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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

2,955 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,955
Reviews: 611
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 111
Gots: 305 | 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 Popp24
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of jegross2
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill And Brewery out of Colorado. Oskar Blue is best known for their Ten Fidy Russian Imperial Stout -- one of the best beers in the style.
Score: 90

Canned on 04/09/12. Served in a CBS snifter and enjoyed on 04/25/12.

Appearance: Pours a clean amber color with a nice layer of creamy cream colored head that slowly settles into a thin film. Really good lacing, above average retention. 4/5

Smell: Lively and earthy hops, lemon, and onion spice. There is a little bit of that honey aroma you get when you smell a Hopslam. Caramel malt and grapefruit as well. 4/5

Taste: Bitter citrus upfront. Rye, onion, lemon and sweet-and-spicy caramel malt. Grapefruit and lots of earthy hops. Growing bitterness as the beer layers. Has an oniony hop linger/finish. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Smooth and oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish. Not at all dry.

Overall: This is a super solid imperial IPA, albeit a little oniony. Oskar Blues is always on the pricier side of craft, and I'm not sure I would consistently buy this at $3-4 each, but I would absolutely drink this beer again if offered one.

Recommendation: Seek this one out fresh, unless you hate spiced hop beers or oniony IPA flavors.

Pairings: Beat goat cheese salad with balsamic.

Cost: $3.99 for a 16 oz can or $12 for a four pack.

Photo of solargoat
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of jeanphony
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of JRed
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reddish in body with giant white head that sits on top. Aroma of hop resin, citrus juice, wet grass, and some caramel nuttiness. Strong flavors of wet grass, slick hop bitterness, nuttiness, hop spice, some booze, and deep citrus with rind. Heavy in body with medium carbonation. A heavy hitter that's big and tasty.

Photo of AlCzerik
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of abrand
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

sampled at DLD from can

Pours an orange color with small white head. Nose is fruits and hops. Oranges, grapefruit and earthy notes. Taste is similar to the nose. Fruits and pine up front with a hop finish. Decent tasting brew. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall this was decent. Nothing spectacular.

Photo of riored4v
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to a tulip. Clear, copper colored body with a 1 finger, tan head. Good amounts of lacing.

Aroma was very tasty. Super hoppy. Grassy, danky with loads of citrus and pine. Good malty sweetness with a nice amound of caramel. Slight biscuity aroma.

Taste had a good amount of malty sweetness in the middle. Some fair amounts of caramel and bready/biscuit notes. Super dank hop flavors as well. Very resinous, loads of citrus and slightly grassy. A piney finish with a light lingering bitterness. Definitely a DIPA, but the malt sweetness helps round it all out.

Mouthfeel had a medium body with a medium carbonation. Slight dry finish with a sticky sweetness.

Overall this was a nicely done DIPA. Good amounts of sweetness with a very hop-forward profile.

Photo of mjaggers
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of brewblues82
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Jaldama
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Mikey256
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This amazing dry hopped version of Dales Pale Ale really brings out the aroma and taste of the hops. Its aroma has scents of bitter orange and citrus and the taste has a powerful astringent sensation of pine reason with a bitter hoppy finish. They took a great beer, and made it even better. This is now in my top 5 favorite beers. I first had it on-tap in Lyons, but now they sell it in the can too.

Photo of BillyTWilliams
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Nightrain87
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of TasteTester
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JupiterJesus
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First thing's first - this is no more an IPA than Dale's Pale Ale is a Pale Ale. This is a DIPA, no question.

Ridiculously intense, dank aroma. Orangey, piney. That can really holds in the aroma.

Flavor is super fruity, a little sweet but not bad considering the OG. Reminds me of the taste of juicy wine grapes and some other tropical fruits.

Rough, in your face bitterness, lingers.

Tasty, complex, a sipper. Decent, but lack of drinkability loses it some points.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear amber color with a fluffy 1 finger cream colored head. Leaves some sticky lacing down the glass.

S: A good amount of sweet citrus hops and caramel. Mango is pretty prominent.

T: Definitely a sweeter IPA. Lots of sweet citrus hops and some caramel malts. A touch of resin on the finish. Not bad at all.

Photo of Tpsauer
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of djtomain
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of doughanson78
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Medium copper color with a very slight haze. One finger slightly off white head with amazing retention and super sticky lacing.

S: Awesome citrus upfront with pineapple leading the way, mango and tangerine mixing nicely. Grapefruit is non existent, just how I like my IPA's to smell. Touches of sweet caramel make this an amazing smelling beer.

T: Sweet caramel upfront and throughout the finish of this one. Pineapple citrus with hints of mango, tangerines, and grapefruit. Light touches of floral hops also. Bitterness is very light tho. I'd definitely like more kick to this one.

M: Medium light body. Medium carbonation. Damn creamy. Far from a dry finish.

O: It's a good beer and bordering on very good. Drinkable for 8%. But at the price point for a 16oz can? Don't know if I'll grab this one again.

Photo of mechamifune
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a orange to copper color with heavy lacing. Carbonation is there but not overly so, looks more creamy than crisp. Nice looking all in all.

Smell is a lot of what I would call musty hops. A little bit of citrus and pine as well, but mostly a heavy, musty, very hop-forward smell. I don't mind it, but it lacks that kind of refreshing quality that the best examples of this style have.

Taste is citrus fruit up front, then quickly delves into that musty/funky bite. I will give it the credit it deserves in that this is a beer where you taste the hops...a lot... but it doesn't finish particularly bitter. Not particularly sweet.

Mouthfeel is smooth enough, but a little more resinous that i'd like. Wish it were just a little more crisp.

Overall this is an above average DIPA, but given the price point and tall boy format (which i loathe) it is not one I will be returning to. It's not nearly as awful as Gubna, but it doesn't come close to touching their pils or Ten Fidy in terms of making great examples of the style.

Photo of smogfood
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Fcip78
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured the 16 oz. can into a pint glass to a hazy orange-amber with little head. The smell of piney hop resin was very strong and indicated a hop-centric flavor profile. First couple of sips indicted pungent hop flavors, but little to no malt backbone. Frankly, this is hop juice; very one dimensional.... the taste was not what I expected...

I finished about half of the can and chucked the rest. I felt very unsatisfied, so I wanted to something to verify my opinion of this beer. Therefore, as a comparison, I immediately poured myself a Sierra Nevada Torpedo. Torpedo provided that balance and spicy hop flavor that I enjoy with IPAs.

Overall, Extra IPAs or IPAs are one of my favorites, but like a Jimmy Rollins at-bat it is a frustrating style to enjoy (Phils fans will understand what I mean). If I had to sum it up, Hop Wallop is perfect example of what Deviant Dale's SHOULD have aimed for.

Photo of BigPapiBrewingCo
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,955 ratings.