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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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2,690 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,690
Reviews: 588
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 95
Gots: 222 | 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 SawDog505
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

SawDog505, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

mdfb79, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of jacewg
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

jacewg, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Mounty4Life
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%

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!

Mounty4Life, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of tln13
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

tln13, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of DonFrap
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

DonFrap, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of russwbeck
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%

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

russwbeck, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of TongoRad
4/5  rDev -0.7%

TongoRad, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of jbuddle
4/5  rDev -0.7%

jbuddle, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Commodore69
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Commodore69, Apr 04, 2012
5/5  rDev +24.1%

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!

IPALOVER, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of MatthewWilde
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%

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

MatthewWilde, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of jpbebeau
4/5  rDev -0.7%

jpbebeau, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of yourefragile
3.3/5  rDev -18.1%

16 oz can served alongside Resin and Palate Wrecker.

Pours a dark golden orange with a retentive fluffy white head; ample lacing. Very nice aroma with strong punch of citrus and tropical fruit hops, very fresh and juicy with minimal malt presence. Flavor falls on its face with an overly bitter body, boozy finish and strong malt backbone. Blech. Well carbonated, medium body with a hot finish. Started off well from the nose, but fell apart quickly.

yourefragile, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of eagles22
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

eagles22, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of bigred89
3/5  rDev -25.6%

bigred89, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of bmur112
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

bmur112, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%

Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one. Served in a SAVOR glass.

Pours a golden-amber color with a good, fluffy white head and some lacing on the way down. The nose carries a really nice burst of pine, citrus, and tropical hops mixed with a touch of caramel malt in the background. The flavor unfortunately falls back quite a bit from there with some semi-harsh bitterness, a touch of alcohol, and too much malt interfering with the hops.

Body is medium with good carbonation and a fairly-heavy bitterness, which is slightly offset by some alcohol.

The nose was really nice, but the rest of the beer was "just" pretty good.

Thorpe429, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of jzeilinger
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%

A - Pours a dark golden amber color with a one fingered sticky head. The color is gorgeous.

S - Spicy and tangy aroma, pungent tropical fruit peel that's oily and resinous.

T - Some biscuity sweet malt up front that quickly gets pounded by a mountain of juicy hops. Resinous pine, grapefruit peel, a touch of herbal grass, and a massive lingering bitterness. Noticeable alcohol effervesence for 8% but without a lot of burning.

M - Medium body with a thick coating of resiny pine and grapefruit peel in the mouth.

O - I don't think I've ever used "resinous" in a review like I have with this one. It's assertive, bold, and is definitely brewed with the hop heads in mind.

jzeilinger, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.23/5  rDev +5%

16 oz. can poured into standard pint. Canned on 3-20-12 @ 1:25PM. The can reads: "Sippin' on a tall boy...Let's sling a little mud, girl." I appreciate the Widespread Panic reference.

A - Pours a remarkably clear amber color. Bright white one finger head that dies to a film. Lacing is perfection.

S - Citrus hops dominate with some additional pine bitterness. Sweet and balanced. There are lots of hop varieties going on here and the smell is a mixture of sweet and dank.

T - Citrus on the forefront, more sweet than tart. The slightest bit of onion can be detected as well. Briefly, I get some caramel malt in the center. This is rapidly replaced with a strong hop bitterness coupled with a tropical/citrus sweetness. The finish is clean and dry, but I get a delayed pine aftertaste.

M - The mouthfeel was perfection for the style to me. Sticky, medium bodied, with great tingly carbonation.

O - This beer finally reached my area today and I wasted no time picking up a fresh tall boy. I was impressed by the complex hop profile. Although the hops and bitterness dominate the flavor, there are some tropicals and malt in there to give it just enough sweetness to keep it from being overwhelming. I really enjoyed this beer and I will probably get it again, but at over $4/can at my local shop, I won't get it too often.

NoLeafClover44, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.45/5  rDev -14.4%

Appearance: Bright orange. Head is off-white, massive, and sticky as can be. Drops to a thin cap very quickly. Very clear.

Smell: Grapefruit and biscuits layered over a damp earthiness. Faintly spicy with a touch of pine needles. Sweet without being sugary. Loads of biscuit. Some roasted notes along with some cooked grain. Green onions.

Taste: Loads of malts. Biscuits and sweetness upfront. Lingering pine notes mix with pith and an oniony/vegetal flavor. Bitter, pithy, earthy hops. Hops assault at the beginning and the end of the sip with a nice malt backbone rounding out the middle.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a higher than expected carbonation. Dry and a touch crisp. Oily hops.

Overall: Unique to say the least. The hop profile is definitely an acquired taste, and didn't really work for me in the long run. Well-crafted and surprisingly well balanced.

Goblinmunkey7, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of DoctorB2B
1.5/5  rDev -62.8%

DoctorB2B, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
4.23/5  rDev +5%

16oz can, canned 3/20/12 (if reading that correct)
Deschutes tulip

A: Pours a really pretty clear orange amber color. Finger and a half of off white head. Great carbonation. Nice frothy lacing bits.

S: Earthy hop aromas. Strangely you get some onion and garlic aromas. Not sure of all the hop varieties used, but I take it that is the reason for the smells. Some malt backbone is there also.

T: Really upset that my palate is burnt from dinner. This is a tasty beer even with that. Taste some of that hop bitterness up front. In the mid mouth you get blasted with those malts. But it still leads more towards the hop forward stage. The close has a lingering hop present. As this one warms more, you get much more of those nice bitter, earthy hops flavors.

M: Medium bodied with solid mouth coating.

O: A- from me on this one. I really enjoyed it.

inlimbo77, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of xavier390
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

xavier390, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of quirkzoo
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Pours a slightly opaque bright orange gold with 1 finger of of white head. The aroma is uniquely hoppy. There is some bright citrus up front (poured from fridge at 38F) with a little bit of "dankness" behind the citrus. As the beer warms the dankness combines with the malt to turn into a caramelized onion flavor, very unique, I don't think I have ever got this from a beer before. As the beer warms to room temperature I get a strong oniony aroma that isn't as pleasant as it was when cold. The taste follows the same progression of the aroma. The mouthfeel is very good, dry and drinkable. Overall, this is a very unique IPA, I like the dankness but as the beer warmed it got a bit too oniony for me, still good though.

quirkzoo, Apr 02, 2012
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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