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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

648 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

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Reviews: 648
Hads: 3,274
Avg: 4.02
pDev: 24.38%
Wants: 136
Gots: 467 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-16-2011

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 648 | Hads: 3,274
Photo of SomethingClever
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into shaker pint

A: deep amber color with great clarity laces the glass nicely good retention

S: faint hints of garlic and then lots of piney resinous hops with deep dark maltiness

T: huge amounts of resiny maltiness like drinking a Barleywine

M: medium to fuller mouthfeel slick on the tongue

O: I've had this beer before and don't remember the glaring similarities to Arrogant Bastard but this time it's wow. I'm digging this beer like a ditch love the taste love the rich maltiness and sharp resiny hops

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Photo of dmgeng
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I finally got this one after looking at it for the better part of a year.

A - Very nice light amber color. Very clear beer with big, rocky white head and incredibly strong lacing (like just tons of sticky lacing all the way up and down the glass).

S - Definitely hop forward aroma with citrus, orange peel, grapefruit hops mixing with some pine, dank, and resin tones. Some caramel and malt are second but still there. Coming in third is an ale yeast character that many of the Oskar Blues beers have.

T - Initially the sweet malt goes right with the grapefruit laden hops. The hops again have the orange, resin, and pine characters from the nose that is very good. In the middle there is caramel that tries to fight with the more abrasive hops. The finish has even more hops and that's where the resin and herbal hops really come through giving the beer enough bitter bite to overcome the candy like sweetness on the front. The ale yeast also provides a slight fruitiness and helps the hops give this full flavored beer a more well rounded profile.

M - Medium to full mouth-feel. Moderate carbonation. It finishes with quite a bit of body and some bite and is not one I could drink more than a couple before it's lights out.

Overall, I can definitely see where they got the name for this beer. Similar to Arrogant Bastard but more balanced and hop flavored it is a rich "D"IPA. It is very good with plenty of flavor, punch, and feel but not my favorite. I would recommend this if you like DIPAs or even if you are curious after trying Dale's Pale ale. This is really just a scaled up version with more everything.

Glass- Nonic Imperial Pint

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Photo of Stubbie1
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a amber color with an awesome off white head. Tightly packed and long lasting head that goes to the very end of the beer. Hops on the nose, fruity. Taste is a nice crisp bitterness up front with a tropical fruity finish on the end. Clean and crisp beer. The 8% is well hidden. Try it if you see it, worth the $$.

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Photo of Beric
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: Sampler at Gordon's Fine Wine and Liquors in Watham, MA
Served: 1 May 2015

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with an off-white head.

Smell: Huge hop notes, especially highlighting the citrus/piney end of the spectrum. Noticeable malt sweetness.

Taste: Pretty good IPA here- some nice malt sweetness and a sizeable helping of American hops thrown on the top. The hops are carried well by the malt backbone without being carried away.

Mouthfeel: A pinch thinner on the palate than what I was expecting.

Overall: A good beer, and one of the best I've sampled from Oskar Blues yet. Definitely tallboy worthy, though at 8% it could mess you up pretty quick.

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Photo of jthm
2.68/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The look is cloudy and the beer has good lacing. The smell is very musky/musty and is what i imagine the smell of a Tijuana hooker with fat thighs smells like when she spreads her legs. The taste could be great but it has an overwhelming metallic taste from the can, otherwise the quality would be compared to two hearted ale. If you love ipas this beer is worth a try just be sure to buy a single.

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Photo of Premo88
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. tall boy can poured into nonic
(2/2/15 born on date)

L: amber, a bit cloudy but clean and clear enough you can see through it, massive 1.5-inch head of beige foam that's super sticky; the foam has that marshmallow American craft thing happening, very clumpy and doesn't dissipate much; amber-orange color is nice; lacing and sticking are remarkable.

