Deviant Dale's IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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4.33/5 rDev +7.4%
Love Oskar Blues' stuff, got a chance to try this one at a new, local bar in Baltimore as part of their 2 for $6 happy hour.. can't beat that. Great hoppy aroma, nice appearance in the glass with a fluffy, white head. Taste is definitely hop heavy, maybe a bit too much. If you like bitterness and in-your-face summit hops, this is the beer for you. Luckily, I do enjoy this and this beer was very drinkable and smooth, although a bit more balance would have made this a good beer to an excellent beer. Worthy of a try for sure.
04-15-2012 19:07:30 | More by oriolesfan4
3.68/5 rDev -8.7%
Finally found a fair price on this $3.50 for a 16oz can.
A - Looks like a decent DIPA. A deep copper brown with a opaque colored head. Looks sticky.
S - Smells of dank hops but milder than expected.
T - Not sure where everyone is getting any "bitter" finish but all I got was a mildly hopped balanced DIPA. Nothing that would knock my socks off as the score implies in fact maybe more caramel and sweet malts than I wanted.
M - Medium bodied it does hide the ABV well.
Overall kind of on the fence with this one. It was a good beer worth at least an above average score but for the price I can think of way better DIPA's despite of them not being in a pounder can.
04-15-2012 14:31:55 | More by DrDemento456
3.78/5 rDev -6.2%
Poured from a 16oz can to a DFH globe glass.
A- pours an absolutely clear and pretty deep amber, with a 1 finger head that slimes around the head of the glass. Perfect DIPA look.
S-Grassy, dirty summit hops, blooming onions, pungent garlic and fresh cut grass all fill the nose. Slight tones of lemons and citrus on the back half.
T- Tangerines and garlic, wierd mix of citrus and earthiness that seem to come together, dank sticky grassy tones. Dirt, and fresh cut grass as well. Jello, juice with A bready malt peaks its head in and out.
M- Medium in body, light to drink for a 8% abv, pretty much just hop juice no real malt backing it up. Extremely earthy and veggie.
O- Good tasting IPA, big summit hops all over, sometimes over veggie. Not a bad choice, but a bad price however, expensive ticket for the trip.
04-15-2012 05:45:53 | More by gabedivision
4.15/5 rDev +3%
Tallboy into a Corsendonk tulip.
Absolutely stunning pour--this is how IIPA's should appear. Brilliant copper-amber body is clear and radiant with a steady stream of tiny bubbles rising from the etched glass bottom. Head is the color of white sand, dense, and well-retained with some sticky lacing. Aroma continues the 'impressive' theme by delivering pungent, herbal notes of fresh cannabis and musky pine forest. A bit of caramel sweetness lingers in the background to balance it all out.
The flavor delivers on the aroma's promise of pungent hops and tropical notes, but adds a hefty dose of resinous bitterness to the back-end. Booze is evident, sticky and sharp on the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and a little heavy with some syrupy traits. Spot-on carbonation level, though. Overall, Deviant is a tasty IIPA from Oskar Blues. Not exactly the most drinkable example of the style, but it's still very good.
04-15-2012 02:04:22 | More by wagenvolks
4.23/5 rDev +5%
A: Poured from the can into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body is slightly hazy dark golden-orangey with a small (half-finger) off-white head. Some splotches of lace.
S: Sugar cookies, bread dough and resiny pine, with a hint of citrus fruit.
T: Big-time pine resin is the first impression. Cookie-dough malt sweetness underneath, but it's quickly overwhelmed by pine: needles and resin. Also some tropical fruit-type hops, with lingering grapefruit-pithy bitterness. Touch of alcohol at the finish too, with some heat felt in the belly. I like.
M: Medium in heft, carbonation is mild to modest. Resiny feel.
O: Good stuff. I wouldn't call it a world class DIPA, but it's solid.
04-15-2012 01:36:02 | More by Kendo
4.43/5 rDev +9.9%
Pint can poured into a pint glass
Pours cloudy amber with a smallish head. Not much carbonation. Smell is really nice hoppy freshness, mostly piney.
Taste is pronounced hops, nice malty roundness balancing it out. This is actually a really tasty beer. Floral with lots of pine resin. Good!
Mouthfeel is slightly gritty, slightly thick, quite pleasant. Overall, I'm quite happy with this beer.
04-14-2012 21:54:12 | More by snaotheus
3.95/5 rDev -2%
Plenty of blanketing lace from the moderate head. The liquid is cloudy with a darker amber color.
