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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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2,900 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,900
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 107
Gots: 273 | 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 angrybabboon
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me one of these

Appearance: Ruby orange with hints of gold and copper - starts off with a nice, large, fluffy, white head - fades quickly to some sticky and spotty lacing, hazy but mostly clear

Smell: Aggressively hoppy with a base of biscuity malts - a wide range of hops, including citrus (orange, grapefruit, tangerine), wet pine, and green onions (summit hops?) - something else strikes me as medicinal - sweet, light biscuits underneath - abrasive, not really inviting

Taste: Actually more abrasive than the smell suggests - citrus flesh, zest, and a ton of pith - very bitter, with a lingering pithy bitterness - damp, oddly sweet pine - grassy, vegetal, herbal, with some onions on the side - malts are biscuity and pale, adds some hint of balance, but is a touch too sweet

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium, nicely carbonated, too oily and sticky

Overall: Unique and interesting, but not excellent

The hop profile of this beer is nothing short of entertaining. There are so many things going on here. While I do not particularly love some of these aspects, I think it's interesting. It's worth a try, but it's not a top-tier DIPA. Too much competition...

Photo of litheum94
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3/30/12. Reviewed 4/20/12.

Clear and bright, amber body. Thick, off-white head. Settles to a foamy cover, with some nice lacing.

Lots of hop aromas: green onions, pine, pitch and some citrus. Caramel malts are there, but in the background.

Malts present themselves first, with caramel and biscuit flavors. Immediately give way to a green onion and spice hop flavor. Burned citrus peel, with a biting bitterness, but finishes pretty smoothly.

Slightly pricey, but a great DPA/IPA. Lots of delicious flavors and pretty easy drinking for the ABV. I had a can of this while walking around the San Francisco Zoo, and it was perfect.

Photo of markman
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of andylipp
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of ATXRyan
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of smutty33
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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

16oz tall boy canned on 3-30-2012 poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Mostly clear dark gold, white head with a hint of yellow in it, good head retention and lacing.

S: The nose has a lot of sweeter orange in it, relatively floral with a good dose of dank, resinous pine sap as well.

T: Dry, floral, sweeter fruit, pine sap, grapefruit...small dose of malt detectable, more biscuty but there may be some caramel too...herbal hop oil, and the slightest hint of alcohol.

MF: Medium mouthfeel, dry, moderate bitterness, medium to light carbonation.

O: Its a good DIPA, resiny, and sweet with good body and bitterness. A bit tougher to drink for me than the Palate Wrecker I had last night.

Photo of cadizkyguy
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired in an in-person beer trade with fsvan, thanks dude, I always enjoy your surprise additions...

A four-pack, canned the first week in April, so it's super fresh, purchased at Midtown Liquors in Nashville, TN..

First one enjoyed after work tonite, poured into my Duvel Tulip, this is one interesting beer, beginning with the rush of orange tinged goodness cascading from the pint can.

Smell, not quite on par with DIPAs Hopslam or Dreadnaught, but it still very intriguing.

Taste, I get none of the onion taste some have detected in their reviews.. Definitely a hop bomb, though. The hops are very straight forward. If you don't like a hopped up beer, you probably won't like this Oskar Blues offering.

Mouthfeel, the freshness of this beer (three weeks) kind of overpowers you. Might have to put some age on the other three cans.

Overall, a good but not amazing beer. I'll see what some age on the other three cans does for this beer.

Photo of hinemk76
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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

A: Pours a clear golden orange to copper in color with some very light visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall light beige head that reduces to an extremely thin film with some thin patches and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: The aroma is dominated by citrus and grapefruit hops with a lighter contribution from floral and pine/resin hops.

T: There is a very pleasant sweet malt backbone upfront. After that, this beer is all hops - primarily citrus and grapefruit but some some lighter hints of floral and pine. There is more than a passing amount of hop bitterness but it is not too aggressive. There is a nice complexity to the taste.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly coats the inside of your mouth and your tongue.

O: Amazingly great smell and taste to this beer with a wonderful complexity. I really enjoyed this beer but it is more of a sipping beer than a session beer. The hops are intense but I really like it.

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

16oz tall boy into a shaker pint glass...

A: coppery orange; two-finger, light beige head; a few lines of webby lace; a dark IPA.

S: citrus; resinous, dank hops; some tropical fruit aroma - definitely another dimension of hops on top of a “normal” Dale’s.

T: piney; citrusy hops; pretty big resin on the end and hugely bitter; caramel malt isn’t completely lost, though.

M: full body; moderate carbonation; viscous; what you’d expect from a big IPA... and its a real tonsil puckerer.

O: a pretty big beer that fits the bill for everything you’d expect out of an IPA... and more; not the most drinkable of ales (in terms of volume) but real tasty and fulfilling; the 16oz can is the perfect, one sitting amount.

