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

3,148 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3,148
Reviews: 645
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 116
Gots: 399 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-16-2011

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Photo of Ego
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

eyes...
1 full fingers of head, soapy white crater moonscape goodness, lazy bubbles commute birth and keep the head from collapsing, orange, almost glowing, hue, lacing and legs are on par for the style, nice.

nose...
been awhile since I sniffed a hop bomb like this, grapefruit mixed with pine and ocean freshness, pretty much a one trick pony, but if you love hops...

taste etc...
waiting... hmm, I thought this would be a real nut buster of a hop bomb, it isn't... is that a bad thing? I'm not sure yet... (sips)
floral, kind of juciy/fruity hops seriously like juicy fruit gum (with the gum flavor sweetness also), some bitterness is ther but very subdued. The ABV is worked in nicely. This sips nice and smooth, really easy. This really drinks like a slightly kicked up IPA not the sometimes hammer drop DIPAs produced by many breweries to show you they can kill you with hop-ness. The more I have of this the more I like it.

verdict?
nice bitters linger but nothing mouth puckering, a very easy drinking DIPA that delivers in flavor and ABV.. so it is big but it fits in your mouth. (get your mind out of the gutter you whore)

music: HumanMeshDance - thesecretnumbertwelve

Photo of stevenstofen
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Keep in mind that I had this beer the same day I had Sierra Nevada's Hoptimum (which I liked better than the deviant dale's) so naturally my rating will be a little biased.

A - Poured the entire 16oz can into my Duvel tulip. It shows a beautiful orange - amber color with finger head on it which dissipates within the first few minutes.

S - Here I'm picking up some pine, grapefruit, and granny smith apple. Maybe a little honey as well.

T - Right away you get the hops. Pine, Citrus, and honey (as it is in the nose)

MF - there is a slight alcohol burn, but that is to be expected when you are having an 8%ABV beer. Either that or it is the pairing with pepper-jack cheese that is giving me the burn.

O - This is a solid DIPA. Again, I had hoptimum earlier today, and that was FANTASTIC. This beer held its own against it, but in the end I think hoptimum is the victor.

Photo of arizcards
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single can at Total Wine in late March for $3.49. Canned on 2-22-12.

Beer poured amber orange with a nice white head on the initial pour.

Nose presents citrus qualities but not as pungent as hoped.

Taste is hop forward, pine and citrus dominate. Finish leaves the palate covered in a pine resin with hints of citrus and onion.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and moderately carbonated to give a refreshing feel.

Overall this is a pretty solid beer. It is definitely better than the onionfest Gubna is for my palate.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oskar Blues : Deviant Dales

Pours a deep copper color, soapy head leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma of pine, herbs, citrus and tropical fruit. In the taste, very citrusy, with some pineapple and citrus flavors working well together. Alcohol has a presence but not too overbearing. Malt body gives off a caramel and toffee like flavor. Still, very hoppy like most double ipas, I can see why this won a medal (gold?) at the GABF this year. Very solid IPA with great flavor.

Photo of Agold
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dales pale pours with some nice head with some good retention over a clouded golden beer. There is some sticky yet sparse lacing on the glass. Aroma is nicely tropical, mildly sweet, with some nice grapefruit. Not aggressively bitter, but lots of tropical and grapefruit rind. A bit on the sweet side for me, more of a fruity sweetness than a caramel sweetness, but definitely very nice and enjoyable. Mouthfeel is nice, a bit undercarbonated for my liking though.

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love Oskar Blues' stuff, got a chance to try this one at a new, local bar in Baltimore as part of their 2 for $6 happy hour.. can't beat that. Great hoppy aroma, nice appearance in the glass with a fluffy, white head. Taste is definitely hop heavy, maybe a bit too much. If you like bitterness and in-your-face summit hops, this is the beer for you. Luckily, I do enjoy this and this beer was very drinkable and smooth, although a bit more balance would have made this a good beer to an excellent beer. Worthy of a try for sure.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally found a fair price on this $3.50 for a 16oz can.

