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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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2,952 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,952
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 111
Gots: 301 | FT: 3
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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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Chico1985
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this a few times now, good beer.

Pours into a snifter a dark amberish color with a bit of haze to it. An off-white head starts at about a finger and retains nicely, leaves great lacing.

A promising nose delivers lots of danky, grassy, veggie hops, with some sweet malts backing it up.

Taste brings on lots of danky, earthy, onion-y, grapefruit hops, with some bready and sweet caramel malts that aren't overbearing but back it nicely. Reminds me of a toned down Gubna, quite tasty.

Smooth, silky mouthfeel, carbonation is a bit on the low side, low alcohol presence. Hops steal the show but there is just enough malt to give it a good balance.

The big danky onion hops can be a hit or miss, this one for me is definitely a hit. This beer in tallboy cans is a great idea, but like all Oskar Blues, I just wish they weren't so expensive.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Lemke10
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, copper orange color with a thick foamy head. Scent is hoppy with hints of citrus and some bready tones. This first sip is just pure greatness. It's smooth, crisp, refreshing, and so tasty. The bread and citrus flavors hit my taste buds first as it finish with a crisp dry after taste. Well done Oscar Blues!

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into a chalice

A- Cloudy, with a fine, very thin head. Lacing is evident.

s- Tropical, sweet hop profile.

t- Dry, balanced, pine resin and grapefruit hop. Some dank, dark, grassy hops that have qualities similar to Japanese Gyokuro green tea.

m- Dry, full, and balanced. Excellent.

o- Well rounded and a very fine example of a great DIPA. This would rank with Sculpin, Hop Wollop, and Mahajara, but not quite Pliny or Hopslam.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of kojevergas
3.01/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

1 pint/500ml/16 fl oz aluminum can acquired at Wally's Wine in Westwood, California last week and served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed from notes. Expectations are high given the brewery - which is growing on me - and current ratings for this beer on the site. I've also seen hype about it on the forums. ABV confirmed as 8.00%. Canned on 03/30/2012. No best before date.

Not paired with food.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a nice 2.5 finger head of nice cream, beige colour, good thickness, and excellent retention for the 8.00% ABV. A slight bubble show (about two seconds) emerges as bubbles float upwards towards the head. Colour is a dark caramel copper with amber tinges. Little lacing as the head recedes. Appears adequately carbonated. A nice appearance for the style, though predictable to an extent. The foamy head is nice and soft, inviting a sip. No yeast particles are visible - nor should they be for the style.

Sm: Bittering hops with slight pine and citrus qualities. No real floral character here. Some dry grapefruit is dominant. Clean malts. A typical hoppy aroma for the style. Mild to moderate in strength. Appealing, though the hop bitterness seems untamed...

T: It is. Fresh grapefruit and slight oily pine hops help cover the bitterness on the climax, leaving a pleasant hop character - but the bitterness does slip through on the backend in the finish and aftertaste, to the detriment of the flavour - but it's not a substantial effect. Clean unobtrusive malts comprise the foundation. Grapefruit is the only real citrusy note, limiting the complexity of the brew. It's all around a pleasant if somewhat simple IPA. No cream, yeast, or alcohol comes through (except as a warming sensation in the stomach in the case of the alcohol). Not particularly subtle or complex. Some interesting hop layering, but nothing truly remarkable. Too bitter.

Mf: Slightly oily from the hops. No real cream. A touch too thick and a bit overcarbonated. Nicely wet, though it grows a bit thin in the body. One criticism I have of the beer is its notable lack of a full body. It could use a bit more coarseness; it comes off as too smooth leaving the wet body feeling almost watery.

Dr: A nice little IPA that is pretty drinkable for its high ABV. That said, the grapefruit emphasis isn't ideal and the brew feels a bit simple. It drinks surprisingly fresh from the can. I probably wouldn't get this again unless I found it on-draught.

Drank fine out of me conical pint glass. I'd recommend the vessel.

Would pair alright with slightly spicy food. Perhaps tame Mexican.

High C

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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 16 oz can into pint glass

Appearance – Pours an orange – copper color with a very slow to form but dense head with a just slightly off white color. The head has wonderful retention but eventually fades leaving a good amount of lacing.

