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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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2,954 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,954
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 111
Gots: 304 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of beerguy36
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of imasloth
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Bright orange with a tinge of red. Small white head fueled by ample carbonation.

S- Nice strong citrus and pine scents dominate. Lesser floral and passionfruit.

T- Creamy head leads to strong hop presence. Only a slight hint of malt in background.

M- Medium-bodied and surprisingly smooth for bitterness. Some bitter feel at swallow, but very little overall afterfeel.

O- Just falls short in two most important criteria: smell and taste. Perhaps my lest favorite brew from Oskar Blues to date.

Photo of Thads324
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep golden color. Lots of thick off white head. Really tight head doesn't leave ever, super lacing. Great.
Smells like hops! Grass, light pine, lemon zest and tangerine dreams.
Taste starts watery, then hits with crazy piney hops. Strong citrus fruits after. Juicy lemon that is subtle and easy going, tangerine, guava fruit. More sharp pine and freshly cut grass. A nice honey sweet bread malt finishes with sweet earthy and fruity hop flavors. Bitterness is center profile, then mid late. Amazing.
Great smooth beer. Good carbonation to carry the hops.

Um, freaking awesome. Hoppy, not overly bitter. So many flavors. Rivals but doesn't surpass ghandi-bot! Hides it's alcohol pretty well

Photo of irrgalaxy
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Aschap
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of OatmattStout
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of IronLover
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright copper orange in color and a bit of chill haze to start but decent clarity overall. Poured with a short off-white foam that quickly dissipated but left wet lacings on the glass. Citrus and ripe orange aromas with a hint of sweet malt beneath. Aromas a little lighter than expected for a DIPA. On the lighter side of medium bodies with rich, subdued carbonation. This DIPA was all about the hop flavor smack. Pungent citrus hop flavors overwhelm the taste buds out of the gate. Sweet caramel malt flavors peek through toward the end. Finishes smoothly with a delayed funky pine and citru bitterness.

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

I've been looking out for this for a while. I grabbed some on a business trip the other day. Dale's Pale is one of my favorites so I was excited to get a whole of Double Dale's.

The deviant version has the familiar copper coloring of Dale's and just a little white, fluffy head.

When I cracked open the can, I was immediately met with resinous dank hoppylicious aroma.

The dankness was slightly more subdued in the taste due to a little malty sweetness shining through. While good, I would have liked that dankness to pop a little more.

This was a very good IPA/DIPA. I enjoyed it much more than Gubna and I'm glad OB is rocking this brew.

Photo of pixieskid
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TheRuss9585
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of zahara15
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of ShogoKawada
2.76/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

tallboy into large short's pint. Bottom of can reads 'STANDARD OF DEVIATION'.

A- Nice head, thick and creamy, eggshell white. Beer is a bit hazy, burnt orange. Looks pretty good to me.

S- This smells like dank, wet pine and some papaya as well.

T- Hop wallop on the tongue, very lemony and a bit skunk-y (not lightstruck'd). Bitterness is impressive and lingers. Malt sweetness is not insignificant but it still falls to the rear.

M- Alcohol is noticeable, a bit hot. Bitterness is sharp- perhaps a bit too abrasive. Bordering on solvent-y.

O- Meh, looks ok, smells ok, tastes ok, but it's not for me. It's not a bad beer by any means but it does little to excite me. Did not finish.

Photo of nycwinter
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of hardy008
3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark amber with a 3 finger white head with very good retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, citrus zest, pineapple, and pine.

The taste has grapefruit zest, unripened white grapefruit, and pine. The pineapple which I picked up in the aroma, does not come through in the taste. There is a lot of bitterness, and very little sweetness to provide balance.

Medium bodied with modest carbonation. Has a sticky mouthfeel, and a bitter aftertaste. Not my favorite Oskar Blues beer. The others have all been better in my opinion.

Photo of KMcG
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Amber with an off-white head that disspates quickly to form a lace coating over the beer

S: Herbal aroma of parsley and cilantro, and lemon and pine

T: Balanced. Green pepper and lemon are all present. There is a piney brightness present as well.

M: Drinkable, fresh, medium to full body and moderate carbonation.

Photo of ferrari29
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of dgeebs07
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of deapokid
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip (not by choice here at the bar)

Appearance: semi dark amber with a semi-cloudy body. Head was thick at first due to the hard pour head was maybe 2/3" off the body.

Smell: light pines maybe a little caramel smell but real light compared to other DIPAs

Taste: deep grapefruit skin, and slightly bitter it is hard to love but hard to hate.  Very complex and I have to admit after three sips I am telling you Yes, you would like.

Mouth: medium carbonation and super sticking after-taste.

Overall: My goal is when I leave the bar is to pick this up hopefully in a six-pack, it is definitely worth a keeper in your fridge. Absolutely no complaints here, Salud!

Photo of woodychandler
4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I must be slipping - 204 CAN reviews before me!? Ah, well. This is a CANQuest (TM) weekend and there is no end in sight.

From the black and flat brick red CAN: "Sippin' on a tall boy"; "Let's sling a little mud, girl"; "Pack it in, pack it out"; "CANS infinitely recyclable"; "coloRADo USA".

Oh, yeah, this was gonna be rad! I had just choked down a CAN o' crap and this was just what the doctor ordered. It began with a massive two fingers of tawny head, but I kept refilling the glass as it subsided until I had less than a finger remaining. What I was left with was a glass full of a deep-amber liquid with NE-quality clarity. Nose was simply dank - sticky, grassy, minty, much like my garden. Mouthfeel was on the thin side, so much so that I felt as though I were drinking unsweetened iced tea. Until the kick occurred. Man, this had the punch of a Missouri mule on the finish. I sat back back in my chair, attempting to catch my breath when I heard my long-silent monkey on my back begin to chatter. "Hops!" he screeched incessantly and when I CANnot satiate him, he goes berserk. Sweat ran in rivulets down my face. My quivering hand reached again for the glass. Beer slopped over the sides of the glass as I lifted it to my lips. One sip and I was a man again! I dialed up the Old Lady so that she could partake in the action. Who needs Viagra with this beer?!? Actually, who needs Viagra with my Old Lady? At any rate, the finish was breathtaking, very minty, and the sticky lacing was going to need a jackhammer to remove it. Not bad.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of zeledonia
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned 13 April 2012.

Pours a clear deep orange amber. Two fingers of yellowish head, great retention and lacing. About as good as it gets.

Smells of potent hops, a pleasant mix of grapefruit and pine. Has some citrus rind sharpness, but it's subdued. Hop-forward, but backed up well by a hefty malt bill that provides juicy fullness and some sweetness. In short,

Taste is nicely balanced, with a big helping of caramel malts evening things out for all those hop acids. It's still quite bitter, for sure, but the sweetness and richness of the malts makes it much more drinkable than it would otherwise be.

Medium-heavy body, slightly sticky and kinda chewy, with just enough carbonation. Long-lasting finish.

Just the kind of DIPA I like - big and balanced. Both the hops and the malts are cranked up high, but they balance each other out well. I like this beer a lot.

Photo of Casterbridge
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of brez8791
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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