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Deviant Dale's IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 01-16-2011

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Reviews: 660 | Ratings: 3,340
Photo of mjurney
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Burnt amber color, chill haze. Lots of small bubbles rising. Thick frothy head.

Citrus, resiny, herbal, sweet bread, caramel, a bit fruity.

Hop bitterness up front, citrus, resiny, herbal, leafy. Deep malt backbone, sweet bread, caramel, toffee, a little buttery. Finish is bitter-sweet, a bit dry. Body is medium, very slick, oily, smooth, refreshing and a bit crisp.

It's a very good American IPA.

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Photo of FFreak
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a tall tulip glass. A beautiful clear amber color with a huge frothy head that slowly dissipates and leaves some lace. Smell is piney and dank with a little floral herbs. Reminds me of Cannabis. Taste is nicely balanced between big sweet malt, dank floral hoppiness, and bracing bitterness. Mouth feel is a bit thick, nicely carbed, and slightly oily. Overall, a good AIPA.

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Photo of nate_nate_nate
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Part of my beer ratings go as such: "Would I drink it again tomorrow?" For Deviant Dale's I say tomorrow and every day after. Seriously tho, it's what an IPA should be: crisp, refreshing, soothingly bitter, better w/ each sip.

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Photo of Redsox4life123
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a strong ipa it went down like a session beer. Aroma-some piney notes, orange peel, grapefruit, some onion/garlic bitterness. Taste was a real surprise. Great mild beer. Citrus after taste. No bitterness at all.

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Photo of datalager
4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not much surprising to offer. You know what a strong IPA is like. The characteristics are all here. Simply speaking, I had this on tap, it's one of the best IPA's I've had to date. Very good beer.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned 12/03
Drank 12/25

Clear amber body and a long lasting lacy off white head.

Pine, dank, herbal, citrus, seems a little Summity with onion and garlic. Slight caramel malt base comes through.

Medium bodied and bittered. Smooth and carbonation is on point.

Solid IPA and a little different than most I'm used to as it lacks a lot of the fruitiness.

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Photo of mntlover
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a chill hazed amber color with a big cream colored head that falls slowly and leaves some nice sheet lace down the glass.

Aroma is ripe tropical fruits, sprinkles of pine needles,light floral notes. Good hop presence on bready malt base.

Taste is big hop bite, dank hops lots of citrus rind bitterness, with pine notes mingled through out. Good bitterness on this one even though its not fresh. Malt base is just enough to hold the hops.

Mouthfeel is a big medium with carbonation that is lightly peppy.

Overall a pretty descent IPA, big hoppy brew with a good a good kick.

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Photo of jooler
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very very bitter. I don't know if it's the malts or what. It's pretty harsh. It's like a crappier stone ipa

Edit: great smell. Hoppy initial taste but not much going on. There is no balance at all

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Photo of DaverCS
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tall boy into a pint glass. Good 2 finger head. Nice lacing. Dark, amber colored brew.

Smell is primarily hop florelness. Not really citrusy at all. Dry biscuity smell.

Taste is interesting. No where near classic west coast IPA at all. Good carbonation up front. Non-descript but well balanced up-front. Major hop florelness with a tiny bit of lemon. The hop is primarily bitter. I get a bit of funk at the end... Not a skunkiness, but more of a onion sharpness or a fermented food flavor. It's a weird IPA. I guess the draw is the hop style... Not very refreshing... It's a hoppy beer, not a citrusy beer.

Not my favorite IPA. If you like citrusy IPA's stay away. ABV hidden well. I could see it paired with offal, like liver and onions. I give it a 82/100.

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Photo of Das_Reh
4.72/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a chilled tall-boy into a tulip

A = Coppery orange, nice 2 finger creamy-orange head, thick lacing up the side of the glass.

S = Rich, full nose of citrus and pine, tropical fruits and sweet malt.

T = Big juicy pine and orange hop bite, intense bitterness that leaves you craving more. There is some nice sweetness from the caramel malts to balance it out, and there are notes of sweet citrus, grapefruit, and tropical fruits, perhaps mango or papaya. Alcohol is undetectable.

F = Slick, wet and oily, goes down like water.

O = A deliciously potent IPA, one that I highly recommend.

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Photo of --Dom--
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

This is a great beer. Period. If you're thinking about getting it... do it. I feel torn between this and G'Night. They are very evenly matched. I appreciate the pint can. One of these guys after work and you're good to go. If I could always find it at $10 a 4, I'd make it a regular.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep golden brown in color with lots of minuscule sediment suspended within the body. Brussels lacing. There's easily a bit over an inch of tightly packed beige foam on top. Nice aroma of herbal hops and light malt is present. The flavor is moderately pungent herbal hops and delicate light malt. The body is a touch chewy and moderately carbonated.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -0.5%

A: medium amber and clear, with a few fingers of tan head above

S: caramel malts and piney hops, brighter notes of citric pith, flowers, and chewy grains

T: dank hop action with pine resin and dark citrus, chewy, caramelized grains underscore

M: medium body, ample carbonation, smoothly bittering, slight chew

O: a really nice IPA right on the cusp of being a double - runs darker in color than the typical IPA, but retains a crisp profile of hops with a slightly toasty malt profile for balance

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Photo of jared_M
2.24/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I did not enjoy this beer at all. The bitterness is incredibly unpleasant, and contributes to a horrible flavor. I got a four pack, would not buy it again. I ended up giving the last one away because the beer was so bad...

