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:
3,415
Reviews:
678
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
540
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,415 |  Reviews: 678
Photo of zeff80
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of LXIXME
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big off white head resists the urge to fall to fast leaving the edges of the glass lined with with lacing above a clear bright orange copper colored beer.

Big aroma of citrus hops with some floral and pine aspects, and some light sweet caramel malts coming through as well.

Citrus and pine style hops bring with it some light spiciness and equally as much light roasted caramel malts in the taste that borders on having a touch of alcohol coming through also.

A drying aftertaste that seems to be on the verge of some bitterness with a bit of the malts and citrus hops lingering behind with this medium bodied drink, makes me wanna grab another one.

As a side note my glass has about a third left and the head has finally settled to a biscuity island floating above the India Pale Ale Ocean.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass; canned on 10/16/2012, "iapprovethismessage" slogan. Pours slightly hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, orange rind, mango, floral, caramel, moderate pine, grass, and earthy spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great hop complexity, balance, and strength. Taste of big orange zest, grapefruit, orange rind, caramel, bread, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, and earthy spiciness. Good amount of piney citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, caramel, bread, orange rind, floral, grass, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice hop flavor complexity with a nicely balanced malt backbone; with minimal cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, sticky, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent IPA! (though I would definitely place this as being a DIPA blindly) Great hop flavor complexity and malt balance; and quite smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering I will be getting again.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one. Served in a SAVOR glass.

Pours a golden-amber color with a good, fluffy white head and some lacing on the way down. The nose carries a really nice burst of pine, citrus, and tropical hops mixed with a touch of caramel malt in the background. The flavor unfortunately falls back quite a bit from there with some semi-harsh bitterness, a touch of alcohol, and too much malt interfering with the hops.

Body is medium with good carbonation and a fairly-heavy bitterness, which is slightly offset by some alcohol.

The nose was really nice, but the rest of the beer was "just" pretty good.

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Photo of nickfl
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can a deep rich copper color with a large fluffy off white head atop into an imperial nonic.Sharp grassy and piney hops in the nose,alot like Gubna,I actually picked up some sweet onion in there like the Gubna.Herbal and big grassy hops over top of a toffee based malt base,the hops are the main component but again it reminds me too much of GUBNA wich is not a really bad thing.Love the looks love the hop profile,it's a really good beer but it is alot like the GUBNA,whatever it is it's a really good DIPA.

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Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yay, tall boy cans, cause everyone likes it in the can.

Pours a nice fluffy 1.5 finger off white head that fades fairly slowly, with a nice layer of lacing, over crystal clear orangey slight reddish coppery colored beer, almost definitively filtered.

Nose is a nice midwestern IPA, with some pine starting out first, and moving quickly to the citrusy candy hops, like candied orange peel, and a fresh resinous hop aroma, some musty resinous hops. That's all backed up but a malty base, not really a malty aroma but a sweetness and a bit of booze that gives it the body.

Taste starts with a juicy hop flavor, quite juicy with a light citrusy hop that turns right into resinous fresh musty hop profile. A bit of pine and candy hops add to that with a decent bitterness that doesn't overpower. The hop profile is balanced well with a big malty base, again not a huge malty taste, but a slight sweetness, full malty body, and hint of warming booze. A decent bitterness that balanced the slight sweet decent malt base well, borderling DIPA but the hop profile shies away from that. The finish adds a bit more bitterness but not much, not too dry either as it gets a bit sticky, and some lingering citrus and slight resinous hops.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, decent carb, hint of warming booze.

Overall not bad, nice for the style, nice hop and malt balance, decent bitterness, juicy, drinkable with a slight booze warmth and malt base. Especially in a tall boy can.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out very sweet with strong flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty and there’s a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sweet.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are many more hoppy IPA’s that I would choose before this one.

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

Canned 5/15/12 @ 09:05

A: Pours an amberish orange with an initial 1-inch off-white head which slowly fades leaving rings of lace.

N: Citrus grapefruit, pine, caramel malt, herbal with some dank floral aspects.

T: Sticky, resiny pine sap with onions. Herbal and well balanced with malt.

M: Medium carbonation and body. Dry and bitter finish.

O: Easy drinking in a nice can.

