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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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2,565 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,565
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 89
Gots: 171 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-11-2012 21:59:58 | More by jivecap
Photo of mfavoino


4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Canned on 2/24/12. Enjoyed on 3/10/12.

Appearance: Mildly hazy amber color. One finger of frothy foam diminished after a couple of minutes in my tulip. Sticky lacing.

Smell: Holy cow, this really does smell like some ganja. Super resiny pine hop aroma jumps out of the glass.

Taste: More balanced than the nose with a clear pine hop profile. A little bit of bready malt flavor relieves the palate of the hops, and then the beer finishes with moderate bitterness. Alcohol is noticeable on the way down.

Mouthfeel: Fairly heavy with adequate carbonation. Alcohol taste detracts a bit as well.

Overall: A tad too much alcohol present, and heavy. Despite those negatives, a dank and piney DIPA that is flavorful.

Serving type: can

03-11-2012 04:36:28 | More by mfavoino
Photo of Heavy_G

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

First off, first review, but not first beer. I am an IPA lover, I pretty much only buy IPA's. I live near the brewery and I don't really prefer regular Dale's. I am gonna go to the Tasty Weasel tap room tho to seek this bad boy out on nitro hopefully.

Bottom line, I love this beer! My olfactory screening of IPA's is different than most. To me, IPA's, especially imperials, should smell like weed. Ya, that's right, I gotta believe Snoop would approve of this brew. I love Avery's Maharajah, Stone's Ruination, and Green Flash's IIPA, and this ranks high. I am eating it with fish and chips and hope I can get a 4 pack on the way home.

8% ABV is great. Though not the biggest in size, size ain't everything, and this has a very good tongue if you like big IPA's.

Serving type: can

03-11-2012 01:48:44 | More by Heavy_G
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New York

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

thanks mike, very much appreciated! enjoyed out of an urthel oversized tulip. canned 2/24!

a - cracked the can and filled my glass. poured a transparent orange amber with the expected frothy ipa head with chunky lacing. very faint visible carbonation could be seen in the glass, but mostly lifeless.

s - nice well balanced hop profile with an angle toward the piny resinous hop smell, but balanced and tamed back a bit. smells really nice.

t - oh very nice. very resinous and piny. finishes with a thick trail off of bitterness that fades fast.

m - thick and filling. heavy. a bit syrupy. carbonation is there, but not prickly. finishes a bit bitter

o - overall, started off really digging this and thinking i found my new local go-to ipa (esp since they actually date the cans), but in the end, it is a bit on the thick/syrupy side. the hop profile is nice and sticky and follows through on the flavor, but in the end, ipas are pretty competitive style and this one is pretty good...not great or amazing, pretty good. i'd be happy to have this again. thanks oskar blues...appreciate it.

Serving type: can

03-11-2012 00:22:12 | More by cosmicevan
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3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a golden copper amber color with good head retention and lots of sticky lacing. The nose is prototypical (somewhat malty) DIPA, with considerable citrus, tropical fruit and pine. The mango and pineapple really come on strong in this one, as does the pine. The flavor profile is more of the same, though I'm a bit dismayed by the noticeable alcohol on the finish in this one. The flavor profile is actually pretty attractive, and I like the amount of bitterness I'm getting, but the all too noticeable alcohol is a definite detraction. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a long, bitter, fairly hot finish.

While this beer isn't terrible, I just thought the alcohol was way too noticeable, especially for a beer with only 8% abv.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2012 21:27:03 | More by John_M
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-10-2012 17:18:20 | More by jophish17
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3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deviant Dale's pours a copper-orange, with a billowy, white head that eventually settles down to provide thick lace. A BIG hoppy nose is bursting through the can, hints of citrus and grapefruit can be attributed to the use of Columbus hops in dry-hopping, with slight whiffs of bready malt and pine peaking through from time to time. Piney hop flavors are exceptionally well-balanced by sweet, bready malt flavors. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, this brew weighs in at 8%, but hides it well. A GREAT addition to the "canarchy" that is Oskar Blues.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2012 03:44:15 | More by phishsihq
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4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz Growler @ Beverage World. Served at around 45F.

Pours very slightly hazy amber with a nice three finger off-white head that leaves some pretty rings of clumpy drippy lacing and holds a real nice cap.

Aroma is really dank, a lot of sticky weed, resinous hops, a lot of pine and citrus rind, some pineapple, and maybe some onions. There may be some caramel malt there too but is overshadowed by the hops. Excellent strength. Really nice, complex and potent aroma.

Flavor is a lot of resinous hops, pine and citrus rind, bready malt and caramel in the middle offering light sweetness, finishes with strong bitterness and a bit of alcohol. Pretty tasty but lacking a bit of the complexity and oomph found in the aroma.

Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied, sticky and oily with good carbonation.

Dale’s Evil Brother? Or probably more like Dale’s and Gubna’s love child. A serious hop assault, somewhere between an IPA and DIPA. Super dank and resinous. The aroma on this is just ridiculous...

