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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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3,056 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,056
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 113
Gots: 356 | FT: 4
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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 01-16-2011

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

Served on tap at Summit's Wayside Tavern in Snellville, GA. Reviewed from notes.

(Appearance) Pours a hazy deep orange color. Comes with a thin white head that retains average. Solid; Appearance is nice. 4

(Smell) Smell is reminiscent of fruity hops and grapefruits, a mix of bready malts is dominant in the nose. Reminiscent of an Abita Jockamo IPA but a bit more potent and spicy. Pretty good. 3.5

(Taste) Taste is complete with spicy bread malts, a hint of rye and a smaller citrus hop presence makes this a more malt-forward DIPA, filling but heavy on the palate. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is mildly crisp and a bit airy. Alcohol presence is medium. Body is medium also. Could be more carbonated. 3

(Overall) Not my ideal DIPA, a bit too spicy and not enough emphasis on the hop character. It's good for what it is, just depends on your personal tastes. 3

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

The beer is a red-tinted honey gold. The head is initially a good three fingers but settles down to a nice cap of foam and plenty of lacing.

Floral, citrusy and tropical; just a lot of really great hop aromas.

The flavor is exactly what an IPA should be. The beer starts bitter, earthy and almost creamy. The hops keep on coming with tropical flavors of passion fruit, star fruit, grapefruit and lemon. The finish is both sweet and fruity and the front of the tongue and bitter on the back. Absolutely delicious.

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3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall Boy poured into pint glass. The appearance is a crystal clear gold with bone white foamy head. Great retention and terrific lacing. The aroma is hop forwards with lemon, grapefruit, and citrus along with bread, caramel, and a slight hint of onion in the back. The taste starts with a bit more of the onion character that I picked up on the nose with a slightly savory quality. The bitterness is restrained, however, the hops do provide a ton in the way of flavor. there is a sturdy malt backbone that primarily bring grainy bread to the surface. This beer packs a flavorful punch. The mouthfeel is slightly heavy with low carbonation. Overall, this beer has a ton of flavor, but some of the hop character is not what I would call delicious.

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3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. tall boy can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect 22 oz. glass. A hard pour produces an IPA that's a strong amber color. Really clean looking with perfect clarity. Huge creamcicle colored head with crazy amounts of lacing, looks good.

Smell is good, like any good IPA or DIPA it's nice and hoppy. Sort of a tart citrus, strong pine and even some tropical notes. After this there are some caramel malts, but strongly overpowered by the hops.

Taste is on par with the smell. I've heard a ton of people comment that it tastes like onions....I'm sorry I just don't taste it. The hops are very earthy and piney, slight citrus. Not bad, but the hops overpower the malts. Not much in the way in the malt department.

As clean as it looks, the mouthfeel is a little grungy and unbalanced. Like I said before the hops strongly overpower the malts and it's a little oily. Reasonably drinkable for a DIPA, Oskar Blues is good for that. Nothing really not too like here, just nothing to really love. Curious to sit on one for a couple months to see how it fairs.

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3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma on this is pure tropics: Guava, pineapple, and a lot of papaya. Bitterness is obvious from the aroma, but its not overpowering. Very good aroma.

In the glass the beer looks fantastic! Its a clear honey orange with a tad of an off-white head and supreme lacing! Seriously, lacing like no other!

Firm bitterness that lasts throughout, it has a bit of a caramel taste in the backend.. a bit of sweetness. The rest of the flavor is just like the aroma, the tropics.

Its a bit more thin than I expected, I would say a medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Defiantly not a session beer, but very smooth. I really like this, its a good example of an IPA.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper tinted amber color, big plume of off white head, good sticky lacing. First note in the nose was grassy and piney hops, quite malty with bread notes, light toast, light caramel. Taste a little more hoppy than nose had me believe, mostly piney and grassy, light floral and orange rind, malt backbone firm and lightly sweet, light caramel and bread, faint toast, notable yeast presence. Medium bodied, slightly bubbly for style. Average dIPA with some good and bad points.