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

16 oz can into a tulip glass. Canned on 3/30/12.

Pours a crystal clear copper, with a couple fingers of frothy off-white head. This retains with a ½ finger cap of sudsy foam, which throws up a good bit of sticky foamy lacing onto the sides of the glass. The aroma smells floral, herbal, piney, and spicy, with an underlying fruity combination of fresh grapefruit and then more sweet and ripe tropical notes. Firm feeling bready malts buffer the back of the nose from the hops.

The taste is quite strong and aggressive with the hops, with zesty grapefruit, resins, and spice that cut across the tongue and carry the whole way through to a fairly hard finish. Herbal textures and light tropical fruit character help soften the blow here a bit, while sweet caramel and dry biscuit flavors from the malts do their best to balance some of those assertive flavors out but they are barely keeping the overall intensity of this in check.The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sharp on the tongue, which then spreads out into a firm prickly creaminess that is undercut by a herbal slickness that helps keep this as smooth as it can be. That 8% ABV amplifies those hops and helps stick all of that pith, pine, and spice to the tongue with some strength.

If you like your DIPAs in more of the bold style, with lots of sharp bitterness, pine, and spiciness, then you’ll probably like this one. Personally, it really isn’t my thing (especially when the alcohol really amps things up like it does here) but I will say that things did start to balance and smooth out more as I neared the end of the glass and the freshness did help carry this through to the end for me. This wasn’t really quite what I was expecting out of this beer but I can respect it for what it is.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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

Photo of mactrail
3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark orange-amber in the big Duvel tulip. Nice foam and lacing. Seems like it straddles the range between the standard big DIPAs and the increasingly frisky big IPAs.

Tart and citrusy, shading off into a bitter aftertaste. Quite acidic, a real gullet-scorcher. I don't see this as up to the standard of the other OB ales. Big flowery and piney nose is the best feature. Flavor flattens out, though the bitterness is within bounds. Just gets tiresome, it is such an intense hoppy flavor with no other interest surfacing.

16 oz can from Bottleworks in San Diego. Dated 02/24/12 on the bottom, which is nice to see on a can.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.96/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

11 ounce pour - $8.75 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Served a clear, copper body with a teeny, tiny white ring.

Smell: Pushes big notes of bread and booze with less than ingratiating hop notes of resins, headache powder, and pith.

Taste: Pale malts dialed up towards a sugary breadiness. A drizzle of pine sap dosed with aspirin tablets and the pith of lemons and grapefruit. Moderate bitterness. Has an expectedly bitter finish with a bit more alcohol-soaked bread with continued resins and pith into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: Can I just have a Dale's Pale instead? Oooh, or a Gordon?? If anybody wants the last couple ounces of this, then knock yourselves out.

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Photo of billab914
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap the other week at Del Ray Pizzeria. It poured a very nice looking orange amber color with a thin, frothy head to it.

The aroma is very juicy with some very nice notes of orange, pineapple and grapefruit. Some sweeter malts are noticeable as well as little alcohol. Pretty appealing aroma to it overall.

The taste shows some very good tropical fruit notes to it with some bright peach and pineapple sweetness up front. The finish shows more resiny pine and bitter citrus rind to it. Very nice range of hoppy flavors to it.

Mouthfeel is medium for the style with carbonation being moderate. Overall, I thought it was a very good beer. I really liked the tropical fruit notes to it, but the range of hoppy flavors to it was also nice. Very flavorful and drinkable beer overall. I ended up liking this one a lot more then I thought I would going in.

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Photo of russpowell
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in NC, pricey at $ 14+ a four pack (16ozers). Canned 04-05-2012

Pours an effervescent amber with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Great head retention & lacing

S: Pineapple, tangerine & pine, breadyness

T: Much breadyness, pine & leafy hops up front, along with grapefruit. Leafy hops mix with slight caramel sweetness tangerine peel & grapefruit as this warms, some boozeyness & dryness. Finishes with much grapefruit pith, caramel sweetness, some booze & pine

MF: Chewy, slight carbonation up front, nicely balanced

A well put together DIPA, but not very cheap. Would buy again if in the right mood

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Deviant Dale's IPA from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4.02 out of 5 based on 3,415 ratings.
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