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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,637 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,637
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 94
Gots: 198 | 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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hackedfly

California

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
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%

A - Poured about a finger of off white head into my snifter. The lacing does stick around a while. Body is a great amber color that is slightly orange.

S - It's good, but more bitter than a top notch IPA. Slight grapefruit smells, some clove, but mostly hops.

T - Good grapefruit flavors and some slight orange. Harsh hops.

M - Lighter body compensated by higher carbonation.

O - A good DIPA but not in the upper echelon.

04-13-2012 02:18:27 | More by RuckusDu
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wedge

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +5%

Canned On: 03-16-12

Pours a lovely, pure amber color with a thick off-white head, gradually slipping down to a soapy covering. Smells like sticking your nose in a bag of hop pellets. Fresh, sweet, juicy citrus, peach, and grapefruit zest. Fruity and resinous with a bit of the ol' sticky-icky. Big, super-hoppy flavor...bitter, fruity, oily citrus, pine needles, mint, and some residual sugar sweetness. Zesty, fresh, and quite bitter overall. A little heavier than medium bodied, sticky, and dry.

Obviously very hoppy with loads of raw hop cone goodness. Works for me, but I'm glad I bought just the single as it does wear the palate down.

04-13-2012 01:14:51 | More by wedge
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dancaplette

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-12-2012 22:18:25 | More by dancaplette
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Whimpers

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-12-2012 21:50:37 | More by Whimpers
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avaldivia

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-12-2012 21:06:47 | More by avaldivia
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-12-2012 18:30:17 | More by wdarcy77
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-12-2012 17:08:54 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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zachary80

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-12-2012 16:13:53 | More by zachary80
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ng85

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-12-2012 03:09:10 | More by ng85
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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-12-2012 02:54:27 | More by n00blar
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BikeChef

District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev +12.4%

Wow, some serious dank hops on the nose (Columbus?). Taste follows through with grassy, funky hops galore. Does not seem like 8% at all. Very, very dry, which is unusual for DIPAs these days-- this is no hoppy barleywine. Pretty great stuff-- a nice take on the DIPA from Oskar Blues.

04-12-2012 00:36:45 | More by BikeChef
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-12-2012 00:28:33 | More by Hessian257
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured from a tall boy into a true pint, the beer is a ruby-copper coloring with a tall, frothy, yellowish head on the start that quickly settles into a half inch of bubbly foam. Aromas of wet, resiny, fresh hops throughout the nose, with cedar and subtle caramel highlights. Flavors are resiny and bitter hops on the forward tongue, with a subtle tart and tangy citrus blending that is slightly outbalanced. Roasting to the caramel, but any malt profile is quickly swallowed up by the hops presence. Very rich and resiny, this transitions to a bitter and slightly astringent hops aftertaste. The finish is slick and drying. Solid beer for the hop heads of the world. Very tasty.

04-12-2012 00:20:58 | More by GarthDanielson
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-11-2012 22:05:47 | More by drummermattie02
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9InchNails

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev 0%

Copper color body like Apple juice, not much bubbles, off white head that fades into a film and leaves excellent lacing on the glass.

Pine, tropical fruits, a yeast spice and very sweet caramel malt. No noticeable alcohol in the aroma.

Much like the aroma - some pine, grapefruit and a spicy yeast. The sweet, yet, toasted malt helps balance the hops out until the very end - the aftertaste lingers with a bitter dryness.

Very light carbonation, very easy to drink, smooth, it leaves the lips slightly sticky and the mouth feeling. Also, some alcohol warmth while going down.

Overall, a nice imperial IPA. Very easy drinking. Sweet and toasted characteristics in the malt meet a bitter hop bite, alongside, some spicy yeast flavors makes this a worthy brew. The appearance might be one of the best aspects of this beer, with its copper color body, off white head and gorgeous lacing. This brew is probably more of a gem on tap than in a can.

04-11-2012 07:29:11 | More by 9InchNails
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-11-2012 03:37:10 | More by Kopfschuss
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-11-2012 02:05:58 | More by redfox405
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musicsherlock

New York

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

04-11-2012 00:45:45 | More by musicsherlock
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%

A - A pretty dark DIPA. Reminded me of Nugget Nectar, a dark amber color with an off white head that leaves a ton of lacing. Nice and fluffy.

S - Very earthy and spicy. Not a lot of fruit notes in this one. Got some strong smells that I'm not a huge fan of. I've heard this beer has some onion/garlic flavors, and I can't say I got that. But it may have been a scent similar.

T - Similar to the smell. Same hops, with some malt to balance it out. Not a sweet malt. It's a very earthy DIPA.

M - Nice and smooth with nice carbonation. Didn't get much alcohol considering it's 8%.

O - I won't be buying this again. It's not bad, but the price (at least at my local bottle shop) is too high for a beer I consider to be average/slightly above average. Just not my style of DIPA, but I would still recommend trying it once to see if you enjoy it.

04-11-2012 00:07:34 | More by nrs207
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inanity

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-10-2012 23:33:58 | More by inanity
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bhir

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-10-2012 23:31:23 | More by bhir
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CoryR

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-10-2012 23:16:21 | More by CoryR
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%

Served in a 10 oz glass at J Ryan's pub in Syracuse.
Clear, dark amber color with lots of carbonation and a nice frothy, sticky head that dissipates very slowly.
Aroma is predominantly piney, it's literally a pine-bomb. Hints of sweet caramel notes coming through between the pine.
The aroma translates completely into the taste. Lots and lots pine evident with a nice rounded sweet caramel finish. A perfect assault on the palate. One of the best beers from Oskar Blues.
Lots of lacing along the inside of the glass.
A very good DIPA and definitely worth a try. Highly, highly recommended.

04-10-2012 23:13:19 | More by CaptDavyJones
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bigash

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-10-2012 13:15:13 | More by bigash
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,637 ratings.