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Deviant Dale's IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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3,006 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,006
Reviews: 623
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 113
Gots: 339 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-16-2011

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Photo of Shilt
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of obrike
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 4 pack at the Specs in Schertz just northeast of San Antonio for around 13 bucks.

Really liked the look of this one. Poured a gorgeous amber/orange wit a sticky white head that stuck around for a while. Excellent lacing too. Very pretty.

A fresh grassy hop profile...some grapefruit, caramel malt. A good scent, but nothing out of the ordinary for an IPA.

An immediate piney/grapefruit punch upon first sip, some mango too.. with a heavy sweet malt finish. Malt certainly wins the battle here, but a nice combo with the hops. Good!

I liked this one. Nothing shocking, but good on all fronts. A drinkable, fresh, and approachable IPA. The booze puts this one at an almost DIPA level. Not my fav but I'll certainly purchase again.

Photo of stakem
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pounder can into a shaped pint. Thanks go to kegatron for hooking me up with this! The brew pours a clear copper with just shy of 3 fingers of creamy froth. The cap leaves a full wall of webby lacing effect sticking to the glass.

The aroma is pulpy with hops. Quite rindy with an herbal fruit aspect reminescent of amarillo hops. Towards the back, it gets more herbal with a light pine to grassy touch mingled with fruity to floral alcohol notes.

The taste is bitter with rinds and pulp upfront that gets herbal and veggy-like. The grain quality is toasty to almost burnt flavored with some pine into the aftertaste. Solvent alcohol is fairly prominent not only in flavor but also with a warmth down the back of the throat. The faintest floral sweetness comes out in the background.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbobation. A nice ipa here that isnt holding back on the hoppiness. The bitterness is quite one-sided keeping this from being balanced in a way id prefer but overall this is solid. The alcohol is quite bold if you want to be picky. If you havent had this yet, you need to give it a go.

Photo of DSlim71
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of gio540
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Teleweizen2
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a hazey amber orange which gets lighter down the glass. Not much head. Maybe a fingers worth. Dissipates quickly. Webs of lacing on the glass.

S - aroma is big. Lots orangey citrus with lots of resinous hops. Notes of grilled pineapple, caramel and grapefruit as the beer warms.

T - the initial flavor is reminiscent of fresh dough sprinkled with sugar. The tropical fruit notes add to the overall sweetness but the grapefruit rind bitterness comes in to give balance. Sharp quick finish.

M - medium bodied nearing full. Medium carb. Creamy texture.

O - good beer. I wish it was drier but still ridiculously drinkable.

Photo of thecheapies
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint glass pour looks great enough. Can't get a color reading in this light, but the head is creamy and holding well. 4.0

Pine, carrot juice, grapefruit, and caramel bouquet. Hoppy, spiny, and with some herbal muscle. 4.0

Wicked bitter with a holiday wreath of piney hops. Mild citrus undertones with notes of grapefruit, carrot, lime, and kiwi. Caramel malts try to lay down some sweetness to compete. Earthy toast to the grain. Killer DIPA. 4.5

Bristly and gripping. Warm with booze. Nice spritz. 3.5

Enormous flavor and arresting hoppiness. Oskar Blues nailed it down. 4.5

Photo of Duff27
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Magnificent looking. Near two inch of white head on a ruby red body. Great head retention,

S- Tropical dankish fruits. Mango, maybe some pineapple.

T- Over-the-top "earthy herbal pine rind." Wow. Unmistakable hop presence. Low alcohol detected if only because the hops.

M- Medium mouthfeel, smooth carbonation.

D/O- Very low drinkability. I guess in a crowded field this one sticks out, if nothing else. Would not seek out any more but would drink again down the road. Not for the faint of heart.

Photo of PhotoMattT
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of isthisme2
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Scout11
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of tylerprince
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a fairly fresh can (canned on 4/13/12) into an Oskar Blues pint glass (woohoo, novelty!). Enjoyed just prior to dinner after a long day of studying and cycling.