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3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy copper-orange with a fluffy off-white head that settles to a squat cap. Getting lots of resinous hop aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel, peach, and tree sap. Very tropical and delicious, and it certainly lives up to it's "Deviant" reputation. The taste is a bit of a letdown from the nose, however. The caramel malt profile is just a touch too big for my liking, and hides all that fresh hop goodness a bit too much. I'm all about balance (sometimes), but this doesn't come across nearly as hoppy as it should. The hops I do get are delicious, with more peach, mango, grapefruit, and pineapple. Mouthfeel is smooth and more then a bit sticky, with a medium-full body and good carbonation. Overall a solid DIPA with an amazing presentation, but it didn't quite live up to my hopes.

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

Canned on 3/30/12.

Appearance: Clear amber body topped by a dense eggshell colored 2 finger head.

Smell: Pretty dank - pineapple, onions and marijuana. Is this another summit hopped beer? These guys really like this hop profile. It's enjoyable to me, but I can see why it's polarizing. There's a touch of sweetness that comes in the form of candied grapefruit.

Palate: Follows the nose - quite a bit of pineapple and grapefruit up front, with undertones of weed, onions and resin. The body is medium-light, and bitterness is intense. Bready malt appears mid-palate. Alcohol is noticeable in the finish, just slightly. Surprising for an 8% beer, but it doesn't detract much.

Overall: A good, solid DIPA. The tallboys make it all the more enjoyable. Recommended for people that enjoy dank, oniony hop profiles.

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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 ounce can into an Allagash cervoise glass. Canned on 13 April 2012 @ 07:51. "Lucky Day!"

A: Two fingers of head top an amber-clear beer. Good lacing. IPAish.

S: Piny hops. Very West coast. Strong and pleasant. Pretty much what I expected.

T: Mmmm, very good. Mild and balanced. Loads of fruit -- berries, grapefruit, mango -- help to balance an otherwise astringently bitter hop-heavy beer. Very bitter aftertaste.

M: No complaints. Firm and smooth.

O: An excellent (double?) IPA. A bit resiny at time, but the pleasant fruit character of the beer helps ameliorate any negative effects. Recommended. Would and will drink again.

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4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: A deep reddish gold with a thick creamy head up top and superb lacing. Absolutely beautiful, one of the best looking beers I have seen.

Smell: Grassy and spicy hops, a very fresh, slightly citric/piney garlic and onion. Some malt sweetness is detectable in the back, as well as some breadiness, but the hops overwhelm the smell.

Taste: An incredibly unique hop character, a little more citric than the aroma, but the spiciness is just as big, perhaps a little more earthy as well. The bitterness is very harsh but is somewhat offset by a very pleasant but prevalent sweet malt character, similar to that of a red ale. On the finish a slightly biscuity english malt character arrises, but is still dominated by the grassy garlic hops.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and softly carbonated, it really lets the hops do the talking. It is easy to confuse the harshness of the rest of the beer with an unfriendly mouthfeel, it really is quite modest in reality.

Overall: A very unique and very intense IPA, not for the faint hearted. Anyone who is looking for a hoppy beer that is different from the classic west coast or east coast styles, give this a shot, the hop character is far from traditional. Oskar blues deserves some credit for making such a unique ale in such a popular style. As good as the style gets in my opinion.

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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep amber color with a half finger white head.

S- pine, floral hops, and citrus.

T- mango, pineapple, orange, sweet maltiness, and pine.

M- slippery mouthfeel with mild carbonation and a little lingering bitterness.

O- Over I enjoyed this brew very much. This is my first beer from Oskar Blues and I look forward to trying Dale's and Ten Fidy.

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4.74/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned 3/23, consumed 4/4. Poured into Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Orange with darker top. Finger of white head with nice lacing.

S: Grapefruit with some pine. All hops. Amazing. Literally said "Oh mama" upon first whiff.

T: This is awesome. A ton of huge hops. Lots of citrus and grapefruit and yummy bitterness.

M: Light carb with some lingering from the hops.

O: May be a new top 10 beer overall. Amazing.

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