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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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2,909 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,909
Reviews: 599
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 108
Gots: 276 | 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 -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Dools9
3.18/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard pint. Reviewd from notes on 4/1/12.

A: Pours a golden red orange color. Finger of slightly off white head, lots of lacing and good retention. Looks very nice.

S: This beer has a very powerful aroma, but to me its a very off putting smell. Lemon pinesol disinfectant comes to mind, astringent onions, very little malt to balance it.

T: Very bitter lemon/orange peel, bitter pine but not in a good way. Very drying and some of that onion comes through, little to no malt balance, bitter for bitterness sake.

M: Oily hops coat the mouth, medium bodied, semi crisp and smooth carbonation, a bit of booze as well.

O: I love a good ipa and have developed a taste for them the last six months or so. This one was just not my cup of tea. Hops to me were very chemically if that makes sense and I could not get over the pinesol nose and taste. A bit of a let down in my opinion.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of C20Percent
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: When I rank a beer's appearance I look for complexity in the color, lots of bubbles and swimming sediment. This beer pours a golden orange with a big head of very light tan foam on top. Some amber hues for sure. Very clean beer, but lacks the factors I look for. Like the amber glow, though. **Changing score due the the killer lacing the beer had -- very impressed.

S: A nice citrus aroma. Oranges, Pineapples -- some tropical fruits. Also, some sweet caramel malts in there for sure. Nice quality stuff -- not outstanding, but nice showing.

T: Nose hasn't let me down, as the citrus hop flavor hits first followed by some sweet malt. A hoppy bitter finish -- very nice finish in fact.

M: Very creamy and smooth. Nice carbonation. An oily texture that coats the mouth. Maybe a bit to syrupy and thick for me. I like something refreshing in an IPA, and this just isn't that. Kind of falls into a sipping beer for me.

O: Good beer. Better than your average IPA. A mix between an East Coast IPA and a West Coast IPA. Also, not really getting the onion and garlic flavor some suggest. If it's anywhere, then it's long in the aftertaste, but doesn't affect the beer-drinking experience.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Picked this up while at a conference in Denver. Gorgeous clear copper-amber pour with a huge three finger off-white head with great retention and lacing. The nose is huge and resiny and exactly what an Imperial IPA should smell like. Fresh hops and resin dominate along with hints of pine, tangerines, grapefruit, and caramel, with just a touch of green onion. The taste is in your face bold and mouth-puckering. The fresh, resiny hops are the stars. The grapefruit, orange rind, and pine are given just enough taming by the sweet caramel malt to make this one scary drinkable double. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy, and the finish is hugely bitter, but that subtle malt sweetness makes for a perfect ending on one hell of a beer. This absolutely ranks right up there with Pliny, Hopslam, and Dreadnaught. And it's in a can! Well done!

Photo of bum732
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S: Huge hoppiness, resiny, slightly dank, some earthiness, slight bready character.

L: Slightly hazy, orange-red. Some white sticky lace.

T: Hoppy off the bat, very resiny. Some sweetness quickly follows, followed by a medium high hoppy bitterness. Finishes with loads more hoppy resin. Long, hoppy finish, quite dry, bitterness stays on the palate quite a while.

M: Medium-full body, medium carbonation.

Really quite amazing, one of the better DIPAs i've had. Great showcase for Columbus hops.

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3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First of all thanks to Jackie for the tall boy. I have been looking forward to trying this one. Poured from 16 oz can into CBS snifter.

A) Looks fantastic... A really nice amber, with some red tint. There was a nice creamy white 2 finger head after the pour. The head slowly settled to a dusting. There was all kinds of sticky lacing with this one.

S) Evergreen/juniper, faint citrus and tropical fruits. There is some chopped green onion here. A bit of malt sweetness is revealed as this warms.

T) Picking up a bit of malt sweetness to provide a little balance to the hops being utilized. Really, this is fairly close to the nose. There is definitely some alcohol tingle to the finish. Lots of hop bite.

M) Medium body with moderate carbonation. This one just coated my mouth, and didn't let up. A little too much green onion and alcohol lingering here.

O) Glad I got to try this brew. A pretty solid offering, and I'm sure a number of folks here will absolutely love it. It just doesn't do much for me. I find this hop profile more distracting than enjoyable.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.66/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Bottom of can says canned on 4-23-12.

A- Pours a dark copper color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains good and long before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large centered patch of surface foam. Skinny wisps of lacing.

S- Very pungent, earthy hop nose with a big citrus punch. Sweet malt in the back rounds everything out. Smells dank-a-licious.

T- Big crash of bitterness on the tongue that lingers as the grass notes take hold. As more sips are taken the malt rears its head and providing balance. Alcohol is obvious but becomes less and less noticeable with each gulp. Notes of grapefruit, caramel and celery (as crazy as it sounds).

M- Oily and slick with lots of bounce from the medium carbonation. A bit creamy also. Sharp and bitey afterfeel from the high hop content.

O- So good, it's almost painful. A great deviance indeed.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear orange-amber liquid fills the tulip, topped by a huge light khaki head that leaves whispy, yet thick lacing, and a good ring.

Smell is very citrussy, oranges, tangerines, as well as an underlying malt, which is almost hidden by the hops.

Taste is all hop, primarily orange rind, which mellows as it finishes. A good bitter flavor.

The beer is leans toward medium bodied with good drinkability and carbonation, and a good punch.

Oskar Blues does a lot of things right, including this beer. Very enjoyable.


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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,909 ratings.