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Deviant Dale's IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,313 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2313
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%


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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

California

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

California

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

07-17-2012 17:47:02 | More by womencantsail
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

03-05-2014 17:24:22 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

04-03-2012 11:19:36 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

Georgia

2.95/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

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

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Alberta (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, thanks be to Mike from the Beer Diaries for the sample from his four-pack! Memories of sippin' tall boys around the hotel in Littleton abound right now! Colorado sure does love its cans.

This beer pours a clear, medium bronzed amber hue, with four fingers of obviously foamy, frothy, and bubbly beige head, which leaves a solid array of weirdly webbed lace around the glass as things slowly ebb away.

It smells of acrid orange and grapefruit pith, sharply biscuity caramel and toffee malt, a hint of white pepper, and leafy, grassy, and pine resin hops. The taste is creamed caramel malt, a lingering sense of toffee sweetness and buttered breadiness, muted bitter citrus and pine notes, a bit of Italian prep spiciness, and further leafy, grassy, and musty hops.

The bubbles are present, and duly supportive, if nothing else, thankfully, the body an agreeable medium weight, and really rather smooth. It finishes just on the sweet side, the equally heady malt and hop players battling it out to a perfect detente.

A pretty hard follow-up to Dale's Pale Ale, but OB's is more than capable of following through - their obviously deviant nature aiding and abetting to no end. Tasty, heady, and enjoyable as hell to sip or slurp, all dependent on situation. Were that I could procure this on my home turf, at the very least to help recreate my GBAF 2013 experience.

Serving type: can

10-19-2013 04:21:24 | More by biboergosum
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deviant Dale's Indi Pale Ale. Sippin' on a tallboy. Brewed and canned by Oskar Blues, Colorado, USA. "Let's sling a little mud, girl." (Come again?)

Light haze. Amber hue. Lacey off-white head.

Nice hoppy nose. Citrus meets tropical. Happy marriage of lemon and mango.

Taste: Hop-tastic. Medium bodied. Light touch of caramel malt. Just a little juicy, high ease of consumption. Expert balance.

Not a ton to say about this one. Does the trick, but doesn't go much further. A lot of mild hoppy buzz, riding over the malt. Just a good ol' easy drunkin' IPA. You've got to have those. Session IPAs are highly under-rated.

This one I'll pass on in the future, though. Just not distinctive enough, merely an average IPA.

Serving type: can

06-25-2012 08:31:25 | More by feloniousmonk
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out very sweet with strong flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty and there’s a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sweet.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are many more hoppy IPA’s that I would choose before this one.

Serving type: can

08-16-2012 02:54:33 | More by TheManiacalOne
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emerge077

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in NC, pricey at $ 14+ a four pack (16ozers). Canned 04-05-2012

Pours an effervescent amber with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Great head retention & lacing

S: Pineapple, tangerine & pine, breadyness

T: Much breadyness, pine & leafy hops up front, along with grapefruit. Leafy hops mix with slight caramel sweetness tangerine peel & grapefruit as this warms, some boozeyness & dryness. Finishes with much grapefruit pith, caramel sweetness, some booze & pine

MF: Chewy, slight carbonation up front, nicely balanced

A well put together DIPA, but not very cheap. Would buy again if in the right mood

Serving type: can

06-02-2012 03:20:44 | More by russpowell
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a glass. Beer shared by Michael, thanks. Beer is amber / orange and clear with a white head, moderate lacing, nice retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is awesome piny, hoppy, sweet, fruity, I really like the aroma.

Beer does not live up to the aroma, it is a little grassy and vegetal, oddly bitter and not very enjoyable. Not a repeat.

Serving type: can

04-06-2012 19:10:31 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can canned on 3-20-12, consumed 3-30-12.

The beer pours an orange-copper color with a medium-sized white head. The aroma is full of resinous pine with a little bit of orange citrus and a little bit of bread mixed in. The flavor is more of the same. I get a ton of dank resinous notes, as well as some orange and some strong pine notes. There is a little bit of bread and toffee, but this one is all about the hops. Medium bitterness. Medium to full mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 03:06:57 | More by Mora2000
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yay, tall boy cans, cause everyone likes it in the can.

Pours a nice fluffy 1.5 finger off white head that fades fairly slowly, with a nice layer of lacing, over crystal clear orangey slight reddish coppery colored beer, almost definitively filtered.

Nose is a nice midwestern IPA, with some pine starting out first, and moving quickly to the citrusy candy hops, like candied orange peel, and a fresh resinous hop aroma, some musty resinous hops. That's all backed up but a malty base, not really a malty aroma but a sweetness and a bit of booze that gives it the body.