I can smell the strong piney hop aroma when I open the can. In the glass there's plenty of evergreen. Very little malt base--a true strong IPA.
The flavor matches the smell, but with more astringent bitterness. Full bodied with an adequate level of carbonation. The hop bitterness is strong enough to cover the 8% abv.
04-14-2012 20:50:13 | More by smcolw
3.65/5 rDev -9.4%
Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear coppery amber color with about an inch of off-white head that had very good retention and OK lacing.
The aroma had a lot of piney hops upfront, with some citrus notes in the background. The beer didn't really have much of malt scent in the nose. On the tongue, the story was pretty much the same, although some malt sweetness was apparent in the middle.
For a supposed hop-bomb, the beer was had a nicely balanced body, even and relatively smooth, with a nice flavorful finish that lingered just enough. Drinkability was very good for a big, hoppy beer, I could see having a couple. Overall, a pretty good beer, very nice but still, I think G'Knight is still my favorite OB brew. My biggest complaint with DD was the 16oz can. I much prefer the 12oz cans, I think it's a better serving size. Plus, I can hide a 12oz in my hand and use for a "walk-around" beer, which I can't with the tall boy. That aside, this beer is most certainly worth your time.
04-14-2012 19:11:17 | More by beertunes
3.85/5 rDev -4.5%
Immediately upon popping this one open, I got a huge whiff of oily hops. The flavor profile carries much of the same character with a steady hop tone to it that leans towards earthy with some woody kind of tones (in a stick and twig kind of way, not a barrel one). It's good and nice enough, but it just doesn't do it for me, really. I can think of many other double IPAs that interest me more than this one.
04-14-2012 07:24:22 | More by RblWthACoz
4/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass, bottled on 3-30-12 (fresh and looks good, I can't wait). This pours a massive tan head small packed bubbles which has good retention and leaves a thick lacing, the color is a golden brown. The smell is full of pine and grapefruit hops, a little caramel. The feel is medium with a mouth coating resin. The taste is pretty good, more caramel that I was expecting, decent load of hops, a little grapefruit, a touch of onion(?).
04-14-2012 04:30:52 | More by DavidST
4.13/5 rDev +2.5%
Had this the first time last March in Denver where I picked up a 4-pack from the Argonaut. I wasn't in the mood for hops then, so I didn't think all that of this beer. Tonight, I am in the mood for hops it's really hitting the spot.
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow with orange tints throughout. After pouring the whole can into a snifter, a really nice lacing appeared on the entire sides of the glass. The smell & taste easily say this one is a hop bomb - no if's, and's, or but's. Seems like a heavy dose of American pine hops with some citrus. Lots of resin coats the tongue & throat. Like I said: if you want the hops, this one delivers. Feels medium full due to the sticky sweetness. Tastes bitter, but then, duh.
Based on my two experiences with this relatively new brew, I think it's a fine worthy IPA. I'll give it some time. Perhaps this one will grow on me as much as the other OB's offerings.
04-13-2012 23:54:15 | More by jwhancher
4/5 rDev -0.7%
On tap at j ryans. Had some cans and wanted to try this on tap
A- deviant pours an orangish copper body with a head of foam that recides with finger layers of lacing all over the glass. Initially it strikes me as a maltier look for a DIPA.
S- massive citric hops that are best represented as some mango and tangerine flavors. As I was thinking, there was a good amount of caramel flavors as well. Definitely hoppy
T- well crafted with major pine and citric hops balanced throughout. The caramel malt presence does push back at the end. I am not a huge fan of a strong malt presence in my dipas but it isn't horrible.
M- good prickly hop flavors on the tongue.
O- a good DIPA I will come back to. I was just hoping for a hopfest without the caramel flavor
04-13-2012 20:59:29 | More by lovindahops
3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
canned on: 03-30-12
consumed on: 4-12-12
a: nice clear copper, about and inch of head that dissipates in a minute, light carbonation, minimal to no lacing throughout.
s: some citrus upfront...slight hint of pineapple somewhere.
t: hops upfront...with bitterness quickly following up then some alcohol lingering for a bit in the back of the tongue.
m: light mouth feel with some good carbonation.
o: good DIPA, definitely worthy of a camping trip since its in a can. A little disappointing with the lacing but just a small gripe. I would surely revisit this someday.
04-13-2012 05:42:01 | More by hackedfly
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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