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Deviant Dale's IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA

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2,313 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2313
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 2,313 | Reviews: 574 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of TheFizzinator


4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a delicious light brown reddish color, lots of head into my Bells goblet. My nose is picking up a smidgen of honey with some peach notes. The smell is alluring and very heavy hitting. The taste is a hop smack to the face with a nice sustained bitterness throughout mixed with the floral tendencies. moutfeel is a medium/heavy carbonation with a lightweight body giving it a unique feeling as it goes down.

Not a world beating IPA, but I definitely enjoyed it. It's for the true hop heads the like the bitterness bite in their beer.

Serving type: can

02-24-2014 22:50:16 | More by TheFizzinator
Photo of tjsdomer2


4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: I wish there was much more foam, as there is very little to speak of. Foam is also scare, but the hazy, orange, unfiltered color is outstanding.

Smell: Honey and peaches with a strong pine finish.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Initially there is sour lemon and pine. A strong flavor of apricots and honey also resonates throughout. Mouthfeel is a tad thin, but with decent crispness.

Overall Drinkability: Not as good as the original, but still tasty and quite strong.

Serving type: can

02-24-2014 00:41:42 | More by tjsdomer2
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3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz : SN IPA Glass

Pours a beautiful hazy, coppery golden red with a thick, foamy off white head.

Big resiny, citric, grapefruit hops. With a solid, but unobtrusive caramel malt backbone.

Medium+ body, lightly syrupy, oily mouthfeel.

A very well done IPA. Big hop character, with a large malt backbone as well.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 09:09:59 | More by vkv822
Photo of Yeroc


4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - poured from a 16 ounce can into a 20 ounce "nonic" glass. Nice copper color with beautiful 2 finger head.

Smell - beautiful aroma. Fruity almost sweet smell but picking up on some floral and citrus. Again, great aroma.

Taste - a little different than aroma. Front of the tongue and top of the mouth hops. Picking up some mango perhaps along with some floral taste yet.

Mouthfeel - good mouthfeel with a medium body. Pretty smooth with a slight, very slight, dry finish.

Overall - don't let the can fool you. This is a good brew. Not in my top 10 but certainly a serviceable brew that I can see purchasing again.

Serving type: can

02-15-2014 00:40:07 | More by Yeroc
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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apricot-orange brew with a big foamy head that recedes slowly with ample lacing. Smells delicious. Apricots, citrus, mango. Tropical. Taste has notes of pine resin, ruby red grapefruit pith, a bit floral. Moderate bitterness but with an ample malt backbone. It's tasty and juicy, but where did those tropical notes go? Medium body with creamy mouthfeel. Holds together well and leaves the palate wet and quenched.

Serving type: can

02-13-2014 04:05:18 | More by JackieTH
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4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Dark gold color with a large white head thats leaves a lace
S-hops with a citrus mixture aroma
T-the citrus flavor and hops hit at first that goes to a deep hop aftertaste that stays with you
M-medium body and medium carbonation
O-This was an outstanding beer that I feel I could drink all night

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 02:57:06 | More by a0lbudman
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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Syrupy, translucent red-orange with a foamy, slightly tan head.

S: Lots of orange, some lemon, some grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, in a very tropical nose.

T: Lots of pine, some citrus, mainly orange, floral hops that really go up toward the nose from the back of the throat.

M: Medium-light bodied, kind of frothy, but smooth.

O: Taste was a bit of a letdown, as the nose was tropical, and the taste was lacking in that respect.

Serving type: can

02-06-2014 01:01:06 | More by BierJager89
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Huge frothy light amber head. The color was what I look for , a deep copper-orange.

S. The aroma of pine cones is dominant

T. Nicely balanced hops and malt and alcohol.
Citrusy, bitter, with the flavors of the smell.
As it became room temp. the flavors turned to high hopiness, piney resins, and malt sweetness

M. Nice resinous, flavors of pine, citrus, and again the malt sweetness.

O. Overall this beer belongs alongside all Oskar Blues great beers !! KILLS DUDE

Serving type: can

02-05-2014 07:38:59 | More by nycbeerfreak
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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Pint.

Appearance: Clear, light amber with moderate white head and nice lacing.

Smell: Citrusy, with both orange and grapefruit. Some toasted and caramel malts. Somewhat sweet aroma.

Taste: Malts are evident at first, somewhat on the sweet side, with caramel and toasted malts. Very citrusy hops, but not too much bitterness.

Feel: Moderate carbonation with a fairly smooth and creamy body. However, the finish is not quite dry enough for my preferences, but is not a major distraction.

Overall: Comes across as a somewhat typical IPA but one on the sweeter side of the spectrum. Still quite delicious.

