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Deviant Dale's IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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2,961 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,961
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 111
Gots: 308 | 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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Photo of bluesplit63
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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

From a 16 ounce can....pours a nice clear amber with a thick white head that sticks around. Little if any sediment whatsoever. The lacing is pretty phenomenal. Both citrus and floral hops dominate the nose. The taste is nothing unique, a typical IPA, but a very clean one and well balanced. There's a solid malt backbone with notes of grapefruit and caramel. Solid brew.

Photo of gvacca
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Rutager
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance. Pours a pretty clear, orange-amber with almost two fingers of thick, off-white head that leaves some great lacing.

Smell. Sweet yellow grapefruit and pine with a little toasty malt and tropical fruits.

Taste. Sweet caramel malts in a big way, Plenty of piney, grapefruity hops, but not really in a fresh and bright sort of way. I think a little medicine got in there too.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with below medium carbonation. A little bit warm.

Overall. A big dipa for sure.

Photo of mooseo
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into tulip.

A - Clear copper amber with a large cream head.

S - Potent mix of pine resin, juicy grapefruit, and floral hops. Hints of sweet caramel, fresh cut grass, and orange peel in there as well.

T - Sharp, bitter pine cuts through on the first few sips, with flavors of grapefruit, orange, and resin slowly coming through. A light caramel malt backbone keeps the bitterness in check. Ends with a long, bitter, hoppy finish. Complex and delicious.

M - Crisp, smooth, refreshing. Just a bit sticky. Medium body with a dry finish.

O - An impressive, well rounded double IPA from Oskar Blues. Waves of huge, resinous hops in every sip. Immensely pleasurable and drinkable. I don't know what else to say, this is just an incredible beer.

Photo of tdjb
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz pint can into a Baxter brewing can shaped glass. Canned on 3/22/11.

A: Crystal clear and red in color with a sticky dense khaki colored head. Awesome lacing is left behind as the head slowly starts to fade. Really nice looking beer.

S: Dank, herbal resinous hops. That's it, and that's all I need. This is uber dank and awesome.

T: Much like the nose, uber dank hoppy profile with tons of hop resins and even more bitterness. Excellent lingering bitterness that doesn't leave anything to the imagine. This is a bold in your face hoppy double IPA with a decent caramel malt backbone. Great stuff.

M: Medium body, lighter carbonation, and dry, but not overly so.

O: Another great DIPA in cans, very enjoyable and very hoppy. Not much else to say here other than this is great stuff.

Photo of siege06nd
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint...

A: Pours a vibrant ruby copper, crystal clear. Even a careful pour doesn't yield anything less than a three finger cream colored head. Settles to a half finger with some soapy clumps resting atop. Lots of thick, sticky lacing. Excellent.

S: The aroma wafts out of this from over two feet away. Dipping my nose into the glass, I detect lots of pine resin, herbal grassiness, and caramel. This definitely shades more towards the herbal, grassy, onion side than most. There might be just a trace of grapefruit rind and mint hidden back there somewhere. Smells delicious.

T: Very grassy with some heavy herbal bitterness. Oniony, but not in a nasty way, as it is well-balanced with some pine resin. Pretty impressive mint leaf in this as well, really stands out. The finish drops off startlingly fast. Extremely muted and almost watery. Could have used a little bit more malt to even things out. Bitterness lingers nicely.

M: Carbonation seems a little low and something is just off in general in the balance. There's a distinct wateriness in the mid and it just doesn't finish with that crisp bite that you expect from an IPA.

O: A good IPA with some notable shortcomings, first off a lack of crispness, second a slightly thin flavor profile. If you are someone who enjoys the bright, sweet, citrusy IPAs, this probably isn't the one for you. Very grassy and herbal with definite traces of onion, though not over the top. Glad to have tried it, but I'd probably reach for a more drinkable IPA before ticking this one again.

