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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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2,906 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,906
Reviews: 599
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 107
Gots: 274 | FT: 3
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-16-2011)
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Photo of GilGarp
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Homemade Liquids and Solids in Longmont.

Deviant Dale's is a hazy copper orange color with creamy sticky head. A nice sheet of lace is left behind.

Aroma is super hoppy with lots of big citrus and pine. The surprise is the sweeter peach and apricot notes that seem to define the aroma.

Flavor is excellent with tons of hops in a familiar west coast double IPA way. I would have assumed there was peach extract or fruit juice of some sort, it's just that good.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice and low carbonation. A good balance too for a big DIPA.

Overall this is an excellent beer.

Photo of GinjaSlice
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: great looking orange amber, slightly cloudy. Nice sized white head with amazing lacing
S: Very good smelling ipa with lots of citrus and hops with a bit of a malt at the very end
T: Very good and very well balanced. Lots of citrus and hops. Can't taste any of that alcohol and it has a great aftertaste. One of my fave ipas
M: I suck at reviewing this it was good maybe a little too much carbonation

Photo of thegodfather2701
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a hazy amber/orange with a thick off-white head that lasts a considerable amount of time. There were lace rings on about the top 1/4 of the pint glass.

S-Hoppy, resiny, and citrussy with a hint of citrus and tropical fruit.

T-Very similar to the nose. This is one hoppy, syrupy, and resiny IPA. Grapefruit citrus flavors combined with just a hint of some sweeter, tropical fruits. I didn't pick up on a lot of malt, as the hops just dominate.

M-Pretty thick and syrupy with just a touch of carbonation.

D-Very tasty, yet the high abv. for an IPA and flavor would make this hard for me, personally, to consume more than 2 in a sitting.

Overall, this is a very, very good beer. I thought it was a Double IPA when I was drinking it and was surprised to find out it was just an IPA on BA, so it definitely straddles that fine line between the two styles. Since it is an IPA I would say it was one of the hoppier and more full bodied versions of the style I've had to date. I recommend hop heads trying this one!

Photo of Durge
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ran into this at Delaney’s in New Haven. This pale ale looks clear and bronze with a thick egg shell colored head and lots of it staying behind to hug the tall pilsner glass. The nose picks up a beautiful citrus and toasted wheat bread yeast. Very pleasant stuff. The taste buds embrace a distinctively well constituted blend of grapefruit-orange citrus and grainy malt pine. Very impressive for an IPA, even more stunning for a pale ale. There’s a slight hint of alcohol but nothing that hurts this intense, delicious flavor. Body is nearly a full bodied brew with a fairly thick and syrupy hint to it, a midland carbonation keeps it fresh and drinkable. This is a beautiful grapefruit bread brew with a pale ale attraction for the hop masses. Bravo!

Photo of russwbeck
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is initially hazy, but settles to a clear brown with a
really bubbly thin white head that leaves no lacing. 4

The smell is really really hoppy. I was expecting a muted taste as Hopslam on cask really disappointed me. Grassy hops, so much so that it almost stings the nose. Huge hop profile, but I'm still picking up a scant amount of a malt backbone. 4

The taste has that typical cask feel to it, but thankfully a huge hop profile like in the aroma. The malts are more pervasive here, but the dry hopping has helped tremendously. So many hops it's like I'm chewing on them. 4.5

Mouthfeel is heavy with a low carbonation. Extremely drinkable, I had no trouble putting down a pint and wanted more. 4.5

$8 for the pint, which I didn't think was bad at all. Very, very good beer. Best Oskar Blues beer I've had. Just so many hops, but the cask lenses a nice balance. I recommend you track this down. 4.5

Photo of jpro
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz tall boy into a shaker pint glass...

A: coppery orange; two-finger, light beige head; a few lines of webby lace; a dark IPA.

S: citrus; resinous, dank hops; some tropical fruit aroma - definitely another dimension of hops on top of a “normal” Dale’s.

T: piney; citrusy hops; pretty big resin on the end and hugely bitter; caramel malt isn’t completely lost, though.

M: full body; moderate carbonation; viscous; what you’d expect from a big IPA... and its a real tonsil puckerer.

