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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,547 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,547
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 89
Gots: 168 | 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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9InchNails

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper color body like Apple juice, not much bubbles, off white head that fades into a film and leaves excellent lacing on the glass.

Pine, tropical fruits, a yeast spice and very sweet caramel malt. No noticeable alcohol in the aroma.

Much like the aroma - some pine, grapefruit and a spicy yeast. The sweet, yet, toasted malt helps balance the hops out until the very end - the aftertaste lingers with a bitter dryness.

Very light carbonation, very easy to drink, smooth, it leaves the lips slightly sticky and the mouth feeling. Also, some alcohol warmth while going down.

Overall, a nice imperial IPA. Very easy drinking. Sweet and toasted characteristics in the malt meet a bitter hop bite, alongside, some spicy yeast flavors makes this a worthy brew. The appearance might be one of the best aspects of this beer, with its copper color body, off white head and gorgeous lacing. This brew is probably more of a gem on tap than in a can.

Serving type: can

04-11-2012 07:29:11 | More by 9InchNails
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-11-2012 03:37:10 | More by Kopfschuss
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-11-2012 02:05:58 | More by redfox405
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musicsherlock

New York

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

04-11-2012 00:45:45 | More by musicsherlock
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A pretty dark DIPA. Reminded me of Nugget Nectar, a dark amber color with an off white head that leaves a ton of lacing. Nice and fluffy.

S - Very earthy and spicy. Not a lot of fruit notes in this one. Got some strong smells that I'm not a huge fan of. I've heard this beer has some onion/garlic flavors, and I can't say I got that. But it may have been a scent similar.

T - Similar to the smell. Same hops, with some malt to balance it out. Not a sweet malt. It's a very earthy DIPA.

M - Nice and smooth with nice carbonation. Didn't get much alcohol considering it's 8%.

O - I won't be buying this again. It's not bad, but the price (at least at my local bottle shop) is too high for a beer I consider to be average/slightly above average. Just not my style of DIPA, but I would still recommend trying it once to see if you enjoy it.

Serving type: can

04-11-2012 00:07:34 | More by nrs207
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inanity

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-10-2012 23:33:58 | More by inanity
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bhir

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-10-2012 23:31:23 | More by bhir
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CoryR

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-10-2012 23:16:21 | More by CoryR
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 10 oz glass at J Ryan's pub in Syracuse.
Clear, dark amber color with lots of carbonation and a nice frothy, sticky head that dissipates very slowly.
Aroma is predominantly piney, it's literally a pine-bomb. Hints of sweet caramel notes coming through between the pine.
The aroma translates completely into the taste. Lots and lots pine evident with a nice rounded sweet caramel finish. A perfect assault on the palate. One of the best beers from Oskar Blues.
Lots of lacing along the inside of the glass.
A very good DIPA and definitely worth a try. Highly, highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2012 23:13:19 | More by CaptDavyJones
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bigash

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-10-2012 13:15:13 | More by bigash
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

04-10-2012 06:57:51 | More by muchloveforhops3
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a pint can into a Libbey tall tulip.

A: Pours a clear, light red with a soft off-white head. Head sticks around for a good long while, leaving some decent lacing.

S: Dank, oniony, somewhat citric hops dominate the nose. Reeks of sour marijuana, black pepper, raw onion, light orange, a bit of cinnamon. Every time I bring the glass up for another sip the aroma hits me like a truck. Loving this so far.

T: Follows the nose with a blast of bitter hops. Acrid pine needle and pepper, a hint of spiced orange. A huge wave of bitterness follows, along with some subtle malts playing support. Earthy bitterness lingers in the finish, with the alcohol coming out as the beer warms.

M: Creamy, nice body.

O: "Deviant" is a great descriptor of the hop profile on this beer. This stuff is just dirty.

Serving type: can

04-10-2012 04:45:22 | More by Etan
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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. can, purchased locally, first as a single, then a 4-pack (11.99/4). Dated 3/20/12, 21 days ago. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip.

A: Clear, medium-to-deep amber, with generous 1-1/4" creamy foam that drops very slowly and leaves dense lacing on the sides and a full covering on the top surface. No bubbles are evident.

S: Citrus and other fruit; resinous and piney, like the smell of warm, slightly damp pine needles rising from the forest floor.

T: Big caramel, fruit and biscuits, then pine resin; a bit of sweet; then growing bitterness and heat.

M: Low-to-medium carbonation; medium-to-full bodied; creamy; dry finish, with heat.

O: Very nice looking. Good aroma. More malt flavor up front than expected from the nose. Well crafted. Somewhat puzzling and upside-down compared to most contemporary IPAs and Imp. IPAs, in my experience -- interesting. Very rich and easy to drink.

