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Deviant Dale's IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA

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2,309 Ratings
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Ratings: 2309
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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 01-16-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can (Canned On 02-24-12) into a snifter glass.

A strong pour yields a 2 1/2-finger off white head that slowly recedes to a thin, clumpy dusting and thick foam ring. The body is a translucent reddish amber with a small amount of slow-rising carbonation bubbles. Great lacing can be seen clinging to the glass between sips but very little manages to last.

The nose is filled with a great mix of pine and citrus hops aromas. A strong tangerine scent is almost overpowered by all of pine. The malt aromas are nearly nonexistant compared to all the strength of the hops aromas.

Each sip starts out just like the nose witb strong flavors of orange-like citrus, a heap of pine needles, and just a bit of caramel malt. Swallowing the beer releases more pine flavors that slowly mellow to a decent piney bitterness.

The medium body let's the flavors really stick to the palate while still remaining surprisingly smooth and drinkable. The carbonation is almost unnoticeable until the swallow, where this beer suddenly becomes rather crisp.

Serving type: can

03-19-2012 03:47:14 | More by output01x
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Yellow and copper pour, lots of clarity, soft eggshell white head on it, 1/3" in depth.

Beautiful hop aroma, instantly knew this would be slightly polarizing, its just one of those pungent hop aromas that won't be popular with many. But for myself, I loved it, a mix of Columbus, Simcoe and Summit would seem to be what I was picking up, and how lovely green bud hop fresh herbish it escaped from the pint glass (at Papago).

Carbonation just right for this hop profile, this big hop profile. More and more waves of green hop lusciousness. I really liked it because it wasn't all sweet and sticky with the caramel that a lot of brews are (some good, some bad). Also, the bitterness was very minimal despite the amount of hopping that was evident. Very dry finish.

A very good showcase of hops. Can't wait to pop my can of this as soon as we get some decent disc weather.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2012 02:29:45 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick, creamy tan head into a snifter that left nice lacing and sheeting until about 2/3 of the way through. very thin ring towards the end. beer billows nicely. the body was a bright and clear copper.
s - big piney hops with some floral hops coming through. nice caramel malt backbone. some spicy hops come through in the finish.
t - resiny, piney, lip-smacking hops.
m - creamy and smooth, just about spot on for a DIPA.
o - another stellar beer from oskar blues. love this in 16oz cans too.

Serving type: can

03-18-2012 20:28:28 | More by GPHarris
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3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 2/24/12.

Pours a clear copper color with a 1 inch puffy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A latticework of small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of herbal and vegetal hops. There is a slight onion/garlic aroma but nothing like Gubna. Taste is of herbal and vegetal hops with a slight malt presence. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good IPA but the vegetal hop aromas and flavors aren't my cup of tea.

Serving type: can

03-17-2012 03:55:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep copper red with a nice white foamy lace.

S - Deep resinous piney flavors here. The smell is wet, dank and dark.

T - Bitter hop flavors take over immediately. There is some sweet caramel flavors and a touch of fruity hops. But you would miss them if you were not paying attention. Slightly sweet.

M - Heavy and clunky. This is where it loses it for me. Becomes less drinkable than others in it's class.

O - A pretty solid offering from Oskar. I love the trend towards tall boy cans. This one will appeal to those that are looking for tongue numbing bitterness. But it lacks the balancing juicy fruit hop flavors that make the best DIPAs stand out. Worth trying.

Serving type: can

03-17-2012 03:08:38 | More by staggerlee024
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3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tallboy can into snifter

Appearance: Pours a very clear amber color with a big frothy head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: dank, in a great way, faint pineapple. Very refreshing.

Taste: Bitter from start to finish, some citrus, but in a lemon/orange peel kind of way. Warm alcohol in the finish. Don't love the bitter/dirt-like aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with dry finish.

Overall: This is a very good beer, but too bitter and w/ a lousy aftertaste. A bit disappointed in this one.

Serving type: can

03-16-2012 03:48:54 | More by buffs9
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New York

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

32 ounce growler filled for $9 and change at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY

Pours near clear, medium amber, under a solid and staying lite tan head, that leaves more then decent sheeting and lace of all sorts.

Nose reveals notes of fruity and resiny hops

Tasty and enjoyable DIPA, hops not super bright or biting as much as I would like. But this is a hoppy, and quite bold and flavorful brew, with notes of dark bready malts and smooth fruity and moderatly spiced up hops. Other have mentioned an alcohol bite, but I'm feeling no such thing.