O: a pretty big beer that fits the bill for everything you’d expect out of an IPA... and more; not the most drinkable of ales (in terms of volume) but real tasty and fulfilling; the 16oz can is the perfect, one sitting amount.

Photo of GPHarris
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick, creamy tan head into a snifter that left nice lacing and sheeting until about 2/3 of the way through. very thin ring towards the end. beer billows nicely. the body was a bright and clear copper.
s - big piney hops with some floral hops coming through. nice caramel malt backbone. some spicy hops come through in the finish.
t - resiny, piney, lip-smacking hops.
m - creamy and smooth, just about spot on for a DIPA.
o - another stellar beer from oskar blues. love this in 16oz cans too.

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can, with a "canned on" date of 3/6/14; into a pint glass.
Appearance - orange with a medium white head; lacing is absolute art work!
Smell - an impressive blend of citrus, pine and grass hops with a sweet malt presence.
Taste - flavorful and surprisingly well balanced!
Feel - a fairly complex brew with a terrific hop/malt balance!
Overall - this is a great "Jack of all trades" IPA and the fact that it's available in a tall boy can, nice touch!

Photo of nUgZ
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a two finger head and excellent lacing.

S: Lots of floral hops along with some sweet caramel malts.

T: Sweet caramel malts paired with some wonderful citrus and floral hops. The alcohol is well hidden.

M: Medium bodied, but very creamy. Good carbonation.

O: Very smooth, tasty, and easy to drink. It's quite complex and almost reminds me of some of my favorite Strong Ales.

Photo of 57md
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a cloudy copper color with golden edges. There was more than a finger of head that lingered a bit but left really nice lacing in its wake. The nose is dominated by notes of citrus and hops. The flavor profile follows the nose citrusy and pleasantly hoppy.

The fruity notes are bold for a single IPA. Frankly, at 8% this is really a DIPA in disguise. I’m not complaining!

Photo of Bitter_Echo
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark, Baltic amber color that reflects dark light, and is clear as a bell. Smells out of the bag like fresh whole hops, the fragile florals and earthy garlic notes present--a real fresh/late hopped balance. Taste is balanced, not too sweet or dry, with light malts and fresh florals and notes not always present in heavily hopped beers. Really great here. Mouthfeel is as it should be. This is solid, and though pricey, I think worth every bit of coin spent on this.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear, coppery orange color. The head is smmaller but it leaves nice lacing. The beer is a very pretty color.

S-Very hoppy but maintains a good balance with a rich malty base. Hops smell like pine citrus florals and I am getting some notes of green onion. A pretty intense nose.

T-Very hoppy and bitter with a super grassy finish. Much less balanced than anticipated. Tons of pine and florals. Very bitter and lingering. Malt is still rich but slightly subdued. Great taste.

M-Resinous and a big body. Mild carbonation and a long bitter finishing feel.

O/D-Overall this is a really nice DIPA. I really enjoyed the flavor but did not like the $14 pricetag for a 4 pack. But in terms of sheer flavor, this is a very nice brew.

Photo of beer2day
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into imperial pint. Ruddy gold with solid, dense near-white 2-finger float-a-quarter-on head. Very good retention and very good lace all around the glass.

Nice hop esters and floral aroma. Rich. Notes of grapefruit understated.

Hops and biscuit malt on the tongue. Floral hops in the finish. Nice malt touches again with biscuit. Light fruit in the hop finish compliments.

Feel is a dry with a bit of cake. No syrup and very light oil.

Overall, very well done. Very aggressive with the hops, but balanced well in malt body.

Photo of tmm313
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark amber color. Poured a thick, creamy, sticky 2 finger head.
S- Orange, grapefruit, pine, caramel, a touch of lemon, pepper and booze. Actually felt warmth in my nostrils after smelling.
T- Sweet orange up front, followed by nice caramel, pine, pepper, grapefruit, and citrus rind. Malt back bone is present from beginning to end, supplying an awesome base to the other flavors. Ever so slight booze that tastes more like peppery spices than alcohol.
M- Smooth and silky. Lighter side of medium body. Oily and drying.
O- This is a good beer. The flavors blend very well, yet stay sort of separate... Nicely balanced. One of the sweetest IPAs I've ever had AND one of the most bitter at the same time.

