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 | website

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
Reviews:
663
Ratings:
3,355
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
24.13%
 
 
Wants:
146
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516
For Trade:
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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 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 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 womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost copper in color, usually a bad sign for IPAs (for me, anyway). Luckily, my fears are proven unfounded. Great pine and grapefruit peel aroma with lots of herbal notes to it as well. Some malt sweetness and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is very heavy on the hop character. Big bitterness all the way through, but really nice pine and herbal hop flavors and a moderate citrus quality. The sweetness is moderate and held in check.

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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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Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at WhirlyBall - Vernon Hills.

My demo can of this a couple months ago really impressed me, so I figured I'd check it out on tap whilst 'twas possible still. W00t. It pours a clear orange-amber topped by a finger of lightly dirty off-cream foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, orange zest, light caramel, and a broad hint of pine. The taste brings in more of the same, with the emphasis still on the citrus zest, though the pine ensures a decent bitter bite in the background. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a lovely little IPA, one that's heavy on the hops without completely sacrificing balance. Good times.

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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 smcolw
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Plenty of blanketing lace from the moderate head. The liquid is cloudy with a darker amber color.

I can smell the strong piney hop aroma when I open the can. In the glass there's plenty of evergreen. Very little malt base--a true strong IPA.

The flavor matches the smell, but with more astringent bitterness. Full bodied with an adequate level of carbonation. The hop bitterness is strong enough to cover the 8% abv.

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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 mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Picco in Boston. Review from notes.

A: Served in a DFH signature glass. The beer is a clear copper/orange with a small white head that has moderate retention. Leaves behind rings of lace.

S: Rather dank, with some citrus and a little bit of pine. There is also a good bit of herbal/vegetal hop aroma going on.

T: Similar to the aroma, more on the vegetal side, with more pine than the aroma led on. The citrus flavors come out as it warms. The after taste and finish is very pithy, filled with citrus rind.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Pretty easy drinking for 8%.

O: Liked it, but didn't love it. Was hoping for much more citrus character, the vegetal/dankness just isn't really my favorite.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 03/30/12 notes. Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one.

a - Pours a hazy golden yellow color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells very hoppy, full or pine hops, citrus hops, fruity malts, grapefruit, light tropical fruits. Very nice nose.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, light citrus hops, and light pine hops. Nice taste and I like it, but not nearly as hoppy as the nose and more malty.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. No real bitterness, pretty nice body.

o - Overall a pretty good beer. Very nice hoppy nose, though the taste is't as great. I think I prefer this to Gubna, but prefer Dale's Pale Ale to them both. Worth checking out though and would have it again.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's alot of fresh dank DIPA out there with this and Hoptimum pretty widely available. Pours a beautiful, pale copper color with a bright khaki nicely formed head. Fine lacing left bedhind between sips, I can't believe a DIPA like this comes out of a can. Aroma has a bit of garlic/onion notes going on with some earthy pine resin, minimal citrus pith but basically intense hops. A bit of caramel based breadiness in the nose as well, but it's hard to tell with an explosion of hops. Flavor is eqaully as hoppy with a nice riding malt sweetness, caramel base with flowing levels of hop bitterness and flavor. A nice citrus earthy pine resin ride of hops, that hides the booze nicely. Sweetness is kind of obsurd but it definitely balances out the hop bitterness. The only thing that starts to arise is the onion/garlic hop flavor that I don't really care for. Mouthfeel is a bit cloying big hop oils with some residual sugars noted in this one, carbonation moderate body is full. Overall enjoyable hop nose, a bit muted hop flavors with ample bitterness an 8% DIPA in a 16 ounce can if a do the math right that could equal: DRUNK.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Immediately upon popping this one open, I got a huge whiff of oily hops. The flavor profile carries much of the same character with a steady hop tone to it that leans towards earthy with some woody kind of tones (in a stick and twig kind of way, not a barrel one). It's good and nice enough, but it just doesn't do it for me, really. I can think of many other double IPAs that interest me more than this one.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

4 pack from Nick's of Clinton.

