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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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2,904 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,904
Reviews: 599
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 107
Gots: 274 | 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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Photo of dlepeau
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of thagr81us
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to pmoney for sending me this one as an extra in a recent glassware trade! Served from can into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip. “Let’s sling a little mud, girl” on the lip of the can. Sounds like a line I would use in the bedroom back in college, but I digress… Poured a dark yellow-orange with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, floral, and floral hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, wild onion, floral, and floral hop. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The flavor on this one was pretty complex and hoppy while still maintaining a nice refreshing aspect. Unfortunately however, the aroma on this one was quite reserved and didn’t jump out at me. I really had to work hard to pick up on the aspects of the things there as it was slightly on the weak side. Another good canned brew from Oskar Blues. Can’t wait to see what they have coming up next.

Photo of BoRaeCho
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of nickfl
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Two fingers of off-white foam on top of a slightly hazy, golden-brown body. The head settles fairly slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - Notes of caramel and toffee with a pungent aroma of pine, grapefruit, and sweaty hops.

T - Sweet, thick malt up front with notes of toffee and pine. Some orange, grapefruit and more pine hop character in the middle. Finishes with more sweet toffee as well as pine and sweetened grapefruit with moderate bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly sweet finish.

D - The hop aroma is the standout aspect of this brew, it is pungent and more than capable of standing up to the heavy malt. The flavor is much of the same, but the malt sweetness manages to dominate a little more here and is almost to the point of being cloying towards the end of the can. It reminds me a bit of Hopslam, but with a slightly weaker hop flavor profile.

Photo of shand
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into an imperial pint.

This beer pours out an amber color with three fingers of head. The aroma is very hoppy. Lots of pine, grapefruit, and general dankness. There's just the slightest amount of malt behind it. The taste is also very hoppy, with the heavy citrus, grapefruit, and pine flavors instantly assaulting. There's some caramel malts present, but the hops are really the star of the show. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied and well-carbonated, and the drinkablity is very good. Overall, this is an excellent double IPA that provides an excellent hop flavor.

Photo of Sean9689
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Big Grocery for sharing this one at Perennial.

A - A pours a copper color, off-white head, thin collar.

S - Really dank...lots of resin notes. Pine, citrus, resin, light sweetness from the malts.

T - Again, big dank notes, resin, pine, sweet malts, very grassy. Perhaps a bit too hot for 8% and the hops are a bit overly agressive for me with the ABV. Finish is hoppy bitterness with some grapefruit.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, oily finish.

O - A decent DIPA, but not on the level of some of the top-notch beers for the style. I'd drink again, but there's too many other awesome DIPA's out there to go crazy over this one. Decent.

Photo of CBlack85
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of babaracas
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear solid orange w/ red tint and two fingers thick cream colored head that settles to a half inch and leaves a few thick bands of lace along the way. Smell: pineapple and grapefruit rind, caramel and biscuit-ish-ness in the back. Taste: sweetened citrus and leafiness upfront then into spicy, acidic pineapple, sugary medium body eventually drying out in a more-than-a-little-boozy, hop soaked finish. Canned 5/15/2012. Smash Into Forehead instruction disregarded, this time.

Photo of Giantspace
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of spark3148857
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of herman77
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy dark orange with a big and rocky off white head. Awesome lacing.

S: Big toffee/camel malt backbone with fresh citrus, a bit of pine and some ripe pineapple. A touch of earthiness too.

T: More citrus, pine and a bit of sweet, juicy hops. Again, large malt backbone that throughout that is very bready with some carmel sweetness to it. Finishes with some pine and earthy hops.

M: Medium to fuller body. Average carbonation that is really soft. Feels really slick and smooth.

O: Pretty good drinkability. I like this a lot better than Dale's Pale Ale.

Photo of glitchedmind
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of ErakMeshak
4.93/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is very unique tasting. I get grapefruit juice and pine with a caramel roasted malt backbone.
Finishes very dry, with the essence of grapefruit and sweet malt left behind. I think it tastes best from the can.
Just as heady topper does as well. Also happy and pleased that they ship quickly and I can get a fresh can less than a month old in NH.

Photo of SoulfulRover
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of denver10
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap already now finally getting around to the tallboy.