A - Looks like a decent DIPA. A deep copper brown with a opaque colored head. Looks sticky.

S - Smells of dank hops but milder than expected.

T - Not sure where everyone is getting any "bitter" finish but all I got was a mildly hopped balanced DIPA. Nothing that would knock my socks off as the score implies in fact maybe more caramel and sweet malts than I wanted.

M - Medium bodied it does hide the ABV well.

Overall kind of on the fence with this one. It was a good beer worth at least an above average score but for the price I can think of way better DIPA's despite of them not being in a pounder can.

Photo of gabedivision
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can to a DFH globe glass.

A- pours an absolutely clear and pretty deep amber, with a 1 finger head that slimes around the head of the glass. Perfect DIPA look.

S-Grassy, dirty summit hops, blooming onions, pungent garlic and fresh cut grass all fill the nose. Slight tones of lemons and citrus on the back half.

T- Tangerines and garlic, wierd mix of citrus and earthiness that seem to come together, dank sticky grassy tones. Dirt, and fresh cut grass as well. Jello, juice with A bready malt peaks its head in and out.

M- Medium in body, light to drink for a 8% abv, pretty much just hop juice no real malt backing it up. Extremely earthy and veggie.

O- Good tasting IPA, big summit hops all over, sometimes over veggie. Not a bad choice, but a bad price however, expensive ticket for the trip.

Photo of wagenvolks
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tallboy into a Corsendonk tulip.

Absolutely stunning pour--this is how IIPA's should appear. Brilliant copper-amber body is clear and radiant with a steady stream of tiny bubbles rising from the etched glass bottom. Head is the color of white sand, dense, and well-retained with some sticky lacing. Aroma continues the 'impressive' theme by delivering pungent, herbal notes of fresh cannabis and musky pine forest. A bit of caramel sweetness lingers in the background to balance it all out.

The flavor delivers on the aroma's promise of pungent hops and tropical notes, but adds a hefty dose of resinous bitterness to the back-end. Booze is evident, sticky and sharp on the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and a little heavy with some syrupy traits. Spot-on carbonation level, though. Overall, Deviant is a tasty IIPA from Oskar Blues. Not exactly the most drinkable example of the style, but it's still very good.

Photo of Kendo
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the can into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body is slightly hazy dark golden-orangey with a small (half-finger) off-white head. Some splotches of lace.

S: Sugar cookies, bread dough and resiny pine, with a hint of citrus fruit.

T: Big-time pine resin is the first impression. Cookie-dough malt sweetness underneath, but it's quickly overwhelmed by pine: needles and resin. Also some tropical fruit-type hops, with lingering grapefruit-pithy bitterness. Touch of alcohol at the finish too, with some heat felt in the belly. I like.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is mild to modest. Resiny feel.

O: Good stuff. I wouldn't call it a world class DIPA, but it's solid.

Photo of snaotheus
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint can poured into a pint glass

Pours cloudy amber with a smallish head. Not much carbonation. Smell is really nice hoppy freshness, mostly piney.

Taste is pronounced hops, nice malty roundness balancing it out. This is actually a really tasty beer. Floral with lots of pine resin. Good!

Mouthfeel is slightly gritty, slightly thick, quite pleasant. Overall, I'm quite happy with this beer.

Photo of smcolw
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Plenty of blanketing lace from the moderate head. The liquid is cloudy with a darker amber color.

I can smell the strong piney hop aroma when I open the can. In the glass there's plenty of evergreen. Very little malt base--a true strong IPA.

The flavor matches the smell, but with more astringent bitterness. Full bodied with an adequate level of carbonation. The hop bitterness is strong enough to cover the 8% abv.

Photo of beertunes
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear coppery amber color with about an inch of off-white head that had very good retention and OK lacing.

