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Deviant Dale's IPA - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA

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2,304 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2304
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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Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

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

A: Pours a clear golden orange to copper in color with some very light visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall light beige head that reduces to an extremely thin film with some thin patches and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: The aroma is dominated by citrus and grapefruit hops with a lighter contribution from floral and pine/resin hops.

T: There is a very pleasant sweet malt backbone upfront. After that, this beer is all hops - primarily citrus and grapefruit but some some lighter hints of floral and pine. There is more than a passing amount of hop bitterness but it is not too aggressive. There is a nice complexity to the taste.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly coats the inside of your mouth and your tongue.

O: Amazingly great smell and taste to this beer with a wonderful complexity. I really enjoyed this beer but it is more of a sipping beer than a session beer. The hops are intense but I really like it.

Serving type: can

04-25-2012 02:18:48 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of dirtylou


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 beertunes


3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear coppery amber color with about an inch of off-white head that had very good retention and OK lacing.

The aroma had a lot of piney hops upfront, with some citrus notes in the background. The beer didn't really have much of malt scent in the nose. On the tongue, the story was pretty much the same, although some malt sweetness was apparent in the middle.

For a supposed hop-bomb, the beer was had a nicely balanced body, even and relatively smooth, with a nice flavorful finish that lingered just enough. Drinkability was very good for a big, hoppy beer, I could see having a couple. Overall, a pretty good beer, very nice but still, I think G'Knight is still my favorite OB brew. My biggest complaint with DD was the 16oz can. I much prefer the 12oz cans, I think it's a better serving size. Plus, I can hide a 12oz in my hand and use for a "walk-around" beer, which I can't with the tall boy. That aside, this beer is most certainly worth your time.

Serving type: can

04-14-2012 19:11:17 | More by beertunes
Photo of thagr81us

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to pmoney for sending me this one as an extra in a recent glassware trade! Served from can into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip. “Let’s sling a little mud, girl” on the lip of the can. Sounds like a line I would use in the bedroom back in college, but I digress… Poured a dark yellow-orange with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, floral, and floral hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, wild onion, floral, and floral hop. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The flavor on this one was pretty complex and hoppy while still maintaining a nice refreshing aspect. Unfortunately however, the aroma on this one was quite reserved and didn’t jump out at me. I really had to work hard to pick up on the aspects of the things there as it was slightly on the weak side. Another good canned brew from Oskar Blues. Can’t wait to see what they have coming up next.

Serving type: can

06-07-2012 11:40:30 | More by thagr81us
Photo of kylehay2004


4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: single finger head on a hazy crimson body. Excellent retention and lacing.

S: This is what a great DIPA smells like. This one is loaded with hops covering all hop aromas including floral, earthy, citrus.

T: more hops loaded in the flavor. Earthy, pine, grass and floral hop character. caramel malts manage to sneak in around the middle.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. fairly crisp.

Overall: Heavily hopped DIPA as it should be. Not too boozy, right amount of malt and bouquet of hop flavors/aromas.

Serving type: can

06-24-2012 22:46:42 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of OWSLEY069


3.1/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clean orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, a small hop but a bit lacking. In the taste, mellow hops and a small hop presence. A small alcohol bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry small citrus and alcohol like aftertaste. Actually kind of lame, small hps and more boozy, eh!

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 17:40:25 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of Cyberkedi


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

Strong, hoppy aroma has a firm underpinning of sour citrus, equal parts grapefruit and orange. It pours a clear coppery amber with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent ivory head. Flavor is not just hoppy, but downright evergreen with a grapefruit undertone, rather bitter but not fiercely so. Texture has firm body and a good amount of fizz. Pack this one in!

Serving type: can

06-17-2012 20:14:53 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of avalon07

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a tall boy can to a tulip glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: As expected, a super hoppy aroma, with a lot of citrus present as well.

T: Tasted of hops - a predictably huge amount - with citrus (grapefruit), malt, and a pine element thrown in, too. Exactly what a DIPA should taste like. Very tasty.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, bitter, finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a good example of a DIPA: Big, bold, robust, and flavorful. Very much drinkable.