Nice DIPA. DIPA and IPA seem to be taking over the beer world. A local growler spot has about 8 quality IPA's currently available...I'm not compaining...bring on more and more quality DIPAs!

Hope to be able to enjoy cans of this one...cans coming to the east coast??

Serving type: growler

03-16-2012 02:06:05 | More by Billolick
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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz CAN, single from bottleworks

march madness

appearance: served in an odell imperial pint, rich burnt-orange body, sticky beige head with strong retention

smell: pine resin, grapefruit rind, grassy, rich sticky caramel

taste: really nice stuff - sticky and sweet, candied sugar, grapefruit rind, thick pine resin, lush red fruit, caramel, spice

mouthfeel: big-bodied, robust flavor profile. The body is a little heavy for the style imo

overall: tasty stuff, as expected from ole oskar

Serving type: can

03-15-2012 23:46:50 | More by dirtylou
Photo of HopHeadRyan


4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, awesome brew!

Had on tap at Pinnochio's in Media, PA...

A - Caramel amber nearly clear color...nice 1/2 inch head...with nice lacing...

S - Beautiful dank cannabis and pine resin...awesome fragrance...might have been even fuller at a slightly lower temp...but awesome none the less...can't wait to sip...

T - Delicious herbal tobacco, some citrus, pine resin, and over the top bitterness that lingers and makes you want more...very very tasty brew!

Overall - Went down very easy considering he ABV...excellently crafted DIPA...can't wait to try from a can...awesome brew...if you see it on draft o in a can DRINK IT!!!!


Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2012 19:20:26 | More by HopHeadRyan
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's alot of fresh dank DIPA out there with this and Hoptimum pretty widely available. Pours a beautiful, pale copper color with a bright khaki nicely formed head. Fine lacing left bedhind between sips, I can't believe a DIPA like this comes out of a can. Aroma has a bit of garlic/onion notes going on with some earthy pine resin, minimal citrus pith but basically intense hops. A bit of caramel based breadiness in the nose as well, but it's hard to tell with an explosion of hops. Flavor is eqaully as hoppy with a nice riding malt sweetness, caramel base with flowing levels of hop bitterness and flavor. A nice citrus earthy pine resin ride of hops, that hides the booze nicely. Sweetness is kind of obsurd but it definitely balances out the hop bitterness. The only thing that starts to arise is the onion/garlic hop flavor that I don't really care for. Mouthfeel is a bit cloying big hop oils with some residual sugars noted in this one, carbonation moderate body is full. Overall enjoyable hop nose, a bit muted hop flavors with ample bitterness an 8% DIPA in a 16 ounce can if a do the math right that could equal: DRUNK.

Serving type: can

03-14-2012 15:55:57 | More by WVbeergeek
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-nice amber with a thin creamy head

S-very aromatic. great grassy hops. slightly stale smelling.

T-comes in with a slightly sweet taste of stale weeds and herbs and hops. its a very bitter taste that sticks. a unique blend for an IPA. has a bitter matching after-taste

M-bitter medium dry carbonation with a dry finish

O-i was so excited to finally try something different from oskar blues. i wanted to drink this out of the can but i couldn't bring myself to do it, since it was my first tasting. its a really good IPA, not something i'd mind having again. actually i wouldn't mind having a few of these. as far as oskar blues beers go, i'd say its one of my least favorite though

Serving type: can

03-13-2012 15:41:15 | More by AdamBear
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2.33/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Canned 24FEB12

Pours amber with a little off white soapy head. Smells of weed, onion, catty with some musk. Really a masculine, if you will, nose. REsiny, grapefruit, onion again, really surprised at how I can taste the alcohol through this hop onslaught. Really a ton of hops here and a good dose of sweet malts. There is a body odor flavor on the hop profile and I am okay with it, but not really digging the flavor much. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a wet finish. This is a big beer certainly, but a little too far into the resin, onion, veggie, B.O. profiles for me. Probably the first big miss I've had from Oskar Blues.

Serving type: can

03-12-2012 15:56:12 | More by harrymel
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Canned on 2/24/12. Enjoyed on 3/10/12.

Appearance: Mildly hazy amber color. One finger of frothy foam diminished after a couple of minutes in my tulip. Sticky lacing.

Smell: Holy cow, this really does smell like some ganja. Super resiny pine hop aroma jumps out of the glass.

Taste: More balanced than the nose with a clear pine hop profile. A little bit of bready malt flavor relieves the palate of the hops, and then the beer finishes with moderate bitterness. Alcohol is noticeable on the way down.