Serving type: can

02-04-2014 04:00:20 | More by bsp77
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3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oskar Blues Deviant Dale IPA

Appearance: Poured into the glass, gorgeous thick, full, fluffy head topped this murky caramel brew. Sad there's not more clarity, and the head retention was kind of a let down.

Smell: Definitely an IPA. Nice sweet malt balanced with the citrus and pine I have come to expect from a good IPA. But the scent seems as though it has been restrained somehow.

Taste&Mouthfeel: Oh wow! Super amazing taste! From the appearance and smell I never would have thought I could rate the taste so highly! Nice full body, with the slightly sweet malt to the forefront of the taste. On the middle of the tongue hints the tropical fruits, apricot, peach, lemon zest, and pine from the hops- this beer is ever so refreshing and delicious! Great carbonation, balance, and overall taste.

Overall: Worth every penny, truly a great IPA to sit and enjoy!

Serving type: can

02-01-2014 03:49:41 | More by ToriBug13
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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark amber with a fair amount of off-white head. A somewhat solid layer retains, leaving good lacing.

S: Sweet grassy floral hops, with light grain.

T: Lightly sweet, with a nice underlying floral sweet note throughout. It becomes a touch more bitter as the hops come out through the middle and to the finish, but remains a sweet note underneath.

M: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

Overall, quite a nice IPA, and nice to have it in a can.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 03:25:56 | More by seand
Photo of ThePaleRider


4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very dark orange, almost red. Poured a two finger, light khaki, head. Lots of big bubbles and the head faded pretty quickly leaving a nice ring of lace.

S - Lots of orange and lemon. Very citrusy and pretty aroma. Smells like it's going to be very smooth and not have a lot of hop bite.

T - Just as I suspected, very smooth. Not an astringent hop flavor, but the hops make themselves very present. Very drinkable for an 8% IPA.

M - Decent carbonation and a sweet aftertaste that lingers. Very pleasant.

O - One of the best IPA's I've had in a while. Great showing from a great brewer.

Serving type: can

01-23-2014 02:26:19 | More by ThePaleRider
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

473ml Can from the Brewdog Online Shop:
Light caramel amber with some orange and a 0.5cm, bubbly white head that stays pretty decent for such a strong beer, leaving some nice lacing too.

Plenty pine hops and tropical fruits on top of a caramel base that hints at some vanilla too. The smell is great with plenty of strength and fruity mix of grapefruit, pineapple and citrus, some floral notes & a subtle hint of alcohol as well.

Tropical fruits but with the caramel and sweet malts coming more to the forefront in the taste. There is a great caramel flavour mixed together with the grapefruit and pineapple I mentioned earlier on the nose. Subtle alcohol & the citrus & pine hops feature heavily.

Smooth, sweet and quite rich with a smooth and medium body that features some stickiness in places. There is some hints of alcohol but the beer is frighteningly easy to drink.

Almost perfect and very probably the best beer I've ever tried (thankfully it has at least limited UK distribution into the bargain). Phenomenal with an amazing taste. I'll be picking this up again the next time I see it anywhere.

Serving type: can

01-21-2014 12:40:03 | More by flyingpig
Photo of ONUMello


3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can dated 10/8/13 poured into a pint glass
A: Clear orange color with a lingering 1.5-finger head
S: Bold pine hops, citrus and a hint of malty notes
T: Again hop-forward, mostly pine but a bit of grapefruit. The midpalate is also hoppy but adds malt which is a big obtrusive. Usually I like malt to balance the hops but here it just tries too hard so gets in the way
M: I love the smoothness that the lingering head adds, something not seen nearly often enough these days. The rest of the beer is medium-bodied, fairly crisp other than the malt-slam in the middle. Long finish
O: I like the regular Dale's at least as much though this is also a welcome addition to the lineup

Serving type: can

01-16-2014 03:10:33 | More by ONUMello
Photo of Russ_Guill


4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 16 oz can.

Pours golden amber and very clear. Light carbonation with minimal head.

Lacing is incredible.

Amazing aroma.

Malty presence with balanced hop flavor and bitterness, but the bitterness does linger in the finish. Perhaps a little grassy in the end, but still very enjoyable.

Serving type: can

01-15-2014 00:43:50 | More by Russ_Guill
Photo of Celtics17


3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I like this beer, but it was a bit to malty, and caramel sweet for me. Resin taste didn't sit well for me. Not my kind of IPA, wasn't pleased. On the other hand, I could taste the complexity of this beer.

A- The look was a dark orange look. Lacing was good, head was gone quickly.

S- Pine, sweet, but bitter aroma.

T- Pine, bitter, sweetness of mild tropical fruit. Very pine driven.

Serving type: can

01-12-2014 08:14:24 | More by Celtics17
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.

