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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

2,703 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,703
Reviews: 588
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 95
Gots: 222 | 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 Ego
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

eyes...
1 full fingers of head, soapy white crater moonscape goodness, lazy bubbles commute birth and keep the head from collapsing, orange, almost glowing, hue, lacing and legs are on par for the style, nice.

nose...
been awhile since I sniffed a hop bomb like this, grapefruit mixed with pine and ocean freshness, pretty much a one trick pony, but if you love hops...

taste etc...
waiting... hmm, I thought this would be a real nut buster of a hop bomb, it isn't... is that a bad thing? I'm not sure yet... (sips)
floral, kind of juciy/fruity hops seriously like juicy fruit gum (with the gum flavor sweetness also), some bitterness is ther but very subdued. The ABV is worked in nicely. This sips nice and smooth, really easy. This really drinks like a slightly kicked up IPA not the sometimes hammer drop DIPAs produced by many breweries to show you they can kill you with hop-ness. The more I have of this the more I like it.

verdict?
nice bitters linger but nothing mouth puckering, a very easy drinking DIPA that delivers in flavor and ABV.. so it is big but it fits in your mouth. (get your mind out of the gutter you whore)

music: HumanMeshDance - thesecretnumbertwelve

Ego, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of AmitC
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a snifter.

A very thick over two fingers thick tan colored head with excellent retention. Super awesome lacing left by the head. Very sticky. Amber color with some haze. Very calm and without any bubbles. Translucent.

Aroma is good to strong in strength. Fills the nose from some distance. Earthy and ground hops notes. Some herbal and citrus flavors as well. A nice mix of malt and hoppy smell. A little bit of flower here and there. No booze. Strength fades away slightly.

Taste is extremely well mixed up. The hops flavors are lasting, mix and display really well intertwined with malt. Moderate grapefruit, very slight resin touch. Bitter malty upfront, similar middle and bitter towards the end. Finish is moderately bitter.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. Low on carbonation. Well balanced with the necessary tilt towards the hops. No astringency for an IPA. Decent alcohol warmth that is just enough.

AmitC, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: caramel/light amber color. big tannish head that leaves a nice spotty lacing

Smell: heavy citrus, toasty breads. a mix between sweet malts and resiny hops.

Taste: Resiny citrus hops. Toast and sweet malts are strong as well. alcohol fills in a bit. very well balanced and more bitter than sweet

Mouthfeel: fairly creamy. lots of lingering bitter.

Overall: a great hoppy red. I think this one was a little old but it was just as good as i when i had it a few months back when it was fresher.

SportsandJorts, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Huh... what a well-made, if not unique, IPA from Oskar Blues. I mean, being a malt fanatic, they really allowed a bold yet smooth, plump yet balanced malt body and flavor to stand up against and compliment the requisite citrus-bomb hops.

A: orange and mostly clear, tall off-white (vaguely canary-tinged) head rises high on the pour, coats the glass with broad, sticky bands of lace

S: pungent-spicy citrus-y hops, mellow cookie-ish malt, sub-medium perfumy alcohol... pleasant, but generic

T: surprising showing of wafer-y malt surging up and settling quietly on the palate after each smack of orange/lemon-lime hops - really the fruit flavor is great and distinguishable like that... the bitterness has the proper force (backed by the push of warm booze) yet its bite is only a threat.... if the individual flavors weren't so generic for the style, the taste would be amazing considering how expertly they rendered the ingredients and process

M: again, great balance between its smooth, dextrinous yet swift body and the mellow bite of the hops - it all rolls over the tongue before disappearing 3/4 through.... alcohol certainly factors in - superb comforting warmth without any ounce of bite or burn

O: well done OB! I'll be open to having it again when I'm craving the hops

Bouleboubier, May 21, 2013
Photo of estlinska
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bought at Highland Liquor Store in Birmingham in May 2012. Poured into a shaker a deep copper color like a brand new penny that allowed lot of lustrous light through rather easily. Topped with 3cm or so of big, frothy, white head that laced the glass very nicely. The smell was very resinous like hemp oil and a freshly cut grapefruit. Taste was very bitter, full of pine hops and oily grapefruit and maybe sour apple as well. Finishes long and bitter, and the alcohol definitely sneaks through. Very good beer overall. I think they're onto something with these IPAs in the can.

estlinska, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Lothore
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours an cloudy, deep orangey hue with an off white head that fades quickly.

S- Deep malty notes, wheat, caramel, pine.

T- Huge malt up front with a grapefruit like bitterness on the back end. Bitterness lingers on the tongue.

M- Thick and resiny with medium carbonation.

D- This is a huge beer that coats the tongue and stays there. Not an everyday drinker but I enjoyed it.

Lothore, Aug 29, 2013
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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,703 ratings.