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Photo of FLima
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Darker amber color with a thick beige two finger head with good retention and leaving laces.
Somewhat malty aroma with notes of bread, mild grapefruit and grass, and caramels. I was expecting it to be more intense and citrusy.
Flavor with predominant notes of caramel malt, lots of spices and herbal and earthy hops, pineapple foam from juice, citrusy more toward peel rather than fruit, pine and tea leaves. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Medium towards full body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 8% is well hidden.
A bitter IPA on a maltier body, this felt more of a DIPA to me. I hope had more of the citrus character of their APA, which is a reference to me. That said it is still well crafted.

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Photo of sourd
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

*brewed in may 2013...slightly vintage

(poured into a belgian tulip) literally the exact same color as copper. if you spilled this on a copper top bar, it would be invisible save for the thick creamy head

sharp/sweet smelling...a pleasant leafy smell

tropical pine

creamy head dominates at first then steamrolled with dank hoppyness in this sublime mind meld between proteins and alpha acids

maybe its the can, but these oskar blues ipas age marvelously. one of the beauties of the can is getting an actual aged hop flavor...not an oxidized hop flavor. i have enjoyed gubna and deviant in both an extremely fresh way, and well past the conventional ipa freshness period, and thoroughly enjoyed both incantations

i would rate this a definite buy!

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Photo of kkleu357
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark cloudy burnt orange color. Poured with a decent head leaving a good lacing while dissipating. Lots of citrus aroma from this one. An undertone of earthyness in the aroma. Very fruity flavors. Nice and bitter. Lots of grapefruit and maybe some pineapple taste. Yummy!

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Photo of hoppytobehere
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz tallboy canned on 8/25/14. Exactly a month old.

A: Red body, wasn't expecting that. Nice frothy 2 finger head with excellent retention.

S: Mellow hop nose, with noticeable malt.

T: Good pine, citrus flavors from the hops. Hardly any bitterness. Solid malt backbone.

F: Outstanding. Soft. Creamy.

O: Solid IPA, just a little pricey. Won't be dying to buy another 4-pack soon.

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Photo of Samp01
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an dark orange with a large lasting beige head, mild lacing. Aroma of caramel malt earthy pine hops, citrus and orange peel esters. Taste same as aroma with some sweet mild marmalade flavor, malty and mild bitterness. Palate is a medium body, smooth, has a nice combination of sweet and bitterness. The finish is a combination caramel malt, orange and marmalade flavors with some earthy pine hops for balance. Brew goes down easy. Overall a very well made and nicely balance brew.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz, canned on 05/12/2014, I've had this before and wasn't crazy over it, but I decided it needed another try.
A 4.5 - frothy, off-white head stands tall atop an amber-copper colored body
S 4 - piny, bready, earthy, grapefruit pith, caramel
T 3.75 - big, bold, bitter flavors with bready malt, loads of piny hops, grapefruit zest and pith, a bit of orange zest, tea leaf, earthy and herbal hops blend in with the bitterness as well
M 3.5 - fuller side of medium for body, bitter and dry finish
O 3.75 - better than I remember, but still not one I'll buy regularly.

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Photo of Sam-VW
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

A - deep orange with a medium white head. Great retention

S - caramel, toffee, strawberry, grapefruit

T - tropical fruit and citrus to start, lots of bitter pine on the finish

M - smooth and starts sweet, finishes dry

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Photo of jellikit
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

A: deep orange. Almost auburn. Thin off white head. Great, thin lacing of small bubbles.

S: sweet. Caramel.

T: sweet caramel malty syrup. Followed by pine tar. Alcohol notes.

M: medium high carbonation. Medium to big body. Sweet. Slightly thick.

O: pretty ok imperial IPA. Needs more aroma. Very drinkable.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: clear; bronze in color; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a thick cap; very nice lacing;

S: pungent - can smell it from several feet away; it sounds weird, but I got a lot of strawberry, with orange, grapefruit and pineapple behind it; maybe a touch of dank pine; not getting any malt;

T: pine and tropical fruit up front; mid-palate is tart pineapple that fades somewhat at the finish; moderate bitterness at the end that lasts a long time; hides the alcohol really well;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish; sticky;

O: complex aromas and flavor; really enjoyable to drink;

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Photo of fscottkey
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Born on date : 4/24/14 - Enjoyed 7/27/14

A: Honey colored with 1 finger of white head. The head settles relatively quickly. The can includes a very obvious, and readable, born on date on the bottom!

S: Piney and floral. There are mild hints of citrus. As it warmed I got more grassy smells.

T: Sweet on the front of the tongue. The finish is piney and grassy with just a hint of bitter.

M: Smooth and easy to drink. The carbonation is low.

O: Great overall beer. All of the parts play well together. Only a slight hint of the 8% ABV. This beer is complex and has lots of flavors going on. Also the bitterness is kept in check - which I like.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 1/20/2014. Aged mostly due to me not getting to it very quickly.
Very clear with a strong hop aroma with a mix of hop oil, citrus and pine all in a bold presentation and a strong shot of malt. Crystal clear copper and big off-white head with a rocky settling.
Bold flavors too with a more balanced hop malt goings on. Hop oil is pushing it to almost DIPA levels and distaste but backs off before hits it. Firm moderate shot of bitterness lingers nicely on a longish finish. Not quite as distinct hop flavors with a more mashed mixed, but still good.
Solid moderate feel and bubbled up right.
Big enough to drink a tad slower and bold enough to help that happen. Good but not great. Probably a bit better as a winter beer.

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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.