A: Pours a light orange copper with a one finger off white head. Decent retention. Head gives way to a solid lacing. Doesn't look too fizzy.

S: Fantastic and powerful. The head gives off rich pine aromas with hop oils in the background. Quite citrusy with the slightest hint of bready malt.

T: Starts with a slightly-off, almost astringent (but not unpleasant), earthy hoppiness that quickly fades into pine and citrus. Malt character is practically nonexistent, and I would certainly like some balance to this vehemoth hop presence. Lingering earthy bitterness is pleasant.

M: Smooth and crisp, ever so slightly resinous. A tad thin. A little bit of foam as it goes down. MF alone is sessionable; taste is not.

O: While I did enjoy this beer, I must admit that, as a fan of Dale's and Oskar Blues in general, I was a bit disappointed. This beer goes past being hop forward - it's practically just hop water. I got zilch from the malt, which a beer with this kind of hop presence really needs. While I will certainly give this another try in the near future, I believe I will be sticking with Dale's (the standard one).

Photo of drwolfe
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can a deep rich copper color with a large fluffy off white head atop into an imperial nonic.Sharp grassy and piney hops in the nose,alot like Gubna,I actually picked up some sweet onion in there like the Gubna.Herbal and big grassy hops over top of a toffee based malt base,the hops are the main component but again it reminds me too much of GUBNA wich is not a really bad thing.Love the looks love the hop profile,it's a really good beer but it is alot like the GUBNA,whatever it is it's a really good DIPA.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can served in a tulip glass.

L - clear deep copper color with a fluffy off-white head that had some decent staying power and left lots of thick lacing.

S - pine and bitter citrus rind.

T - a bit piney upfront with a hint of malt sweetness before a shot of bitter citrus rind comes in finishing dry and somewhat sticky sweet on the lips.

F - medium bodied with a smooth feel.

O - a good example of the style.

Photo of morimech
3.09/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper color with just over one finger of head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Not that appealing of an aroma to be honest. Sort of a combination of onion and dank vegetation. Not getting the citrus and pine other reviewers are noting.

I do pick up on some citrus and pine in the flavor but otherwise is dominated by dank bitterness. There is a nice bready malt base that saves the flavor for me.

Nice smooth carbonation and rich body. The overall texture is one of the better in the DIPA category.

I guess I am one of those unfortunate drinkers that this hop variety does not appeal to. It is nicely crafted and has some very good aspects, but to this drinker it is not particularly easy drinking.

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BenTherHppedThat
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of drewone
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a tulip.

medium amber. nice amount of lacing sticks to the side of the glass, not a huge head, but look nice.

Cracking open the can the Hoppy goodness permeates the air - yum. Great smell - piney resiny.

An assault of hop flavor - but low on the bittering. A bit of that candy hop flavor

Not super dry but that's not a problem. But doesn't seem over filling either.

Really enjoyable.

Photo of doucmehu
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Amalak
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. A very deep brown/red color. It's clear and has a lovely white bubbly head that leaves a ton of lacing.

S. Has a nice, strong scent.

T. It has a wonderful balance to it; it has a bitter taste, but mild; there is a sweetness there; a bit of rye. Some fruitiness.

M. Smooth and refreshing.

O. If you like an IPA, this is going to be very enjoyable. Won't let you down.

Photo of LambicKing
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of JasonB
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of GregSVT
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can into a tulip - canned 4/23/2012

A: Pours amber with a big white head that fades slowly to a ring and leaves a lot of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: The nose starts with dank hops in the form of pine and grapefruit and slowly fades to more tropical fruit aromas like pineapple and apricot.

T: The taste is less than impressive compared to the nose. It starts with a bitter punch of pine and not much else. Further sips produce decent grapefruit and caramel malt flavors. Still I was expecting something wonderful after the nose.

M: The feel is medium bodied and creamy.

O: The nose is really good but the flavor is lacking complexity. I'm glad I got to try it but I'm not sure if I would buy it again.

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 3,006 ratings.