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

appearance - transparent amber with a nice offwhite head, good retention

smell - aromatic pine/resin hops

taste - nice pungent pine and grapefruit hop burst mixed with a nice body to thicken the flavor profile

mouthfeel - medium/full-bodied brew, slightly dry

overall - great to have such a killer IPA in a tallboy

Photo of PicoPapa
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz Tallboy canned on 04-09-12 "Your Hoptometrist." Pours a semi translucent reddish amber color with a half inch of head. Lots of lacing. Aromas of pine, tropical fruits, resin, and onions. Flavor is piney and resinous hops with some onion. Decent amount of malt flavor. Piney, resinous hop finish. Maybe a bit floral. Nice balance of bitterness and malts. This beer was limited to 1 can per customer. Its not worth that sort of trouble but it is a good Imperial Ipa. Certainly tastes like a combination of Dale's Pale Ale and Gubna. Worth having again.

Photo of cjgator3
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz can

Canned on 4-3-2012 printed on the bottom of the can

A- Poured into a pint glass. Pours a copper color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is malt and fresh resinous citrusy hops. Very nice, the hops are very nice in the aroma, I can definitely tell this is a fresh can.

T- The taste has some sweet malt and hints of caramel up front with a big dose of fresh hops and alcohol in the finish creating a lingering bitterness.
M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, Deviant Dale's is a really solid IPA. Glad to try another solid brew from Oskar Blues.

Photo of NJBeerguy
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer for the hop head in you. It starts with a pour whose nose screams HOPS, but in a very nice way. If you like hops you can't help but like the nose of this assertive grapefruit tasting IPA.
The pour develops into a beautiful pour crowned by a thick tan head. The head gives way to rings of lace telling you just what a special beer this is. The hop oils and tannins can be seen with each tilt of the glass. The mouthfeel is satifying and leads into an aftertaste that lingers well, as long as you like hops. This is definitely a beer for the hophead community but a nice place to visit for the rest of the beer community.

Photo of DaveHack
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been looking forward to trying this....

Canned on 3/23/12

This beer looks awesome. Dark copper with a nice, thick head that settles to a thin layer over the beer with a pretty sizeable amount of lacing.

The smell is good, but a little underwhelming, kinda like your favorite metal sone, but only at 1/4 volume. I find myself trying REALLY hard to sniff into the glass. I can smell it, but its just not as strong as it should be. What is there is a nice fresh, bitter hop smell.

At first touch o' the tongue it is bitter and malty. Then I'm hit with a bitter, earthy hop flavor. Usually this is NOT my type of IPA, but this works. Upon the swallow there is a sweet caramel finish.

This beer is good in the mouth. It is very smooth, but it could use a touch more carbonation. Other than that it is a very smooth IIPA, almost a little too smooth.

This is definately a good beer. It is outside of what I would normally consider a very good IIPA, but they really pull this together nicely. Certainly worth a try at least once, but probably more...

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From 16oz tallboy to Bruges hybrid glass on 4/19/12
*From notes

-- Canned on 4/5/12 --

A: Clean reddish-amber. A standard pour yields a 1.75 finger white head. Suitable lacing and collar follow.

S: The highlight of the beer. Like a stick of Juicy Fruit chewing gum. Lots of tropical fruit and juicy hops run rampant in my nostrils.

T: Fairly intense stuff for the ABV and IBU's. There's a robust malt profile that is decimated by the onion-like hop profile. This lingers in the mouth from the mid to the finish, and sticks in the crevices of my mouth long after my last sip. A bit vegetal on the finish. The beer as a whole is very green and slightly astringent. As it warms, more of an acidic fruit quality shows itself.

M: Damn is this some thick shit. Extremely dense and insanely creamy. Not many hopped up brews can match the body that this beer is packin'.

O: Not the beer I was so eagerly looking forward to. Not a bad beer, just not a beer that I could have again and again. I really thought I'd be opening a can of a new go-to hop fix. Instead, I opened it up and found liquid onion.

Having sampled this a few times since, I can say that I've grown a bit more fond of Deviant Dale's. I think my hopes were too high, and that what I wanted this beer to be vs. what it actually is affected my score. Therefore I'm bumping it a bit, and hoping that with time, Oskar Blues may tweek this a bit, and turn it into what could be a mighty fine double hop bomb.

