1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Deviant Dale's IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Not Rated.
Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,798 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,798
Reviews: 592
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 103
Gots: 244 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Deviant Dale's IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,798 | Reviews: 592 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TWStandley
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the tallboy into my Portsmouth Tulip.

Beautiful see-through amber color with a few finger off-white head. Beer is completely see-through with no sediment whatsoever. Similar in color to NN.

Smell is phenomenal. Very sweet/citrusy in the nose. Smells very refreshing. Can pick up a bit of pine and some alcohol notes as well.

Taste mimicks the smell spot on, though I wish it had a little more hop presence.

Mouthfeel - nothing notable.

Overall, this exceeded my expectations. A very good DIPA. I would have a tough time picking this or Torpedo.

TWStandley, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of tripelhops
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

tripelhops, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of marshmeli
4/5  rDev -0.7%

marshmeli, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

iL0VEbeer, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of rab53
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

rab53, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a tulip glass at refrigerator temperature.

L - Medium-to-deep amber color with a 2 finger tan bubbly head. A few bubbles, great retention, awesome lacing. Looks terrific.

S - A very nice hop profile here with no one aroma dominating. There are mostly grassy and earthy notes but plenty of citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and pine aromas as well. There’s a nice caramel malt sweetness and not any alcohol present at all.

T - Sweet and bready malt gives way to a complex and very bitter hop profile. Plenty of grass, tropical fruit, and pine notes. Like the nose, no particular hop flavor dominates.

F - Medium-to-slightly-full bodied with a dry, mouth-coatingly bitter finish. A little bit of tingling carbonation and maybe a tiny throat-warming sensation from the alcohol but not much.

O - This is a very solid IPA. Looks and smells great with a very complex hop profile in the aroma. It isn’t as much of a hop-bomb as I expected it to be taste-wise, but still very good. It has a nice, very bitter finish and it hides the 8% ABV extremely well. Definitely a beer that I’d come back to.

BlackBelt5112203, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

djrn2, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of steve8robin
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Figured I'd grab this one and give it a go. Pint sized can...

A: A beautiful deep red color which is perfectly filtered for a clear brew with a 1/2 inch kaki colored head on top. Good.

S: I get some nice piney / citrus scents upfront. Some nice boozy characters in the middle with some more floral hop on the backend. Very good.

T: Starts with a sharp, slightly pungent hop flavor why stings the pallet with it's bite and makes way for some sweet malt hidden in the back. The hop character is slightly medicinal. The sharpness starts to fade towards the back and more of the malt begins to shine through in a subtle way. I had more hopes after smelling this. Not bad.

M: Medium body with a heavy carbonation. A dry hop finish. Decent.

O: All in all, after smelling this one, I was thinking it would go the way of Heady Topper, but no luck. The smell is way better than the taste. Not that it's a bad beer, but just not a great beer. Good to try if you like a really sharp hop bite.

steve8robin, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of smi
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

smi, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of SawDog505
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured sixteen oz can into a 13 oz tulip, canned on March 22. Pours a clear reddish orange, with a one inch sticky white head with lots of lacing. Smell is pineapple, tangerine, hints of garlic, pine, and grapefruit. Taste is large tangerine, pine, garlic, and grapefruit, smooth in the beginning, with bitterness in the finish. Body medium large, with plenty of life, not overly dry, and very drinkable. This is a great beer, like its little brother.

SawDog505, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 03/30/12 notes. Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one.

a - Pours a hazy golden yellow color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells very hoppy, full or pine hops, citrus hops, fruity malts, grapefruit, light tropical fruits. Very nice nose.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, light citrus hops, and light pine hops. Nice taste and I like it, but not nearly as hoppy as the nose and more malty.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. No real bitterness, pretty nice body.

o - Overall a pretty good beer. Very nice hoppy nose, though the taste is't as great. I think I prefer this to Gubna, but prefer Dale's Pale Ale to them both. Worth checking out though and would have it again.

mdfb79, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of jacewg
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

jacewg, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Mounty4Life
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Really reddish and sticky lacing not much head but sticky how I like em and can was kinda dented so? ??
Like a beer I brewed, alcohol hops and more hops!! Different though, acquired hop scent
Gets the hops straight to the brain, and dry hop aftertaste lingers. Never had before but excited tastebuds right away for my hop head!
Great tantalizing effect on tongue and somewhat drinkable for 8%
Would like to revisit on a first beer of night review for more exact tastes and more distinct smells but enjoyed thoroughly as first ipa of night!

Mounty4Life, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of tln13
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

tln13, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of DonFrap
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

DonFrap, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of russwbeck
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is initially hazy, but settles to a clear brown with a
really bubbly thin white head that leaves no lacing. 4

The smell is really really hoppy. I was expecting a muted taste as Hopslam on cask really disappointed me. Grassy hops, so much so that it almost stings the nose. Huge hop profile, but I'm still picking up a scant amount of a malt backbone. 4

The taste has that typical cask feel to it, but thankfully a huge hop profile like in the aroma. The malts are more pervasive here, but the dry hopping has helped tremendously. So many hops it's like I'm chewing on them. 4.5

Mouthfeel is heavy with a low carbonation. Extremely drinkable, I had no trouble putting down a pint and wanted more. 4.5

$8 for the pint, which I didn't think was bad at all. Very, very good beer. Best Oskar Blues beer I've had. Just so many hops, but the cask lenses a nice balance. I recommend you track this down. 4.5

russwbeck, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of TongoRad
4/5  rDev -0.7%

TongoRad, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of jbuddle
4/5  rDev -0.7%

jbuddle, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Commodore69
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Commodore69, Apr 04, 2012
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oskar Blues has done it-- combined Dale's Pale Ale with Gubna (something I've been doing for the last year!) to create the PERFECT IPA!

As other reviewers have noted, this pours a beautiful amber color from the "Tall Boy" can, and a hint of foam remains on the beer until the last sip.

Taste is a well-balanced hops and malt yumminess! If you poured half of a Gubna and half of a Dale's Pale Ale into a pint glass, this is what you would get!

Thank you, Oskar Blues! This is my favorite IPA!

IPALOVER, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of MatthewWilde
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 can 2012

A: Clear pure orange with light internal carbonation and a small white foamy head

S: Heavy citrus, hops (obviously), tropical citrus fruits, even has a buttery quality to it, very faint traces of alcohol as well

T: Mirrors the nose, citrus, very heavy hops as with any imperial ipa, finishes with some buttery notes mixed with alcohol (pleasant, though)

M: Decently smooth, but a tad "rough around the edges," definitely has some weight in the mouth and a bit heavy on the palate, heavy hops aftertaste and a bit lingering

O: Great hop forward brew, pretty straight forward, could stand to be a little smoother

MatthewWilde, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of jpbebeau
4/5  rDev -0.7%

jpbebeau, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of yourefragile
3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16 oz can served alongside Resin and Palate Wrecker.

Pours a dark golden orange with a retentive fluffy white head; ample lacing. Very nice aroma with strong punch of citrus and tropical fruit hops, very fresh and juicy with minimal malt presence. Flavor falls on its face with an overly bitter body, boozy finish and strong malt backbone. Blech. Well carbonated, medium body with a hot finish. Started off well from the nose, but fell apart quickly.

yourefragile, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of eagles22
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

eagles22, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of bigred89
3/5  rDev -25.6%

bigred89, Apr 03, 2012
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
89 out of 100 based on 2,798 ratings.