Deviant Dale's IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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657
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3,328
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4.02
pDev:
24.13%
 
 
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Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA
BEER INFO

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: 657 | Ratings: 3,328
Photo of robsee
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big resiny, dank IPA - very nice aroma and hop flavor. A bit too sweet for me and my enjoyment decreased as I drank more. This is not a beer that I'd enjoy more than one in a sitting.

One sentence summary: this beer is what Gubna should have been. This is a much more enjoyable beer and not a complete onion bomb.

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Photo of bstave
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into Dogfish Head tulip pint glass.

A- Pours a dark golden red with a 2 finger creamy head that formed nice lacing. Above average look.

S- Smell is big resiny hops. Slight oniony smell. I like it.

T- Taste is bitter up front with a nice malt backbone. The oniony taste is still there. These earthy and dank hops are great!

M- Mouth is clean. Leaves quite a bit of bitterness on the palate.

O- This is an above average DIPA. However at $4.59 a can, I am one and done. There are lots of DIPAs at a much better price point.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.08/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a nice burnt orange color with good carbonation and a nice white cap, lots of bubbles and lacing

S: Pine resin, orange peel, green hops, vegetables and a light oniony notes

T: Orange peel, coriander, vegetables and some onion witha sweet caramel notes and breadiness. A light hint of booze, a little slick, bitter hops mid body

M: Medium bodied, sweet and a bit sticky

O: Not to shabby but the oniony taste really gets to me and diminishes my ability to finish the tall boy can

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Photo of Reagan1984
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed two pints last night at Red Bones. The beer was good the BBQ blew!
Each pint had a finger of head that did fade fairly quickly. Beer was a bright orange amber color with good clarify. There was some lace, not a ton.
Very pine and resinous in the aroma. Thick and also hinting to some boozeyness to come.

Bracingly bitter and nice. The resinous nature here adds to the bite. There is a sweetness that comes from the resinous qualities and a nice fruity punch below the surface. I have to say that, since the showcase is a blast of pine hops that grabs your cheeks. As suspected, some abv detected here.

Almost sticky.

Decent little beer. Can says this is an American Style IPA, but it’s a DPA all the way. Big, bold and brash. That’s what they wanted and they got it. Worth a try.

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Photo of vobr0002
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- copper with a white head. Crystal clear.

S- sweet, grassy, dank. A little tropical fruit. Some light malt.

T- bready malt, with some citrus and grassy hop. Lots of hop flavor in there.

M- medium body with higher carbonation.

O- good beer definitely a funky one.

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Photo of TVolt1
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Great clear amber color with small amount of white head and small amount of lacing.

S:MM Love this smell! Great cascade smelling citrus hops. Smells like it was quadrupel hopped with citrus hops and that there is pellets floating in the beer! Just my type!

T: Great taste of citrus hops, grapfruit and oranges. Almost a little too much of a bittery finish but all in all, good taste.

M: Mouthfeel is light to medium and moderately carbonated.

O: Overall, this is a good beer. Maybe a little too heavy on the hops - never thought I'd say that by the way.

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

I am so happy. Hoptimum AND deviant in their fridge, life is good. 16 oz can! Poured a beautiful orange copper color with a one inch head. Lacing is very fine, highly detailed. Aroma is a sharp citrus and pine hop blast. Theres a bit of the GUBNA onion hops that gross me out. Thankfully just a hint. Flavor is hop juiciness. This is pleasantly VERY bitter, but the malt helps. Slight yeastiness that bready IPAS have. Alcohol isn't amazingly hidden here. Feel is oily with good carbonation. There is a lot going on here, tasty.

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Photo of JHamm
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 16 oz can into a pint glass

can dated 3-20-12 so damn fresh

Appearance: Nice, clean amber red with a golden hue. one inch head slowly dissipates into a slim layer with healthy lacing around the glass. carbonation bubbles through the middle.

Smell: strong grassy notes and sweet candy mixed in. not picking up the citrus like others but a sweet fruity smell is coming through. a slight tartness and funk comes through in the end. interesting...

Taste: grassy, resiny hops with the slightest sweet malt backbone in the middle. citrusy, fruity hops follow up in the end. definitely pick up some buttery characteristics as well as others have noted. hops hang on in the end with pine. several defined flavors at each stage that don't necessarily meld together but each take front row for a brief period.

Mouthfeel: bittering hops linger long after each sip. nothing too offensive for me but if you don't love hops I could see how this would be offputting. has a certain oily quality that hangs on

Overall: This is a really interesting beer. It's price point puts it out of my reach as a regular stay in my fridge but I'll definitely search it out again. The more I get into the glass the more I'm enjoying it. It would possibly be a bit better if the flavors melded together more but as it stands it's similar to eating a casserole an ingredient at a time.

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Photo of brewcrew76
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Fairly clear deep amber with foamy white head that coats the glass in sticky lace.

S - Resiny pine, tropical fruit and dank hop aroma. A little sweet malt comes through that mixed with the hops creates a Fruity Pebbles like aroma. Dank hops linger.

T - Very bitter with citrus rind pith and mouth coating hop resin. The bitterness seems to get stronger with every sip. Oily, green hops finally give way to grapefruit, tangerine and orange peel with notes of lemon rind. Dank mouth coating resins stick around until the next sip. Some sweet caramel malt is present but buried in the hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, slick with mouth coating hop resin.

