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

638 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

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Reviews: 638
Hads: 3,193
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 119
Gots: 413 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 01-16-2011

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Reviews: 638 | Hads: 3,193
Photo of yourefragile
3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
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. (452 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one. Served in a SAVOR glass.

Pours a golden-amber color with a good, fluffy white head and some lacing on the way down. The nose carries a really nice burst of pine, citrus, and tropical hops mixed with a touch of caramel malt in the background. The flavor unfortunately falls back quite a bit from there with some semi-harsh bitterness, a touch of alcohol, and too much malt interfering with the hops.

Body is medium with good carbonation and a fairly-heavy bitterness, which is slightly offset by some alcohol.

The nose was really nice, but the rest of the beer was "just" pretty good. (632 characters)

Photo of jzeilinger
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark golden amber color with a one fingered sticky head. The color is gorgeous.

S - Spicy and tangy aroma, pungent tropical fruit peel that's oily and resinous.

T - Some biscuity sweet malt up front that quickly gets pounded by a mountain of juicy hops. Resinous pine, grapefruit peel, a touch of herbal grass, and a massive lingering bitterness. Noticeable alcohol effervesence for 8% but without a lot of burning.

M - Medium body with a thick coating of resiny pine and grapefruit peel in the mouth.

O - I don't think I've ever used "resinous" in a review like I have with this one. It's assertive, bold, and is definitely brewed with the hop heads in mind. (677 characters)

Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

16 oz. can poured into standard pint. Canned on 3-20-12 @ 1:25PM. The can reads: "Sippin' on a tall boy...Let's sling a little mud, girl." I appreciate the Widespread Panic reference.

A - Pours a remarkably clear amber color. Bright white one finger head that dies to a film. Lacing is perfection.

S - Citrus hops dominate with some additional pine bitterness. Sweet and balanced. There are lots of hop varieties going on here and the smell is a mixture of sweet and dank.

T - Citrus on the forefront, more sweet than tart. The slightest bit of onion can be detected as well. Briefly, I get some caramel malt in the center. This is rapidly replaced with a strong hop bitterness coupled with a tropical/citrus sweetness. The finish is clean and dry, but I get a delayed pine aftertaste.

M - The mouthfeel was perfection for the style to me. Sticky, medium bodied, with great tingly carbonation.

O - This beer finally reached my area today and I wasted no time picking up a fresh tall boy. I was impressed by the complex hop profile. Although the hops and bitterness dominate the flavor, there are some tropicals and malt in there to give it just enough sweetness to keep it from being overwhelming. I really enjoyed this beer and I will probably get it again, but at over $4/can at my local shop, I won't get it too often. (1,328 characters)

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Bright orange. Head is off-white, massive, and sticky as can be. Drops to a thin cap very quickly. Very clear.

Smell: Grapefruit and biscuits layered over a damp earthiness. Faintly spicy with a touch of pine needles. Sweet without being sugary. Loads of biscuit. Some roasted notes along with some cooked grain. Green onions.

Taste: Loads of malts. Biscuits and sweetness upfront. Lingering pine notes mix with pith and an oniony/vegetal flavor. Bitter, pithy, earthy hops. Hops assault at the beginning and the end of the sip with a nice malt backbone rounding out the middle.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a higher than expected carbonation. Dry and a touch crisp. Oily hops.

Overall: Unique to say the least. The hop profile is definitely an acquired taste, and didn't really work for me in the long run. Well-crafted and surprisingly well balanced. (869 characters)

Photo of inlimbo77
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, canned 3/20/12 (if reading that correct)
Deschutes tulip

A: Pours a really pretty clear orange amber color. Finger and a half of off white head. Great carbonation. Nice frothy lacing bits.

S: Earthy hop aromas. Strangely you get some onion and garlic aromas. Not sure of all the hop varieties used, but I take it that is the reason for the smells. Some malt backbone is there also.

T: Really upset that my palate is burnt from dinner. This is a tasty beer even with that. Taste some of that hop bitterness up front. In the mid mouth you get blasted with those malts. But it still leads more towards the hop forward stage. The close has a lingering hop present. As this one warms more, you get much more of those nice bitter, earthy hops flavors.

M: Medium bodied with solid mouth coating.

O: A- from me on this one. I really enjoyed it. (851 characters)

Photo of quirkzoo
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly opaque bright orange gold with 1 finger of of white head. The aroma is uniquely hoppy. There is some bright citrus up front (poured from fridge at 38F) with a little bit of "dankness" behind the citrus. As the beer warms the dankness combines with the malt to turn into a caramelized onion flavor, very unique, I don't think I have ever got this from a beer before. As the beer warms to room temperature I get a strong oniony aroma that isn't as pleasant as it was when cold. The taste follows the same progression of the aroma. The mouthfeel is very good, dry and drinkable. Overall, this is a very unique IPA, I like the dankness but as the beer warmed it got a bit too oniony for me, still good though. (722 characters)

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice DIPA offering, a sturdy sense of resinous hops.

Presentation: 16 oz tall boy can. Black and red Oskar Blues branded design over silver background. Small line about tall boy intent on top. Notes best by date as 03-20-12, and 8% Alc. by Vol. Served in an oversized tulip glass.

A - Clear deep amber pour, rich creamy head, good surface memory and retention, with sturdy lacing.

S - Deeply grassy nose, plenty of pine and resin, slight ganga…

T - …which permeates the palate over a sturdy malty backbone with plenty of caramel. Resin, pine, soft citric sense under the grassy flow, sweet malt pushing the taste up.

