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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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2,553 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,553
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 89
Gots: 170 | 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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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 16 oz can into a pint glass

can dated 3-20-12 so damn fresh

Appearance: Nice, clean amber red with a golden hue. one inch head slowly dissipates into a slim layer with healthy lacing around the glass. carbonation bubbles through the middle.

Smell: strong grassy notes and sweet candy mixed in. not picking up the citrus like others but a sweet fruity smell is coming through. a slight tartness and funk comes through in the end. interesting...

Taste: grassy, resiny hops with the slightest sweet malt backbone in the middle. citrusy, fruity hops follow up in the end. definitely pick up some buttery characteristics as well as others have noted. hops hang on in the end with pine. several defined flavors at each stage that don't necessarily meld together but each take front row for a brief period.

Mouthfeel: bittering hops linger long after each sip. nothing too offensive for me but if you don't love hops I could see how this would be offputting. has a certain oily quality that hangs on

Overall: This is a really interesting beer. It's price point puts it out of my reach as a regular stay in my fridge but I'll definitely search it out again. The more I get into the glass the more I'm enjoying it. It would possibly be a bit better if the flavors melded together more but as it stands it's similar to eating a casserole an ingredient at a time.

Serving type: can

04-06-2012 23:11:27 | More by JHamm
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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Fairly clear deep amber with foamy white head that coats the glass in sticky lace.

S - Resiny pine, tropical fruit and dank hop aroma. A little sweet malt comes through that mixed with the hops creates a Fruity Pebbles like aroma. Dank hops linger.

T - Very bitter with citrus rind pith and mouth coating hop resin. The bitterness seems to get stronger with every sip. Oily, green hops finally give way to grapefruit, tangerine and orange peel with notes of lemon rind. Dank mouth coating resins stick around until the next sip. Some sweet caramel malt is present but buried in the hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, slick with mouth coating hop resin.

D - Wonderful aroma. Not big fan of overly sweet or bitter ipa's. I think this would be phenomenal if the bitterness was toned down just a bit to not take away from the wonderful resiny hop flavors. Thought this might be a scaled up Dale's but doesn't taste anything like Dale's.

Serving type: can

04-06-2012 22:08:44 | More by brewcrew76
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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a glass. Beer shared by Michael, thanks. Beer is amber / orange and clear with a white head, moderate lacing, nice retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is awesome piny, hoppy, sweet, fruity, I really like the aroma.

Beer does not live up to the aroma, it is a little grassy and vegetal, oddly bitter and not very enjoyable. Not a repeat.

Serving type: can

04-06-2012 19:10:31 | More by drabmuh
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-06-2012 18:13:41 | More by stafford2
Photo of TWStandley


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

Poured from the tallboy into my Portsmouth Tulip.

Beautiful see-through amber color with a few finger off-white head. Beer is completely see-through with no sediment whatsoever. Similar in color to NN.

Smell is phenomenal. Very sweet/citrusy in the nose. Smells very refreshing. Can pick up a bit of pine and some alcohol notes as well.

Taste mimicks the smell spot on, though I wish it had a little more hop presence.

Mouthfeel - nothing notable.

Overall, this exceeded my expectations. A very good DIPA. I would have a tough time picking this or Torpedo.

Serving type: can

04-06-2012 17:29:00 | More by TWStandley
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-06-2012 14:25:07 | More by tripelhops
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-06-2012 13:49:58 | More by marshmeli
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-06-2012 04:23:13 | More by iL0VEbeer
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-06-2012 03:24:56 | More by rab53
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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a tulip glass at refrigerator temperature.

L - Medium-to-deep amber color with a 2 finger tan bubbly head. A few bubbles, great retention, awesome lacing. Looks terrific.

S - A very nice hop profile here with no one aroma dominating. There are mostly grassy and earthy notes but plenty of citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and pine aromas as well. There’s a nice caramel malt sweetness and not any alcohol present at all.

T - Sweet and bready malt gives way to a complex and very bitter hop profile. Plenty of grass, tropical fruit, and pine notes. Like the nose, no particular hop flavor dominates.

F - Medium-to-slightly-full bodied with a dry, mouth-coatingly bitter finish. A little bit of tingling carbonation and maybe a tiny throat-warming sensation from the alcohol but not much.

O - This is a very solid IPA. Looks and smells great with a very complex hop profile in the aroma. It isn’t as much of a hop-bomb as I expected it to be taste-wise, but still very good. It has a nice, very bitter finish and it hides the 8% ABV extremely well. Definitely a beer that I’d come back to.

Serving type: can

04-06-2012 03:18:26 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-06-2012 02:47:52 | More by djrn2
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3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Figured I'd grab this one and give it a go. Pint sized can...

A: A beautiful deep red color which is perfectly filtered for a clear brew with a 1/2 inch kaki colored head on top. Good.

S: I get some nice piney / citrus scents upfront. Some nice boozy characters in the middle with some more floral hop on the backend. Very good.

