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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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2,782 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,782
Reviews: 592
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 103
Gots: 244 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

kew, May 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

brentusaurus, May 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

StubFaceJoe, May 12, 2012
Photo of Veristic
3.43/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz. can of Deviant Dale's poured into a Northern Brewer pint glass, consumed on 4/26/12. Canned on: 2/22/12.

A- Big off-white two-finger head, loosely formed. Dissipates to a nice sheet within a couple minutes, then to a thin crown that barely manages to hang on. No real lace to speak of. Color is somewhere between amber and copper. Good clarity.

S- In the can, the smell is all hops, citrus, pine and some onion/garlic. Once poured, a little sweetness and even more garlic type hop aromas. Not exactly garlic but that's the closest thing I can think to describe it. It's very interesting. Faint maltiness. Gets a little boozy as it warms.

T- Not all that bitter really, I could use a few more IBUs. More of that funky garlic/onion hops business. Very little citrus or pine. Slight malt sweetness. Finish is dry and bitterness lingering with some pale malt. Garlic bread aftertaste. I don't know why but if I burp while drinking an IPA I always get a ton of citrus in the burp. This beer continues that trend. Gets slightly boozy once warm.

M- Medium bodied. Carbonation seems just a tad low. Slightly slick feel.

O- I'm pretty sure this is supposed to be an Imperial version of Dale's Pale Ale. Now, it's been a while since I've had Dale's Pale, but, to me, they do not even resemble each other. Not necessarily bad, just sayin'. Either way, I honestly did not like this beer as much as I thought I was going to. Will definitely buy again to split with friends to see if they pick up on the same garlicky type hops. For me, once that came into play, it seemed to dominate anything else that tried to step to it.

Veristic, May 12, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass. The color is blood orange with some haziness. There is a bit of a white head on top.

There is a huge hop aroma, with lots of spicy hops blending in with pine.

The taste is loaded with spicy hop flavor, offering a slight biscuity undercurrent. There is a bit of caramel sweetness towards the finish just to remind us there is malt used in this hop nectar.

This is medium bodied but drinks really well; this is refreshing. I am loving this one!

andrewinski1, May 12, 2012
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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.

Halcyondays, May 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Coax, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

duff247, May 11, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to MinorThreat for the can!

Pours very deep orange almost red with a fluffy 2 finger off-white head and decent lacing.

Aroma features lots of citrus, a little tropical fruit and a strong sweet caramel malt backbone.

Some citrus up front along with pine. Sweet caramel malt throughout. This one definitely leans more towards malt. Finishes piney with a little onion. I sense Summit hops on this one.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

Pleasant, but far from elite. The onion is kept in check, but still not overly pleasant and the malt backbone is a little too big for my taste.

jmarsh123, May 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

sideshowe, May 11, 2012
Photo of RonfromJersey
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Six fingers of level just-off-white dense foam. Orange body has a touch of haze but still good clarity. Thorough cover of lace.

Highly assertive bracing citrus nose. Gets your attention.

Thick sweet beginning engulfs the entire mouth. Juicy fruits and bitterness spread a fresh coat of paint over everything next. Bitterness leaves the tongue tingling. Sense of alcohol in the afterglow. Somewhat overly heavy.

Medium, somewhat sluggish mouthfeel.

Not a bad IIPA, but it comes across very ponderous. Could use a sense of lightness. I'll stick with Dale's Pale Ale.

RonfromJersey, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

kspongeworthy, May 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

HopsJunkiedotcom, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pint at Backcountry Pizza in Boulder on 5/10/12.

Pours beautifully, rich and thick head, copper with a haze. Fades somewhat over time leaving less lace than one would expect. The alcohol profile surprises me. Not the booziness of some IIPAs you'd expect, but definitely present up front and in the finish, and in the aroma. Piney bitterness leaning toward the dry side. A bit of back of the throat harshness at the finish. Smooth mouthfeel, medium body.

LittleDon, May 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Lawnboy33, May 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Stockfan42, May 10, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a medium brown with reddish hue with three finger white head which lasts for quite some time. Nice lacing along edges of glass.

S - Lots of citrus and piney hops. Pineapple, mango, grapefruit, orange, lemon, pine. Got the whole hop party going on here! Very aromatic.

T - Malt presence is strong right up front with some breadiness in there. Waves of bittering hops show up mid palate which seems a bit harsh and then the smoothness rounds out the finish. May have lost a few points here due to the heavy malt and not the greatest hop profile.

M - Medium bodied a little on the thin side for the abv.

O - Decent offering from Oscar Blues. Definitely not my favorite and definitely not my least favorite. I think they could have done a little bitter with this recipe but all in all not bad in the highly competitive IIPA category.

pigc, May 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Aewachiw, May 09, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a beige color with a 1 inch head. Smell is citrus and very hoppy. Taste is hops up front, very bitter, citrus kicking in later, more bitterness, alcohol is well hidden. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall should satisfy any hop head.

tone77, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

cdwil, May 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

deonreds, May 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

blange3, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

wesley14, May 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

polishkaz, May 09, 2012
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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