Photo of wvsabbath
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 16 oz can

Appearance - Yellow/golden tan, trace of brown. Nice creamy 2 inch head and sticky lacing.

Smell - Hops galore, pine, grapefruit, dank weed, pale malts, suagrs, orange, lemon, very floral.

Taste - Straight up piney hops with some sweet malt backbone. Lots of floral fruits, added sugars along with some sweet fruits like orange and mango. There is a touch of alcohol burn near the finish. There is a presence of malty dales pale ale in there to give it that dank, bittery yeasty like flavor.

Mouthfeel - Tounge gets nailed with hops at first. After a few drinks, mouth adjusts and malts come out more noticible. Palette gets the hop kick along with pale malts, sugars and a little alcohol bite. Aftertaste is dank hops, pale malts, dry and a little bitter.

Overall - if you like dales pale ale, but want more hops this is for you. Its sweet, yet bitter and easy to enjoy. Lots of hops but a nice balance of malts and sugars make this a great beer. Hopheads will enjoy, as will pale ale fans looking for something more extreme.

Photo of fscottkey
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Born on date : 4/24/14 - Enjoyed 7/27/14

A: Honey colored with 1 finger of white head. The head settles relatively quickly. The can includes a very obvious, and readable, born on date on the bottom!

S: Piney and floral. There are mild hints of citrus. As it warmed I got more grassy smells.

T: Sweet on the front of the tongue. The finish is piney and grassy with just a hint of bitter.

M: Smooth and easy to drink. The carbonation is low.

O: Great overall beer. All of the parts play well together. Only a slight hint of the 8% ABV. This beer is complex and has lots of flavors going on. Also the bitterness is kept in check - which I like.

Photo of Hendry
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Because Oskar Blues does not distribute in Vermont, it requires a trip across the Lake to find their varieties, and thanks to Richard's grocery in Plattsburgh, I was able to score a few of their offerings.

When a 16 oz can of Double IPA exceeds the price of our local treasure known as Heady Topper, it draws the inevitable comparison: both aluminum pints,both IIPA.

Dale's Deviant pours a notably clear orangey amber hue with an impressive creamy three finger head that not only stays put,but leaves above average lacing as well. The nose is predominately malt, sweet malt with a faint touch of hops in the background that become more present as it warms. Notes of grapefruit and orange zest amongst the malty aromas that take center stage.

Flavor starts out slightly sweet and malty followed by a nice hop blast,moderate carbonation, and the heftier side of medium for body.Notes of citrus appear in the sips but the resinous, piney aftertaste are the end result. I found this one to be a sipper as I made my way through the aluminum tall boy.

All told, this is a solid IIPA, yet not inexpensive either. Absolutely enjoyable, but not the juicy citrus bomb others deliver for less money. Tasting Dale's Deviant IPA makes me appreciate the true greatness Heady Topper achieves and that Vermont is a great place to be for hop zombies!

Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16 oz. can into a 16 oz. Surly pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and clear copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big hop forward aroma. Citrus hops with good hints of grapefruit, oranges, mango, tangerine, and lemon. Fairly grassy and dank with a good kick of spicy pine resin. Hops smell pretty ripe and bitter. Rich hints of sweet and bready malts with lots of caramel and toffee. Also hints of biscuit and yeast. The strong mix of hops stand out the most here. Very citrusy and grassy. Pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, a big hoppy taste with lots of citrus and spice. Citrus hops with notes of ripe grapefruit, oranges, mango, tangerine, and lemons. Earthy taste of grass with a big taste of pine resin spice that lingers throughout the finish. Solid backing of bready toasted malts with notes of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, and yeast. A very big lush taste that is heavy on the hops. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and spicy. Finishes dry. Alcohol is hidden well.

Overall: A very good American style IPA. Very big hop taste. It seems closer to a imperial IPA than a regular one. Its everything you would expect from a good hoppy beer.

Photo of williamjbauer
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned served in a pint glass, nice pint sized tall boy

A - Clear amber with 2 finger bubbly white head with good retention and good lacing

S - Grapefruit, Lemon, pine

T - A fantastic balance of sweet caramel malts and a nice variety of hops, predominately citrus in nature, but a touch of pine and grassy notes, with a nice moderately bitter finish and a touch of booze.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation. Smooth and a touch chewy. NIce touch of warming booze.

