.

Smooth, sweet and quite rich with a smooth and medium body that features some stickiness in places. There is some hints of alcohol but the beer is frighteningly easy to drink.

Almost perfect and very probably the best beer I've ever tried (thankfully it has at least limited UK distribution into the bargain). Phenomenal with an amazing taste. I'll be picking this up again the next time I see it anywhere.

Serving type: can

01-21-2014 12:40:03 | More by flyingpig
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4.78/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy tan body with a cherry wood red hue.Off white thick head, oatmeal colored.

S - Huge hope aroma. Big piney and citrus notes across the board. Slight floral notes with some slight malt notes as well.

T - Huge orange citrus taste up front along with a ton of tropical fruit. I've had beers with tropical fruit hops before, but this is quite frankly insanely tropical and delicious. Melon and pineapple galore. Good bitterness level helps keep it from being overly sweet.

M - Thick bodied, good carbonation, no alcohol burn. Might be a bit too thick.

O - Delightful and delicious. Taste is beyond this world. Wish the mouthfeel was closer to medium bodied so I could drink more without feeling weighed down. You've gotta check this beer out.

Serving type: can

05-03-2012 13:41:55 | More by WrathsU
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4.78/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Clear amber yellowish orange with a large frothy off-white head that just sits there for a while. Good sticky lacing.

Big complex hop bouquet, leading off with a floralness, a touch of sweet malt mixed in, before getting some citrus and pine. Tropical and tasty, very inticing.

Big hoppy blast with a sticy sweet maltiness. The hops are more bitter than I was wanting from the awesome aroma, but the complexity I was expecting is there, with the pine and citrus. Definitely a flavor explosion.

Moderately heavy with an average carb, and plenty of residue after the swallow. A pleasantly interesting feel.

Super nice IPA, bordering in a double. A definite sipper and worth savoring every drop. One of my new favorites.

Serving type: can

06-13-2013 19:46:54 | More by gleemonger
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned 3/23, consumed 4/4. Poured into Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Orange with darker top. Finger of white head with nice lacing.

S: Grapefruit with some pine. All hops. Amazing. Literally said "Oh mama" upon first whiff.

T: This is awesome. A ton of huge hops. Lots of citrus and grapefruit and yummy bitterness.

M: Light carb with some lingering from the hops.

O: May be a new top 10 beer overall. Amazing.

Serving type: can

05-13-2012 02:11:22 | More by Andrew61923
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a cloudy orange, you can't see anything through it. The head is big and white.

The smell is huge citrus flavours, very fruit smells great.

Taste is citrus flavours, like the smell with a decent malty backbone, very well balanced maybe tipping slightly on the hopy side.

Mouthfeel is smooth and silky with medium carbonation.

Overall one of the best ipas I've had for a while. This is another great beer from Oscar blues.

Serving type: can

05-05-2013 03:20:25 | More by Dave1999
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North Carolina

4.71/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I really was pumped to try this beer I absolutely love their Ten Fidy. I loved the aftertaste of this IPA, it had a balance that I have yet to equal in any other IPA. Super smooth, the bitterness hits early, but mellows out and really makes you want to drink the entire 4 pack. Another solid Oskar Blues production.

Serving type: can

03-18-2013 02:33:13 | More by DesertRat
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4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Reddish gold in color, looks almost like a red ale, leaves huge head with nice lacing

S: Grapefruit and Pine mainly, little bit of floral and malt in there too

T: Very piney and some floral notes at first, at the end you get some grapefruit, malts, and a light bitterness, little bit of boozey flavor too

M: Very light and smooth, slightly oily, and leaves your mouth just a little dry

O: This is a unique IPA for me, haven't had any beers with floral flavors in it but it mixes well, it's a solid IPA and would definitely recommend trying it if you see it

Serving type: can

06-04-2013 02:36:29 | More by bpasquini
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North Carolina

4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Just happened to see this on tap at the local Mellow Mushroom. Couldn't pass up the opportunity to try it. I assumed it would be a stronger version of Dale's Pale Ale, but it's definitely an IPA style. At 8% I'd say it's more like a double IPA. It was served in a goblet. With it's deep orange color it looks like a million bucks. And the hoppy nose and sweet flavor do not disappoint. Also it is quite balanced. Most strong IPAs are overly bitter from the hop presence. This one is not.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2013 00:43:02 | More by thehooksman
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North Carolina

4.66/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Bottom of can says canned on 4-23-12.

A- Pours a dark copper color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains good and long before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large centered patch of surface foam. Skinny wisps of lacing.

S- Very pungent, earthy hop nose with a big citrus punch. Sweet malt in the back rounds everything out. Smells dank-a-licious.

T- Big crash of bitterness on the tongue that lingers as the grass notes take hold. As more sips are taken the malt rears its head and providing balance. Alcohol is obvious but becomes less and less noticeable with each gulp. Notes of grapefruit, caramel and celery (as crazy as it sounds).

M- Oily and slick with lots of bounce from the medium carbonation. A bit creamy also. Sharp and bitey afterfeel from the high hop content.

O- So good, it's almost painful. A great deviance indeed.

