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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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3,014 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,014
Reviews: 624
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 113
Gots: 340 | 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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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

Photo of H0rnedFr0gs
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of chefkevlar
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of JNW
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.

Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
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.

Photo of kennethkearns
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of thedoubler55
3.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark orange in color almost redish, a nice off white head at the top that leaves just a bit of lacing around the glass.

S: Crazy smell on this brew, strong notes of hops and pine, not a well balanced nose on this one.

T:Strong bitterness, lots of hops, a bit of lemon zest but very overpowering on the taste buds, not to good.

M: Medium bodied, and high in carbonation.

O: Not impressed with this OB BREW, it was very wild tasting for an ipa.

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - amber with a soft cap of white head; little retention

S - grapefruit, white onions, faint pine, floral

T - bread, mango, grapefruit, piny, heavy bitter floral finish

M - crisp, medium bodied, well carbonated

This is an intensely hoppy beer. It has a very strong citrusy character that is immediately countered with a strong floral, piny, bitter hop finish. The malt is bready, but doesn't last long in the hop blitzkrieg. If you're a hop head, you'll like this.

Photo of dlepeau
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of thagr81us
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to pmoney for sending me this one as an extra in a recent glassware trade! Served from can into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip. “Let’s sling a little mud, girl” on the lip of the can. Sounds like a line I would use in the bedroom back in college, but I digress… Poured a dark yellow-orange with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, floral, and floral hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, wild onion, floral, and floral hop. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The flavor on this one was pretty complex and hoppy while still maintaining a nice refreshing aspect. Unfortunately however, the aroma on this one was quite reserved and didn’t jump out at me. I really had to work hard to pick up on the aspects of the things there as it was slightly on the weak side. Another good canned brew from Oskar Blues. Can’t wait to see what they have coming up next.

Photo of BoRaeCho
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of nickfl
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Two fingers of off-white foam on top of a slightly hazy, golden-brown body. The head settles fairly slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - Notes of caramel and toffee with a pungent aroma of pine, grapefruit, and sweaty hops.

T - Sweet, thick malt up front with notes of toffee and pine. Some orange, grapefruit and more pine hop character in the middle. Finishes with more sweet toffee as well as pine and sweetened grapefruit with moderate bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly sweet finish.

D - The hop aroma is the standout aspect of this brew, it is pungent and more than capable of standing up to the heavy malt. The flavor is much of the same, but the malt sweetness manages to dominate a little more here and is almost to the point of being cloying towards the end of the can. It reminds me a bit of Hopslam, but with a slightly weaker hop flavor profile.

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

Poured from a 16oz can into an imperial pint.

This beer pours out an amber color with three fingers of head. The aroma is very hoppy. Lots of pine, grapefruit, and general dankness. There's just the slightest amount of malt behind it. The taste is also very hoppy, with the heavy citrus, grapefruit, and pine flavors instantly assaulting. There's some caramel malts present, but the hops are really the star of the show. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied and well-carbonated, and the drinkablity is very good. Overall, this is an excellent double IPA that provides an excellent hop flavor.

Photo of Sean9689
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Big Grocery for sharing this one at Perennial.

A - A pours a copper color, off-white head, thin collar.

S - Really dank...lots of resin notes. Pine, citrus, resin, light sweetness from the malts.

T - Again, big dank notes, resin, pine, sweet malts, very grassy. Perhaps a bit too hot for 8% and the hops are a bit overly agressive for me with the ABV. Finish is hoppy bitterness with some grapefruit.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, oily finish.

O - A decent DIPA, but not on the level of some of the top-notch beers for the style. I'd drink again, but there's too many other awesome DIPA's out there to go crazy over this one. Decent.

Photo of CBlack85
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of babaracas
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear solid orange w/ red tint and two fingers thick cream colored head that settles to a half inch and leaves a few thick bands of lace along the way. Smell: pineapple and grapefruit rind, caramel and biscuit-ish-ness in the back. Taste: sweetened citrus and leafiness upfront then into spicy, acidic pineapple, sugary medium body eventually drying out in a more-than-a-little-boozy, hop soaked finish. Canned 5/15/2012. Smash Into Forehead instruction disregarded, this time.

Photo of Giantspace
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of spark3148857
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of herman77
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy dark orange with a big and rocky off white head. Awesome lacing.

S: Big toffee/camel malt backbone with fresh citrus, a bit of pine and some ripe pineapple. A touch of earthiness too.

T: More citrus, pine and a bit of sweet, juicy hops. Again, large malt backbone that throughout that is very bready with some carmel sweetness to it. Finishes with some pine and earthy hops.

M: Medium to fuller body. Average carbonation that is really soft. Feels really slick and smooth.

O: Pretty good drinkability. I like this a lot better than Dale's Pale Ale.

Photo of glitchedmind
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of ErakMeshak
4.92/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is very unique tasting. I get grapefruit juice and pine with a caramel roasted malt backbone.
Finishes very dry, with the essence of grapefruit and sweet malt left behind. I think it tastes best from the can.
Just as heady topper does as well. Also happy and pleased that they ship quickly and I can get a fresh can less than a month old in NH.

Photo of SoulfulRover
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of denver10
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap already now finally getting around to the tallboy.

Pours a clear caramel with a thick, foamy, thumb and a half width cream colored head. Nice lacing. A nice aroma mixing some pine, orange rind, and sweet malt. Flavor is a largely a pine resin flowing into some sweet malt combo. A little citrus hides in there too though. Aftertaste is a healthy dose of bitter. A nice creamy, medium bodied. Overall, a nice brew. The malt definitely plays a much stronger role in the can than on the tap and I do believe I liked that. Definitely a very dank beer still, a little too bitter for me to love it, but still one I enjoy.

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 3,014 ratings.