Serving type: can

04-01-2012 12:10:10 | More by avalon07
Photo of Bitterbill


4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draught at the local Old Chicago, served in a 10oz cylinder glass, $3.25.

It's a very good looking brew when poured, a nice slightly hazy medium gold colour with about an inch of foam and it leaves some nice lacing after every sip.

It smells very hoppy; I get pine and grapefruit but also some light caramel malt.

The taste is of pine, grapefruit, quite bitter. A few more sips in and I can taste the malty backbone...caramel sweetness but to my palate, the hops and their bitterness rules. It finishes very bitter and dry.

On the high end of medium bodied with ample carbonation, the mouthfeel is really good. The drinkability is also quite good; before I knew it, I was ordering my 3rd glass.

I haven't seen the cans in town but I *suspect* that if I did, I'd store some away and see if the malt grows. I think I'd like that.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2012 23:12:16 | More by Bitterbill
Photo of largadeer


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

Canned on 3/30/12.

Appearance: Clear amber body topped by a dense eggshell colored 2 finger head.

Smell: Pretty dank - pineapple, onions and marijuana. Is this another summit hopped beer? These guys really like this hop profile. It's enjoyable to me, but I can see why it's polarizing. There's a touch of sweetness that comes in the form of candied grapefruit.

Palate: Follows the nose - quite a bit of pineapple and grapefruit up front, with undertones of weed, onions and resin. The body is medium-light, and bitterness is intense. Bready malt appears mid-palate. Alcohol is noticeable in the finish, just slightly. Surprising for an 8% beer, but it doesn't detract much.

Overall: A good, solid DIPA. The tallboys make it all the more enjoyable. Recommended for people that enjoy dank, oniony hop profiles.

Serving type: can

05-13-2012 21:48:25 | More by largadeer
Photo of GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a tall boy into a true pint, the beer is a ruby-copper coloring with a tall, frothy, yellowish head on the start that quickly settles into a half inch of bubbly foam. Aromas of wet, resiny, fresh hops throughout the nose, with cedar and subtle caramel highlights. Flavors are resiny and bitter hops on the forward tongue, with a subtle tart and tangy citrus blending that is slightly outbalanced. Roasting to the caramel, but any malt profile is quickly swallowed up by the hops presence. Very rich and resiny, this transitions to a bitter and slightly astringent hops aftertaste. The finish is slick and drying. Solid beer for the hop heads of the world. Very tasty.

Serving type: can

04-12-2012 00:20:58 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of bluejacket74


3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can, canned on 10/05/12. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear burnt orange color with about an inch and a half frothy white head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like citrusy (pineapple, tropical fruit, grapefruit) and pine hops, and some caramel malt. It tastes mostly like pine hops, along with some citrusy hops and bready and caramel malt. There's a nice lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating and creamy with low/moderate carbonation. It's a solid brew, but it's pricey at $12.99 a 4 pack.

Serving type: can

10-27-2012 23:48:46 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of DrDemento456


3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally found a fair price on this $3.50 for a 16oz can.

A - Looks like a decent DIPA. A deep copper brown with a opaque colored head. Looks sticky.

S - Smells of dank hops but milder than expected.

T - Not sure where everyone is getting any "bitter" finish but all I got was a mildly hopped balanced DIPA. Nothing that would knock my socks off as the score implies in fact maybe more caramel and sweet malts than I wanted.

M - Medium bodied it does hide the ABV well.

Overall kind of on the fence with this one. It was a good beer worth at least an above average score but for the price I can think of way better DIPA's despite of them not being in a pounder can.

Serving type: can

04-15-2012 14:31:55 | More by DrDemento456
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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Canned 9th April 2012 by the Hoptometrist and consumed 21st May 2012.

Pouring a crystal clear dark amber with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this is a great looking DIPA. The nose is pretty solid. Big, dank, resiny with weed, candied grapefruit and a little bit of onion jam, this smells great. I typically don't care for onions in beer, but this time around, especially when coupled with the citrus notes, the sweet, caramelized onion note works. A mild malt presence is noted as well. The Summit hops, however, really take over as it warms up.