S: hops in this one and no mistaking; hops are piney, green and bitter on the nose, remarkably bright for an American hoppy brew going on three months old; grapefruit and a perfume-like floral quality

T: hops up front, relatively bitter but they smooth out and a caramel sweetness pops in ... mixed with the malt, the hops can taste a bit like tropical fruit, but the piney-green bitter note from the nose is also here in the taste

F: solid all around, a bit silky

O: a good American IPA that's pushing DIPA range with the 8% ABV, which is hidden but still very present; the beer works best for me up front in a session where the hops shine through more; for an AIPA, it doesn't follow quite as well as I'd like, the malt becoming a mushy mess of caramel sweetness. it's a good enough brew that it has me wanting to try some fresh Dale's, though it's not a brew I'll likely revisit.

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Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't really expect it to be so good. Would definitely seek out to some extent. Much better than some more expensive ipas out there.

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Photo of Dnayew
4.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The most complex nose of any IPA I've ever had. This beer is boozy almost like a double, and has an overwhelming amount of floral, pine and citrus hops. A must try for any hophead.

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Photo of Jeffsta1
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall a very nice, clean, competent IPA, borderline 2IPA. Nothing truly special here though.

Amber-orange color. Really nice looking head. Good persistence.

Smells like it tastes. Like it should.

Hops, hops, hops. Orange, apricot, pine resin. Hint of lemon, blood orange. Hops. Did I mention hops?

Nice mouthfeel. Moderately rich, just the right amount of carbonation for me.

Long finish.

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into nonic. Clear copper with two finger head that lingers and leaves lacing all the way down. Pine resin aroma with citrus and tropical fruits. Some dank notes and boozy bread too. Solid citrus hop bitterness on the tongue with good malt sweetness in support. Sticky but crisp mouthfeel with average carbonation and mediun-full body.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good but at this point it's pretty old because I failed to look at the can on date before purchase. That being said, I'll give it a fair shake. Pours a deep amber. Aroma is malt and caramel. Taste is malt heavy with a small amount of hops. Mouthfeel is medium tobthick. Overall a decent beer that I would love to try fresh.

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Photo of NickTheGreat
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L (4) - Nice, DEEP amber color. Big fluffy head on top. Almost too much.

S (3.75) - Not much aromas really, both hop or malt. Didn't smell bad by any means.

T (3.75) - Meh . . . You can tell theres a nice malty base beer to this. But more of that really weird, sharp, not-quote-alpha bitterness. Almost like earwax. I like high IBU IPAs and this is not that taste.

F (4) - Nice enough carb and fairly drinkable. No issues here.

O (3.75) - I don't know what it is about OB, but their beers are just off to me. I mean, I don't mind it, but I don't know if I like it as much as others.

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Photo of khargro2
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16oz Tallboy can.

Appearance is pale orange with 2 inch head. Lacy head remains.

Smells resiny, floral with high malt character.

Taste is a little off. Very heavy on the malt side. Not too unlike Dale's Pale Ale other than extra booze.

Feel lingers, very resiny, citrus characters.

This one is a little frustrating...I like Oskar Blues, but both Dale's Pale Ale and Deviant Dale's were dissapointing. This one drinks ok, but may land slightly above average for me.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint can poured into a nonic pint glass

A: Pours hazy deep orange amber with a creamy light tan head that settles and laces fairly well.

S: Dank, citrus and light tropical fruit, some pine, a bit of herbal spice, and a little caramel malt sweetness.

T: Citrus hops, grapefruit, light tangerine, a little tropical fruit, mango, some spicy herbal dankness, a touch of pine, all backed with caramel malt sweetness.

M: On the fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Very solid, very dank IPA.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L- Pours an amber-red color with a thick head that dissipates to a frothy head.
S- Great. much pine with a little citrus.
T- Heavy on the bitter pine, with much funky dank. Nothing that reaches out and slaps you.
F- Nice. Good balance.
O- Not bad, but was expecting a little more due to the fact of how much I enjoyed Dale's Pale Ale.

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Photo of mjurney
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Taste/Finish/Body:
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.

Overall:
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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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 648 ratings.