Mouthfeel: Fairly heavy with adequate carbonation. Alcohol taste detracts a bit as well.

Overall: A tad too much alcohol present, and heavy. Despite those negatives, a dank and piney DIPA that is flavorful.

Serving type: can

03-11-2012 04:36:28 | More by mfavoino
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4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First off, first review, but not first beer. I am an IPA lover, I pretty much only buy IPA's. I live near the brewery and I don't really prefer regular Dale's. I am gonna go to the Tasty Weasel tap room tho to seek this bad boy out on nitro hopefully.

Bottom line, I love this beer! My olfactory screening of IPA's is different than most. To me, IPA's, especially imperials, should smell like weed. Ya, that's right, I gotta believe Snoop would approve of this brew. I love Avery's Maharajah, Stone's Ruination, and Green Flash's IIPA, and this ranks high. I am eating it with fish and chips and hope I can get a 4 pack on the way home.

8% ABV is great. Though not the biggest in size, size ain't everything, and this has a very good tongue if you like big IPA's.

Serving type: can

03-11-2012 01:48:44 | More by Heavy_G
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New York

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

thanks mike, very much appreciated! enjoyed out of an urthel oversized tulip. canned 2/24!

a - cracked the can and filled my glass. poured a transparent orange amber with the expected frothy ipa head with chunky lacing. very faint visible carbonation could be seen in the glass, but mostly lifeless.

s - nice well balanced hop profile with an angle toward the piny resinous hop smell, but balanced and tamed back a bit. smells really nice.

t - oh very nice. very resinous and piny. finishes with a thick trail off of bitterness that fades fast.

m - thick and filling. heavy. a bit syrupy. carbonation is there, but not prickly. finishes a bit bitter

o - overall, started off really digging this and thinking i found my new local go-to ipa (esp since they actually date the cans), but in the end, it is a bit on the thick/syrupy side. the hop profile is nice and sticky and follows through on the flavor, but in the end, ipas are pretty competitive style and this one is pretty good...not great or amazing, pretty good. i'd be happy to have this again. thanks oskar blues...appreciate it.

Serving type: can

03-11-2012 00:22:12 | More by cosmicevan
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3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a golden copper amber color with good head retention and lots of sticky lacing. The nose is prototypical (somewhat malty) DIPA, with considerable citrus, tropical fruit and pine. The mango and pineapple really come on strong in this one, as does the pine. The flavor profile is more of the same, though I'm a bit dismayed by the noticeable alcohol on the finish in this one. The flavor profile is actually pretty attractive, and I like the amount of bitterness I'm getting, but the all too noticeable alcohol is a definite detraction. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a long, bitter, fairly hot finish.

While this beer isn't terrible, I just thought the alcohol was way too noticeable, especially for a beer with only 8% abv.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2012 21:27:03 | More by johnmichaelsen
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3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deviant Dale's pours a copper-orange, with a billowy, white head that eventually settles down to provide thick lace. A BIG hoppy nose is bursting through the can, hints of citrus and grapefruit can be attributed to the use of Columbus hops in dry-hopping, with slight whiffs of bready malt and pine peaking through from time to time. Piney hop flavors are exceptionally well-balanced by sweet, bready malt flavors. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, this brew weighs in at 8%, but hides it well. A GREAT addition to the "canarchy" that is Oskar Blues.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2012 03:44:15 | More by phishsihq
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4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz Growler @ Beverage World. Served at around 45F.

Pours very slightly hazy amber with a nice three finger off-white head that leaves some pretty rings of clumpy drippy lacing and holds a real nice cap.

Aroma is really dank, a lot of sticky weed, resinous hops, a lot of pine and citrus rind, some pineapple, and maybe some onions. There may be some caramel malt there too but is overshadowed by the hops. Excellent strength. Really nice, complex and potent aroma.

Flavor is a lot of resinous hops, pine and citrus rind, bready malt and caramel in the middle offering light sweetness, finishes with strong bitterness and a bit of alcohol. Pretty tasty but lacking a bit of the complexity and oomph found in the aroma.

Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied, sticky and oily with good carbonation.

Dale’s Evil Brother? Or probably more like Dale’s and Gubna’s love child. A serious hop assault, somewhere between an IPA and DIPA. Super dank and resinous. The aroma on this is just ridiculous...

Serving type: growler

03-10-2012 03:35:18 | More by elgiacomo
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2.95/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

11 ounce pour - $8.75 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Served a clear, copper body with a teeny, tiny white ring.

Smell: Pushes big notes of bread and booze with less than ingratiating hop notes of resins, headache powder, and pith.

