Deviant Dale's IPA | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Deviant Dale's IPADeviant Dale's IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 01-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,424
Reviews:
681
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
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149
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542
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Photo of orangedive
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very orange. Nice thick, off-white head receding slowly. Beautiful lace appearing as it is drunk.

S - The smell is fantastic. Citrusy, piney, a little sweetness and a little bitterness all at once on the nose. Exactly what an IPA should smell like.

T - Bitter. Tastes like a Christmas tree and orange peel. It's good but it is not one of the most drinkable IPAs I've ever had. Not a whole lot of sweetness. A bit of pepper on the tongue...maybe even some chipotle notes.

M - The flavor sticks around in your mouth for a while. Carbonation is nice and would be good for drinking while eating spicy or super flavorful foods.

O - A legit and standard IPA. Bitter, citrusy, and piney. Not bad, but I wouldn't want more than 1 or 2 at a time.

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Photo of Stevotex
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigBarley
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured hard into a tulip, comes to a beautiful, white, finger worth of creamy foam head. The beer itself is a rich copper, somewhat orange, with a full body. actually looks thick!

Aroma is very hop-forward, with a punchy citrus bitter scent, backed up by a sweet, buttery malt. Smells like it'll be strong!

Flavor wise, you get a classic hop bomb, with your brilliant bitterness, and your piney citrus mixture . Backing that is a malt presence that, unfortunately, is just a little sweeter than I prefer. Caramel and butter profile, but entirely too sugary, that it's almost overwhelming alongside the hops. A decent sipper, but a little TOO diabetic.

Mouhfeel is decadent and almost syrupy. Still clean and refreshing like an IPA should be, but also thicker and with very fizzy carbonation. Good feel, all around big qualities.

This is a pretty decent IPA, especially if you've gone awhile without a big beer and want something to spend some serious time with. The overbearing sweetness is the only real downfall, and even that has it's charm when you're in the mood. It's a beer that's meant to take a while to drink, and not one for quick knockbacks.

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Photo of smanders
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Love the brewed-on-date stamped on the bottom of the can. As a fan of Gordon (G'Knight), I thought I'd give DD a try. Poured into a British pint glass for review.

Appearance: a hazy copper with a bulbous head; plenty of lacing the height of the glass.

Smell: lots of caramel with a hint of orange and grapefruit.

Taste: exactly as it smells; caramel sweetness, followed by citrus, and then the piney aftertaste. I am chugging this for an 8% A.B.V.

Mouthfeel: a little heavier than most IPAs. I wouldn't introduce a novice to the style with this one.

Drinkability: This is a go-to beer if I'm looking for portability, taste, and quality. Thanks Dales for using a pint can! A nice variation of the IPA style.

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3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of jbphoto88
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deviant dale's is a looker with a strong khaki head and a ruby orange body. The beer is slightly hazed but nothing that you can't see through.

The nose is even better then appearance with gobs of hop notes. The dominating scent is tropical and citrus fruit with hints of pine and roasted grains.

Taste is shy of the stupendous scent but still well above average. The flavors mirror the nose with tropical and citrus fruits but unlike the smell the caramel of the malts is much more balanced and present.

Mouthfeel is milder then the nose but on par with the taste. The hops pinch but don't dominate and are balanced by a sweet chew of the grains. The carbonation is enough to be present but not really enough to sizzle. This is a good IPA that is nicely canned for those pool days or other outdoor activities. A great find and a tasty beverage, this one is for sure worth checking out.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4.02 out of 5 based on 3,424 ratings.
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