The aroma had a lot of piney hops upfront, with some citrus notes in the background. The beer didn't really have much of malt scent in the nose. On the tongue, the story was pretty much the same, although some malt sweetness was apparent in the middle.

For a supposed hop-bomb, the beer was had a nicely balanced body, even and relatively smooth, with a nice flavorful finish that lingered just enough. Drinkability was very good for a big, hoppy beer, I could see having a couple. Overall, a pretty good beer, very nice but still, I think G'Knight is still my favorite OB brew. My biggest complaint with DD was the 16oz can. I much prefer the 12oz cans, I think it's a better serving size. Plus, I can hide a 12oz in my hand and use for a "walk-around" beer, which I can't with the tall boy. That aside, this beer is most certainly worth your time.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Immediately upon popping this one open, I got a huge whiff of oily hops. The flavor profile carries much of the same character with a steady hop tone to it that leans towards earthy with some woody kind of tones (in a stick and twig kind of way, not a barrel one). It's good and nice enough, but it just doesn't do it for me, really. I can think of many other double IPAs that interest me more than this one.

Photo of DavidST
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass, bottled on 3-30-12 (fresh and looks good, I can't wait). This pours a massive tan head small packed bubbles which has good retention and leaves a thick lacing, the color is a golden brown. The smell is full of pine and grapefruit hops, a little caramel. The feel is medium with a mouth coating resin. The taste is pretty good, more caramel that I was expecting, decent load of hops, a little grapefruit, a touch of onion(?).

Photo of jwhancher
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this the first time last March in Denver where I picked up a 4-pack from the Argonaut. I wasn't in the mood for hops then, so I didn't think all that of this beer. Tonight, I am in the mood for hops it's really hitting the spot.

Pours a slightly cloudy yellow with orange tints throughout. After pouring the whole can into a snifter, a really nice lacing appeared on the entire sides of the glass. The smell & taste easily say this one is a hop bomb - no if's, and's, or but's. Seems like a heavy dose of American pine hops with some citrus. Lots of resin coats the tongue & throat. Like I said: if you want the hops, this one delivers. Feels medium full due to the sticky sweetness. Tastes bitter, but then, duh.

Based on my two experiences with this relatively new brew, I think it's a fine worthy IPA. I'll give it some time. Perhaps this one will grow on me as much as the other OB's offerings.

Photo of lovindahops
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at j ryans. Had some cans and wanted to try this on tap

A- deviant pours an orangish copper body with a head of foam that recides with finger layers of lacing all over the glass. Initially it strikes me as a maltier look for a DIPA.

S- massive citric hops that are best represented as some mango and tangerine flavors. As I was thinking, there was a good amount of caramel flavors as well. Definitely hoppy

T- well crafted with major pine and citric hops balanced throughout. The caramel malt presence does push back at the end. I am not a huge fan of a strong malt presence in my dipas but it isn't horrible.

M- good prickly hop flavors on the tongue.

O- a good DIPA I will come back to. I was just hoping for a hopfest without the caramel flavor

Photo of hackedfly
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

canned on: 03-30-12
consumed on: 4-12-12

a: nice clear copper, about and inch of head that dissipates in a minute, light carbonation, minimal to no lacing throughout.

s: some citrus upfront...slight hint of pineapple somewhere.

t: hops upfront...with bitterness quickly following up then some alcohol lingering for a bit in the back of the tongue.

m: light mouth feel with some good carbonation.

o: good DIPA, definitely worthy of a camping trip since its in a can. A little disappointing with the lacing but just a small gripe. I would surely revisit this someday.

Photo of RuckusDu
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured about a finger of off white head into my snifter. The lacing does stick around a while. Body is a great amber color that is slightly orange.

S - It's good, but more bitter than a top notch IPA. Slight grapefruit smells, some clove, but mostly hops.

T - Good grapefruit flavors and some slight orange. Harsh hops.

M - Lighter body compensated by higher carbonation.

O - A good DIPA but not in the upper echelon.

