Deviant Dale's IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,915 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,915
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 108
Gots: 278 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 01-16-2011)
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Photo of vic21234
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a snifter. Canned on date reads 08/08/12.

A- Pours a nice and cloudy deep amber/ orange. A finger's worth of off-white head sticks around awhile.

S- This beer is very aromatic and smells fantastic. Very citrusy, including orange, grapefruit and mango. Some pine is in there as well, but not as apparent.

T- Nice bitterness from the hops up front; the citrus characters in the smell is not around in the taste for me. The hoppiness is big on the piney resin characters. Sweet malt finish also.

M- Medium bodied, well carbonated, dry finish, nice and bitter.

Great stuff, happy to see Oskar Blues distributing to my area now.

Photo of PeterIngemi
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @vicsboathouse in Salem ma, poured in an Oskar blues pint glass.

A- served a crisp coppery amber with a light white head, beautiful lacing, a crisp looking beer

S- smells delicious citrus hops, smells very fresh, I suppose this is from dry hoping, smells almost chewy, really beautiful hop aroma.

T- does not dissapointed the nose, piney, soapy and citrusy hops all play together in a very nice blend over a solid , but not overly sweet malt. Very very nice

M- dry and bitter, but well rounded at the same time, chewy medium body with medium carbonation.

O- an awesome brew, the way it was described to me, before it's release was a double dry hopped sales pale ale, and there is plenty of dry hopping here, one of my favorites from Oskar blues for sure!!

Photo of farrago
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Close to three fingers of deep eggshell white foam, good mix of bubble sizes with moderate dimpling and extremely strong head retention, the lacing in turn impressive with broad, ultra-sticky streaks covering the glass sides. The liquid is is a cloudy coppery red color which takes on a more orange to yellow haze further from the glass center, while opaque still hard to see any bubbles within. The scents positively leap out of the glass into your nose from a good ten inches away with outsized white grapefruit, lemon orange citrus, pine sap, cocoa powder and then tropical pineapple, papaya to nectarine, peach fruit, noticeable grass and pepper kick to it as well, softens into honey and molasses, not an incredibly complex experience but plenty of intensity and verve. Full-bodied, the carbonation is soft and downy which creates more sticky, clingy texture as well as length rather than cleansing freshness. The chocolate, cocoa and vanilla maltiness more pronounced, piles more sweetness onto the pine, honey, caramel, sweet tea and at times cola bean accents. Curiously the grapefruit, lemon citrus pulls back into the whole here albeit no wallflower. Same for the peach, apricot, nectarine, pineapple fruit, especially as it takes on a metallic, quinine like edge through the finish. Hides the alcoholic heat well, This is a “big boy” and arguably a double IPA in character. (Canned 9/6/12)

Photo of BeerNotes
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden amber color. Half-inch, off-white head that mostly maintains. Heavy lacing.

S: Strong hop presence. Fresh, citrus/pine aroma. Hints of earthiness underneath.

T: Light malt start with a strong hop finish. The hop character is like that of a double IPA — really biting, especially compared to the beginning — but proportionally smaller.

M: The carbonation is on the higher end of moderate. Great effervescence. The way an IPA should be.

O: A really solid IPA. Something that I could see myself drinking regularly, especially throughout the summer when sitting outside. I wouldn't put it in the elite IPA category, but really good nonetheless.

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love Oskar Blues' stuff, got a chance to try this one at a new, local bar in Baltimore as part of their 2 for $6 happy hour.. can't beat that. Great hoppy aroma, nice appearance in the glass with a fluffy, white head. Taste is definitely hop heavy, maybe a bit too much. If you like bitterness and in-your-face summit hops, this is the beer for you. Luckily, I do enjoy this and this beer was very drinkable and smooth, although a bit more balance would have made this a good beer to an excellent beer. Worthy of a try for sure.

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
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!

Photo of Mikey256
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This amazing dry hopped version of Dales Pale Ale really brings out the aroma and taste of the hops. Its aroma has scents of bitter orange and citrus and the taste has a powerful astringent sensation of pine reason with a bitter hoppy finish. They took a great beer, and made it even better. This is now in my top 5 favorite beers. I first had it on-tap in Lyons, but now they sell it in the can too.

Photo of Restival
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of ISmith87
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a TALL BOY! into a St. Louis Cardinals pint glass up to the rim with still a little bit in the can... I've never sat down and really slowed this beer down so I'm interested to see how it tastes when I'm really thinking about it.

Appearance - 4.5 - Really dark copper color, almost red in the pint glass. Thick film of off white bubbles on top sticks around.

Smell - 4.5 - Spicy, grapefruit, pine, garlic, onion.

