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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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2,952 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,952
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 111
Gots: 301 | FT: 3
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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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3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A nice golden brown color with a thin head that lingers a little bit on the glass. Not much in the way of carbonation.

S: Lots of fruits. I get a lot of mango and papaya.

T: Again the fruits are really hitting me. The mango and papaya taste is there for me with some resinous hop taste and bitterness.

M: Definitely a medium bodied IPA. Leaves a little coating on the tongue. Slight alcohol taste but not enough to overwhelm.

O: Its thick and has great fruity flavors in it, nice mouth-feel that enjoyable.

This is my first Oskar Blues offering and I'm happy I got it even though I paid an arm for it at $5 for a can in Philly. I can't get it where I am so I'm ok with it. Definitely lots of what I like, lots of fruity aromas and flavors. Its rich because of the mouth-feel but a nice drink.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned 3/20/2012

A - Crystal clear brilliant brown in color. Nice white head that lasts. Inviting.

S - Very much citrus forward hops in the aroma..peach, grapefruit, papaya, mango. Excellent smell on this one and very fresh.

T - Flavor is much more Earthy with flavors of sticky sap, tree resin, pine and very light caramel. The citrus flavors are much different than in the aroma and are much more delicate. Plenty pungent and bitter.

M/O - Medium body that has the right viscosity for the style. Maybe slightly under-carbed but that allows a lot of the alpha acids to come through more making the beer much more ripe. Aftertaste lasts a little while but doesn't stick to the palate. ABV is just right and makes it easy to drink. Very enjoyable.

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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a pint glass.

A-Pours with a very large, foamy head, started at about three fingers' height then settles to about one finger. Lots of lacing left on the glass afterwards. Great bronze color and transparency.

S-A bit subdued for what I would expect from an IPA, mellow citrusy hops aroma with no one note being particularly overpowering.

T-Slight carbonation on the front, good bit of orange peel or grapefruit taste in the middle, finishing into a more mellow bitter and dry hoppiness on the finish. Not much of a hint of alcohol, which is nice for a relatively high ABV IPA.

M-Coats the mouth well, and the low carbonation helps create a thicker mouth feel that helps the finish last for a while.

O-An above-average IPA for those who prefer citrus notes and low carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38%

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3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1237th Review on BA
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16oz Tallboy

Canned 3/30/12
Purchased from El Cerrito for $3.50

App- The color of some dirty copper with oranges, golds and yellows mixed in. A gigantic 3 finger head that fell semi quickly.
Great stick and cling down the glass.

Smell- I think I found the 1st one thats malty, hoppy and citrus balanced all at the same time. A bit large on the nose with thick citrus and sweet malts and some pungent hops.

Taste- You have had this profile before. Its that large old orange fruit mixed with malt and some hops blended behind it but this one tastes just a bit better. Not the greatest DIPA but I see where they are going.

Mouth- This is a medium almost thick bodied beer with a low-medium carbonation and a ton of residual malts and ripe damp fruits. Solid flavors and blended and layered well.

Drink- Only qualm I have is drinking this too quickly. Needs to be cold because allowed to warm it breaks down a bit and loses something in the feel and aroma

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

$3.99 for a 16 ounce can at the Hoboken vine. Seems kinda pricey but given what the prices are for bombers of beer it's on par; happy to spend four bucks to try one.
Pours a deep amber color with a generous white head. Hits the nose with pine, hits the palate with grapefruit and pine. Deep, underlying black tea sweetness that underlines the heavy dose of hops. Medium bodied and pretty well balanced, all things considered.
This is smack dab in the middle of the spectrum I think about regarding IPAs and double IPAs. More intense than what I think about when thinking IPA, but mild for a double IPA.
I might not want to plunk down $14-16 for a four pack but I think I'd be happy to pick up a single from time to time. A tasty and satisfying dose of hops.

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3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Getting good beer in CT is a bit of a challenge (most of my best beers have to be purchased in NY PA or MN).
I would put Dale's toward the middle of my go to list for beers of this style I can get in CT. Somewhere around Harpoon, DF 60 Min.
The Deviant was a very pleasant surprise. If anyone has had Gandhi Bot and got blown away by how much better it is than Sea Hag, you get the picture. Highly recommend this for the Hophead, although the ABV is up there I would say I could be happy having a bit of a session with this.

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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,952 ratings.