Serving type: growler

03-10-2012 03:35:18 | More by elgiacomo
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

03-10-2012 00:25:38 | More by crobinso
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1/5  rDev -75.2%

03-09-2012 19:32:34 | More by chainsawhutch
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2.95/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

11 ounce pour - $8.75 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Served a clear, copper body with a teeny, tiny white ring.

Smell: Pushes big notes of bread and booze with less than ingratiating hop notes of resins, headache powder, and pith.

Taste: Pale malts dialed up towards a sugary breadiness. A drizzle of pine sap dosed with aspirin tablets and the pith of lemons and grapefruit. Moderate bitterness. Has an expectedly bitter finish with a bit more alcohol-soaked bread with continued resins and pith into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: Can I just have a Dale's Pale instead? Oooh, or a Gordon?? If anybody wants the last couple ounces of this, then knock yourselves out.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2012 15:01:57 | More by ChainGangGuy
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-09-2012 14:10:44 | More by tomholland
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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A crystal clear light copper with a finger's width tan colored head that laces the glass. Gotta give props for the Widespread references on the top of the can.

S: Sweet toasted malts with a strong pine resin hop aroma.

T: Continues from the aroma....a nice solid toasted malt base on which is a very resiny, oily pine hop. The bitterness is there, but it is helped a little by the sweetness from the malt. There is a floral hop and fruit in the finish that comes through the hop oil bitterness.

M: Heavier than average with oily hop and a bitter finish.

O: A pretty good IPA for the hop heads. There's definitely no holding back on the hops.

Serving type: can

03-09-2012 01:25:35 | More by Kromes
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West Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 16 oz can

Appearance - Yellow/golden tan, trace of brown. Nice creamy 2 inch head and sticky lacing.

Smell - Hops galore, pine, grapefruit, dank weed, pale malts, suagrs, orange, lemon, very floral.

Taste - Straight up piney hops with some sweet malt backbone. Lots of floral fruits, added sugars along with some sweet fruits like orange and mango. There is a touch of alcohol burn near the finish. There is a presence of malty dales pale ale in there to give it that dank, bittery yeasty like flavor.

Mouthfeel - Tounge gets nailed with hops at first. After a few drinks, mouth adjusts and malts come out more noticible. Palette gets the hop kick along with pale malts, sugars and a little alcohol bite. Aftertaste is dank hops, pale malts, dry and a little bitter.

Overall - if you like dales pale ale, but want more hops this is for you. Its sweet, yet bitter and easy to enjoy. Lots of hops but a nice balance of malts and sugars make this a great beer. Hopheads will enjoy, as will pale ale fans looking for something more extreme.

Serving type: can

03-08-2012 23:23:37 | More by wvsabbath
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2.83/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Clear red-amber color, good head. I knew after the first whiff of this beer that it did not have a hop profile I was going to like. It smelled sort of like summit hops or maybe columbus adn made me instantly think of pepper and onions. It reminded me a lot of Gubna and Green Flash Imperial IPA. Flavor followed suit, added a chewy maltiness and was no good. I'm sorry I didn't like Gubna and I don;t like this at all. I'll stick to Gordon, Dale's Pale, and Mama's.

Serving type: can

03-08-2012 01:58:23 | More by ArrogantB
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4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Well if you want an IPA with a bit, here ya go. This is super hoppy with a great aroma, which if it had a bit more malt would get a 5.

The hop profile here seems to me to be more dominated by a pine/grass characteristic, less so with citrus/grapefruit...although this is present, too. This is an aggressive beer. It wants to bite you tongue, like a kinky prom date who hasn't been French-kissed since her dad taught her.

Leave dry. Malt really doesn't stand a chance, although this one isn't as resin-y as some DIPAs. It's clean. neat. Goes down quickly, which opposes that prom date.

Good beer for hop heads

Serving type: can

03-07-2012 07:20:54 | More by Mebuzzard
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-07-2012 01:14:36 | More by DrFunkenstein
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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served out of a 16oz can.

A: Pours a nice dark amber with a fluffy two finger white head.
S: Straight up Dank ... smells like nice BC bud with a followed with a sweet mango.
T: nice early bitterness follow by a sweet mango flavour with a light bitter aftertaste.
M: Lighter in body than I want it to be with the flavours it is bringing my way.
O: I could see myself drinking this as a regular IPA. Enough said.

Serving type: can

03-07-2012 01:01:48 | More by randylangford
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-06-2012 17:38:56 | More by cld253
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-05-2012 21:11:53 | More by sharpski
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-05-2012 16:37:52 | More by stevegregg
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-05-2012 16:34:28 | More by freduardo
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-04-2012 21:48:36 | More by quindog
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-04-2012 19:40:54 | More by Kirby
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

03-03-2012 23:50:49 | More by ALLISON01
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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