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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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3,006 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,006
Reviews: 623
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 113
Gots: 339 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-16-2011

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of JDizzle
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz pint can. Came in a 4 pack.

Great color! Really golden, a lilttle cloudy with a nice bubbly head that chills for the duration.

Smell is powerfull for an IPA. There is a little alcohol, but tropical fruits dominate this one. Pineaplle and mango are in yo face. Orange and grapfruit are there too.

Taste is the same as the smell. Huge fruitiness is up front with a nice malt bill that fights off a total unbalance of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is great. Great carbs with a medium body.

Oskar Blues is unreal!!

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

16 oz can into flute-shaped chalice

A - Copper-orange in color with a yellowed head that rises to 1.5 fingers in height.

S - Tropical fruit medley, with pineapple and grapefruit taking center stage. Caramel sweetness and pine resin, too.

T - Less fruity, more resinous than expected. Bittering hops come later but are balanced well with the sweet caramel flavors. Not as lovely as the nose but still great!

M - Medium body. Tiny bit sticky. Wettish throughout.

O - Overall a damn good pint of beer. Surprised to see the rating under 4.0, but then again Dale's Pale is criminally underrated as it is. This is one of my favorite IPAs, unfortunately it is very expensive at $4 a can. Then again that's a lot less than beers like Ruination cost for me, so I'll take it. This beer is up there with a lot of the good DIPAs, such as Hop Stoopid.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Tasty Weasel.
A-- Looks like a standard IPA; though a bit more on the darker copper side.
S-- Pleasant. Mango, soft hops.
T-- Nicely balanced. The malts emerge here, just enough. Where Dale leans caramel, this one veers fig.
MF- Leans to the sticky side, which I like. Perhaps more so than from the can if memory serves correct.
O- This is special. I already love Dale. This is like Dale on Steroids. Never tried Steroids, but maybe I should.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of kaseydad
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can with a date of 4-3-12. Finlly found this bad boy at Bevmo for $13.99 a four-pack.

Poured into my Bubba Gump tall boy glass and it damn near overflowed!

Pours a hazy copper color with a billowing cream colored head with major lacing and decent staying power.

Smells like a malt bomb with good citrus blasts in the nostrils. Orange, tangerine, pineapple and grapefruit. A little pungent in the whiffs.

Taste is very malt forward with a mouthwatering yellow grapefruit juice aftertaste. A little sweet and a little bitter rolled into one. Hoppy finish. Just nothing overly exciting. A bit too malty for my DIPA liking.

Mouthfeel is solid.

Overall I was eager to try this and more than happy to consume. For the price I will definitely be paying a buck or two more for Ten Fidy and passing on this. This was decent but nothing more. Still love the regular Dale's better than this naughty one.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. Canned on 3-30-12.

Beautiful mostly-clear metallic orange body. Brassy edges. Two chubby fingers of creamy, whipped, light beige head. Great lacing. Big tropical fruit hop nose. Pineapple, mango, and kiwi. Also some citrus (mandarin orange, lemon rind). Caramel-butterscotch malt aromas hiding out.

Leafy, grassy hop bitterness up front. Becomes more herbal, as fruity, sweetish malt fills in. Slightly boozy. Tropical fruit hop notes near the finish (pineapple, mango). Finish is a little drier, with a healthy dose of resinous, ganja-y hop flavor. Lingering butterscotch. Tongue numbing. Medium-full body with a creamy feel. Nice!

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Oskar Blues Brewery/Tasty Weasel Tap Room in Longmont, CO. Really cool place. Under construction was a new patio that looked like a great addition to an already vibrant place.

A: Copper-gold in color with an off-white, fluffy head. Slight lace but no retention.

S: Delicious mellow hops with a good malt character. Piney, earthy, light citrus.

T: Seriously awesome hop flavors with a good malt finish. American hops shine with a hint of booze. Great sugary, malty, hoppy flavors that come together to create an awesome DIPA.

M: Super smooth, perfect carbonation (even after transporting it in a cooler for five days to MA from CO), and tons of flavor. This is what an IIPA should be.

O: Oskar Blues can do no wrong at the moment. Fantastic brew. Soooo drinkable for the style.

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4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Appearance - clear copper color with frothy tan head

Smell - as soon as I opened the can, I could smell the dankness of this one. Pine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple are all apparent

Taste - doesn't deviate much from the aroma, a lot of tropical fruit such as grapefruit, mango, pineapple and hops are all here

mouthfeel - sweet and sticky, the flavors really linger on this one, not as bitter as other IPA/DIPAS that I've had, but I like this one as it is fairly well balanced. solid body, bordering on full with moderate amount of carbonation

Overall - pretty good DIPA that doesn't disappoint

Price Point - $3.50/16oz can

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draught at the local Old Chicago, served in a 10oz cylinder glass, $3.25.

It's a very good looking brew when poured, a nice slightly hazy medium gold colour with about an inch of foam and it leaves some nice lacing after every sip.

It smells very hoppy; I get pine and grapefruit but also some light caramel malt.

The taste is of pine, grapefruit, quite bitter. A few more sips in and I can taste the malty backbone...caramel sweetness but to my palate, the hops and their bitterness rules. It finishes very bitter and dry.

On the high end of medium bodied with ample carbonation, the mouthfeel is really good. The drinkability is also quite good; before I knew it, I was ordering my 3rd glass.

I haven't seen the cans in town but I *suspect* that if I did, I'd store some away and see if the malt grows. I think I'd like that.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank straight from the can.

A: Pouring a little bit into a glass, it features a clear golden copper color with a one finger offwhite head with underwhelming retention and lacing. Kind of hard to judge this way, so I'll give it benefit of the doubt.

S: Strong pine resins and grapefruit peel abound - but it's also got a decent caramel malt backbone to it with a hint of brown sugar. Nicely expressive, if somewhat standard issue.

T: Hops make their presence known immediately on the palate, with an oily texture and floral, piny flavor. Right after the hop attack, caramel malts increase in presence while the hop profile goes from floral to tropical, while the finishing aftertaste features a return of the piny hops. Quite bitter, especially on the finish, but also fairly sweet in the midtaste, not unlike a Lagunitas IPA. If there's any flaw with the beer, it's that the hop/malt balance clashes rather than melds together - the initial flavor progressions on the opening are silky smooth, but become sharp and disjointed into the midtaste and finish. Ergo, the balance and drinkability suffers slightly. Not for those who seek balanced DIPAs with depths of complex subtleties, but hella enjoyable for those who like their tongue to be coated with resin *ahem*.

M: Initially creamy and slightly heavy, with building hop oils leaving behind a resiny, piny aftertaste and strong dryness. Palate cleansing/killing with decent carbonation.

O: It's just another solidly impressive DIPA in a vast field of solidly impressive DIPAs. That's not a slight at all; DIPAs are quickly becoming my favorite style, and I'd have no trouble coming back to this bad ass mutha again.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 3,006 ratings.