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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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3,006 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,006
Reviews: 623
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 113
Gots: 339 | 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 greencovesteve
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of TangTKE402
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a chalice. Ruby/Amber/Brown in color, with a beautiful, 2-finger, ecru head that leaves some sticky lacing on the side. A pretty beer, that's well filtered for its style.

S: A truly resinous aroma, with a nice malt backbone and a great hop character. Some pine notes, caramel malts, dried dark fruits, fresh cut grass, and citrus rind.

T: Nice flavor, hop-forward but with a malty backbone and a balanced, resinous finish. Good flavors of pine tar, prunes, sticky pollen notes, the juice that comes off of a grapefruit rind when you squeeze it, and a nice, just-hoppy-enough finish that leaves you wanting more. I barely noticed the booze too.

M: A good mouthfeel, strong, robust, and a bit syrupy for my tastes (really the only evidence of the hooch...) but all-around well balanced.

O: It's hard for me to remain neutral, as "Dale's" is one of my favorite, all-occasion, go-to beers. This is a great way to take it: similar to Dale's but with some serious DIPA characteristics that makes it compete. An overall good beer, that's definitely worth a look-see.

Photo of rhhjr
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of standardcherry
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of frank12
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of jera1350
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coppery orange color, tall head of fluffy foam with plenty of sticky lacing. Good retention also.

Huge complex hop filled nose. Actually reminds me a lot of Furious in this regard. Piney, citrus, leafy and juicy.

Plenty of hops here, but kept in check by a solid malt backbone. The hops have this spicy, pine resin and juniper taste to them. Some initial citrus notes, but the pine takes over and some alcohol and hop bitterness finish it out.

Medium body, softer carbonation, warming sensation all the way down. The warmth lingers well after the swallow. Hard to believe it's only 8%. I would guess closer to ten if I didn't know better.

A very solid beer here. It reminds me of a higher octane Furious. It's just not as drinkable with how warm it feels. Overall, very well done.

Photo of merryjoulton
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pretty deep amber color with a very strong head with thick lacing. Smell is a fresh, crisp hoppy aroma that doesn't impress really. Actually the standard smell is a good thing, right in line with what I expect from an IPA. Not too much malt. Taste is extremely straightforward: hops. These hops are crisp and refined, very precisely calculated in my opinion. Mouthfeel is fine. Overall a great IPA.

Photo of GrindFatherBob
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of WrathsU
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy tan body with a cherry wood red hue.Off white thick head, oatmeal colored.

S - Huge hope aroma. Big piney and citrus notes across the board. Slight floral notes with some slight malt notes as well.

T - Huge orange citrus taste up front along with a ton of tropical fruit. I've had beers with tropical fruit hops before, but this is quite frankly insanely tropical and delicious. Melon and pineapple galore. Good bitterness level helps keep it from being overly sweet.

M - Thick bodied, good carbonation, no alcohol burn. Might be a bit too thick.

O - Delightful and delicious. Taste is beyond this world. Wish the mouthfeel was closer to medium bodied so I could drink more without feeling weighed down. You've gotta check this beer out.

Photo of Bill_Dukella
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of beergoot
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A great looking copper body with excellent clarity. Head appears white and dense, a little over one-finger in sustained height.

Very hoppy aroma. Floral and piney. Barely noticeable is a faint light malt scent.

Pretty good taste. Hop bitterness immediately hits and stays with you. Not much in the way of grain character. A bit of alcohol warmth noticed in the finish.

Somewhat light-bodied mouthfeel. Smooth, clean.

A very respectable IIPA. A little one-dimensional in the malt department, but great overall work on the hops. Hides the relatively high ABV pretty well. Wouldn't quite use this as a session brew, but I wouldn't turn down knockin' a couple back at any one time...

Photo of MrJolly
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of BPudd
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bootdown21
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of natemort13
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful golden amber with a fluffy off white head.

Nose is pungent citrus, very juicy hop presence. Grapefruit, guava, mango. Some pine underneath all of that. Nice floral finishing aroma.

Taste is exceedingly dank, it really takes over for the citrus notes. A flash of citrus peel in the finish is overcome by a crisp yet sweet bready malt presence that lingers with bitter vegetal hops.

Mouthfeel is pretty slick with a nice bite from the carbonation/alcohol. Medium full.

Overall this is an excellent dipa. love the contrast between the nose and the taste, almost like smelling and then tasting two different beers. Will seek more out.

Photo of mbs11
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of yamar68
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Canned 4/09/12. Poured from 16oz to Duvel tulip:

The aroma comes first here. Cracked open the can and I'm overwhelmed by massive citrus and soft pine. Some pineapple, no real booze to be had.

Anyways, the appearance... Pours a thin copper with minimal beading, great lacing, and a healthy swelling head.

Taste makes me think Hopslam. Boozy, sugary citrus. Some pine/spruce to support. Malts are few and far between.

The feel is a bit thin, I must say. Goes down about as easy as a IIPA can though.

Overall, I've got to find this one again. Quite good.

Photo of Jimmys
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tallboy into tulip. canned on 04/05/12.

A: a very clear, very bright orange hued body. head is slightly off-white and comprised of a dense foam. retention is average, but the lacing is unreal. not just thick wisps, but thick clumps are resting on the side of my glass.

S: green. even after being packaged for almost 4 weeks. a piney resin aroma that is enticing with its strength. some good smelling shit.

T: pine, sap, green melon. mint. reminds me of a fine gin. bitter throughout, but still with a moderate amount of residual sugar to keep sweet malts a factor. the sweet flavor is actually a little sharp, but definitely welcomed. finish is caramelly and toasty. there is a biscuit flavor in there as well. well-balanced.

M: subtle creamy/moderate carbonation on a full-bodied DIPA.

D: another good hoppy brew from the folks over at oskar blues. kinda wish i bought all four in the pack instead of just a single, but that was a lesson learned the hard way. nice to have all this flavor without the walloping ABV.

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

Poured from a can into a nonic pint. Dark-straw colored, minimal head. The smell is of citrus hops. The floral qualities are not there on the taste; just some good hop bitterness and a solid malt backbone. A good beer to enjoy on a humid mid-Atlantic evening, with spicy food.

Photo of MikeConklin
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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