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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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3,009 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,009
Reviews: 624
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 113
Gots: 339 | FT: 3
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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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ppoitras
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can bought at Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA as part of a 4-pack.

Poured into a CCB pub glass, formed a 1" orangey beige head over the slightly cloudy orangey amber brew. Head slowly falls to a layer of froth, with lasting coating lace. Aroma is citrus and pine.

Taste begins sweet for a fleeting moment, then citrus in the middle, followed by lots of piney bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is pretty good. I'd like a bit more backbone for an IPA, leans towards the bitter-for-bitter's-sake arena.

Photo of erlenmeyer
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MikeDATL
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of iskeptopotamus
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deviant Dale's Indi Pale Ale. Sippin' on a tallboy. Brewed and canned by Oskar Blues, Colorado, USA. "Let's sling a little mud, girl." (Come again?)

Light haze. Amber hue. Lacey off-white head.

Nice hoppy nose. Citrus meets tropical. Happy marriage of lemon and mango.

Taste: Hop-tastic. Medium bodied. Light touch of caramel malt. Just a little juicy, high ease of consumption. Expert balance.

Not a ton to say about this one. Does the trick, but doesn't go much further. A lot of mild hoppy buzz, riding over the malt. Just a good ol' easy drunkin' IPA. You've got to have those. Session IPAs are highly under-rated.

This one I'll pass on in the future, though. Just not distinctive enough, merely an average IPA.

Photo of FuselGuy
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of sixbluntsdeep
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice golden/amber color, a little darker than a lot of the IPAs I'm familiar with. Little, half/full finger head when poured into a classic pint glass. I didn't want to pour it, as it seems weird out of the can, but it poured nicely.

S: Definitely the most off-putting part of the beer. A jumbled mix of hops and citrus. I want to start trying out craft cans, and I hope this isn't a good representative of what they will smell like. Nothing really stand out, it isn't bad, just missing the "it" factor.

T: Better than the smell. Classic IPA, if not a little on the bitter side. The hops make it through in full force, and the citrus adds a nice kick to it. You can definitely taste the malt if you let it rest on the tongue. After taste isn't the best, so keep drinking.

M: Lots of carbonation, light, airy. My favorite style of beer done properly.

O: 4/5. Probably couldn't give it any higher, even with more tastings. The jumbled smell and flavor isn't my cup-of-beer. I like hop bombs. I love the citrus IPAs, but this one just kind of jumbles them all together into an above average, not spectacular IPA. Paying $3.50 for a pint can was not worth it, but if I could get it for 7.99 for a six pack like a Sierra Nevada, I would consider buying it again.

Photo of beer2day
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into imperial pint. Ruddy gold with solid, dense near-white 2-finger float-a-quarter-on head. Very good retention and very good lace all around the glass.

Nice hop esters and floral aroma. Rich. Notes of grapefruit understated.

Hops and biscuit malt on the tongue. Floral hops in the finish. Nice malt touches again with biscuit. Light fruit in the hop finish compliments.

Feel is a dry with a bit of cake. No syrup and very light oil.

Overall, very well done. Very aggressive with the hops, but balanced well in malt body.

Photo of kylehay2004
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: single finger head on a hazy crimson body. Excellent retention and lacing.

S: This is what a great DIPA smells like. This one is loaded with hops covering all hop aromas including floral, earthy, citrus.

T: more hops loaded in the flavor. Earthy, pine, grass and floral hop character. caramel malts manage to sneak in around the middle.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. fairly crisp.

Overall: Heavily hopped DIPA as it should be. Not too boozy, right amount of malt and bouquet of hop flavors/aromas.

Photo of BigDoug
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice amber-orange color with a solid 1/2" head leaving tight rings every sip. Good clarity.

Smells pleasant. Sweet caramel, citrusy chewing gum almost like fruit stripe gum. Little yeast funky esters poppin through. Nice aroma, not super fragrant but it pops out with a swirl of the glass.