Photo of derkfromwi
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of bluesplit63
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of raszputini
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 16 ounce can....pours a nice clear amber with a thick white head that sticks around. Little if any sediment whatsoever. The lacing is pretty phenomenal. Both citrus and floral hops dominate the nose. The taste is nothing unique, a typical IPA, but a very clean one and well balanced. There's a solid malt backbone with notes of grapefruit and caramel. Solid brew.

Photo of gvacca
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Rutager
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance. Pours a pretty clear, orange-amber with almost two fingers of thick, off-white head that leaves some great lacing.

Smell. Sweet yellow grapefruit and pine with a little toasty malt and tropical fruits.

Taste. Sweet caramel malts in a big way, Plenty of piney, grapefruity hops, but not really in a fresh and bright sort of way. I think a little medicine got in there too.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with below medium carbonation. A little bit warm.

Overall. A big dipa for sure.

Photo of mooseo
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into tulip.

A - Clear copper amber with a large cream head.

S - Potent mix of pine resin, juicy grapefruit, and floral hops. Hints of sweet caramel, fresh cut grass, and orange peel in there as well.

T - Sharp, bitter pine cuts through on the first few sips, with flavors of grapefruit, orange, and resin slowly coming through. A light caramel malt backbone keeps the bitterness in check. Ends with a long, bitter, hoppy finish. Complex and delicious.

M - Crisp, smooth, refreshing. Just a bit sticky. Medium body with a dry finish.

O - An impressive, well rounded double IPA from Oskar Blues. Waves of huge, resinous hops in every sip. Immensely pleasurable and drinkable. I don't know what else to say, this is just an incredible beer.

Photo of tdjb
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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

16oz pint can into a Baxter brewing can shaped glass. Canned on 3/22/11.

A: Crystal clear and red in color with a sticky dense khaki colored head. Awesome lacing is left behind as the head slowly starts to fade. Really nice looking beer.

S: Dank, herbal resinous hops. That's it, and that's all I need. This is uber dank and awesome.

T: Much like the nose, uber dank hoppy profile with tons of hop resins and even more bitterness. Excellent lingering bitterness that doesn't leave anything to the imagine. This is a bold in your face hoppy double IPA with a decent caramel malt backbone. Great stuff.

M: Medium body, lighter carbonation, and dry, but not overly so.

O: Another great DIPA in cans, very enjoyable and very hoppy. Not much else to say here other than this is great stuff.

Photo of siege06nd
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint...

A: Pours a vibrant ruby copper, crystal clear. Even a careful pour doesn't yield anything less than a three finger cream colored head. Settles to a half finger with some soapy clumps resting atop. Lots of thick, sticky lacing. Excellent.

S: The aroma wafts out of this from over two feet away. Dipping my nose into the glass, I detect lots of pine resin, herbal grassiness, and caramel. This definitely shades more towards the herbal, grassy, onion side than most. There might be just a trace of grapefruit rind and mint hidden back there somewhere. Smells delicious.

T: Very grassy with some heavy herbal bitterness. Oniony, but not in a nasty way, as it is well-balanced with some pine resin. Pretty impressive mint leaf in this as well, really stands out. The finish drops off startlingly fast. Extremely muted and almost watery. Could have used a little bit more malt to even things out. Bitterness lingers nicely.

M: Carbonation seems a little low and something is just off in general in the balance. There's a distinct wateriness in the mid and it just doesn't finish with that crisp bite that you expect from an IPA.

O: A good IPA with some notable shortcomings, first off a lack of crispness, second a slightly thin flavor profile. If you are someone who enjoys the bright, sweet, citrusy IPAs, this probably isn't the one for you. Very grassy and herbal with definite traces of onion, though not over the top. Glad to have tried it, but I'd probably reach for a more drinkable IPA before ticking this one again.

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

appearance - transparent amber with a nice offwhite head, good retention

smell - aromatic pine/resin hops

taste - nice pungent pine and grapefruit hop burst mixed with a nice body to thicken the flavor profile

mouthfeel - medium/full-bodied brew, slightly dry

overall - great to have such a killer IPA in a tallboy

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

16oz Tallboy canned on 04-09-12 "Your Hoptometrist." Pours a semi translucent reddish amber color with a half inch of head. Lots of lacing. Aromas of pine, tropical fruits, resin, and onions. Flavor is piney and resinous hops with some onion. Decent amount of malt flavor. Piney, resinous hop finish. Maybe a bit floral. Nice balance of bitterness and malts. This beer was limited to 1 can per customer. Its not worth that sort of trouble but it is a good Imperial Ipa. Certainly tastes like a combination of Dale's Pale Ale and Gubna. Worth having again.

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,900 ratings.