Light orange and pretty clear with a small white head. The smell is certainly the best aspect of the beer. Dank hops and resin. Really nice. The taste is quite good, though it does not match the aroma. Overall, pretty good. Would definitely have again.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.8/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I must be slipping - 204 CAN reviews before me!? Ah, well. This is a CANQuest (TM) weekend and there is no end in sight.

From the black and flat brick red CAN: "Sippin' on a tall boy"; "Let's sling a little mud, girl"; "Pack it in, pack it out"; "CANS infinitely recyclable"; "coloRADo USA".

Oh, yeah, this was gonna be rad! I had just choked down a CAN o' crap and this was just what the doctor ordered. It began with a massive two fingers of tawny head, but I kept refilling the glass as it subsided until I had less than a finger remaining. What I was left with was a glass full of a deep-amber liquid with NE-quality clarity. Nose was simply dank - sticky, grassy, minty, much like my garden. Mouthfeel was on the thin side, so much so that I felt as though I were drinking unsweetened iced tea. Until the kick occurred. Man, this had the punch of a Missouri mule on the finish. I sat back back in my chair, attempting to catch my breath when I heard my long-silent monkey on my back begin to chatter. "Hops!" he screeched incessantly and when I CANnot satiate him, he goes berserk. Sweat ran in rivulets down my face. My quivering hand reached again for the glass. Beer slopped over the sides of the glass as I lifted it to my lips. One sip and I was a man again! I dialed up the Old Lady so that she could partake in the action. Who needs Viagra with this beer?!? Actually, who needs Viagra with my Old Lady? At any rate, the finish was breathtaking, very minty, and the sticky lacing was going to need a jackhammer to remove it. Not bad.

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Photo of stakem
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pounder can into a shaped pint. Thanks go to kegatron for hooking me up with this! The brew pours a clear copper with just shy of 3 fingers of creamy froth. The cap leaves a full wall of webby lacing effect sticking to the glass.

The aroma is pulpy with hops. Quite rindy with an herbal fruit aspect reminescent of amarillo hops. Towards the back, it gets more herbal with a light pine to grassy touch mingled with fruity to floral alcohol notes.

The taste is bitter with rinds and pulp upfront that gets herbal and veggy-like. The grain quality is toasty to almost burnt flavored with some pine into the aftertaste. Solvent alcohol is fairly prominent not only in flavor but also with a warmth down the back of the throat. The faintest floral sweetness comes out in the background.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbobation. A nice ipa here that isnt holding back on the hoppiness. The bitterness is quite one-sided keeping this from being balanced in a way id prefer but overall this is solid. The alcohol is quite bold if you want to be picky. If you havent had this yet, you need to give it a go.

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Photo of jwc215
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned on 01/04/14 stamped on bottom:

Pours slightly hazed orange amber. A thin head leaves plenty of lacing.

The smell is of orange rind, grapefruit and caramel.

The taste is of orange, grapefruit, musty tobacco leaves and pine/resin backed by caramel and biscuit notes. Alcohol is reasonably tame in the taste for the 8% abv level. Juicy hops linger through the finish.

It is pretty smooth despite slight rawness.

It is complex and bold, rich in hops and malt. A strong IPA that pushes towards a DIPA. Very enjoyable!

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deviant Dale's Indi Pale Ale. Sippin' on a tallboy. Brewed and canned by Oskar Blues, Colorado, USA. "Let's sling a little mud, girl." (Come again?)

Light haze. Amber hue. Lacey off-white head.

Nice hoppy nose. Citrus meets tropical. Happy marriage of lemon and mango.

Taste: Hop-tastic. Medium bodied. Light touch of caramel malt. Just a little juicy, high ease of consumption. Expert balance.

Not a ton to say about this one. Does the trick, but doesn't go much further. A lot of mild hoppy buzz, riding over the malt. Just a good ol' easy drunkin' IPA. You've got to have those. Session IPAs are highly under-rated.

