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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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2,862 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,862
Reviews: 594
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 107
Gots: 266 | FT: 4
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)
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Photo of Jamison85
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Jamison85, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

MaseFace, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of derkfromwi
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

derkfromwi, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of PicoPapa
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz Tallboy canned on 04-09-12 "Your Hoptometrist." Pours a semi translucent reddish amber color with a half inch of head. Lots of lacing. Aromas of pine, tropical fruits, resin, and onions. Flavor is piney and resinous hops with some onion. Decent amount of malt flavor. Piney, resinous hop finish. Maybe a bit floral. Nice balance of bitterness and malts. This beer was limited to 1 can per customer. Its not worth that sort of trouble but it is a good Imperial Ipa. Certainly tastes like a combination of Dale's Pale Ale and Gubna. Worth having again.

PicoPapa, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of Lawnboy33
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Lawnboy33, May 10, 2012
Photo of TasteTester
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

TasteTester, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Etan
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a pint can into a Libbey tall tulip.

A: Pours a clear, light red with a soft off-white head. Head sticks around for a good long while, leaving some decent lacing.

S: Dank, oniony, somewhat citric hops dominate the nose. Reeks of sour marijuana, black pepper, raw onion, light orange, a bit of cinnamon. Every time I bring the glass up for another sip the aroma hits me like a truck. Loving this so far.

T: Follows the nose with a blast of bitter hops. Acrid pine needle and pepper, a hint of spiced orange. A huge wave of bitterness follows, along with some subtle malts playing support. Earthy bitterness lingers in the finish, with the alcohol coming out as the beer warms.

M: Creamy, nice body.

O: "Deviant" is a great descriptor of the hop profile on this beer. This stuff is just dirty.

Etan, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
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

AdamBear, Mar 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

deadliest, Nov 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

sharpski, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of RickS95
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really a stunner. Has the nice, cloudy orange color. The head forms in a cascading fashion and is as thick as you'd like. Amazing retention. Huge meringue like craters and valleys. Large and small bubbles with an almost crusty lace.

The scent is a combination of English malt and Pacific Northwestern hops, citrus and pine standing front and center. A bit of orange rind rounds out the smell.

One of the best IPAs I've had. Lots of citrus in the taste, enough malt so you don't ceviche your tongue, and plenty of pine so the flavor never fades.

Yes, it's bitter, but that's the idea. It's not a palate crusher because it's well balanced. A lot of acid mixed in with malty sweetness. Almost full bodied, it's got plenty to keep the palate busy. The pine grabs your tongue and won't let go.

Just off the top of my head, one of the three or four best IPAs I've had. Not quite as sweet as Zombie Dust or Pliny the Elder, but this beer is right up there. Easy to drink despite solid bitterness and a good amount of alcohol. The tall boy can is just a bonus.

RickS95, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

gratefulbeerhead, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Tiernan, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Mattias, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of beer2day
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into imperial pint. Ruddy gold with solid, dense near-white 2-finger float-a-quarter-on head. Very good retention and very good lace all around the glass.

Nice hop esters and floral aroma. Rich. Notes of grapefruit understated.

Hops and biscuit malt on the tongue. Floral hops in the finish. Nice malt touches again with biscuit. Light fruit in the hop finish compliments.

Feel is a dry with a bit of cake. No syrup and very light oil.

Overall, very well done. Very aggressive with the hops, but balanced well in malt body.

beer2day, Jun 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Eriktheipaman, Apr 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Norseman, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

kew, May 13, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

Goblinmunkey7, Apr 02, 2012
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3.28/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can dated 3/20/12, which means this beer has fallen off tremendously I'm sure. Three weeks....pedestrian!

Pours a dark orange and copper mix with a thin cover that's peppered by medium sized bubbles along the center. Lacing is mostly absent.

Smells of pepper and garlic with only a faint lurking light orange in the background. There's an initial brightness on the pour that peters out quickly.

Taste is malt driven. Peppery spiciness and garlic dominate. Some earthy pine and bitterness jump in towards the end. Big cloves of garlic on the finish. Rye doughy bread lays a big fat hand all over the proceedings.

Oily bitterness on the mouth. Body is medium and mildly sticky.

Overall, I had higher hopes for this. I dig my citrus bombs and this is not that. A decent double from Oscar's, but nothing special.

BarrytheBear, Apr 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ralerwen, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

kell50, Aug 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

HattedClassic, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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