O - I really enjoyed this IPA, nothing extremely unique or standout, just particularly well balanced and very drinkable. I could sling this one back anytime. Great summer session IPA.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a healthy three finger light brown head with good retention and great lacing. Looks nice. Great aroma of pineapple and citrus hops, light fruit. A mild hop body supports the complexly flavored dominant hops. Strong pineapple, pine, citrus and other tropical fruit flavors. Creamy body adds to the overall positive impression. This is well integrated and balanced with great aroma and interesting flavors. A great IPA.

Photo of costanza46
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a fancy goblet

A- copper colored and slighly hazy. Off white head. nice lace of the glass.

S- Extremly dank and unique. Massive onion and garlic aromas Yummmm!

Taste delivers on the smell. Lots of garlic and onion with just enough of a malt backbone.

MF- Thick and oily mouthfeel. Feels heavily dryhopped.

I really like IPAs like this. Its a very unique flavor profile a great change of pace as it doesnt beat you over the head with bitterness. A awesome beer. A new favorite :)

Photo of avalon07
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a tall boy can to a tulip glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: As expected, a super hoppy aroma, with a lot of citrus present as well.

T: Tasted of hops - a predictably huge amount - with citrus (grapefruit), malt, and a pine element thrown in, too. Exactly what a DIPA should taste like. Very tasty.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, bitter, finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a good example of a DIPA: Big, bold, robust, and flavorful. Very much drinkable.

Photo of vic21234
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a snifter. Canned on date reads 08/08/12.

A- Pours a nice and cloudy deep amber/ orange. A finger's worth of off-white head sticks around awhile.

S- This beer is very aromatic and smells fantastic. Very citrusy, including orange, grapefruit and mango. Some pine is in there as well, but not as apparent.

T- Nice bitterness from the hops up front; the citrus characters in the smell is not around in the taste for me. The hoppiness is big on the piney resin characters. Sweet malt finish also.

M- Medium bodied, well carbonated, dry finish, nice and bitter.

Great stuff, happy to see Oskar Blues distributing to my area now.

Photo of PeterIngemi
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @vicsboathouse in Salem ma, poured in an Oskar blues pint glass.

A- served a crisp coppery amber with a light white head, beautiful lacing, a crisp looking beer

S- smells delicious citrus hops, smells very fresh, I suppose this is from dry hoping, smells almost chewy, really beautiful hop aroma.

T- does not dissapointed the nose, piney, soapy and citrusy hops all play together in a very nice blend over a solid , but not overly sweet malt. Very very nice

M- dry and bitter, but well rounded at the same time, chewy medium body with medium carbonation.

O- an awesome brew, the way it was described to me, before it's release was a double dry hopped sales pale ale, and there is plenty of dry hopping here, one of my favorites from Oskar blues for sure!!

Photo of farrago
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Close to three fingers of deep eggshell white foam, good mix of bubble sizes with moderate dimpling and extremely strong head retention, the lacing in turn impressive with broad, ultra-sticky streaks covering the glass sides. The liquid is is a cloudy coppery red color which takes on a more orange to yellow haze further from the glass center, while opaque still hard to see any bubbles within. The scents positively leap out of the glass into your nose from a good ten inches away with outsized white grapefruit, lemon orange citrus, pine sap, cocoa powder and then tropical pineapple, papaya to nectarine, peach fruit, noticeable grass and pepper kick to it as well, softens into honey and molasses, not an incredibly complex experience but plenty of intensity and verve. Full-bodied, the carbonation is soft and downy which creates more sticky, clingy texture as well as length rather than cleansing freshness. The chocolate, cocoa and vanilla maltiness more pronounced, piles more sweetness onto the pine, honey, caramel, sweet tea and at times cola bean accents. Curiously the grapefruit, lemon citrus pulls back into the whole here albeit no wallflower. Same for the peach, apricot, nectarine, pineapple fruit, especially as it takes on a metallic, quinine like edge through the finish. Hides the alcoholic heat well, This is a “big boy” and arguably a double IPA in character. (Canned 9/6/12)

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,906 ratings.