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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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2,952 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,952
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 111
Gots: 301 | 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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4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For a canned beer this is simply wonderful. It has the typical Oskar Blues Malt=Hops-Yeast taste profile similar to Dales Pale Ale but simply bumped up a few notches in alcohol, malt and hop bitterness. Color is deep gold. Aroma is somewhat earthy. Simply a wonderful beer. I could drink this all day out on the golf course.

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4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz pounder poured into a nonic.

Pours a hazy deep orange color with a finger of foam that leaves nice lacing behind. Aroma is a mixture of sweet crystal malt and floral hops, with the hops being the dominant aroma.

First sip is bursting with hop flavor...There is a strange, yet distint hop flavor that I've tasted before but can't pinpoint... Simcoe maybe? This is a balanced DIPA, with a deep malt backbone and lots of residual sweetness to balance the over the top hop flavor.

Bitterness is firmly present but not tongue-splitting. A great all-around DIPA. A bit pricy at $14.99 for a 4 pack of tall boys, but certainly worth trying if you haven't.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Can - from Bessettes NY for 15.99$ for a 4 pack.

Appearance - Clear copper colour with an above average size frothy light beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some greast lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit, apricots, pineapple

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and caramel. There is also a bit grapefruit, apricot, and pineapple. As well there is some resin and something along the lines of anise/black licorice. It ends with a sweet hoppy lightly bitter aftertaste.. and the anise hangs around a bit.

Overall - At first I wasn't crazy about the odd herbal/anise notes in the flavour, but it grew on me as I progressed through my glass. The alcohol was well hidden and although the beer is a tad on the sweet side, it's very drinkable.

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4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I opened a fresh can of Deviant Dale’s and enjoyed it from a standard pint glass on 6/13/12.

Appearance: Deviant Dale’s pours a dark but clear orange hue with two fingers of off-white head and mid-to-strong carbonation. This is exactly what an IPA should look like.

Aroma: The smell is more on the tropical fruit side of the IPA aroma spectrum. There are big and very fresh smelling citrus, pineapple, and green apple notes.

Taste: The taste reflects the aroma at first, with a bit of malty bread flavors, and a crisp, smooth finish. There is, perhaps, less bitterness than I’d expected.

Mouthfeel: Medium.

Overall: Deviant Dale’s lives up to the hype. This might be the best widely available IPA I’ve found and I like the tallboy can. I have a feeling a few of these will find their way into my backpack for a few long hikes this summer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz pint can. Came in a 4 pack.

Great color! Really golden, a lilttle cloudy with a nice bubbly head that chills for the duration.

Smell is powerfull for an IPA. There is a little alcohol, but tropical fruits dominate this one. Pineaplle and mango are in yo face. Orange and grapfruit are there too.

Taste is the same as the smell. Huge fruitiness is up front with a nice malt bill that fights off a total unbalance of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is great. Great carbs with a medium body.

Oskar Blues is unreal!!

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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