Smell – A good level of hop aroma is present and most pertinent. The hop aromas are biggest of pine, but there are citrus and earthy notes of hop as well. Behind all the hop aroma is a sweeter caramel and citrus as well as malt aroma, bringing a balance to all the hop.

Taste – The flavor starts out as smooth malt with a light caramel sweetness. The hops soon enter and rid the brew of the sweetness. The hop flavors start out almost entirely of pine, but are soon met with other hop flavors as well. Some citrus hop enters more to the middle to the end. At the very end of the taste, an earthy and grassy hop flavor mix with the rest and bring the taste to the end. These flavors that enter in the end are rather intense and leave a lingering bitterness on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite nice and creamy. The carbonation level is light with it seeming to be held into the brew by the thickness of the body. Overall the beer coats, but yet tingles ever so slightly on the tongue creating a nice mouthfeel.

Overall – A pretty good IPA. It has a nice look, nose, and feel. While the majority of the taste is good, the bitterness left on the tongue at the end is not one I love (although some may enjoy the particular bitter).

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another one on-tap at the Tasty Weasel. I've never enjoyed the summit-laced Gubna so I'm hoping the hopping in Deviant Dale's is more akin to Dale's Pale Ale. Here we go...pours a bright orange-copper with a dollop of stiff white foam. Yeah it's hoppy, but I'm not getting those bright and juicy pine and citrus notes I was expecting. Instead, it's a punch of dank herbs and grass (I guess it's those Columbus dry hops). Malt is surprisingly substantial with a chewy bready quality. Pungent, resinous hop goodness continues to linger on the palate after the first big gulp. A bit of chive or shallot creeps in as it warms. Reallly good, if I could pick up a pack of tallboys occasionally I would, but there are certainly others in this category that I would go to first.

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4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap the other week at Del Ray Pizzeria. It poured a very nice looking orange amber color with a thin, frothy head to it.

The aroma is very juicy with some very nice notes of orange, pineapple and grapefruit. Some sweeter malts are noticeable as well as little alcohol. Pretty appealing aroma to it overall.

The taste shows some very good tropical fruit notes to it with some bright peach and pineapple sweetness up front. The finish shows more resiny pine and bitter citrus rind to it. Very nice range of hoppy flavors to it.

Mouthfeel is medium for the style with carbonation being moderate. Overall, I thought it was a very good beer. I really liked the tropical fruit notes to it, but the range of hoppy flavors to it was also nice. Very flavorful and drinkable beer overall. I ended up liking this one a lot more then I thought I would going in.

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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Canned 9th April 2012 by the Hoptometrist and consumed 21st May 2012.

Pouring a crystal clear dark amber with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this is a great looking DIPA. The nose is pretty solid. Big, dank, resiny with weed, candied grapefruit and a little bit of onion jam, this smells great. I typically don't care for onions in beer, but this time around, especially when coupled with the citrus notes, the sweet, caramelized onion note works. A mild malt presence is noted as well. The Summit hops, however, really take over as it warms up.

The palate opens pretty bitter, nicely so, with pine resins, grapefruit zest and a comparatively lower amount of onion than on the nose. There is a moderate weed-like dankness to the palate as well. Thanks to its youth, this beer doesn't taste too sweet, despite the mild caramel flavor present. Drying and bitter on the finish, this particular aspect is a little disappointing in that it's not really resiny enough, and does feel a little watery at times too. Alcohol is noticeable, but is pleasant. Pretty solid stuff, I'd drink this again with no hesitation.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.19/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard pint. Reviewd from notes on 4/1/12.

A: Pours a golden red orange color. Finger of slightly off white head, lots of lacing and good retention. Looks very nice.

S: This beer has a very powerful aroma, but to me its a very off putting smell. Lemon pinesol disinfectant comes to mind, astringent onions, very little malt to balance it.

T: Very bitter lemon/orange peel, bitter pine but not in a good way. Very drying and some of that onion comes through, little to no malt balance, bitter for bitterness sake.

M: Oily hops coat the mouth, medium bodied, semi crisp and smooth carbonation, a bit of booze as well.

O: I love a good ipa and have developed a taste for them the last six months or so. This one was just not my cup of tea. Hops to me were very chemically if that makes sense and I could not get over the pinesol nose and taste. A bit of a let down in my opinion.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,952 ratings.