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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

2,502 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,502
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 84
Gots: 158 | 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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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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Jrdbohr

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-02-2014 17:02:20 | More by Jrdbohr
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dmadsen

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-02-2014 03:40:47 | More by dmadsen
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-02-2014 03:18:45 | More by mtbdonn
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Brianedonovan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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M_chav

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-01-2014 23:06:52 | More by M_chav
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smanders

Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Love the brewed-on-date stamped on the bottom of the can. As a fan of Gordon (G'Knight), I thought I'd give DD a try. Poured into a British pint glass for review.

Appearance: a hazy copper with a bulbous head; plenty of lacing the height of the glass.

Smell: lots of caramel with a hint of orange and grapefruit.

Taste: exactly as it smells; caramel sweetness, followed by citrus, and then the piney aftertaste. I am chugging this for an 8% A.B.V.

Mouthfeel: a little heavier than most IPAs. I wouldn't introduce a novice to the style with this one.

Drinkability: This is a go-to beer if I'm looking for portability, taste, and quality. Thanks Dales for using a pint can! A nice variation of the IPA style.

Serving type: can

07-01-2014 19:20:11 | More by smanders
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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2/5  rDev -50.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-30-2014 03:09:14 | More by 319Hawksfan
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yanosh

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-30-2014 01:48:42 | More by yanosh
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-29-2014 19:31:51 | More by Ardeer
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Arizona

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-28-2014 16:59:11 | More by Thedaver4220
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SchmidtHaus

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-27-2014 23:59:59 | More by SchmidtHaus
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California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Washington

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Arizona

3/5  rDev -25.6%

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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,502 ratings.