M - Medium/full body with medium soft carbonation, and a nice sticky flow as it finishes…

O - Very direct, but if one digs the straight resinous sense this is very pleasing.

Notes: Sure enough, this is for the hoppy palate, and it has a sturdy malty structure over the unforgiving resinous sense. I may prefer their Gordon, maybe even their Gubna on occasion. But this Columbus dry-hopping is quite solid. And in any event, for such a compact straight offering I feel it works, at least better than other recent similar offerings in pretense, and this is a real tall boy. So… (1,208 characters)

Photo of greenengineer
4.92/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

16 oz can into my Pretty Things pint glass
A - dark orange from the can, foamy head persists
S - I can smell the hops the instant I open the can, and it fills the room. Beautiful resiny hops fragrance.
T - Hop bomb, bitter and more bitter. This is my favorite style of beer, and this tastes wonderful.
M - lighter and not as sticky as say G'Knight.
O - I think I like G'night a bit better, but this is really good. (417 characters)

Photo of CloudStrife
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into snifter. Canned on 3-16-12 @ 9:45am.

A: Pours a clear ruby/copper with an even 2 finger head. Almost no visible carbonation. Head simmers to a film and laces the sides of the glass.

S: Heady smell of hops. Real fresh smelling. Sweet nectar malt. Grassy and citrus hops. Fermented fruit.

T: Starts of with some bittering hops a touch of alcohol and some grassyness. Then finishes off with more of a citrus hop. Lingers in your mouth between sips. Feels strong for 8%. Gets some black pepper spice as it warms up.

M: Medium to thick bodied, low carbonation. Feels a little syrupy and sticky. Resiny. Alcohol is there.

Overall another drinkable and enjoyable double IPA. I would prefer Gubna or G'Knight though. I like the tall cans and this beer smelled amazing. (786 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a tall boy can to a tulip glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: As expected, a super hoppy aroma, with a lot of citrus present as well.

T: Tasted of hops - a predictably huge amount - with citrus (grapefruit), malt, and a pine element thrown in, too. Exactly what a DIPA should taste like. Very tasty.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, bitter, finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a good example of a DIPA: Big, bold, robust, and flavorful. Very much drinkable. (569 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, dated 3/20, poured into a New Belgium globe

A- A clear ruby/amber color with a three finger off white head.

S- Hoppy, getting pine, resin, onion, some citrus.

T- Close to the smell, not any much onion, black pepper in the finish along with pine and resin. Nice toasted malt backbone.

S- Smooth, medium body.

O- A solid IIPA that I will definitely it up again. Really like the fact that it comes in tall boy cans. (428 characters)

Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A double hopped firkin at Al's.

A: The ale is a beautiful amber color, clearer than I'd expect a hand pump to be. A foamy head, close to a quarter finger, is dense on initial pump. As it recedes, the head leaves a thin band.

S: Plenty hoppy, rich with pine and citrus. The maltiness takes precedence, the firkin relaxing the hoppiness. That malt side, not nearly as prominent as G'Knight, keeps the hops flowing. Tropical hops pair with grasses and pepper in a big finish.

T: Even from a firkin, the hoppiness, amplified not once but TWICE!, owns the ale. Citrus and pine, with a focus on tropical fruits and grasses, are strong. They are leafy, as though I should be picking hop comes out of my teeth. Peppers and rind, a zestiness, comes out later in each sip, fuller with the strength of the ale evident. Rich maltiness is a good foil. Booziness becomes more evident as time goes by.

M: Rich and big, perhaps a little too big. The double hopping keeps the bite at the forefront - a good beer for a hophead. (1,013 characters)

Photo of Tucquan
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | 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. (1,009 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.11/5  rDev -22.6%
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! (318 characters)

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
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! (556 characters)

Photo of Huffaroma
4.94/5  rDev +22.9%
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. (389 characters)

Photo of OtherShoe2
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (556 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
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. (284 characters)

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
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! (343 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
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. (490 characters)

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
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. (2,070 characters)

Photo of musicforairports
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
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. (506 characters)

Photo of MacQ32
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice copper amber with a solid finger of dense creamy/tan colored head. Decent retention, excellent lacing!

S - A more explosive version of Dales Pale, very citrus dominant hops, grapefruit, maybe some peach. The hops smell delicious, kind of overpower any malt. A little bit of a resin/earthy aroma as well.

T - Mmmm bitter hoppy citrusy deliciousness, dry up front. Sweet slightly roasty caramel malts, some piney and peppery qualities as well. Very resinous, slightly bitter aftertaste lingers a good bit.

M - Medium bodied or so, pretty refreshing, appropriate carbonation, what you'd expect.

O - A delicious more bold Dales basically. Definitely prefer this because I like more punch in the mouth kinds of brews. (733 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the big tall boy can into a nonic pint glass.

A real super uniform head on this, creamy and off white with nicely forming microscopic bubbles. Body color is a gorgeous red amber, very clear too, but with some hazy towards the bottom. Real nice head, real nice color, great looking here.

Nose is real interesting. Earthy hop angle and large dank density. Mostly very tolerable, and a faint graham cracker comes out also with a real lingering sweetness. Neat digging this.

Real nice silky body, bringing some mellow sugars coming. Hop back end hits with some pine action, surprisingly not too bitter but some faint rind grapefruit also. Earth quality doesn't seem to come through in taste so much, nothing really dirty which is alright with me. Mouthfeel is rich and coating also everywhere, with a lingering malt presence nicely with the hop.

Overall real solid and a lot of fun to drink. Not blown away by it, but I really do enjoy it, great beer. (963 characters)

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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