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 Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at The Thirsty Moose. Hits the spot, a good IPA with big hop aroma. Fruity,Juicy flavour. Cloudy orange wih a good mouthfeel as understated carbonation and malty backbone.By the end of it,with earthiness ,becomes a sipper as a 1.5 IPA.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this just came out from what i hear. pours from a tallboy into a schooner an orange color, perfectly transparent, white lace hanging on the edges. smells yummy, big fresh aromatic spruce tree like hops. flavor is hoppy without being bitter or sweet, its very well balanced by its malt profile, a lot like its little brother. i like this beer a lot, something unique from most double ipas. must be the hop variety. feel is brightly carbonated with a medium body and a noticable alcoholic burn at the end. a little harsh there, but it reminds me what im drinking, which i appreciate. as a big ipa, its a new twist, but i still prefer dales. very pine forward on the hops, fresh. worth a shot.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Knapp85
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this a while ago, not sure how I never gave it a review. The beer poured out as a hazy golden color with a nice foamy white head on top. The retention and lacing were pretty solid on this. The smell of the beer was resin-like and piney, very floral and pungent with hops. The taste was sharp and bitter with a subtle malt sweetness in there as well with a biscuity toasted flavor as well. The mouthfeel was good, nicely carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall it's a really good IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love Oskar Blues' stuff, got a chance to try this one at a new, local bar in Baltimore as part of their 2 for $6 happy hour.. can't beat that. Great hoppy aroma, nice appearance in the glass with a fluffy, white head. Taste is definitely hop heavy, maybe a bit too much. If you like bitterness and in-your-face summit hops, this is the beer for you. Luckily, I do enjoy this and this beer was very drinkable and smooth, although a bit more balance would have made this a good beer to an excellent beer. Worthy of a try for sure.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is relatively clear orange-copper in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus hops in the nose—grapefruit seems to stand out in particular. There are also some hints of tropical fruits.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of citrusy hops along with notes of caramel from the underlying malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and slightly sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink because it has a good balance between the malts and the hops (there bitterness isn’t that strong compared to other beers of this strength) and the alcohol is well masked from the taste.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

If Dale's Pale Ale sold its soul to the devil, to gain greater teeth-churning hop flavor and an impossible sense of drinkability, then each and every sip is well worth it!

The charming ale kicks off with a bright amber-gold pour. Its fine haze allows for the bright glow, giving the beer an appealing look. Its cream-colored, cream-textured foam blanket rises strongly and withstands the session with ease, lacing the glass with intricacy and broken collars.

Its fruit-filled aromas are all things citrus and tropical. With a wrap of caramel and honey, the scent of candied fruit wafts over the nose immediately. Red grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple and mango lead the way as the juicy leaf scent comes forth with fresh-cut grass, herbal lemongrass and broken pine needles.

As the lightly sticky malt grazes against the tongue, the thin sweetness of caramel and honey work in tandem to give the hop's fruit character a brighter, riper and plumper taste. Seemingly dripping with fruit sugars, the middle palate is alive with juices of grapefruit, orange and Hawaiian punch. As notions of sherbet come to mind, the herbaceous and bitter taste of hops put a stranglehold on the back of the throat with deeply resinous pine, grass and a light nod to hop's cannabis cousin.

Deviant's early texture is pleasantly creamy even though it is malty-dry. Its enhanced carbonation pulls from the shy malt sweetness and lightens the body until the hop resins and alcohol warm and dry the ale delicately in its fast-fleeting finish.

Deviant Dale's IPA is a supercharged hop-bomb with just enough malt support to keep from mistaking the beer for alcoholic fruit juice. Its exquisite balance and drinkability is a welcome rarity.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, thanks be to Mike from the Beer Diaries for the sample from his four-pack! Memories of sippin' tall boys around the hotel in Littleton abound right now! Colorado sure does love its cans.

This beer pours a clear, medium bronzed amber hue, with four fingers of obviously foamy, frothy, and bubbly beige head, which leaves a solid array of weirdly webbed lace around the glass as things slowly ebb away.

It smells of acrid orange and grapefruit pith, sharply biscuity caramel and toffee malt, a hint of white pepper, and leafy, grassy, and pine resin hops. The taste is creamed caramel malt, a lingering sense of toffee sweetness and buttered breadiness, muted bitter citrus and pine notes, a bit of Italian prep spiciness, and further leafy, grassy, and musty hops.

The bubbles are present, and duly supportive, if nothing else, thankfully, the body an agreeable medium weight, and really rather smooth. It finishes just on the sweet side, the equally heady malt and hop players battling it out to a perfect detente.