Serving type: can

04-10-2012 01:44:48 | More by bierbrauer
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-10-2012 00:34:39 | More by ShemRahBoo
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beer has a clear amber glow and a big creamy orange-tinted white head. A pretty beer. Sticky sheets of lace coat my glass above the thin white topping that remains once the head disappears.

S&T: Sweet pungent citrus, dandelions, candied pineapple, sticky pine resin, and hefty malts...bread grain, pizza dough, caramel. Really well balanced aroma and taste. Generous piles of malts and hops alike. A bit of a mouthwatering bitter kick too. Very simple, clean aromas/flavors in this, just in delightfully large quantities. No surprise that this was dry hopped with Columbus.

M: Feels smooth, a wee bit syrupy, soft and comforting, with prickly carbonation throughout. A nice sized medium body has a fuller feel to it.

O: I like it. Very pleasant and enjoyable. Everything comes together great in this. I would gauge this as somewhere between a regular IPA and double IPA... Plenty of hoppy goodness double or not.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 00:28:36 | More by tastybeer
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-10-2012 00:09:25 | More by ejimhof
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Firkin-Bunghole

New York

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance-Orange with 2 finger head that very slowly recedes

Smell-Smells great. Pick-up on some citrus (rinds of oranges/grapefruits). Also, minor smell of grass/earthy hops.

Taste-Out of the 4-pack there seems to be some deviation between cans. Had 3 so far. Two cans were amazing. A very pleasant taste of citra hops/flavor of rinds that matched the nose. Only slight grassy/vegetal hops notes. However, one can was a mess where I picked-up on substantial garlic/onion notes that grew untolerable as the beer warmed.

Mouthfeel-Medium-some resin sticks to your mouth, but it isn't cloying or palette destroying.

Overall-Had I not had the one can that deviated I would provide a higher overall rating. With the price of this at $13.99/4 pack it is pretty well-priced. Also, as far as NYS there aren't alot of other above-average IPAs available in cans that are available in my local bottle shops.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 23:59:22 | More by Firkin-Bunghole
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mikey711

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

04-09-2012 23:29:13 | More by mikey711
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hollyisaway

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz tall boy into a Mad Elf Chalice. Canned on March 30, 2012, so pretty fresh!

Appearance is very solid. Hazy and orange, with clarity around the edges when held into a light.

Smell is nothing special. Simple hops and a hint of onion. Similar to a wet hop ale, but nothing significant.

Taste will be controversial. It hits up front with hop bitterness and flavor. The freshness certainly contributes. However, on the aftertaste, there is an almost fried flavor, similar to onion rings or fried green tomatoes. Pairing this with an italian style sub was delicious, and I like the taste on its own. I could see people objecting however.

Mouthfeel is very clean, with hop resin lingering around the mouth afterward. If it weren't for the lingering, this may be a bit too fresh to have sip after sip, but damn if it doesn't taste great once that hop coating is complete.

I wish there was a value section, as within two days I paid $16 for a 4pk here and $10 for a 4pk of Hoptimum. Deviant Dale's is great, but I am hesitant to return at this price point. A great beer with a solid price limitation to less well-off beer geeks.

Serving type: can

04-09-2012 22:55:21 | More by hollyisaway
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capeannbass36

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

can dated 03-16-12

A- Pours a slightly hazy, deep reddish orange, topped by a 3 finger beige head that dissipated slowly. Lots of lacing left behind throughout.

S- As a few others have mentioned....a little onion and garlic. Some pine. Hops. Hint of citrus.

T- Onion and hint of garlic. Pine. Hops. Slight citrus. Not all that much, though. Earthy herbal...cannot believe that I am saying that.

M- Sort of dry. Decent carbonation.

O- This is right at my limit for bitter hops. Like it. ABV creeps up on ya.

Serving type: can

04-09-2012 20:57:29 | More by capeannbass36
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sneth019

Maryland

5/5  rDev +24.1%

04-09-2012 20:00:04 | More by sneth019
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-09-2012 18:03:15 | More by muskiesman
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stimulus

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Part of a six IPA tasting session.
Canned on 3/20/12. 4 pack.
Poured from a 16 oz can into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear amber/red with a one finger white head.
S: Dank [Columbus] hops fill up the glass and the surrounding area, leaving little room for much else.
T: Grapefruit and piney hops begin the assault, followed by sweet caramel and a lingering bitterness.
M: Sticky, medium-bodied, and moderately carbonated.
O: This is definitely targeted at hopheads, but the lingering bitterness is complimented well by the malt backbone that didn't show itself in the aroma, making it somewhat drinkable.

Serving type: can

04-09-2012 14:06:38 | More by stimulus
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jtd335

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-09-2012 13:36:48 | More by jtd335
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alamode

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-09-2012 12:05:46 | More by alamode
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,547 ratings.