This one I'll pass on in the future, though. Just not distinctive enough, merely an average IPA.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a huge yellow white head that takes forever to recede and gets some stick on with the sides of the glass. Citrus and pine aromas waft towards my nose almost immediately after the can goes crack. Resinous pine and green onion dominates the aroma with quite a dankness that I could sniff all day dude. There's a sweet caramel and bread malt base in there, but it's so far down the rabbit hole that its hard to find. The flavor holds a bit more malt than the aroma suggested with a solid sweet caramel and simple syrup flavor up front. Pine, grapefruit, resin, green onion, and garlic flavored hops abound in the flavor but always provide a smooth bitterness. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet syrupy resinous mouthfeel. Very flavorful beer with a lot going on here. Its a touch on the sweet side for my personal tastes, but I could drink this.

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Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - amber with a soft cap of white head; little retention

S - grapefruit, white onions, faint pine, floral

T - bread, mango, grapefruit, piny, heavy bitter floral finish

M - crisp, medium bodied, well carbonated

This is an intensely hoppy beer. It has a very strong citrusy character that is immediately countered with a strong floral, piny, bitter hop finish. The malt is bready, but doesn't last long in the hop blitzkrieg. If you're a hop head, you'll like this.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the big tall boy can into a nonic pint glass.

A real super uniform head on this, creamy and off white with nicely forming microscopic bubbles. Body color is a gorgeous red amber, very clear too, but with some hazy towards the bottom. Real nice head, real nice color, great looking here.

Nose is real interesting. Earthy hop angle and large dank density. Mostly very tolerable, and a faint graham cracker comes out also with a real lingering sweetness. Neat digging this.

Real nice silky body, bringing some mellow sugars coming. Hop back end hits with some pine action, surprisingly not too bitter but some faint rind grapefruit also. Earth quality doesn't seem to come through in taste so much, nothing really dirty which is alright with me. Mouthfeel is rich and coating also everywhere, with a lingering malt presence nicely with the hop.

Overall real solid and a lot of fun to drink. Not blown away by it, but I really do enjoy it, great beer.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a glass. Beer shared by Michael, thanks. Beer is amber / orange and clear with a white head, moderate lacing, nice retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is awesome piny, hoppy, sweet, fruity, I really like the aroma.

Beer does not live up to the aroma, it is a little grassy and vegetal, oddly bitter and not very enjoyable. Not a repeat.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a tall boy into a true pint, the beer is a ruby-copper coloring with a tall, frothy, yellowish head on the start that quickly settles into a half inch of bubbly foam. Aromas of wet, resiny, fresh hops throughout the nose, with cedar and subtle caramel highlights. Flavors are resiny and bitter hops on the forward tongue, with a subtle tart and tangy citrus blending that is slightly outbalanced. Roasting to the caramel, but any malt profile is quickly swallowed up by the hops presence. Very rich and resiny, this transitions to a bitter and slightly astringent hops aftertaste. The finish is slick and drying. Solid beer for the hop heads of the world. Very tasty.

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

32 ounce growler filled for $9 and change at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY

Pours near clear, medium amber, under a solid and staying lite tan head, that leaves more then decent sheeting and lace of all sorts.

Nose reveals notes of fruity and resiny hops

Tasty and enjoyable DIPA, hops not super bright or biting as much as I would like. But this is a hoppy, and quite bold and flavorful brew, with notes of dark bready malts and smooth fruity and moderatly spiced up hops. Other have mentioned an alcohol bite, but I'm feeling no such thing.

Nice DIPA. DIPA and IPA seem to be taking over the beer world. A local growler spot has about 8 quality IPA's currently available...I'm not compaining...bring on more and more quality DIPAs!

Hope to be able to enjoy cans of this one...cans coming to the east coast??

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Photo of vfgccp
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice, bright orange amber body. Creamy bone-white head with nice retention and lace.

S - Big damp savory herbal hop, citrus, lemon.

T - Round woody hop, pine, bitter parsley, maple syrup, Mary Jane, caramel, black tea.

M - Super smooth, medium/full body. Relatively low carb.

O - More DIPA than IPA. Damp herbal hop character.

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