Taste starts with a juicy hop flavor, quite juicy with a light citrusy hop that turns right into resinous fresh musty hop profile. A bit of pine and candy hops add to that with a decent bitterness that doesn't overpower. The hop profile is balanced well with a big malty base, again not a huge malty taste, but a slight sweetness, full malty body, and hint of warming booze. A decent bitterness that balanced the slight sweet decent malt base well, borderling DIPA but the hop profile shies away from that. The finish adds a bit more bitterness but not much, not too dry either as it gets a bit sticky, and some lingering citrus and slight resinous hops.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, decent carb, hint of warming booze.

Overall not bad, nice for the style, nice hop and malt balance, decent bitterness, juicy, drinkable with a slight booze warmth and malt base. Especially in a tall boy can.

Serving type: can

04-09-2012 01:00:55 | More by jlindros
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can date February 2012; Sampled April 2012
A solid pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a three finger thick, nicely tan head. The beer is a brilliantly clear, concentrated copper color with red highlights that shows bright, almost metallic sheened, copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells nicely dank with lots of pine, and herbaceous character, including a touch of chive character; this is backed by a tropical fruit character laden with lychee, kumquat and pineapple, but the dank herbal character is definitely the dominant note in the nose. While the aroma is aggressively hoppy, it is not over-the top hoppy as hints of cracker and biscuit like malt are just perceptible.

My first sip is bitingly bitter from the start through to the finish. The beer gets more herbal as it flows across my tongue and the finish has a lingering pine and perhaps hemp-like astringency and flavor to it. The body has some heft to it, it rests on the palate with some viscousnous, though it isn’t overly heavy. Bitter flowers, menthol, some garlic chive notes, a dense pine tar character, lots of dank dirty “hemp” notes, and softer notes of lychee, pineapple, and perhaps some kumquat form the dominant character in the flavor. There is just a touch of malt character noticeable underneath the hop onslaught, with touches of cracker like grain and perhaps a hint of biscuit like malt.

This is a little more dank and herbal / pine focused than I prefer in a hop bomb (I prefer them to be fruit-hop balanced), but this will definitely hit the spot for the hop heads out there (including me). If you are particularly sensitive to the chive / garlic / onion note found in some hops, then this may not be the beer for you; it doesn’t have too much of that character though, as I am able to enjoy it. It is likely that the aroma has dropped off a bit in the month and a half since this has been bottled, but the flavor is still scathingly hoppy.

Serving type: can

09-30-2013 02:32:32 | More by Gueuzedude
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

05-25-2013 18:10:05 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned on 01/04/14 stamped on bottom:

Pours slightly hazed orange amber. A thin head leaves plenty of lacing.

The smell is of orange rind, grapefruit and caramel.

The taste is of orange, grapefruit, musty tobacco leaves and pine/resin backed by caramel and biscuit notes. Alcohol is reasonably tame in the taste for the 8% abv level. Juicy hops linger through the finish.

It is pretty smooth despite slight rawness.

It is complex and bold, rich in hops and malt. A strong IPA that pushes towards a DIPA. Very enjoyable!

Serving type: can

04-09-2014 22:02:03 | More by jwc215
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: can

04-14-2012 07:24:22 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's alot of fresh dank DIPA out there with this and Hoptimum pretty widely available. Pours a beautiful, pale copper color with a bright khaki nicely formed head. Fine lacing left bedhind between sips, I can't believe a DIPA like this comes out of a can. Aroma has a bit of garlic/onion notes going on with some earthy pine resin, minimal citrus pith but basically intense hops. A bit of caramel based breadiness in the nose as well, but it's hard to tell with an explosion of hops. Flavor is eqaully as hoppy with a nice riding malt sweetness, caramel base with flowing levels of hop bitterness and flavor. A nice citrus earthy pine resin ride of hops, that hides the booze nicely. Sweetness is kind of obsurd but it definitely balances out the hop bitterness. The only thing that starts to arise is the onion/garlic hop flavor that I don't really care for. Mouthfeel is a bit cloying big hop oils with some residual sugars noted in this one, carbonation moderate body is full. Overall enjoyable hop nose, a bit muted hop flavors with ample bitterness an 8% DIPA in a 16 ounce can if a do the math right that could equal: DRUNK.

Serving type: can

03-14-2012 15:55:57 | More by WVbeergeek
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -2%
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.

Serving type: can

04-14-2012 20:50:13 | More by smcolw
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Halcyondays

California

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. tallboy can,

A: Pours a clear amber with a frothy large white head, lots of sticky lacing.

S: Heavy notes of melon rind and kumquat. White grapefruit pith as well. Lots of dry citrus.

T: Pink grapefruit and pine, heavy conifer component. Big citrus zest as well. Very distinct flavour.

M: Full-bodied, has a big lush feel too it. Lightly alcoholic at the finish, some ending sweetness.

O: A solid DIPA, the price is actually very good in comparison to what is out there. Citrus rind for days, if you like that, you'll love this beer. For me, it's not my favourite hop profile, but it's certainly another enjoyable effort from Oskar Blues. It's a beer that grew on me quite a bit as I finished the pint.

Serving type: can

05-12-2012 03:29:10 | More by Halcyondays
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