Serving type: can

01-05-2014 13:44:22 | More by SportsandJorts
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New York

3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours in a dark amber orange color with a fluffy head.

The aroma has dank pine, orange, grapefruit citrus with some sweet caramel malt.

The flavor follows with that grapefruit and orange in the front, onto a sweet caramel malt that gives the beer a nice body. Lots of sweetness in there and well balanced. A big dank pine, earthy bitterness on the finish.

Reminds me a bit of Sixpoint Resin.

Serving type: can

01-02-2014 06:53:47 | More by dar482
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine/tulip/snifter

A - Really nice deep translucent copper, two finger off white head and some very sugary lacing

S - Sugary, FRUITY, lots of dry flowers, BOOZEY, sweet pine sap, wet wood, very strange funk, HOPS, sweet malts and more sugar and booze

T - Trix/fruity pebbles cereal, huge sugary/hoppy booze note, burnt grains, pineapple, mango, clementine, banana bread yeast, a hint of mint, all around bitterness and something I can't quite get my taste buds on

M - Full body, weird balance, nice complexity, huge acidity and a very funky/sweet/hop/booze finish

D/O - Not quite what I expected, tasty but funky, sexy but awkward, refreshing but filling. One of the more strange but awesome IPA/APA 's I have had. I want to throw back a 4 pack and see how I feel. If you like adventures, crack one open

Final thoughts - $16 a 4 pack is silly, loving the 8% abv. Worth a go (or two) for sure

Serving type: can

12-30-2013 06:54:36 | More by whatthehull
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4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow, a nice surprise out of the can. Opaque golden orange appearance in the glass, albeit minimal head and quickly dissipating lacing, notwithstanding ample tiny bubbles. Great smell of pine, grapefruit, pineapple resin on the nose. Very sweet, floral, tropical, orange zest fruit on the front end if the palate, with smooth and evenly balanced malt nuance throughout the finish. Reminds me a little of Ballast Point Sculpin, which I really like. Similar profiles. Will gladly buy this one many times over. An excellent top tier DIPA, in my book.

Serving type: can

12-25-2013 01:11:38 | More by JohnParadee
Photo of AwYeh


3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Can dated October 8, 2013, poured into snifter.

A: Nice golden-amber color that's just a bit fuzzy. Foamy finger of head, lacing coats the glass on the beer's way down.

S: Big pine, citrus, grapefruit aromas; you can tell this one's sticky from how dense they are. Bready malt backbone.

T: Hops and malts seem pretty balanced on this one; reminds me of a lot of "imperial reds" that I've had (excepting G'Knight actually, which I think is much more flavorful than this). Pine/citrus hops seem to really come out on the finish, which actually might be more intense than most of what comes before it.

M: Medium-bodied, a little creamy, sticky while still drying up on the finish. Good stuff.

O: This is a solid beer even if it's not one of my favorites by Oskar Blues, but if OB is a mainstay in your fridge, it might be nice to alternate this in every once in a while.

Serving type: can

12-15-2013 04:31:57 | More by AwYeh
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5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I took a 4 pack of these 16oz monsters. at 8% to my Brother In Laws on Sunday. We we drank the 4 pack between us pouring one can at a time into a 8 oz glass, and enjoy. Great Beer
Was $12.49 for the 4 pack at HEB in Cedar Park, a bit expensive for a can of beer but was a great can of Beer.

Serving type: can

12-10-2013 00:37:17 | More by cbeach53
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.

Serving type: can

12-07-2013 01:58:34 | More by Dsimenson
Photo of BeerAdvocate


3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #66 (July 2012):

LOOK: Faintly hazed, orange amber, killer lacing

SMELL: Hop forward, slightly dank, passion fruit, caramel, floral, orange oil, leafy, bready

TASTE: Very hoppy, semi-pungent, slightly spicy, leafy, bitter middle, biscuity, grapefruit rind, black tea, hemp seeds, estery, warming, bitter, drying finish

Bam! Hops front to back, very intense. Tallboy can presence is a plus for us, so thankfully it delivered—not that we were worried. Very well done. Sip to sip, it becomes more drinkable. A lot of talk about this beer, and it certainly lives up to the hype.

Serving type: can

11-27-2013 23:04:43 | More by BeerAdvocate
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4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the big pint can a clean amber with a huge head. Gorgeous, frilly, and detailed lace, too.

Nose is crisp citrus and floral hops goodness. Yum.

Tastes just as delicious as it smells -- all citrus and pine hops up front alongside a subtle but effective malt background. The finish here is a tad bitter, but that's not a bad thing. Tastes nice and fresh, and this one goes down damned easily, especially for the large 8% ABV.


Serving type: can

11-24-2013 15:47:33 | More by secondtooth
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