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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

2,638 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,638
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 95
Gots: 200 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%

Enjoyed on tap at The Thirsty Moose. Hits the spot, a good IPA with big hop aroma. Fruity,Juicy flavour. Cloudy orange wih a good mouthfeel as understated carbonation and malty backbone.By the end of it,with earthiness ,becomes a sipper as a 1.5 IPA.

08-19-2012 16:58:11 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%

Canned on 2/24/12.

Pours a clear copper color with a 1 inch puffy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A latticework of small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of herbal and vegetal hops. There is a slight onion/garlic aroma but nothing like Gubna. Taste is of herbal and vegetal hops with a slight malt presence. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good IPA but the vegetal hop aromas and flavors aren't my cup of tea.

03-17-2012 03:55:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-06-2012 02:47:52 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%

Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one. Served in a SAVOR glass.

Pours a golden-amber color with a good, fluffy white head and some lacing on the way down. The nose carries a really nice burst of pine, citrus, and tropical hops mixed with a touch of caramel malt in the background. The flavor unfortunately falls back quite a bit from there with some semi-harsh bitterness, a touch of alcohol, and too much malt interfering with the hops.

Body is medium with good carbonation and a fairly-heavy bitterness, which is slightly offset by some alcohol.

The nose was really nice, but the rest of the beer was "just" pretty good.

04-03-2012 11:19:36 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-07-2012 13:11:35 | More by nmann08
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metter98

New York

4.03/5  rDev 0%

A: The beer is relatively clear orange-copper in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus hops in the nose—grapefruit seems to stand out in particular. There are also some hints of tropical fruits.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of citrusy hops along with notes of caramel from the underlying malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and slightly sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink because it has a good balance between the malts and the hops (there bitterness isn’t that strong compared to other beers of this strength) and the alcohol is well masked from the taste.

07-12-2012 01:44:33 | More by metter98
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-15-2013 07:01:00 | More by zestar
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

10-14-2012 20:42:16 | More by acurtis
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -8.2%

Can: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of floral and bitter hops with light pine notes is quite interesting. Taste is dominated by floral bitter hoppy notes with some light pine notes and clean semi-dry caramel malt. Body is about average with good carbonation and alcohol is well hidden. Not bad but I was expecting an even bigger hops assault.

07-10-2012 17:52:34 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%

If Dale's Pale Ale sold its soul to the devil, to gain greater teeth-churning hop flavor and an impossible sense of drinkability, then each and every sip is well worth it!

The charming ale kicks off with a bright amber-gold pour. Its fine haze allows for the bright glow, giving the beer an appealing look. Its cream-colored, cream-textured foam blanket rises strongly and withstands the session with ease, lacing the glass with intricacy and broken collars.

Its fruit-filled aromas are all things citrus and tropical. With a wrap of caramel and honey, the scent of candied fruit wafts over the nose immediately. Red grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple and mango lead the way as the juicy leaf scent comes forth with fresh-cut grass, herbal lemongrass and broken pine needles.

As the lightly sticky malt grazes against the tongue, the thin sweetness of caramel and honey work in tandem to give the hop's fruit character a brighter, riper and plumper taste. Seemingly dripping with fruit sugars, the middle palate is alive with juices of grapefruit, orange and Hawaiian punch. As notions of sherbet come to mind, the herbaceous and bitter taste of hops put a stranglehold on the back of the throat with deeply resinous pine, grass and a light nod to hop's cannabis cousin.

Deviant's early texture is pleasantly creamy even though it is malty-dry. Its enhanced carbonation pulls from the shy malt sweetness and lightens the body until the hop resins and alcohol warm and dry the ale delicately in its fast-fleeting finish.

Deviant Dale's IPA is a supercharged hop-bomb with just enough malt support to keep from mistaking the beer for alcoholic fruit juice. Its exquisite balance and drinkability is a welcome rarity.

03-05-2014 17:24:22 | More by BEERchitect
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours almost copper in color, usually a bad sign for IPAs (for me, anyway). Luckily, my fears are proven unfounded. Great pine and grapefruit peel aroma with lots of herbal notes to it as well. Some malt sweetness and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is very heavy on the hop character. Big bitterness all the way through, but really nice pine and herbal hop flavors and a moderate citrus quality. The sweetness is moderate and held in check.

