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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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2,773 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,773
Reviews: 592
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 102
Gots: 239 | 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 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
Photo of sideshowe
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
Photo of kspongeworthy
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

HopsJunkiedotcom, May 11, 2012
Photo of LittleDon
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
Photo of Lawnboy33
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Lawnboy33, May 10, 2012
Photo of Stockfan42
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Stockfan42, May 10, 2012
Photo of pigc
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
Photo of Aewachiw
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
Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

deonreds, May 09, 2012
Photo of blange3
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

blange3, May 09, 2012
Photo of wesley14
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

polishkaz, May 09, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned 4/9/12

Drank a bunch of this lately. Thanks to Jesse at Toad Hall for turning me on to this.

Burnished bronze orange, bright clarity, creamy cap of foam that leaves a sheet of striated lacing inside the glass, and a skim across the surface.

Dried papaya and mango, green vegetal leeks and ramps, sweet fruity elements and a dank hop funk. Guessing Summit and Citra possibly, just for fun. (*Bzzz* wrong, all Columbus.) Can't get enough of the wet hop oils here.

Flavors are similar, there's a definitive malt sweetness alongside the tropical resiny hops, a flash of savory greens, grapefruit rind, and a wave of ample bitterness lingers long into the aftertaste. Six cans in, and this never gets old. Really well done guys.

Like cilantro, Summit hops seem to be a love-it-or-hate-it thing, but Deviant Dale's is multifaceted enough to pull it off nicely.

emerge077, May 09, 2012
Photo of Shilt
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Shilt, May 09, 2012
Photo of obrike
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 4 pack at the Specs in Schertz just northeast of San Antonio for around 13 bucks.

Really liked the look of this one. Poured a gorgeous amber/orange wit a sticky white head that stuck around for a while. Excellent lacing too. Very pretty.

A fresh grassy hop profile...some grapefruit, caramel malt. A good scent, but nothing out of the ordinary for an IPA.

An immediate piney/grapefruit punch upon first sip, some mango too.. with a heavy sweet malt finish. Malt certainly wins the battle here, but a nice combo with the hops. Good!

I liked this one. Nothing shocking, but good on all fronts. A drinkable, fresh, and approachable IPA. The booze puts this one at an almost DIPA level. Not my fav but I'll certainly purchase again.

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

A pounder can into a shaped pint. Thanks go to kegatron for hooking me up with this! The brew pours a clear copper with just shy of 3 fingers of creamy froth. The cap leaves a full wall of webby lacing effect sticking to the glass.

The aroma is pulpy with hops. Quite rindy with an herbal fruit aspect reminescent of amarillo hops. Towards the back, it gets more herbal with a light pine to grassy touch mingled with fruity to floral alcohol notes.

The taste is bitter with rinds and pulp upfront that gets herbal and veggy-like. The grain quality is toasty to almost burnt flavored with some pine into the aftertaste. Solvent alcohol is fairly prominent not only in flavor but also with a warmth down the back of the throat. The faintest floral sweetness comes out in the background.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbobation. A nice ipa here that isnt holding back on the hoppiness. The bitterness is quite one-sided keeping this from being balanced in a way id prefer but overall this is solid. The alcohol is quite bold if you want to be picky. If you havent had this yet, you need to give it a go.

stakem, May 08, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
4/5  rDev -0.7%

DSlim71, May 08, 2012
Photo of gio540
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

gio540, May 08, 2012
Photo of Teleweizen2
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a hazey amber orange which gets lighter down the glass. Not much head. Maybe a fingers worth. Dissipates quickly. Webs of lacing on the glass.

S - aroma is big. Lots orangey citrus with lots of resinous hops. Notes of grilled pineapple, caramel and grapefruit as the beer warms.

T - the initial flavor is reminiscent of fresh dough sprinkled with sugar. The tropical fruit notes add to the overall sweetness but the grapefruit rind bitterness comes in to give balance. Sharp quick finish.

M - medium bodied nearing full. Medium carb. Creamy texture.

O - good beer. I wish it was drier but still ridiculously drinkable.

Teleweizen2, May 08, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint glass pour looks great enough. Can't get a color reading in this light, but the head is creamy and holding well. 4.0

Pine, carrot juice, grapefruit, and caramel bouquet. Hoppy, spiny, and with some herbal muscle. 4.0

Wicked bitter with a holiday wreath of piney hops. Mild citrus undertones with notes of grapefruit, carrot, lime, and kiwi. Caramel malts try to lay down some sweetness to compete. Earthy toast to the grain. Killer DIPA. 4.5

Bristly and gripping. Warm with booze. Nice spritz. 3.5

Enormous flavor and arresting hoppiness. Oskar Blues nailed it down. 4.5

thecheapies, May 08, 2012
Photo of Duff27
3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Magnificent looking. Near two inch of white head on a ruby red body. Great head retention,

S- Tropical dankish fruits. Mango, maybe some pineapple.

T- Over-the-top "earthy herbal pine rind." Wow. Unmistakable hop presence. Low alcohol detected if only because the hops.

M- Medium mouthfeel, smooth carbonation.

D/O- Very low drinkability. I guess in a crowded field this one sticks out, if nothing else. Would not seek out any more but would drink again down the road. Not for the faint of heart.

Duff27, May 08, 2012
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,773 ratings.