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The Deuce - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
86
very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 10-19-2012)
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Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Brown bodied with lots of retained head. Creamy mouthfeel. Lace map. Hoppy aroma. Very citrus hoppy brown, a marriage of sweetish malts and a full IPA with IBUs to spare. Great drinkability. Hit the spot. Top notch American brown.Nicely designed can, looks like a waterbottle or sunscreen, or both. Thanks Jason Bach.

Sammy, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Yard House in Northridge, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus zest and pine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but quite sweet.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

djrn2, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +3.9%

zestar, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.9%

nmann08, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

acurtis, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

kylehay2004, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

JAHMUR, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

SocalKicks, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep, dark ruby brown with a wonderful aroma of hops. It actually smells like that bag of Cascades which homebrewers love sticking their noses into. The foam is a perfect cap with lots of lacing-- it's quite a lovely sight in the Affligem chalice.

Hoppy in a fragrant way. Fairly rich with malt and some caramel. Crisp and flowery with a distinct bitter twang. Browned biscuits and dark malt flavors. A light pear nectar fruitiness warms up the bitterness a little. Definitely in the Oskar Blues mold, but it's less sticky and more quaffable, though still with some malty sweetness on the lips. A little on the dank side for my taste, but it's a nice alternative to the IPA field.

Stays nicely carbonated in the glass as you sip. From the Miller Lite Aluminum Pint bought at Bottleworks in San Diego. I also saw this at Best Damn in four packs.

mactrail, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +3.9%

MarkyMOD, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

drewone, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of tempest
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A friend in Boulder shipped this east for me. Heck of a guy. This isn't far from a Black IPA or hoppy porter. There's a lot of smooth chocolate and big biting citrus hops. The body is big and satisfying, but not too heavy or sweet. The aroma has a mix of roasted barley with more piney hops. There are some juicier notes in the flavor, but the beer finishes dry with spice and rind. Find yourself some.

tempest, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The Deuce, it can refer to a lot of things. Deuces wild, dropping a deuce...or a collaboration brown ale between two canning breweries (Oskar Blues and Sun King). Sold in aluminum, resealable bottles at The Tasty Weasel, on to the beer:

Poured into a shaker, this brown ale is a reddish brown colored beer and a very heady one. The head retention is outstanding, and the entire glass is covered in creamy patches of lace. The nose is hopped up, typical of Oskar Blues, not sure what style Sun King goes for in their beers as I have yet to try one. Piney and "green" aroma; the brown ale seems to be an afterthough so far.

This is an Indian Brown, more than anything. This beer tastes like 75% IPA and 25% brown ale, as this is a very hoppy brown ale. Piney hops all around and a little bitter citrus. A few splashes of brown ale throw themselves into the equation, only to be stamped out by hops. It's medium bodied, fine to drink, and...it's a collaboration.

DoubleJ, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Mebuzzard, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Bitterbill
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Bitterbill, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ppours a deep amber to brown in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, fresh orange citrus hops. In the taste, big and fresh orange citrus hops and a note of caramel malt. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry, fresh orange citrus hop in the aftertaste. Big hops of orange citrus. Drinks more like an IPA than a brown ale.

OWSLEY069, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aluminum can into a snifter.

Pours a dark brown color with an inch thick light beige head. The smell is hoppy...not really much else. Taste is very different. Much more like a stout/big brown ale than an IPA. Its like a very hoppy brown...just as the name suggests! Very impressive. terrific chocolately..hoppy..malty flavor. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

Overall extremely impressed by this one. Thanks JD!

Axnjxn, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

IPAchris, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a brown body with one finger head on top of a mixed aroma of roasted malts and some bitter chocolate. Medium bodied, little bit chewey, even sticky, the roasted malt bitterness is balanced with some dark chocolate and touches of caramel. Good ale but the finish is a little too dry and bitter for my liking as some hoppy bitterness comes into palge.

clayrock81, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

eawolff99, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev +3.9%

outoffocus, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Gagnonsux, May 06, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BeerForMuscle, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Falcone, Oct 10, 2013
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The Deuce from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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