07-17-2012 17:47:02 | More by womencantsail
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-08-2012 20:04:35 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-08-2012 22:28:28 | More by kjkinsey
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-31-2012 19:48:49 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-13-2013 21:11:32 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

05-13-2012 05:24:51 | More by GRG1313
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +12.4%

A: single finger head on a hazy crimson body. Excellent retention and lacing.

S: This is what a great DIPA smells like. This one is loaded with hops covering all hop aromas including floral, earthy, citrus.

T: more hops loaded in the flavor. Earthy, pine, grass and floral hop character. caramel malts manage to sneak in around the middle.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. fairly crisp.

Overall: Heavily hopped DIPA as it should be. Not too boozy, right amount of malt and bouquet of hop flavors/aromas.

06-24-2012 22:46:42 | More by kylehay2004
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.95/5  rDev -26.8%

11 ounce pour - $8.75 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Served a clear, copper body with a teeny, tiny white ring.

Smell: Pushes big notes of bread and booze with less than ingratiating hop notes of resins, headache powder, and pith.

Taste: Pale malts dialed up towards a sugary breadiness. A drizzle of pine sap dosed with aspirin tablets and the pith of lemons and grapefruit. Moderate bitterness. Has an expectedly bitter finish with a bit more alcohol-soaked bread with continued resins and pith into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: Can I just have a Dale's Pale instead? Oooh, or a Gordon?? If anybody wants the last couple ounces of this, then knock yourselves out.

03-09-2012 15:01:57 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-28-2013 21:58:34 | More by jaydoc
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%

Had this a while ago, not sure how I never gave it a review. The beer poured out as a hazy golden color with a nice foamy white head on top. The retention and lacing were pretty solid on this. The smell of the beer was resin-like and piney, very floral and pungent with hops. The taste was sharp and bitter with a subtle malt sweetness in there as well with a biscuity toasted flavor as well. The mouthfeel was good, nicely carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall it's a really good IPA.

05-25-2013 18:10:05 | More by Knapp85
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oberon

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev 0%

Poured from the can a deep rich copper color with a large fluffy off white head atop into an imperial nonic.Sharp grassy and piney hops in the nose,alot like Gubna,I actually picked up some sweet onion in there like the Gubna.Herbal and big grassy hops over top of a toffee based malt base,the hops are the main component but again it reminds me too much of GUBNA wich is not a really bad thing.Love the looks love the hop profile,it's a really good beer but it is alot like the GUBNA,whatever it is it's a really good DIPA.

05-06-2012 21:11:18 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

Served in a snifter at WhirlyBall - Vernon Hills.

My demo can of this a couple months ago really impressed me, so I figured I'd check it out on tap whilst 'twas possible still. W00t. It pours a clear orange-amber topped by a finger of lightly dirty off-cream foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, orange zest, light caramel, and a broad hint of pine. The taste brings in more of the same, with the emphasis still on the citrus zest, though the pine ensures a decent bitter bite in the background. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a lovely little IPA, one that's heavy on the hops without completely sacrificing balance. Good times.

10-28-2012 17:35:49 | More by TMoney2591
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

01-08-2013 22:30:48 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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emerge077

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +5%

Canned 4/9/12

Drank a bunch of this lately. Thanks to Jesse at Toad Hall for turning me on to this.

Burnished bronze orange, bright clarity, creamy cap of foam that leaves a sheet of striated lacing inside the glass, and a skim across the surface.

Dried papaya and mango, green vegetal leeks and ramps, sweet fruity elements and a dank hop funk. Guessing Summit and Citra possibly, just for fun. (*Bzzz* wrong, all Columbus.) Can't get enough of the wet hop oils here.

Flavors are similar, there's a definitive malt sweetness alongside the tropical resiny hops, a flash of savory greens, grapefruit rind, and a wave of ample bitterness lingers long into the aftertaste. Six cans in, and this never gets old. Really well done guys.

Like cilantro, Summit hops seem to be a love-it-or-hate-it thing, but Deviant Dale's is multifaceted enough to pull it off nicely.

05-09-2012 01:48:47 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-04-2014 11:54:22 | More by zeff80
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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,638 ratings.