Taste: Pale malts dialed up towards a sugary breadiness. A drizzle of pine sap dosed with aspirin tablets and the pith of lemons and grapefruit. Moderate bitterness. Has an expectedly bitter finish with a bit more alcohol-soaked bread with continued resins and pith into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: Can I just have a Dale's Pale instead? Oooh, or a Gordon?? If anybody wants the last couple ounces of this, then knock yourselves out.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2012 15:01:57 | More by ChainGangGuy
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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A crystal clear light copper with a finger's width tan colored head that laces the glass. Gotta give props for the Widespread references on the top of the can.

S: Sweet toasted malts with a strong pine resin hop aroma.

T: Continues from the aroma....a nice solid toasted malt base on which is a very resiny, oily pine hop. The bitterness is there, but it is helped a little by the sweetness from the malt. There is a floral hop and fruit in the finish that comes through the hop oil bitterness.

M: Heavier than average with oily hop and a bitter finish.

O: A pretty good IPA for the hop heads. There's definitely no holding back on the hops.

Serving type: can

03-09-2012 01:25:35 | More by Kromes
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West Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 16 oz can

Appearance - Yellow/golden tan, trace of brown. Nice creamy 2 inch head and sticky lacing.

Smell - Hops galore, pine, grapefruit, dank weed, pale malts, suagrs, orange, lemon, very floral.

Taste - Straight up piney hops with some sweet malt backbone. Lots of floral fruits, added sugars along with some sweet fruits like orange and mango. There is a touch of alcohol burn near the finish. There is a presence of malty dales pale ale in there to give it that dank, bittery yeasty like flavor.

Mouthfeel - Tounge gets nailed with hops at first. After a few drinks, mouth adjusts and malts come out more noticible. Palette gets the hop kick along with pale malts, sugars and a little alcohol bite. Aftertaste is dank hops, pale malts, dry and a little bitter.

Overall - if you like dales pale ale, but want more hops this is for you. Its sweet, yet bitter and easy to enjoy. Lots of hops but a nice balance of malts and sugars make this a great beer. Hopheads will enjoy, as will pale ale fans looking for something more extreme.

Serving type: can

03-08-2012 23:23:37 | More by wvsabbath
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2.83/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Clear red-amber color, good head. I knew after the first whiff of this beer that it did not have a hop profile I was going to like. It smelled sort of like summit hops or maybe columbus adn made me instantly think of pepper and onions. It reminded me a lot of Gubna and Green Flash Imperial IPA. Flavor followed suit, added a chewy maltiness and was no good. I'm sorry I didn't like Gubna and I don;t like this at all. I'll stick to Gordon, Dale's Pale, and Mama's.

Serving type: can

03-08-2012 01:58:23 | More by ArrogantB
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4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Well if you want an IPA with a bit, here ya go. This is super hoppy with a great aroma, which if it had a bit more malt would get a 5.

The hop profile here seems to me to be more dominated by a pine/grass characteristic, less so with citrus/grapefruit...although this is present, too. This is an aggressive beer. It wants to bite you tongue, like a kinky prom date who hasn't been French-kissed since her dad taught her.

Leave dry. Malt really doesn't stand a chance, although this one isn't as resin-y as some DIPAs. It's clean. neat. Goes down quickly, which opposes that prom date.

Good beer for hop heads

Serving type: can

03-07-2012 07:20:54 | More by Mebuzzard
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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served out of a 16oz can.

A: Pours a nice dark amber with a fluffy two finger white head.
S: Straight up Dank ... smells like nice BC bud with a followed with a sweet mango.
T: nice early bitterness follow by a sweet mango flavour with a light bitter aftertaste.
M: Lighter in body than I want it to be with the flavours it is bringing my way.
O: I could see myself drinking this as a regular IPA. Enough said.

Serving type: can

03-07-2012 01:01:48 | More by randylangford
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4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured dark copper. One finger white head disappeared in to film of bubbles on top of the beer. Left sticky bubbles on the side of the glass.

Dank, resinous hops. Some floral and citrus notes. Toffee sweetness and roasted malts.

Very malty. A little smokey. Earthy and grassy hops. Finishes with sweet grapefruit. The hoppiness was there, but it seemed a little subdued.

Medium body with a medium level of carbonation. Very clean finish with a bit of bitterness that lingers.

Very nice and very smooth. Again, the hoppiness wasn't as much as I expected, but still a very awesome brew.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2012 19:15:50 | More by jeremy13586
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,309 ratings.