D - Wonderful aroma. Not big fan of overly sweet or bitter ipa's. I think this would be phenomenal if the bitterness was toned down just a bit to not take away from the wonderful resiny hop flavors. Thought this might be a scaled up Dale's but doesn't taste anything like Dale's.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a glass. Beer shared by Michael, thanks. Beer is amber / orange and clear with a white head, moderate lacing, nice retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is awesome piny, hoppy, sweet, fruity, I really like the aroma.

Beer does not live up to the aroma, it is a little grassy and vegetal, oddly bitter and not very enjoyable. Not a repeat.

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Photo of TWStandley
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the tallboy into my Portsmouth Tulip.

Beautiful see-through amber color with a few finger off-white head. Beer is completely see-through with no sediment whatsoever. Similar in color to NN.

Smell is phenomenal. Very sweet/citrusy in the nose. Smells very refreshing. Can pick up a bit of pine and some alcohol notes as well.

Taste mimicks the smell spot on, though I wish it had a little more hop presence.

Mouthfeel - nothing notable.

Overall, this exceeded my expectations. A very good DIPA. I would have a tough time picking this or Torpedo.

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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of steve8robin
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Figured I'd grab this one and give it a go. Pint sized can...

A: A beautiful deep red color which is perfectly filtered for a clear brew with a 1/2 inch kaki colored head on top. Good.

S: I get some nice piney / citrus scents upfront. Some nice boozy characters in the middle with some more floral hop on the backend. Very good.

T: Starts with a sharp, slightly pungent hop flavor why stings the pallet with it's bite and makes way for some sweet malt hidden in the back. The hop character is slightly medicinal. The sharpness starts to fade towards the back and more of the malt begins to shine through in a subtle way. I had more hopes after smelling this. Not bad.

M: Medium body with a heavy carbonation. A dry hop finish. Decent.

O: All in all, after smelling this one, I was thinking it would go the way of Heady Topper, but no luck. The smell is way better than the taste. Not that it's a bad beer, but just not a great beer. Good to try if you like a really sharp hop bite.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured sixteen oz can into a 13 oz tulip, canned on March 22. Pours a clear reddish orange, with a one inch sticky white head with lots of lacing. Smell is pineapple, tangerine, hints of garlic, pine, and grapefruit. Taste is large tangerine, pine, garlic, and grapefruit, smooth in the beginning, with bitterness in the finish. Body medium large, with plenty of life, not overly dry, and very drinkable. This is a great beer, like its little brother.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 03/30/12 notes. Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one.

a - Pours a hazy golden yellow color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells very hoppy, full or pine hops, citrus hops, fruity malts, grapefruit, light tropical fruits. Very nice nose.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, light citrus hops, and light pine hops. Nice taste and I like it, but not nearly as hoppy as the nose and more malty.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. No real bitterness, pretty nice body.

o - Overall a pretty good beer. Very nice hoppy nose, though the taste is't as great. I think I prefer this to Gubna, but prefer Dale's Pale Ale to them both. Worth checking out though and would have it again.

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Photo of Mounty4Life
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Really reddish and sticky lacing not much head but sticky how I like em and can was kinda dented so? ??
Like a beer I brewed, alcohol hops and more hops!! Different though, acquired hop scent
Gets the hops straight to the brain, and dry hop aftertaste lingers. Never had before but excited tastebuds right away for my hop head!
Great tantalizing effect on tongue and somewhat drinkable for 8%
Would like to revisit on a first beer of night review for more exact tastes and more distinct smells but enjoyed thoroughly as first ipa of night!

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Photo of russwbeck
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is initially hazy, but settles to a clear brown with a
really bubbly thin white head that leaves no lacing. 4

The smell is really really hoppy. I was expecting a muted taste as Hopslam on cask really disappointed me. Grassy hops, so much so that it almost stings the nose. Huge hop profile, but I'm still picking up a scant amount of a malt backbone. 4

The taste has that typical cask feel to it, but thankfully a huge hop profile like in the aroma. The malts are more pervasive here, but the dry hopping has helped tremendously. So many hops it's like I'm chewing on them. 4.5

Mouthfeel is heavy with a low carbonation. Extremely drinkable, I had no trouble putting down a pint and wanted more. 4.5

$8 for the pint, which I didn't think was bad at all. Very, very good beer. Best Oskar Blues beer I've had. Just so many hops, but the cask lenses a nice balance. I recommend you track this down. 4.5

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Photo of IPALOVER
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oskar Blues has done it-- combined Dale's Pale Ale with Gubna (something I've been doing for the last year!) to create the PERFECT IPA!

As other reviewers have noted, this pours a beautiful amber color from the "Tall Boy" can, and a hint of foam remains on the beer until the last sip.

Taste is a well-balanced hops and malt yumminess! If you poured half of a Gubna and half of a Dale's Pale Ale into a pint glass, this is what you would get!

Thank you, Oskar Blues! This is my favorite IPA!

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Photo of MatthewWilde
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 can 2012

A: Clear pure orange with light internal carbonation and a small white foamy head

S: Heavy citrus, hops (obviously), tropical citrus fruits, even has a buttery quality to it, very faint traces of alcohol as well

T: Mirrors the nose, citrus, very heavy hops as with any imperial ipa, finishes with some buttery notes mixed with alcohol (pleasant, though)

M: Decently smooth, but a tad "rough around the edges," definitely has some weight in the mouth and a bit heavy on the palate, heavy hops aftertaste and a bit lingering

O: Great hop forward brew, pretty straight forward, could stand to be a little smoother

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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