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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,692 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,692
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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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
Photo of juliusseizure
4/5  rDev -0.7%

juliusseizure, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Fitzmke
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Fitzmke, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Nice DIPA offering, a sturdy sense of resinous hops.

Presentation: 16 oz tall boy can. Black and red Oskar Blues branded design over silver background. Small line about tall boy intent on top. Notes best by date as 03-20-12, and 8% Alc. by Vol. Served in an oversized tulip glass.

A - Clear deep amber pour, rich creamy head, good surface memory and retention, with sturdy lacing.

S - Deeply grassy nose, plenty of pine and resin, slight ganga…

T - …which permeates the palate over a sturdy malty backbone with plenty of caramel. Resin, pine, soft citric sense under the grassy flow, sweet malt pushing the taste up.

M - Medium/full body with medium soft carbonation, and a nice sticky flow as it finishes…

O - Very direct, but if one digs the straight resinous sense this is very pleasing.

Notes: Sure enough, this is for the hoppy palate, and it has a sturdy malty structure over the unforgiving resinous sense. I may prefer their Gordon, maybe even their Gubna on occasion. But this Columbus dry-hopping is quite solid. And in any event, for such a compact straight offering I feel it works, at least better than other recent similar offerings in pretense, and this is a real tall boy. So…

Daniellobo, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of barbellsNbeers
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

barbellsNbeers, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Bmcallahan
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Bmcallahan, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of greenengineer
4.93/5  rDev +22.3%

16 oz can into my Pretty Things pint glass
A - dark orange from the can, foamy head persists
S - I can smell the hops the instant I open the can, and it fills the room. Beautiful resiny hops fragrance.
T - Hop bomb, bitter and more bitter. This is my favorite style of beer, and this tastes wonderful.
M - lighter and not as sticky as say G'Knight.
O - I think I like G'night a bit better, but this is really good.

greenengineer, Apr 01, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev 0%

16oz can poured into snifter. Canned on 3-16-12 @ 9:45am.

A: Pours a clear ruby/copper with an even 2 finger head. Almost no visible carbonation. Head simmers to a film and laces the sides of the glass.

S: Heady smell of hops. Real fresh smelling. Sweet nectar malt. Grassy and citrus hops. Fermented fruit.

T: Starts of with some bittering hops a touch of alcohol and some grassyness. Then finishes off with more of a citrus hop. Lingers in your mouth between sips. Feels strong for 8%. Gets some black pepper spice as it warms up.

M: Medium to thick bodied, low carbonation. Feels a little syrupy and sticky. Resiny. Alcohol is there.

Overall another drinkable and enjoyable double IPA. I would prefer Gubna or G'Knight though. I like the tall cans and this beer smelled amazing.

CloudStrife, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of avalon07
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

A: Poured from a tall boy can to a tulip glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: As expected, a super hoppy aroma, with a lot of citrus present as well.

T: Tasted of hops - a predictably huge amount - with citrus (grapefruit), malt, and a pine element thrown in, too. Exactly what a DIPA should taste like. Very tasty.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, bitter, finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a good example of a DIPA: Big, bold, robust, and flavorful. Very much drinkable.

avalon07, Apr 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Donsmitty, Apr 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

DelicateDelirium, Apr 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

mz3frs, Apr 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

AlexChillton, Apr 01, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

16 oz can, dated 3/20, poured into a New Belgium globe

A- A clear ruby/amber color with a three finger off white head.

S- Hoppy, getting pine, resin, onion, some citrus.

T- Close to the smell, not any much onion, black pepper in the finish along with pine and resin. Nice toasted malt backbone.

S- Smooth, medium body.

O- A solid IIPA that I will definitely it up again. Really like the fact that it comes in tall boy cans.

larryi86, Mar 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

kevgod, Mar 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

techster14, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

A double hopped firkin at Al's.

A: The ale is a beautiful amber color, clearer than I'd expect a hand pump to be. A foamy head, close to a quarter finger, is dense on initial pump. As it recedes, the head leaves a thin band.

S: Plenty hoppy, rich with pine and citrus. The maltiness takes precedence, the firkin relaxing the hoppiness. That malt side, not nearly as prominent as G'Knight, keeps the hops flowing. Tropical hops pair with grasses and pepper in a big finish.

T: Even from a firkin, the hoppiness, amplified not once but TWICE!, owns the ale. Citrus and pine, with a focus on tropical fruits and grasses, are strong. They are leafy, as though I should be picking hop comes out of my teeth. Peppers and rind, a zestiness, comes out later in each sip, fuller with the strength of the ale evident. Rich maltiness is a good foil. Booziness becomes more evident as time goes by.

M: Rich and big, perhaps a little too big. The double hopping keeps the bite at the forefront - a good beer for a hophead.

akorsak, Mar 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

ygtbsm94, Mar 31, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +5%

Had this on 2012-03-31 in Columbia, PA

A - Clear, rich-looking orange-copper with a 2.0 finger off-white head with significant ringed lacing; moreso than from the can.

S - Enticing and fairly strong with pine, tropical fruit, onion, spice, citrus and dank hop bud aroma.

T - Very hop forward, citrus rind, onion/garlic, pine, herbal/medicinal, sweet and nutty roasted malt with more caramel than I noted from the can. Alcohol is warming but well-integrated into the flavor. Aftertaste is long-lasting and astringent with pine, caramel, black pepper, grapefruit zest, dank hop oils, onion/garlic and nutty roasted malt and citrus to somewhat balance the fine and long-lingering bitterness.

M - Medium-heavy body and light-medium carbonation. Substantial and creamy body. Sticky, prickly and resinous.

O - This well-sealed growler was poured 40 minutes ago. Tastes the same as it did on-tap. This is a very enjoyable and bold tasting brew. If you don't like the onion/garlic taste, this may not grab you.

Tucquan, Mar 31, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -23.1%

Pours a clean orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, a small hop but a bit lacking. In the taste, mellow hops and a small hop presence. A small alcohol bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry small citrus and alcohol like aftertaste. Actually kind of lame, small hps and more boozy, eh!

OWSLEY069, Mar 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Hophead717, Mar 31, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

Gotta love Bottle Revolution in Raleigh, NC!

Pour is a slightly hazy deep straw color with a small white head. The smell was about as resinous as Ive ever seen. Dank as well. No real sweet malt backbone, but honestly, I dont mind.

Now the taste. Holy lord. Up front strong resinous hops, backed up by dank. Kind of feels like a good combo between wet and dry hop. Semi sweet malt, but the strength of the hops is just too much to overcome. Normally, this would be a fault, but it works. and damn well too.

What a beer to stumble into trying at 1015 am!

VncentLIFE, Mar 31, 2012
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4.95/5  rDev +22.8%

Poured from a 16oz can, this was one of my first beers right after I completed a liver cleanse. What a great choice to get back into hops.

The aroma was a nice grapefruit pine smell, taste was nice and strong from the dry hopping process. The head was light and lingered for a few minutes. Color was a a nice light coppery tone to it.

Overall one of the best IPA's I've had in a while.

Huffaroma, Mar 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Stumpy29er, Mar 31, 2012
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,692 ratings.