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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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2,780 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,780
Reviews: 592
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 102
Gots: 244 | 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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Photo of Cresant
3.05/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served this 16 oz. can in a Sierra Nevada Hops glass. Canned 4-05-12. I purchased this in Asheville 4-13-12, Wow! that's fresh. The body was clear with a pretty copper hue. The head was parchment colored and left a thin cap.

The smell was intensely pine needles. Pungent, almost BO like, earthy. Enjoyable.

The taste was not what I hoped for based on the aroma. The first thing that hit me was diesel fuel. Very malty balanced with funky hops. Very flavorful, but not really great tasting. Medium bodied. Finishes semi-dry. I really enjoyed regular Dale's Pale Ale but this one is not high on my list.

Cresant, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of dogfishandi
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on-tap at ebenezers ale house in west seneca, NY. served in a tall, skinny pint glass.

dark orange amber color, almost bronze. about a 1/4 worth of off white head, about average retention, average looking lace.

big fresh, dank pine resiny hops. vegetal, onion, tropical fruit, nugget like hops. hardly any malt detectable.

im liking the taste a lot. again, lots of dank vegetal hops at the forefront. pine resin, pineapple, mango, grapefruit citrus as well. just a bit of bready malt. the darker color is kind of decieving because this is pretty much all hops.

on the bigger side of medium bodied, lots of dank bitterness.

i enjoyed this a lot, really nothing like dales pale ale, but this has a nice range of many different hop flavors, lots of dank. reminds me a bit of nugget nectar.

dogfishandi, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of WritersBlock
4/5  rDev -0.7%

WritersBlock, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +24.1%

CEDAMA, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of ElGallo
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

ElGallo, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of BeerMeBrah
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

BeerMeBrah, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of richbrew
4/5  rDev -0.7%

richbrew, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of Goatshaver
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A nice golden brown color with a thin head that lingers a little bit on the glass. Not much in the way of carbonation.

S: Lots of fruits. I get a lot of mango and papaya.

T: Again the fruits are really hitting me. The mango and papaya taste is there for me with some resinous hop taste and bitterness.

M: Definitely a medium bodied IPA. Leaves a little coating on the tongue. Slight alcohol taste but not enough to overwhelm.

O: Its thick and has great fruity flavors in it, nice mouth-feel that enjoyable.

This is my first Oskar Blues offering and I'm happy I got it even though I paid an arm for it at $5 for a can in Philly. I can't get it where I am so I'm ok with it. Definitely lots of what I like, lots of fruity aromas and flavors. Its rich because of the mouth-feel but a nice drink.

Goatshaver, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

rcatalano, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of auburngrad82
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

auburngrad82, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of jsnoek
4/5  rDev -0.7%

jsnoek, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of AndrewMichael
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

AndrewMichael, Apr 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

JeffTheJuice, Apr 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

superdan73, Apr 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

jp110099, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned 3/20/2012

A - Crystal clear brilliant brown in color. Nice white head that lasts. Inviting.

S - Very much citrus forward hops in the aroma..peach, grapefruit, papaya, mango. Excellent smell on this one and very fresh.

T - Flavor is much more Earthy with flavors of sticky sap, tree resin, pine and very light caramel. The citrus flavors are much different than in the aroma and are much more delicate. Plenty pungent and bitter.

M/O - Medium body that has the right viscosity for the style. Maybe slightly under-carbed but that allows a lot of the alpha acids to come through more making the beer much more ripe. Aftertaste lasts a little while but doesn't stick to the palate. ABV is just right and makes it easy to drink. Very enjoyable.

VaTechHopHead, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of DersOne
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a pint glass.

A-Pours with a very large, foamy head, started at about three fingers' height then settles to about one finger. Lots of lacing left on the glass afterwards. Great bronze color and transparency.

S-A bit subdued for what I would expect from an IPA, mellow citrusy hops aroma with no one note being particularly overpowering.

T-Slight carbonation on the front, good bit of orange peel or grapefruit taste in the middle, finishing into a more mellow bitter and dry hoppiness on the finish. Not much of a hint of alcohol, which is nice for a relatively high ABV IPA.

M-Coats the mouth well, and the low carbonation helps create a thicker mouth feel that helps the finish last for a while.

O-An above-average IPA for those who prefer citrus notes and low carbonation.

DersOne, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Tumble
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Tumble, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of PthPndr
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

PthPndr, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Steimie
2.5/5  rDev -38%

Steimie, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1237th Review on BA
Can to Parra Tulip
16oz Tallboy

Canned 3/30/12
Purchased from El Cerrito for $3.50

App- The color of some dirty copper with oranges, golds and yellows mixed in. A gigantic 3 finger head that fell semi quickly.
Great stick and cling down the glass.

Smell- I think I found the 1st one thats malty, hoppy and citrus balanced all at the same time. A bit large on the nose with thick citrus and sweet malts and some pungent hops.

Taste- You have had this profile before. Its that large old orange fruit mixed with malt and some hops blended behind it but this one tastes just a bit better. Not the greatest DIPA but I see where they are going.

Mouth- This is a medium almost thick bodied beer with a low-medium carbonation and a ton of residual malts and ripe damp fruits. Solid flavors and blended and layered well.

Drink- Only qualm I have is drinking this too quickly. Needs to be cold because allowed to warm it breaks down a bit and loses something in the feel and aroma

FosterJM, Apr 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$3.99 for a 16 ounce can at the Hoboken vine. Seems kinda pricey but given what the prices are for bombers of beer it's on par; happy to spend four bucks to try one.
Pours a deep amber color with a generous white head. Hits the nose with pine, hits the palate with grapefruit and pine. Deep, underlying black tea sweetness that underlines the heavy dose of hops. Medium bodied and pretty well balanced, all things considered.
This is smack dab in the middle of the spectrum I think about regarding IPAs and double IPAs. More intense than what I think about when thinking IPA, but mild for a double IPA.
I might not want to plunk down $14-16 for a four pack but I think I'd be happy to pick up a single from time to time. A tasty and satisfying dose of hops.

ommegangpbr, Apr 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

theempire, Apr 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

djschnabel, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of HurricaneCamille
5/5  rDev +24.1%

HurricaneCamille, Apr 27, 2012
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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