Taste - 4.25 - Great tasting beer. Spicy garlic and onion but not overpowering, with strong grapefruit and pine to go with it. Actually pretty balanced with some bready/malty caramel in the background. Little bit of alc flavor but nothing too strong.

Mouthfeel - 4.25 - Light - medium mouthfeel like i'd say about pretty much any IPA. Little bit of alc flavor in there. After taste is some citrusy grapefruit type taste, with a little malt too.

Overall - 4.25 - Like the other Oscar Blues beers, it's awesome that this comes in a can, especially a tall boy! Brings me back to the days of Natty Light. It really is a great beer, but the price is what drags the overall score down for me. I just hate paying 12-13 bucks for a 4 pack of beer that's comparable to so many beers that cost 60% of what this costs. Oh well.

Photo of Act25
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dales is my daily go-to beer, and I am a fan of Oskar, so this review will be high.

The increased ABV and body over Dales turns up the sweetness, and mouth feel.
It's a tie with Dales they are two different brews, cousins, but depending on your mood each could be on top at a given moment.

A: Darker, more haze, more rocky head, like cotton candy, followed by even stickier lace. Near perfect.
S: Fruit, grass, wet leaves, herbs, hemp, pine, honey wrap around your senses as you sniff this.
Like smoking weed.
T: Follows the smell, a bit sweeter than Dales. A nice long flavor arc: all of the above, and a cleansing, tingly finish.
MF: Body, weight, all the above, and long long finish. Not a first of the night beer. A great last of the night beer. Super-charged balance of malt and hops.

A must try, I'd like to keep one always around.

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

It's a might fine looking beer that pours a fairly clear medium amber with a highlights of orange and red. An slightly assertive pour produces a finger of of long lasting off-white head.

Oh buddy this smells like hops candy with an intense hops aroma and a clean malt sweetness. The hops are thickly layered aromas citrus, pine, pineapple, mango and something else I can't name but I'm loving it. There is a light grass/herbaceous note in there as well. How is that at 8% no alcohol aroma can make it thought all the hops?

There is a huge bitterness and tons of hops flavor but the malt sweetness keeps the first sip from being overly aggressive; so it's got balance. The hops flavor has a lot of pine with tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and mango followed by some citrus. It has a fairly dry finish with a hops bitterness that just lasts and last.

This beer is smooth on the palate with a medium body, moderate carbonation and a slight creaminess. There is a light warming sensation from the alcohol not that I smell it or taste it.

Wow, an outstanding and potent hop bomb of an IPA; this could be in my top 5 IPAs. The high bitterness and flavor are slowing me down which is good because I hardly notice the alcohol in this one.

Photo of joeworrall
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

sipping on a tall boy... poured from the 16 oz. can into a tulip glass.

gorgeous amber color with a nice head that settled to a thin foam cap... lovely citrus/floral aroma and flavor to match. Not over carbonated, but very pleasant balance of hops and malt. I tried samples of all the Oskar Blues beers at Total Wine & More and was most impressed with this one, though it was a close decision between Deviant Dale's IPA and G'Night Imperial IPA. Typically I prefer imperials, but this is so nicely balanced, I couldn't resist.

it's not cheap, a four pack of 16 oz. cans is $13, but it's well crafted enough to be worth it.

Photo of Moose90
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned On: 12-03-12 @ 1:58 – "Sensory Overload"

A – Pours aggressively with a medium dark copper color with orange hues. Head is fluffy, off white and sticky, leads way to nice lacing down the inside of the glass.

S – Powerful hop aroma, big piney, resinous, big pine and hop esters dominate and smell awesome. Fresh pine needles, grapefruit and earthy fresh hops.

T – Sweet malts first, then big crisp piney and citrus hop profile continues to shine. Crisp and clean here with more sticky resinous hop goodness.

M – A little thick, perhaps a bit under-carbonated, but it leads way to a wonderful finish that further highlights the strong and unique hop profile.

O – Tremendous IPA, another strong offering from OB. This one isn't as overbearing as some of their brews, but it shows a tremendous hop profile, and has a good amount of malt to balance it all out without being too sweet or sticky.

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.

Photo of cbbram
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of stimulus
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Part of a six IPA tasting session.
Canned on 3/20/12. 4 pack.
Poured from a 16 oz can into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear amber/red with a one finger white head.
S: Dank [Columbus] hops fill up the glass and the surrounding area, leaving little room for much else.
T: Grapefruit and piney hops begin the assault, followed by sweet caramel and a lingering bitterness.
M: Sticky, medium-bodied, and moderately carbonated.
O: This is definitely targeted at hopheads, but the lingering bitterness is complimented well by the malt backbone that didn't show itself in the aroma, making it somewhat drinkable.

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oskar Blues Brewing Company - Deviant Dale's IPA

Been sampling this company's offerings this past week, I have so far been quite impressed!