Photo of wedge
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned On: 03-16-12

Pours a lovely, pure amber color with a thick off-white head, gradually slipping down to a soapy covering. Smells like sticking your nose in a bag of hop pellets. Fresh, sweet, juicy citrus, peach, and grapefruit zest. Fruity and resinous with a bit of the ol' sticky-icky. Big, super-hoppy flavor...bitter, fruity, oily citrus, pine needles, mint, and some residual sugar sweetness. Zesty, fresh, and quite bitter overall. A little heavier than medium bodied, sticky, and dry.

Obviously very hoppy with loads of raw hop cone goodness. Works for me, but I'm glad I bought just the single as it does wear the palate down.

Photo of BikeChef
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, some serious dank hops on the nose (Columbus?). Taste follows through with grassy, funky hops galore. Does not seem like 8% at all. Very, very dry, which is unusual for DIPAs these days-- this is no hoppy barleywine. Pretty great stuff-- a nice take on the DIPA from Oskar Blues.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a tall boy into a true pint, the beer is a ruby-copper coloring with a tall, frothy, yellowish head on the start that quickly settles into a half inch of bubbly foam. Aromas of wet, resiny, fresh hops throughout the nose, with cedar and subtle caramel highlights. Flavors are resiny and bitter hops on the forward tongue, with a subtle tart and tangy citrus blending that is slightly outbalanced. Roasting to the caramel, but any malt profile is quickly swallowed up by the hops presence. Very rich and resiny, this transitions to a bitter and slightly astringent hops aftertaste. The finish is slick and drying. Solid beer for the hop heads of the world. Very tasty.

Photo of 9InchNails
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper color body like Apple juice, not much bubbles, off white head that fades into a film and leaves excellent lacing on the glass.

Pine, tropical fruits, a yeast spice and very sweet caramel malt. No noticeable alcohol in the aroma.

Much like the aroma - some pine, grapefruit and a spicy yeast. The sweet, yet, toasted malt helps balance the hops out until the very end - the aftertaste lingers with a bitter dryness.

Very light carbonation, very easy to drink, smooth, it leaves the lips slightly sticky and the mouth feeling. Also, some alcohol warmth while going down.

Overall, a nice imperial IPA. Very easy drinking. Sweet and toasted characteristics in the malt meet a bitter hop bite, alongside, some spicy yeast flavors makes this a worthy brew. The appearance might be one of the best aspects of this beer, with its copper color body, off white head and gorgeous lacing. This brew is probably more of a gem on tap than in a can.

Photo of nrs207
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A pretty dark DIPA. Reminded me of Nugget Nectar, a dark amber color with an off white head that leaves a ton of lacing. Nice and fluffy.

S - Very earthy and spicy. Not a lot of fruit notes in this one. Got some strong smells that I'm not a huge fan of. I've heard this beer has some onion/garlic flavors, and I can't say I got that. But it may have been a scent similar.

T - Similar to the smell. Same hops, with some malt to balance it out. Not a sweet malt. It's a very earthy DIPA.

M - Nice and smooth with nice carbonation. Didn't get much alcohol considering it's 8%.

O - I won't be buying this again. It's not bad, but the price (at least at my local bottle shop) is too high for a beer I consider to be average/slightly above average. Just not my style of DIPA, but I would still recommend trying it once to see if you enjoy it.

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 10 oz glass at J Ryan's pub in Syracuse.
Clear, dark amber color with lots of carbonation and a nice frothy, sticky head that dissipates very slowly.
Aroma is predominantly piney, it's literally a pine-bomb. Hints of sweet caramel notes coming through between the pine.
The aroma translates completely into the taste. Lots and lots pine evident with a nice rounded sweet caramel finish. A perfect assault on the palate. One of the best beers from Oskar Blues.
Lots of lacing along the inside of the glass.
A very good DIPA and definitely worth a try. Highly, highly recommended.

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 3,148 ratings.