The palate opens pretty bitter, nicely so, with pine resins, grapefruit zest and a comparatively lower amount of onion than on the nose. There is a moderate weed-like dankness to the palate as well. Thanks to its youth, this beer doesn't taste too sweet, despite the mild caramel flavor present. Drying and bitter on the finish, this particular aspect is a little disappointing in that it's not really resiny enough, and does feel a little watery at times too. Alcohol is noticeable, but is pleasant. Pretty solid stuff, I'd drink this again with no hesitation.

Serving type: can

05-22-2012 02:54:14 | More by DefenCorps
Photo of gford217


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

16oz tallboy.

Pours a light clear amber with a thin creamy white head. Really nice sticky lacing along the sides.

Aroma is dank with tons of thick resinous floral hops and some pithy white grapefruit. There is a light caramel malt character hiding behind the big herbal resin domination.

The taste is more of the same. The initial blast is of bitter, juicy grapefruit and pineapple, but the part that just sticks to the tongue is the dank, resinous hops. I'd almost call it spicy, and it's seriously bitter.

Medium bodied and sticky, sticky, sticky....and bitter.

I definitely enjoyed this one, but I just can't see myself having much more than a single can. It's just so massively bitter and resinous. Tasty if not seriously drinkable.

Serving type: can

03-02-2012 03:05:16 | More by gford217
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3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aggressive pour yields a thin bone white head, but maintains that foam for all sixteen ounces. Tarnished bronze and copper color with pretty good bubbling.

Resiny, grapefruit and blood orange rinds. Earthy as well. Toasty caramelized biscuit crust underneath hoppy aromas. Smells like the hop to malt ratio is 75% to 25%.

Resiny pine and toasted, caramelized orange zest. Orangey, toasted biscuit covered in orange peel marmalade. Bitter from start to finish, with a long lingering citric zest bitterness after the swallow. The alcohol adds just a little extra, bitter heat, but not much. The abv% is well incorporated.

The palate is a chewy, chalky dry, hop resin. Strong body.

A good IPA to sip on once in awhile, but nothing exceptional.

Serving type: can

02-23-2013 12:21:41 | More by scruffwhor
Photo of tone77


3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a beige color with a 1 inch head. Smell is citrus and very hoppy. Taste is hops up front, very bitter, citrus kicking in later, more bitterness, alcohol is well hidden. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall should satisfy any hop head.

Serving type: can

05-09-2012 20:56:43 | More by tone77
Photo of bark


4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The colour is brown-orange-gold (15 EBC), the liquid is clear with some chill-haze. The two-finger head is compact and off-white. Good retention. It leaves lots of lacing, too.

The (almost dense) smell is hoppy and sweet with lots of citric candy and some resin. Grape fruits, lemon peels and tangerines. It is smooth without any harshness.

The taste is bitter-sweet with distinct notes of citric fruits (grape fruits, bitter oranges, lemons, limes) and pine needles and -resin. It is bitter, oh yes but without any sharp or harsh flavours. Full body. The focus in the aftertaste is more on the clean bitterness than the fruits, but the balance is intact. The finish adds some smooth alcohol and hints of minerals.

The carbonation is quite smooth with lots of small bubbles. The liquid is smooth and a bit thick.

A solid IPA with lots of juicy citric fruits.

Serving type: can

05-13-2013 18:57:49 | More by bark
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: lightly hazy golden hue with a light effervescence and a touch of haze. Head is two fingers of frothy ivory foam. Not bad!

Smell: rich aroma of citrusy hops with additional light notes of funk and resin. A nice blend reminiscent of a West Coast DIPA.

Taste: big, sweet malt with plenty of bitterness on the back end. Hops are citrusy and slightly funky: a good blend for this style. Maybe not completely original, but I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium to medium-thick body with a good creaminess despite the low level of effervescence. Good!

Overall: this is a tasty DIPA that I would gladly drink again. Perhaps not 100% original in concept, but well executed and flavorful.