T: Starts with a sharp, slightly pungent hop flavor why stings the pallet with it's bite and makes way for some sweet malt hidden in the back. The hop character is slightly medicinal. The sharpness starts to fade towards the back and more of the malt begins to shine through in a subtle way. I had more hopes after smelling this. Not bad.

M: Medium body with a heavy carbonation. A dry hop finish. Decent.

O: All in all, after smelling this one, I was thinking it would go the way of Heady Topper, but no luck. The smell is way better than the taste. Not that it's a bad beer, but just not a great beer. Good to try if you like a really sharp hop bite.

Serving type: can

04-06-2012 02:07:46 | More by steve8robin
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-06-2012 00:38:10 | More by smi
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New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured sixteen oz can into a 13 oz tulip, canned on March 22. Pours a clear reddish orange, with a one inch sticky white head with lots of lacing. Smell is pineapple, tangerine, hints of garlic, pine, and grapefruit. Taste is large tangerine, pine, garlic, and grapefruit, smooth in the beginning, with bitterness in the finish. Body medium large, with plenty of life, not overly dry, and very drinkable. This is a great beer, like its little brother.

Serving type: can

04-05-2012 19:23:26 | More by SawDog505
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New York

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 03/30/12 notes. Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one.

a - Pours a hazy golden yellow color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells very hoppy, full or pine hops, citrus hops, fruity malts, grapefruit, light tropical fruits. Very nice nose.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, light citrus hops, and light pine hops. Nice taste and I like it, but not nearly as hoppy as the nose and more malty.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. No real bitterness, pretty nice body.

o - Overall a pretty good beer. Very nice hoppy nose, though the taste is't as great. I think I prefer this to Gubna, but prefer Dale's Pale Ale to them both. Worth checking out though and would have it again.

Serving type: can

04-05-2012 18:56:03 | More by mdfb79
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-05-2012 18:19:21 | More by jacewg
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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Really reddish and sticky lacing not much head but sticky how I like em and can was kinda dented so? ??
Like a beer I brewed, alcohol hops and more hops!! Different though, acquired hop scent
Gets the hops straight to the brain, and dry hop aftertaste lingers. Never had before but excited tastebuds right away for my hop head!
Great tantalizing effect on tongue and somewhat drinkable for 8%
Would like to revisit on a first beer of night review for more exact tastes and more distinct smells but enjoyed thoroughly as first ipa of night!

Serving type: can

04-05-2012 03:13:19 | More by Mounty4Life
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

04-05-2012 01:59:51 | More by tln13
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-05-2012 01:41:22 | More by DonFrap
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4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is initially hazy, but settles to a clear brown with a
really bubbly thin white head that leaves no lacing. 4

The smell is really really hoppy. I was expecting a muted taste as Hopslam on cask really disappointed me. Grassy hops, so much so that it almost stings the nose. Huge hop profile, but I'm still picking up a scant amount of a malt backbone. 4

The taste has that typical cask feel to it, but thankfully a huge hop profile like in the aroma. The malts are more pervasive here, but the dry hopping has helped tremendously. So many hops it's like I'm chewing on them. 4.5

Mouthfeel is heavy with a low carbonation. Extremely drinkable, I had no trouble putting down a pint and wanted more. 4.5

$8 for the pint, which I didn't think was bad at all. Very, very good beer. Best Oskar Blues beer I've had. Just so many hops, but the cask lenses a nice balance. I recommend you track this down. 4.5

Serving type: cask

04-05-2012 01:07:10 | More by russwbeck
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-04-2012 17:30:57 | More by TongoRad
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-04-2012 14:10:38 | More by jbuddle
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-04-2012 05:22:48 | More by Commodore69


5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oskar Blues has done it-- combined Dale's Pale Ale with Gubna (something I've been doing for the last year!) to create the PERFECT IPA!

As other reviewers have noted, this pours a beautiful amber color from the "Tall Boy" can, and a hint of foam remains on the beer until the last sip.

Taste is a well-balanced hops and malt yumminess! If you poured half of a Gubna and half of a Dale's Pale Ale into a pint glass, this is what you would get!

Thank you, Oskar Blues! This is my favorite IPA!

Serving type: can

04-04-2012 05:08:19 | More by IPALOVER
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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 can 2012

A: Clear pure orange with light internal carbonation and a small white foamy head

S: Heavy citrus, hops (obviously), tropical citrus fruits, even has a buttery quality to it, very faint traces of alcohol as well

T: Mirrors the nose, citrus, very heavy hops as with any imperial ipa, finishes with some buttery notes mixed with alcohol (pleasant, though)

M: Decently smooth, but a tad "rough around the edges," definitely has some weight in the mouth and a bit heavy on the palate, heavy hops aftertaste and a bit lingering

O: Great hop forward brew, pretty straight forward, could stand to be a little smoother

Serving type: can

04-04-2012 02:31:21 | More by MatthewWilde
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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