A pretty hard follow-up to Dale's Pale Ale, but OB's is more than capable of following through - their obviously deviant nature aiding and abetting to no end. Tasty, heady, and enjoyable as hell to sip or slurp, all dependent on situation. Were that I could procure this on my home turf, at the very least to help recreate my GBAF 2013 experience.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.01/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

1 pint/500ml/16 fl oz aluminum can acquired at Wally's Wine in Westwood, California last week and served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed from notes. Expectations are high given the brewery - which is growing on me - and current ratings for this beer on the site. I've also seen hype about it on the forums. ABV confirmed as 8.00%. Canned on 03/30/2012. No best before date.

Not paired with food.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a nice 2.5 finger head of nice cream, beige colour, good thickness, and excellent retention for the 8.00% ABV. A slight bubble show (about two seconds) emerges as bubbles float upwards towards the head. Colour is a dark caramel copper with amber tinges. Little lacing as the head recedes. Appears adequately carbonated. A nice appearance for the style, though predictable to an extent. The foamy head is nice and soft, inviting a sip. No yeast particles are visible - nor should they be for the style.

Sm: Bittering hops with slight pine and citrus qualities. No real floral character here. Some dry grapefruit is dominant. Clean malts. A typical hoppy aroma for the style. Mild to moderate in strength. Appealing, though the hop bitterness seems untamed...

T: It is. Fresh grapefruit and slight oily pine hops help cover the bitterness on the climax, leaving a pleasant hop character - but the bitterness does slip through on the backend in the finish and aftertaste, to the detriment of the flavour - but it's not a substantial effect. Clean unobtrusive malts comprise the foundation. Grapefruit is the only real citrusy note, limiting the complexity of the brew. It's all around a pleasant if somewhat simple IPA. No cream, yeast, or alcohol comes through (except as a warming sensation in the stomach in the case of the alcohol). Not particularly subtle or complex. Some interesting hop layering, but nothing truly remarkable. Too bitter.

Mf: Slightly oily from the hops. No real cream. A touch too thick and a bit overcarbonated. Nicely wet, though it grows a bit thin in the body. One criticism I have of the beer is its notable lack of a full body. It could use a bit more coarseness; it comes off as too smooth leaving the wet body feeling almost watery.

Dr: A nice little IPA that is pretty drinkable for its high ABV. That said, the grapefruit emphasis isn't ideal and the brew feels a bit simple. It drinks surprisingly fresh from the can. I probably wouldn't get this again unless I found it on-draught.

Drank fine out of me conical pint glass. I'd recommend the vessel.

Would pair alright with slightly spicy food. Perhaps tame Mexican.

High C

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Photo of brentk56
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color; the head looks good, bringing two fingers, and retention is solid; a nice bit of lacing, as well

Smell: Very dank, with hop resins and somewhat of an oniony presence buttressed by a strong dose of caramel

Taste: Caramel forward, with building sweetness met, on the battlefield, by the resinous, hemp-laden piney hops; apricot fruit and onion elements appear, on the field, as well; the finish is rather bitter but with a significant amount of sticky malt presence

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I have drifted away from IPAs with this flavor profile over time but those who enjoy a big malt aspect and aggressive bitterness will like this beer

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Photo of oline73
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Frisco Tap House, poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an almost clear amber color with a small layer of off white head that goes away completely.

Smell: Mildly sweet citrus hops with some malt sweetness as well. Very refreshing.

Taste: Very bitter throughout. Lots of citrus peel hops kick you in the tongue right off the bat. It gets sweeter from the middle to the end of each sip. Warm alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with delicate carbonation. The finish is dry.

Overall: This is a very good beer, the bitterness is definitely the dominant flavor. There was a little too much alcohol in the finish for my liking. I would have it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned 4/9/12

Drank a bunch of this lately. Thanks to Jesse at Toad Hall for turning me on to this.

Burnished bronze orange, bright clarity, creamy cap of foam that leaves a sheet of striated lacing inside the glass, and a skim across the surface.

Dried papaya and mango, green vegetal leeks and ramps, sweet fruity elements and a dank hop funk. Guessing Summit and Citra possibly, just for fun. (*Bzzz* wrong, all Columbus.) Can't get enough of the wet hop oils here.

Flavors are similar, there's a definitive malt sweetness alongside the tropical resiny hops, a flash of savory greens, grapefruit rind, and a wave of ample bitterness lingers long into the aftertaste. Six cans in, and this never gets old. Really well done guys.

Like cilantro, Summit hops seem to be a love-it-or-hate-it thing, but Deviant Dale's is multifaceted enough to pull it off nicely.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of floral and bitter hops with light pine notes is quite interesting. Taste is dominated by floral bitter hoppy notes with some light pine notes and clean semi-dry caramel malt. Body is about average with good carbonation and alcohol is well hidden. Not bad but I was expecting an even bigger hops assault.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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