Serving type: can

05-19-2012 01:40:16 | More by Immortale25
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4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another winner from Oskar Blues. Poured from a 16oz tall boy can to a goblet:

A: Reddish orange coloring, very clear, thick head

S: Citrus hops hit the nose right awy.

T: Well balanced IPA. Citrus flavors from the hops balanced well with a strong malt backbone.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated. Very smooth.

Awesome IPA, very smooth but hits a little hard. At 8% it is closer to an imperial. This will be a staple for me.

Serving type: can

04-20-2012 21:29:13 | More by BeerisfoodLLC
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New York

4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

just poured from a 16 fluid ounce can... into a traditional guinness style pint glass... a nice head is obtained by vigorously pouring the last 3rd of the can...decent lacing with lots of citrus and grapefruit in the nose... the taste is eveything you would yearn for in an IPA and more.... leaving your mouth just dry enough to crave more of this deviant, deviant ale.... at this point the only thing the finish is telling me is to open another can.... WOW!!! all this and not to mention from a CAN! this has certaninly changed my opinions on cans...Enjoy..

Serving type: can

03-22-2012 23:00:09 | More by diesel59
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4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can, packaged on 3-20-2012 (about 27 days old), poured into my Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Pours a dark murky orange color with a nice 1+ finger white head on top.

S: Grapefruit, pine, and cotton candy, all at a moderately strong volume.

T: Tons of flavors here. Grapefruit arrives first with much fanfare. Crashing in behind it comes a wave of strikingly sweet malts. I struggle for words to describe the sweetness. The "Cotton Candy" that I eluded to in the nose is the best I can come up with. It's sharp and poignent, though, and I always find it to be characteristic of Colorado in general and Oskar Blues in particular. Then, at the end, a touch of citrus and a blast of pine make there presence felt as well.

Everything about this beer is loud and assertive. There's nothing gentle here. This is the anti-pliney. The bitter/sour grapefruit is big. The sweetness is sharp. And the bitter pine is lasting.

M: Carbonation may be a touch low for my liking. The beer has a great heft to it, though. It's thick, viscous, and sticky in the mouth. And finishes dry, with lots of sticky, bitter-sweet flavors left behind on the finish.

D/O: Highly drinkable, and overall very enjoyable. My only (minor) criticism might be that as I worked my way through this 16-ounce can, the sweetness wore on me just a touch. That said, I'd gladly crack a 2nd can open immediately after polishing this one off.

Serving type: can

04-18-2012 00:20:35 | More by psuKinger
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New York

4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

After reading reviews for many beers. I realize everyone's taste is different. To me this beer is one of the best iPas I've had. I would consider it a dbl ipa. What I like best is the balance with the hops and bitterness. My only negative is it cost me $3.70 for a 16 oz can here in NY.

my top beers are founders dbl trouble, dogfish 75 and 90. Also Ithaca flower power and sculptin ipa firestone dbl jack.

I just mention so readers know where my taste lies.

Serving type: can

01-21-2013 15:02:19 | More by Cef10543
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4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Pours a slightly hazy deep amber with a white film for a head.

Smells of rich caramel and maple malts with piney hops.

Caramel and maple sweetness mix with maple and pine hops with a rich buttered bread base.

Full body with a sting of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Fantastic, a real treat. Great flavor and perfect balance. One of the best strong IPAs for my money.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2013 14:37:41 | More by Cylinsier
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4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really a stunner. Has the nice, cloudy orange color. The head forms in a cascading fashion and is as thick as you'd like. Amazing retention. Huge meringue like craters and valleys. Large and small bubbles with an almost crusty lace.

The scent is a combination of English malt and Pacific Northwestern hops, citrus and pine standing front and center. A bit of orange rind rounds out the smell.

One of the best IPAs I've had. Lots of citrus in the taste, enough malt so you don't ceviche your tongue, and plenty of pine so the flavor never fades.

Yes, it's bitter, but that's the idea. It's not a palate crusher because it's well balanced. A lot of acid mixed in with malty sweetness. Almost full bodied, it's got plenty to keep the palate busy. The pine grabs your tongue and won't let go.

Just off the top of my head, one of the three or four best IPAs I've had. Not quite as sweet as Zombie Dust or Pliny the Elder, but this beer is right up there. Easy to drink despite solid bitterness and a good amount of alcohol. The tall boy can is just a bonus.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 03:52:12 | More by RickS95
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New York

4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

aww shit, you cats in Colorado..what an excellent sip. Too bad they don't let this beast out east more often, but I can see wanting to keep it fresh and local at the spot, for sure. Especially with this one. Big luscious fruity goodness all throughout this rich and somewhat malty, delightfully tacky beverage. I kid, I don't want hooters brought to mind here, no matter the deviants.
On tap at Bierkraft and at The Gate, good work bringing your A game to BK, OB. This is an excellent and smooth IPA, didn't realize the ABV is 8.5% if that is indeed true. Doesn't drink like it at all. More like a 7 with fatty hops blasting their goods. Quick solid bitter gives way to the malt, but the hops popping off stole the story

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2011 06:14:32 | More by dragonWhale
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