Look - Pours hazy caramel and amber with a smaller soapy head. Great lacing.

Smell - Pleasant aroma of blended malts and savory piney and citrus hops.

Taste - Surprisingly creamy. Malts come in first followed by mostly piney and some citrus hops. Smooth on the way in and leaves dry and a little bitter hoppiness.

Mouthfeel - Unmistabable piney bitterness rests along the sides of the tongue with some leftover breadiness from the malt, almost chewy. Quite hearty throughout. Warming and a bit boozy but still pleasant here.

Overall - Sure feels like a DIPA here, surprised of the categorization as an AIPA that is this raw, but it might explain the breadiness versus a thinner, fruitier version of this brew. I would recommend!

Photo of Dsimenson
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16 oz can into a champaign flute. The ale has a lovely honey-golden color and an amazing turbid yeasty appearance. Nice head, good lacing. The aroma is deep, rich, and complex, hops, yeast, malt. The flavor is an amazing in-your-face complex mix of hops, malt, pine and grain. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. This is an outstanding IPA, one of my all-time favorites.

Photo of LukeD23
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dales big brother. drinking at Oscar blues restaurat done the road from the brewery

Pours a really hazy shined copper, with minimal head

The aroma is really dank with citrus and tropical fruits hiding in the background. A really neat arrangement of hops. Very west coast in feel, but still has a that solid balance of the Colorado ipas

Flavor is full of hops. It is almost like sucking on a hop cone, there is malt in the background but the hops are way upfront. I love this beer! I just asked and this beer was in the tank two weeks ago, which explains the huge hop flavor

Mouthfeel is full and pretty thick. Almost like a Sierra Nevada in mouthfeel, finishes dry but has a nice lingering dank hop flavor

Overall I can see why this beer wins medals. Over the top and really really hoppy.

Photo of Chris7482
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanE
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a tulip. Can date is 5/23/2012 (Yeah!) Pack it in, pack it out!

Another delicious offering from the trusty Oskar Blues. If you like malty, yet juicy west coast-type IPAs, this is for you. Full guarantee. I was a big time lover of G'Knight, but this beer might take its place.

A: From the can it pours a hazy, red amber. More amber then red, especially relative to G'Knight. A good 1/2" head lasts several minutes. The lacing is moderate. Over time it forms tiger strips around the glass. Point: This beer would make a baby salivate.

S: To me, it smelled like a pineapple flavored cotton candy at first. Over time the malt takes over but the pineapple persists. My smell isn't great, but there maybe some stone fruit in there too.

T: Delicious. Like other great Oskar beers you get a great balance of malt and hops. They have this down to a science. Diverse malt profile, diverse hop profile. All in all, this beer is delicious.

M: The carbonation cuts the sweetness very nicely. This is an easy tall boy to drink.

O: Stop reading and go buy it. Regularly.

Photo of Maddmartagan
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been looking out for this for a while. I grabbed some on a business trip the other day. Dale's Pale is one of my favorites so I was excited to get a whole of Double Dale's.

The deviant version has the familiar copper coloring of Dale's and just a little white, fluffy head.

When I cracked open the can, I was immediately met with resinous dank hoppylicious aroma.

The dankness was slightly more subdued in the taste due to a little malty sweetness shining through. While good, I would have liked that dankness to pop a little more.

This was a very good IPA/DIPA. I enjoyed it much more than Gubna and I'm glad OB is rocking this brew.

Photo of damndirtyape
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can (canned on 10/05/12) poured into a milkshake pilsner glass.

Appearance: Clear and bright copper-amber. Rocky persistent head, quite thick upon initial pouring, but at least 1/8" thick the whole way down the glass. Lots of lacing all over the place. Great looking beer.

Smell: Pine, grapefruit citrus, tropical fruits. Hoppy hoppy hoppy.

Taste: Resinous, grapefruit, mangos, other tropical fruits throughout. There is some malt sweetness under it all, but you cannot pull out what malt it is under all those hops. Let's just say it does a good job balancing against the hops. Bitter finish, with some lingering but not too long.

Mouthfeel: Nicely thick, smooth, but quite sticky on the teeth. Just right carbonation to counter those hop oils - they stick on the teeth, but they're not there all night.

Overall / Drinkability: Quite nice - very impressive and very hoppy, but not so bitter that it smacks you around and leaves you wanting to stop at one. This one is dangerous....I really want another but at 8% ABV I know better, and yet, it wouldn't take too much arm twisting for me to open another 16oz can at which point I know I'm doomed and laughing it off for the rest of the evening. So very drinkable. A great American IPA.

Photo of JTSbeerislife
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
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 pkkosmatka
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%

Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,915 ratings.