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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

2,621 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,621
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 93
Gots: 193 | 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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challenja

Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +19.1%

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

03-22-2012 15:29:58 | More by challenja
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gleemonger

California

4.78/5  rDev +18.6%

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.

06-13-2013 19:46:54 | More by gleemonger
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WrathsU

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +18.6%

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.

05-03-2012 13:41:55 | More by WrathsU
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DeanWormer

Georgia

4.76/5  rDev +18.1%

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.

07-02-2014 22:31:55 | More by DeanWormer
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SjConroy

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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poopsmitherson

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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larryarms847

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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Frostyglass

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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Prostman81

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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MassiveNights

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

02-25-2013 18:39:23 | More by MassiveNights
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mj81

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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JohnSlaney

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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Stoneman58

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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tln13

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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tjkramer95

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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Harkrank

Sweden

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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kylemckinnis

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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DaKur

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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GratefulNole

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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Tpsauer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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billblakeslee

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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BillyCannon

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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Hoolie5

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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jpd026

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

06-16-2012 04:53:38 | More by jpd026
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CoryK86

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

10-24-2012 17:34:29 | More by CoryK86
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,621 ratings.