Serving type: can

03-24-2012 00:51:59 | More by flagmantho
Photo of LiquidAmber


4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a healthy three finger light brown head with good retention and great lacing. Looks nice. Great aroma of pineapple and citrus hops, light fruit. A mild hop body supports the complexly flavored dominant hops. Strong pineapple, pine, citrus and other tropical fruit flavors. Creamy body adds to the overall positive impression. This is well integrated and balanced with great aroma and interesting flavors. A great IPA.

Serving type: can

06-30-2012 03:57:51 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of nickfl


4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Two fingers of off-white foam on top of a slightly hazy, golden-brown body. The head settles fairly slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - Notes of caramel and toffee with a pungent aroma of pine, grapefruit, and sweaty hops.

T - Sweet, thick malt up front with notes of toffee and pine. Some orange, grapefruit and more pine hop character in the middle. Finishes with more sweet toffee as well as pine and sweetened grapefruit with moderate bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly sweet finish.

D - The hop aroma is the standout aspect of this brew, it is pungent and more than capable of standing up to the heavy malt. The flavor is much of the same, but the malt sweetness manages to dominate a little more here and is almost to the point of being cloying towards the end of the can. It reminds me a bit of Hopslam, but with a slightly weaker hop flavor profile.

Serving type: can

06-07-2012 06:39:10 | More by nickfl
Photo of johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a huge yellow white head that takes forever to recede and gets some stick on with the sides of the glass. Citrus and pine aromas waft towards my nose almost immediately after the can goes crack. Resinous pine and green onion dominates the aroma with quite a dankness that I could sniff all day dude. There's a sweet caramel and bread malt base in there, but it's so far down the rabbit hole that its hard to find. The flavor holds a bit more malt than the aroma suggested with a solid sweet caramel and simple syrup flavor up front. Pine, grapefruit, resin, green onion, and garlic flavored hops abound in the flavor but always provide a smooth bitterness. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet syrupy resinous mouthfeel. Very flavorful beer with a lot going on here. Its a touch on the sweet side for my personal tastes, but I could drink this.

Serving type: can

11-17-2012 02:52:40 | More by johnnnniee
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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very good, but not one of my favs from them. Served at a good temperature with a large, foamy, light tan to cream colored head that slowly settles and plenty of lace. Color is a clear orange honey ambewith a few bubble trails. Aroma is hops, malt, used leather, musty, and musky. Flavor's much like nose with hop bitterness really standing out, a little malt sweetness, some carbonic tang. Body is good and full but the bitterness makes it a bit rough, carbonation is good. Finish is like flavor and body and lasts a long time. Nice to try, but for me, one and done.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2012 19:57:53 | More by drpimento
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South Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery in Brevard NC.
Pour was deep amber with excellent clarity. White head was not large but had decent retention and left good lacing.
Aroma: sweet; herbal; fruity
Flavor: very hop forward but with well controlled bitterness (i.e., moderately bitter). More grapefruit than grapefruit rind in the finish. Plenty of caramel malts for balance.

Feel: very slightly harsh, but admirably so for a very hoppy 8% ABV ale.

O: Recommended IPA, especially if high hop aroma and flavor is sought without extreme bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2013 21:45:20 | More by chinchill
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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1237th Review on BA
Can to Parra Tulip
16oz Tallboy

Canned 3/30/12
Purchased from El Cerrito for $3.50

App- The color of some dirty copper with oranges, golds and yellows mixed in. A gigantic 3 finger head that fell semi quickly.
Great stick and cling down the glass.

Smell- I think I found the 1st one thats malty, hoppy and citrus balanced all at the same time. A bit large on the nose with thick citrus and sweet malts and some pungent hops.

Taste- You have had this profile before. Its that large old orange fruit mixed with malt and some hops blended behind it but this one tastes just a bit better. Not the greatest DIPA but I see where they are going.

Mouth- This is a medium almost thick bodied beer with a low-medium carbonation and a ton of residual malts and ripe damp fruits. Solid flavors and blended and layered well.

Drink- Only qualm I have is drinking this too quickly. Needs to be cold because allowed to warm it breaks down a bit and loses something in the feel and aroma

Serving type: can

04-27-2012 03:37:30 | More by FosterJM
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 2,304 ratings.