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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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2,781 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,781
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 wagenvolks
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tallboy into a Corsendonk tulip.

Absolutely stunning pour--this is how IIPA's should appear. Brilliant copper-amber body is clear and radiant with a steady stream of tiny bubbles rising from the etched glass bottom. Head is the color of white sand, dense, and well-retained with some sticky lacing. Aroma continues the 'impressive' theme by delivering pungent, herbal notes of fresh cannabis and musky pine forest. A bit of caramel sweetness lingers in the background to balance it all out.

The flavor delivers on the aroma's promise of pungent hops and tropical notes, but adds a hefty dose of resinous bitterness to the back-end. Booze is evident, sticky and sharp on the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and a little heavy with some syrupy traits. Spot-on carbonation level, though. Overall, Deviant is a tasty IIPA from Oskar Blues. Not exactly the most drinkable example of the style, but it's still very good.

wagenvolks, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Kendo
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the can into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body is slightly hazy dark golden-orangey with a small (half-finger) off-white head. Some splotches of lace.

S: Sugar cookies, bread dough and resiny pine, with a hint of citrus fruit.

T: Big-time pine resin is the first impression. Cookie-dough malt sweetness underneath, but it's quickly overwhelmed by pine: needles and resin. Also some tropical fruit-type hops, with lingering grapefruit-pithy bitterness. Touch of alcohol at the finish too, with some heat felt in the belly. I like.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is mild to modest. Resiny feel.

O: Good stuff. I wouldn't call it a world class DIPA, but it's solid.

Kendo, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Afhorn
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Afhorn, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of rondufresne
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

rondufresne, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of snaotheus
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint can poured into a pint glass

Pours cloudy amber with a smallish head. Not much carbonation. Smell is really nice hoppy freshness, mostly piney.

Taste is pronounced hops, nice malty roundness balancing it out. This is actually a really tasty beer. Floral with lots of pine resin. Good!

Mouthfeel is slightly gritty, slightly thick, quite pleasant. Overall, I'm quite happy with this beer.

snaotheus, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of smcolw
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Plenty of blanketing lace from the moderate head. The liquid is cloudy with a darker amber color.

I can smell the strong piney hop aroma when I open the can. In the glass there's plenty of evergreen. Very little malt base--a true strong IPA.

The flavor matches the smell, but with more astringent bitterness. Full bodied with an adequate level of carbonation. The hop bitterness is strong enough to cover the 8% abv.

smcolw, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

2dogbrew, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear coppery amber color with about an inch of off-white head that had very good retention and OK lacing.

The aroma had a lot of piney hops upfront, with some citrus notes in the background. The beer didn't really have much of malt scent in the nose. On the tongue, the story was pretty much the same, although some malt sweetness was apparent in the middle.

For a supposed hop-bomb, the beer was had a nicely balanced body, even and relatively smooth, with a nice flavorful finish that lingered just enough. Drinkability was very good for a big, hoppy beer, I could see having a couple. Overall, a pretty good beer, very nice but still, I think G'Knight is still my favorite OB brew. My biggest complaint with DD was the 16oz can. I much prefer the 12oz cans, I think it's a better serving size. Plus, I can hide a 12oz in my hand and use for a "walk-around" beer, which I can't with the tall boy. That aside, this beer is most certainly worth your time.

beertunes, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of setexascustoms
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

setexascustoms, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Immediately upon popping this one open, I got a huge whiff of oily hops. The flavor profile carries much of the same character with a steady hop tone to it that leans towards earthy with some woody kind of tones (in a stick and twig kind of way, not a barrel one). It's good and nice enough, but it just doesn't do it for me, really. I can think of many other double IPAs that interest me more than this one.

RblWthACoz, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of ceraphin
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

ceraphin, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Horbar
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Horbar, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of DavidST
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass, bottled on 3-30-12 (fresh and looks good, I can't wait). This pours a massive tan head small packed bubbles which has good retention and leaves a thick lacing, the color is a golden brown. The smell is full of pine and grapefruit hops, a little caramel. The feel is medium with a mouth coating resin. The taste is pretty good, more caramel that I was expecting, decent load of hops, a little grapefruit, a touch of onion(?).

DavidST, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of splendidsplinter
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

splendidsplinter, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of jakea
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

jakea, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of onedogtwodog
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

onedogtwodog, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of jwhancher
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this the first time last March in Denver where I picked up a 4-pack from the Argonaut. I wasn't in the mood for hops then, so I didn't think all that of this beer. Tonight, I am in the mood for hops it's really hitting the spot.

Pours a slightly cloudy yellow with orange tints throughout. After pouring the whole can into a snifter, a really nice lacing appeared on the entire sides of the glass. The smell & taste easily say this one is a hop bomb - no if's, and's, or but's. Seems like a heavy dose of American pine hops with some citrus. Lots of resin coats the tongue & throat. Like I said: if you want the hops, this one delivers. Feels medium full due to the sticky sweetness. Tastes bitter, but then, duh.

Based on my two experiences with this relatively new brew, I think it's a fine worthy IPA. I'll give it some time. Perhaps this one will grow on me as much as the other OB's offerings.

jwhancher, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Eriktheipaman, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of lovindahops
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at j ryans. Had some cans and wanted to try this on tap

A- deviant pours an orangish copper body with a head of foam that recides with finger layers of lacing all over the glass. Initially it strikes me as a maltier look for a DIPA.

S- massive citric hops that are best represented as some mango and tangerine flavors. As I was thinking, there was a good amount of caramel flavors as well. Definitely hoppy

T- well crafted with major pine and citric hops balanced throughout. The caramel malt presence does push back at the end. I am not a huge fan of a strong malt presence in my dipas but it isn't horrible.

M- good prickly hop flavors on the tongue.

O- a good DIPA I will come back to. I was just hoping for a hopfest without the caramel flavor

lovindahops, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of hackedfly
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

hackedfly, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of RuckusDu
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

RuckusDu, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of wedge
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

wedge, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of dancaplette
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

dancaplette, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Whimpers
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Whimpers, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of avaldivia
4/5  rDev -0.7%

avaldivia, Apr 12, 2012
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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