Photo of JedediahK
2.5/5  rDev -38%

Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear amber orange, not much carbonation, one finger head with some lacing

S-Lots of citrus and floral hops.

T-Starts grassy with pine and dirt, some citrus creeps in, decent bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, nice and smooth.

O-A solid DIPA, I didn't get as much bitterness as I'd hoped though.

Photo of brenjames
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can, (canned 3/20/12), poured into a British Imp Nonic

Pours a medium large, frothy, ¾” head, off white color, which has good longevity and fairly good lace, thin but there.
The color is deep amber, classic looking IPA

The aroma hits you with very distinct, piney, resiny, (dry hopped?) hoppy smell, followed by medium distinct and rich malt, with a distinct, dark, roasted character. Very faint hint of (soap?), is this even possible? Maybe I am just having an olfactory hallucination?
That being said this ale has a very powerful hop character, very piney, West Coast. Wow!

Crisp, distinct, bitter entry on the palate of powerful hops, pine and resin, spicy, with nuances of lemon, followed by medium rich, dark, malts, roasted, caramel. The malt while quite distinct is buried by the powerful hops. Thank you very much. Full bodied with a fine medium carbonation and light, off dry sweetness.

Very long, bitter, piney hop dominated finish with the malt taking a back seat again. The hop oils linger forever and coat your mouth with a wonderful bitterness.

This was an exceptionally enjoyable ale. Delicious and powerful hop profile.
Perhaps not the most refined ale, but you have to admire pure muscle of this baby. Wow!
Highly recommended for extreme hop heads.

Photo of twelveinches
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of cfinch2
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of wembly13
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of serottaboy
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

16oz can into Duvel tulip. Didn't check for canned on date (the beer just came out).

Appearance: Free pour yields a 2 inch fizzy, rocky offwhite head that leaves a couple swatches of lacing. Pours an almost clear light copper orange. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Tropical fruit, with a lemon and orange citrus undercurrent. Much further in the background, pungent hops.

The fruit juice character of the nose is very nice, but I want profound, pungent hops from my hot shot DIPAs. Still gets a 4.0 since the fruit notes are pretty great, and the overall balance is good as well.

Taste: Whoa, there's the dank, pungent, Summit hop hit I wanted from the aroma. Powerful dank weed and melon hops, with a mild burnt toast malt backbone (somewhat high malt sweetness as well, but nowhere near, say, 90 Minute IPA sweet). Notably low bitterness. Subtle citrus flavor accenting the oniony, funky Summit.

Tastes like 1 part Dale's Pale Ale, 2 parts GUBNA, but less bitter. Honestly, I think it's a great combo, and the flavors are really well integrated. Could stand to have more bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy. Low side of moderate carbonation. Slight dryness. Really nice, and a good vehicle for that dominant, marijuana-esque hop flavor.

Overall: I thought that GUBNA with some tropical fruit and citrus would be the best DIPA I'd ever have, but I was wrong. Regardless, Deviant Dale's *does* fix the problems of GUBNA (more palatable fruit flavors to balance the onion/garlic assault from just using Summit hops), and it nails "turn Dale's Pale Ale, with it's fruit juice melange of hops and high sweetness, into an IPA."

A good DIPA, maybe even a great one. Something lacking though... I think it needs to be dryer, and perhaps some more umph to the fruit flavors (they help, but they're also a little afterthought-y). Will buy again though if this becomes year round or more available.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can picked up at Knightly Spirits in Orlando.

Poured into a goblet. Light amber golden, clear, good retention. Lots of lacing. Good looking brew.

Nose is tropical, with West coast hops, citrus, mango, malt and a bit of pepper.

Malty brew, quite sweet and with the hops providing long bitterness to the finish, but less in the body. Notes of orange, mango spice and earth.

A decent DIPA but nothing new. The hops were not as bold and flavorful as a beer like this deserves. Stil, a tasty brew nevertheless!

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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