Taste is where it's AT! That fruit stripe gum flavor pops on the palate. Very citrusy. Like pineapple, mango, orange, juniper, pine, all kinds of flavors. Balanced beautifully with se sweet caramel malts. It's simply delicious. 8% abv hidden magically. Bitterness is subdued with all the flavors and makes its appearance in the very back end. Awesome.

I'd say this is a spot on medium body and dead on to style. Smooth, rich, full of texture and perfect amount of C02 to make the taste buds want more and more. It's pleasant on the tongue and smooth on the palate. Hop oils are not too heavy but coat the palate with an awesome lingering bitterness. Close to perfect.

Overall, this beer is a beast! I wish I had my growler on hand to fill it with this. Might have to pick up a couple tall boy cans of it. It's highly drinkable, but sneaks up on you very fast cuz it's 8% abv and easy to put down fast.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Falzi87
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this out of a can I got from the Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA.

A - Pours a golden color with very generous head...and who doesn't enjoy good head.

S - The smell hits you as you are pouring it. Sweet hops...oh sweet sweet hops.

T - Delicious hops, not overpowering. Very Balanced. Sweet and hoppy at the same time.

M - Good.

Overall - Best beer I've had in a while. A little pricey but the ABV is high. Highly recommend shoplifting if possible. I would call this the Heady Topper Light. Great beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of rodlavers
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can, Poured into a pint glass

A. Poured hard, huge three-inch head at first, dissipates to a finger of fluff, then eventually a thin layer of very very light tan head. This one sticks to the glass too. Translucent orange coloring.

S. Citrus/Malt hops; caramel is definitely present with sweetness; pine and some kind of rind, all of which smacks right as the can is opened, but evanesces as the beer goes down. Nothing wrong with that.

T. Very much follows smell, but seems a bit more resinous or sticky.

M. A bit syrupy as it warms, but very enjoyable and not too sweet.

O. I very much enjoy this beer. Will purchase again, perhaps a bit fresher next time.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Tarnished orange coloring shows a light spacious rise of effervesce. A light beige head quickly turns to a skim coating with low lace appeal.

S: Citrusy pine aroma with herbaceous notes of parsley and celery. Dried oranges, lemon-pepper spicing of moderate level comes with a good deal of complexity.

T: The flavor is malty and spicy, strong caramelized pine and citrus notes along with a spicy pepper element. Lingering bitterness stays around for awhile with a dry lemony hopping and some dry herbaceous notes on knockout. There did seem to be a bit of soapiness in the mix, perhaps from cleaning agent residue that was detected on the swallow. Not sure if a constant or just a batch to batch thing. Sweet dry toasty malt support.

M: malty, dry and spicy, peppery lemon alcohol warmth on the inner cheeks comes with a low presence of carbonation.

O: Overall good flavor bitterness with a good malt support. Nice lingering bitterness, and complexity. Only bad thing was the hint of soapiness that occurred in the flavor, not sure if just a bad batch or a common problem. A good solid ipa, but sits on the fence with me overall as a dipa.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MouthfulOfchris
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.11/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pounder can picked up tonight at Brewforia on the way home from work. Paid a pricey $4.50ish... but oh well... new to me brew.

Poured into my HotD goblet.... 2 finger light khaki head... nice retention and lacing... the brew is polished orange.

Citrus hops and a bit of tropical fruit hoppiness seem weighed down by toasty maltiness... nothing special.

Flavor is also overwhelmed by toasty malt notes... still plenty of citrus hoppy goodness, but the malt is too much for a DIPA... bready maltiness dominates... and then a lingering bitterness tries to balance on the finish.

Given the malt on the palate, I am surprised that the body isn't overly heavy... carbonation seems about right, but more bubble would make this jump a bit more.

I highly doubt I will ever buy this one again unless I can score it on tap at Bitter Creek or The Front Door... Pretty puny across the board.


Photo of WeedKing4
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark but clear amber red with a decent amount of carbination. Smells very hoppy with some pine in there as well, very nice. Tastes nicely bitter with some citrus and floral hops coming through in the finish. Nice mouthfeel and the 8% alcohol is well hidden. A good ipa over all and I enjoy Oskar Blues beers a lot.

Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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