Pours a clear caramel with a thick, foamy, thumb and a half width cream colored head. Nice lacing. A nice aroma mixing some pine, orange rind, and sweet malt. Flavor is a largely a pine resin flowing into some sweet malt combo. A little citrus hides in there too though. Aftertaste is a healthy dose of bitter. A nice creamy, medium bodied. Overall, a nice brew. The malt definitely plays a much stronger role in the can than on the tap and I do believe I liked that. Definitely a very dank beer still, a little too bitter for me to love it, but still one I enjoy.

Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of kevanb
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz Tall boy into a pint glass

Deviant Dale's pours a nice copper orange color, clear in complexion, only a tiny amount of bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A wonderful fluffy white head, about a finger and a half high, sits atop the beer that has fantastic retention and leaves behind a wonderful amount webbed lacing. The aroma is quite unexpected, big hit of tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, faint citrus, tart apple, with a nice layer of floral complexity, that is cut by some sweet malt, cereal grains. The aromas are a bit one dimensional, but still pleasant and very welcoming. The flavors are great, a bit of the tropical fruits come through, but a big blast of bitter, earthy hops comes right at its heels. A bit of grassiness leads to some caramel malts, cereal grains and a bit of floral flavors, I wish the balance was a bit heavier on the hops, and perhaps a bit brighter, but this is certainly a well balanced IPA. The body is nice, carbonation is a bit higher than anticipated, but the experience is smooth, coats the mouth well, and goes down very dry.

Verdict: This is a solid example of the India Pale Ale from Oskar Blues and a significant improvement from Gubna. The flavors are nice and complex, but approachable and enjoyable for anyone looking for a hop forward beer, but not an out and out hop bomb, I can see this being one of the next big hoppy beers in America, right alongside Sierra Nevada's Torpedo and New Belgium's Ranger IPA.

Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Real dark cooper. has real good lacing from the 8% ABV. I see a few bits of sediment.

S- Big grapefruit citrus notes, along with the typical pine that some IPAs are known for.

T- The taste is overall of grapefruit/ citrusy type hops! SUPER DRY FINISH! Really leaves you wanting to drink more. The last thing to roll of the tongue is a slight malty sweetness. Can't believe this even came from a can it's that good!

M- Medium to full bodied mouthfeel. Body is a little sticky. Defiantly not a sessionable beer at 8% ABV!

Overall this beer is awesome. If the beer was a lighter than 8% and wasn't quite as heavy in the mouth, I'd really be able to give it higher props. But as far as IPA's go, it's a winner!

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of russpowell
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
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

Photo of philbe311
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A finger and a health of delicate pure white froth... The color is a medium goldish bronze... Moderate carbonation... Pretty rings of lacing are left on the glass...

S - A nice hop component to start... Mostly earthy with a bit of pine mixed in... A touch of orange zest... A malt base lies beneath the surface, mostly in the form of graham crackers, but also with some light caramel notes mixed in...

T - Earthy hops sit atop a layer of graham crackers... Simple and straightforward... Even and consistent with each sip...

M - Rather pedestrian mouthfeel... Medium bodied... A bit dense... Lightly carbonated... Some lushness... A bit dry... A bit chalky...

D - A solid, but unremarkable DIPA... There is nothing wrong with this beer per se, but there is nothing that really reaches out or grabs you either... Some good hop flavor and a good appearance, but not much more...

Photo of TheNightwatchman
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of pwsoldier
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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

#BOTG 49 is Oscar Blues Deviant Dales! Canned 5-15-12, pretty damn fresh! Last time I had a super hoppy IPA, the Astros kicked ass. So, hoping this one helps our cause tonight vs. the Rockies.

Opened can and DANK hops flood my nostrils. This pours a darker orange/amber color. Nice fluffy head fills the glass, receding to leave sticky lacing all over the glass. This looks like it means business. Smell- Whoa. Herbal pot aroma, scallions (there's the Summit hops influence!), citrus, pine, and some tropical sweet smelling malt. Smells delicious. Taste- WHOA. An assault of bitterness surrounds by tongue and cheeks. The bitterness is balanced by a really nice, borderline syrupy caramel and mango/peach malt backbone. This is a pretty aggressive IPA, but the malt does a good job to balance out the equation.

My opinion? This is awesome. They need to quit making Gubna (too over the top, tastes too much like scallions) and make this year round. It's superior on all fronts to Gubna, and at 8% still packs a major punch.

Ok Stros- I have laid down my worthy offering. Time to produce!

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,904 ratings.