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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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3,056 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,056
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 113
Gots: 356 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 01-16-2011

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Ratings: 3,056 | Reviews: 628
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can into tumbler.
Canned March 2012

A- Slightly hazy burnt amber pour with a short lived off white head and decent lacing.

S- Sweet malt, grapefruit, strawberry and pineapple. Slight woody aroma with a pine and floral hop finish.

T- Grapefruit, tangerines, strawberries, pineapple and a sweet cookie taste in the back.

M- Light to medium, chewy and lively carbonation.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 6/13/12. Poured into Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a deep amber with probably one of the thickest heads I’ve ever seen. The light tan foam is light a dense mousse, and took forever to even start to fade back into the liquid. A complex network of very sticky lacing was left down the glass.
S: Huge notes of citrus and pine fill my nose with dominating scents of tangerines and pine needles, with grapefruit poking through as well. Ambiguous “citrus rind” is in there as well.
T: More citrus as expected but I’m getting a good amount of balancing caramel malt flavors. I taste bread crust, toasted grains, caramel, grapefruit, tangerines, orange rind, and vague tropical fruit hops.
M: Finish is lightly bitter but not crushing. Medium-full body with a sticky and viscous mouthfeel. Carbonation is bubbly but soft.
O: A very flavorful and fairly smooth and balanced ipa. Worth checking out for sure.

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

First of all, I want to say that I absolutely prefer this over Dale's Pale Ale. I know, I know, they're not the same style, but I just wanted to say it.

This is a good IPA from Oskar. The color is copper, and you can smell the pine wafting. I certainly can taste the alcohol coming through, but it is not overpowering enough to the point where it becomes difficult to drink. I also can taste that it's hoppy, but to my surprise, it's not as overly strong as some other IPAs I've tasted in the past.

The only drawback is that the four pack of tallboys isn't cheap. I think it would have been ideal if somehow Oskar would drop down the price a bit so I can buy it a bit more often.

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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.

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Tallboy to pint glass
Date stamped 04-23-12

A: Pours a lightly hazed copper-orange color and with a vigorous pour produces a thick stack of khaki tan cream that just sheets lacing down the glass.

S: Smell is pure clean and vibrant hops. Grapefruit and citrus zest with some pine and floral accents. No real malt or alcohol character coming through. Really nice and fresh nose considering the date here.

T: Tastes of candied orange slices and spiced grapefruit. Heavy doses of sticky pine resin mix with some earthy hemp stems. There is a persistent caramel candy sweetness that did not reveal in the aroma at all. Prickly bitterness hits the roof of the mouth and mellows out from there. Rather smooth and more of a moderate intensity overall. Alcohol barely detectable. Drinks big though…nearing DIPA territory.

M: Moderately full in body with a nice smooth texture. A bit wetter feel overall with a touch of drying finish. Hop oils are resinous.

D: A bit sweeter than I was expecting but I think Oscar Blues did a good job of staying true to the original Dales recipe with this one. A big IPA with some big flavors. Hoppy for sure, even at 3+ months, but a bit sweeter than I prefer my IPA’s to be.
Will definitely need to try fresher and possibly revisit my scores here.

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3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 16oz can into standard pint glass. Canned 3/30/12.

Appearance (3.5) - Small, half-finger head of off-white foam. Dissipates very quickly, leaving a thin residual foam all across the surface of the beer. Thick, crusty lacing. Liquid is a clear amber/orange. Unremarkable besides the good lacing.

Smell (3.0) - Pungent, aromatic pine, citrus, household solvent. Some spiciness and earthiness like a mild cedar. Meyer lemon. A little dusty. Just a whisper of skunk, but obviously not like the skunk you get from UV exposure. Interesting and potent, yet a little like pine sol.

Taste (3.5) - Bitter pine resin, grapefruit pith, orange rind, cream soda. Medicinal red malt. Some bitter, herbal notes - almost a wormwood/chicory. The big, deep flavor gets in its own way - the pine and citrus clash with the bitter herbs and red malt. Still, drinkable and enjoyable in it's own way.

Mouthfeel (3.5) - Medium-full body. Extremely dry - big cohumulone acid content is apparent - beer saps moisture from the cheeks and tongue, rasps at them, and induces salivation. Carbonation is very well centered and the sensation of the beer in the mouth is pleasant.

Overall (4.0) - A drinkable and enjoyable beer, but not as good as I was hoping. The dense malt base is nice, but comes off sort of medicinal with everything else going on. The slightly off aroma only serves to compound the medicinal, household-cleaner-like nature of the beer. Overall worth a try, especially if you like big malty IPAs with intense bitterness and dry finishes.

It gets an extra half a point for being in a can - next time I want some big, potent IPA in a can for the river this may well find it's way in to my cooler along side the Dale's Pale, Torpedo, and Brew Free or Die.

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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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