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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

2,698 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,698
Reviews: 588
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 95
Gots: 224 | 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 Tucquan
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.1/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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
Photo of Hophead717
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Hophead717, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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
Photo of Huffaroma
4.95/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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
Photo of Stumpy29er
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Stumpy29er, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

sukwonee, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of OtherShoe2
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark orange with an off-white head that leaves nice rings down the glass. Just a hint of haze. Pretty beer.

Lovely amounts of citric hops and fruit and sweet grass. SOme nice toasty malt notes. Aroma is fantastic.

Nice grapefruity hop note up front, with toasty malty and fruity notes. Some bread crust bitterness, and nice malt in the middle. But the hops are here folks, and they dominate.

Medium bodied, nice tingle on the tongue from the carbonation.

Great brew. In a tall-boy to boot! Highly flavored and very drinkable. A very worthy brew.

OtherShoe2, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

4 pack from Nick's of Clinton.

Light orange and pretty clear with a small white head. The smell is certainly the best aspect of the beer. Dank hops and resin. Really nice. The taste is quite good, though it does not match the aroma. Overall, pretty good. Would definitely have again.

Huhzubendah, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of BeerDawgs
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 16oz can picked up at Total Wine Chamblee

A - A dark amber, but clear, but 2 fingers of head that dissapate, but tons of sticy lace ALL over the glass

S - Wow, the pine hops just about knocked me over. Smells well done

T - Smooth, craickles on your mouth. TASTY!

M - Medium bodied,

O - Ok, another ridicoulous beer from Stone. Love it!

BeerDawgs, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of abcramer
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

abcramer, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can canned on 3-20-12, consumed 3-30-12.

The beer pours an orange-copper color with a medium-sized white head. The aroma is full of resinous pine with a little bit of orange citrus and a little bit of bread mixed in. The flavor is more of the same. I get a ton of dank resinous notes, as well as some orange and some strong pine notes. There is a little bit of bread and toffee, but this one is all about the hops. Medium bitterness. Medium to full mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

mdillon86, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of DaveONan
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

DaveONan, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of lpotter
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

lpotter, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Ajlvt
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Ajlvt, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of UncleRandy
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

UncleRandy, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of hankbenzenberg
5/5  rDev +24.1%

hankbenzenberg, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev -0.7%

mhaugo, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of alalvarez75
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

alalvarez75, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of ef88
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

ef88, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz tallboy can poured into a New Belgium globe. Uber fresh, the date code has this beer at just seven days old.

A: Clear red/orange with a rocky white head comprised of small bubbles. Great retention, huge clumps of sticky lacing.

S: Just a wonderful medley of soft pine scents and aromatic citrus fruits. Green and sweet weed-like scents too. Kiwi, passion fruit, tangerine, blood orange, grapefruit pith, and floral scents. There's something here that just keeps making me think Fruity Pebbles cereal too. No hope of finding the malt base on the nose. This is one of the most fragrant noses I've ever come across in a beer, or in anything for that matter.

T: Rind bitterness grabs the palate from the start and builds to an impressive intensity. That sugary, fruity cereal aspect is here too. Pithy, oily, and green. Tangerine, ruby red grapefruit, lemon, and more citrus. Still can't really find that malt base, and I'm perfectly fine with that. Just some vague sweet tastes and maybe the slightest suggestion of grain. Long finish of bitter lemon and grapefruit rinds, pithy plant matter, and some sugary fruit.

M: Medium bodied, full and lush. Well rounded, perfectly smooth. It doesn't get much better.

O: This beer is phenomenal. It's on a totally different level, and it isn't even fair. Mind blowing.

Notes: There are some comparisons to be drawn between this beer and Heady Topper, but I'm about to write something that shocks even myself: I like this better. I didn't think it was possible. It's just so fragrant, so damn tasty. Cleaner tasting than Heady Topper, and not as raw (though the raw, rough taste to Heady is part of the appeal).

Update: I drank one of these right around the three month mark, and it was a completely different beer. That sweet onion taste that many people note is definitely there. I found it a bit off-putting. My opinion of this beer dropped significantly the second time I had it. It's still very good, but I rescind my proclamation of its superiority to Heady Topper. Make sure to get this one as fresh as possible.

ryan1788a5, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Hopstimatic
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Hopstimatic, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of musicforairports
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can dated 16 March. Reviewed 29 March.

Clear amber. Decent head and lacing.

Aromas of candied grapefruit and earthy hops. Some tea-like malt notes.

Flavor is hop-forward and decently bitter. Hops are quite herbal and earthy, with some citrus. Sweet biscuit and nutty malts noticeable as well. Full-bodied and not dry, by any means. Feels like it could be more than 8 percent ABV.

Medium-heavy mouthfeel. I wish it were lighter.

Overall this is a good IPA. It really is like an upped version of Dale's.

musicforairports, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of rcrt
1/5  rDev -75.2%

rcrt, Mar 30, 2012
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,698 ratings.