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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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3,001 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,001
Reviews: 621
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 112
Gots: 334 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of aranheaney
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Cuba Giant, poured into a Stone Nonic Pint Glass:

A-Beautiful shade of copper, great head and lacing

S-awesome, ppine, grapefruit, everything here for a real hoplover

T-awesome again, this is seriously legit and with the 8.0 very dangerous

M-thick and delightful

O-this is on point, but I would almost submit that it is a Double, regardless, even though it was $13.99 a four pack, worth every penny

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -44%

Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a 4-pack of this yesterday (at Jaspers, for $13.99). Have finished up some yard-work, cooled-off in the pool, and hydrated well. Time for a bier!

The contents of one 16oz-er (canned on 13APR12) have been successfully transferred into an imperial nonic. This one is an orangey-copper color, with a slight bit of haze. There's not a heck of a lot of carbo, and the head is off-white, creamy, fine and thin. Lacing is decent, some left here and there. The aroma is lightly sweet with a solid bit of rindy citrus. The body is a healthy medium, and it is rather smooth on the tongue.

There is some sweetness present as it hits the palate, though it is not a malty sweetness but more like an apricot jam. There is a lot of fruit action going on here - the aforementioned apricot, some tangerine, a bit of pithy, bitter grapefruit - it's all quite nice! It gets a bit resiny and slick, with the citrus hop action coating the mouth and lingering quite well. This is a tasty treat on a gorgeous, warm summer day. Prosit!!

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


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

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a healthy three finger light brown head with good retention and great lacing. Looks nice. Great aroma of pineapple and citrus hops, light fruit. A mild hop body supports the complexly flavored dominant hops. Strong pineapple, pine, citrus and other tropical fruit flavors. Creamy body adds to the overall positive impression. This is well integrated and balanced with great aroma and interesting flavors. A great IPA.

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

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Shaker pint courtesy of my good neighbor Walker.

A: Steely amber with 1-finger of frothy off-white head with good retention and a lot of lacing down the glass.

S: Pine and tropical fruitness with mango and pineapple and a big hit of resin. The malt aromas are few and far between.

T: Pine sap and resin are the biggest movers on the flavor front with some vegetal/onion notes and a big dose of maltiness that blunts the hoppiness. The bitterness is like a sledgehammer -- heavy and not subtle. Alcohol is hidden.

M: I liked the viscosity of this brew -- very smooth with low carbonation. Medium-full body with a good coating quality.

O: Not a bad beer but I think I'd rather have plain ole Dale's Pale Ale instead.

Photo of ChiPool
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can dated 4/9/12 poured into imperial pint.

Loved the smell of this one, immediately after popping can. Despite being 3 months old, super weedy, piney nose on this. The hop profile on this one tastes less than a month old: nice pine/citrus notes with strong bittering finish.
Quite enjoyable for the hop lover. For 8%, the mouthfeel is not syrupy at all. DIPA strength, APA mouthfeel.

Really solid. Will look for this again on my next trip north of the border (WI).

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4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's a might fine looking beer that pours a fairly clear medium amber with a highlights of orange and red. An slightly assertive pour produces a finger of of long lasting off-white head.

Oh buddy this smells like hops candy with an intense hops aroma and a clean malt sweetness. The hops are thickly layered aromas citrus, pine, pineapple, mango and something else I can't name but I'm loving it. There is a light grass/herbaceous note in there as well. How is that at 8% no alcohol aroma can make it thought all the hops?

There is a huge bitterness and tons of hops flavor but the malt sweetness keeps the first sip from being overly aggressive; so it's got balance. The hops flavor has a lot of pine with tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and mango followed by some citrus. It has a fairly dry finish with a hops bitterness that just lasts and last.

This beer is smooth on the palate with a medium body, moderate carbonation and a slight creaminess. There is a light warming sensation from the alcohol not that I smell it or taste it.

Wow, an outstanding and potent hop bomb of an IPA; this could be in my top 5 IPAs. The high bitterness and flavor are slowing me down which is good because I hardly notice the alcohol in this one.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can bought at Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA as part of a 4-pack.

Poured into a CCB pub glass, formed a 1" orangey beige head over the slightly cloudy orangey amber brew. Head slowly falls to a layer of froth, with lasting coating lace. Aroma is citrus and pine.

Taste begins sweet for a fleeting moment, then citrus in the middle, followed by lots of piney bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is pretty good. I'd like a bit more backbone for an IPA, leans towards the bitter-for-bitter's-sake arena.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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

A: A nice golden/amber color, a little darker than a lot of the IPAs I'm familiar with. Little, half/full finger head when poured into a classic pint glass. I didn't want to pour it, as it seems weird out of the can, but it poured nicely.

S: Definitely the most off-putting part of the beer. A jumbled mix of hops and citrus. I want to start trying out craft cans, and I hope this isn't a good representative of what they will smell like. Nothing really stand out, it isn't bad, just missing the "it" factor.

T: Better than the smell. Classic IPA, if not a little on the bitter side. The hops make it through in full force, and the citrus adds a nice kick to it. You can definitely taste the malt if you let it rest on the tongue. After taste isn't the best, so keep drinking.

M: Lots of carbonation, light, airy. My favorite style of beer done properly.

O: 4/5. Probably couldn't give it any higher, even with more tastings. The jumbled smell and flavor isn't my cup-of-beer. I like hop bombs. I love the citrus IPAs, but this one just kind of jumbles them all together into an above average, not spectacular IPA. Paying $3.50 for a pint can was not worth it, but if I could get it for 7.99 for a six pack like a Sierra Nevada, I would consider buying it again.

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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